American University of Kuwait

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American University of Kuwait
الجامعة الأمريكية في الكويت
American University of Kuwait.svg
Mottoتعلَّم، فكِّر، تُصبِح
Motto in English
Learn • Think • Become
EstablishedBy Amiri Decree 139 in 2003
PresidentDr. Rawda Awwad
Academic staff
29°20′38″N 48°4′59″E / 29.34389°N 48.08306°E / 29.34389; 48.08306Coordinates: 29°20′38″N 48°4′59″E / 29.34389°N 48.08306°E / 29.34389; 48.08306
NewspaperThe Voice
  garnet and gold

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. Professor Dr. Rawda Awwad currently serves the office of the President.


The AUK Campus is located in Salmiya, one of Kuwait's most vibrant areas.

The non-smoking campus has spacious, modern classrooms; computer, science, and language laboratories; an administration building; a state-of-the-art library; and cafes, restaurants, shops, and recreation courts.

AUK offers 24-hour security service to ensure the safety of its community. AUK has a zero tolerance policy towards any physical altercations, the use of alcohol or any narcotic substance, weapons and dangerous materials brought to campus or any University-sanctioned event. Any person found guilty of such behavior is subject to immediate removal from the University.

Athletic facilities include tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, as well as a soccer field, and fitness center. There are also respective prayer rooms for men and women located on campus.

Faculty and staff[edit]

The American University of Kuwait has professors from Canada, US, UK, as well as Kuwait, among other parts of the world. Unique to other universities, AUK also offers a Student Worker Program, where students are hired in various departments to perform tasks from administrative work to assisting in the development of departmental missions.[citation needed]

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