American University of Kuwait

American University of Kuwait

Infobox University
name = American University of Kuwait
motto = Learn. Think. Become.
established = September 12, 2004
type = Private
president = Marina Tolmacheva
city = Kuwait City
country = Kuwait
undergrad = 1162
faculty = 52
campus = Urban
website =

The American University of Kuwait is a private liberal arts institution based on the American model of higher education in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Although established in 2003, the University opened to students, faculty and the general public in September 2004. It is sister colleges with Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire.


The AUK campus is located at the intersection of Salem Al Mubarak Street and Amr Ibn Al 'As Street, a major intersection in the upscale shopping and residential district of Salmiya. It is located near several major malls, including the famous Marina World and Al Fanar Mall, as well as bordered by the Hotel Missoni Kuwait and Olympic Council of Asia Headquarters.

Formerly a public high school, the campus was completely rehabilitated, renovated and rebuilt. New buildings and facilities were added in order to bring the university up to standards for its September 2004 opening. In 2006, a five-story building for the Liberal Arts was opened.

The design of the university campus is open and airy, with a large green square enclosed by single-story buildings housing offices and classrooms for the Intensive English Program. There is a building that houses the Library and Administrative facilities, a four-story building for the Sciences section, and a five-story building dedicated to the Liberal Arts. A Kuwaiti-style tent located near the main gate on Salem Al Mubarak Street, known as The Hangout, offers students plasma televisions, pool tables, and PlayStation consoles as a place to interact and relax. Also available is an American-style diner, a Starbucks and two other cafés. Athletic facilities include tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, as well as a soccer field.

Mission Statement

The American University of Kuwait is a liberal arts institution based on the American model of higher education. It is dedicated to providing students with knowledge, self-awareness, and personal growth experiences that can enhance critical thinking, effective communication, and respect for diversity. AUK seeks to create leaders and life-long learners who aspire to the highest standards of moral and ethical responsibility in their societies

Degree Programs

*A B.B.A. in Accounting, Marketing, Finance and Management
*A B.A. in Communication and Media, with concentrations in Advertising, Journalism and Public Relations
*A B.A. Economics
*A B.A. in English Language and English Literature
*A B.A. in Graphic Design
*A B.A. in International Studies
*A B.A. in Anthropology
*A B.S. in Computer Science and Information Systems

External links

* [ American University of Kuwait]

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