American U of Iraq Becomes the Nation's First Accredited University

Jeff Martineau

NAS warmly congratulates the American University of Iraq - Sulaimani (AUI-S) on its recent accreditation and recognition of its "dedication to forming students in liberal education."

Below is a letter from the American Academy for Liberal Education (AALE), an accreditor of liberal arts colleges and universities which NAS helped establish. The letter announces that AALE has granted the university International Program Accreditation. This makes the American University of Iraq - Sulaimani the only accredited higher education body in Iraq.

According to AALE's website, "Accreditation by AALE signifies institutional integrity and a strong commitment to liberal education." 

The mission of the American University of Iraq - Sulaimani is "to promote the development and prosperity of Iraq through the careful study of modern commerce, economics, business and public administration, and to lead the transformation of Iraq into a free and democratic society, through an understanding of the ideals of liberty and democracy."

To read the letter, click on the image below.

  • Share

Most Commented

May 7, 2024


Creating Students, Not Activists

The mobs desecrating the American flag, smashing windows, chanting genocidal slogans—this always was the end game of the advocates of the right to protest, action civics, student activ......

March 9, 2024


A Portrait of Claireve Grandjouan

Claireve Grandjouan, when I knew her, was Head of the Classics Department at Hunter College, and that year gave a three-hour Friday evening class in Egyptian archaeology....

April 20, 2024


The Academic's Roadmap

By all means, pursue your noble dream of improving the condition of humanity through your research and teaching. Could I do it all again, I would, but I would do things very differently....

Most Read

May 15, 2015


Where Did We Get the Idea That Only White People Can Be Racist?

A look at the double standard that has arisen regarding racism, illustrated recently by the reaction to a black professor's biased comments on Twitter....

October 12, 2010


Ask a Scholar: What is the True Definition of Latino?

What does it mean to be Latino? Are only Latin American people Latino, or does the term apply to anyone whose language derived from Latin?...

September 21, 2010


Ask a Scholar: What Does YHWH Elohim Mean?

A reader asks, "If Elohim refers to multiple 'gods,' then Yhwh Elohim really means Lord of Gods...the one of many, right?" A Hebrew expert answers....