AUK Celebrates 10-Year Milestone


Read the full story, published by the Dartmouth College-American University of Kuwait Program


A decade ago, the American University of Kuwait (AUK) opened its doors. Today, Kuwait’s first liberal arts college is an unequivocal success. “Over the past 10 years, we have obtained national and international accreditation for our academic programs, received institutional achievement awards, and won numerous inter-collegial competitions,” noted AUK president Nizar Hamzeh. “I am confident that we will continue this path of excellence if we maintain our commitment to our mission, vision, and goals.”

AUK Chronicle celebrates the school’s milestone achievement with a special issue that includes an article by Dale Eickelman ’64, relationship coordinator of the Dartmouth-AUK Program and the Ralph and Richard Lazarus Professor of Anthropology and Human Relations. Eickelman writes, “AUK offers a model of education that extends beyond the classroom to experiential learning, combining knowledge, and competencies in many related fields. For Dartmouth, our relationship with AUK has provided a model for a renewed global engagement. The learning is in both directions for students and faculty at both our institutions.”

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