The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) is pleased to announce new institutional partnerships with the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY-Albany) and Miami University of Ohio (MUO).
These collaborations will not only provide AUIS students with exciting new curriculum options and exchange opportunities, but also assist the University in fulfilling its mission to build the region’s human capacity by strengthening the fields of public health, public administration, and water resource management and policy.
On July 10, AUIS President Athanasios Moulakis met with SUNY-Albany President Robert Jones to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing a cooperative relationship between the institutions.
The partnership will include faculty and student exchanges, designing and sharing curriculum, and using online and telecommunications courses as a cooperative mechanism for student learning. The MOU also provided for the possibility of developing joint undergraduate and graduate programs in Public Administration and Public Health.
“SUNY Albany offers a number of signal advantages for our students: excellent academic standards, opportunities for fellowships and internships with the New York State Assembly, and a manageable and inexpensive town that would make it easy for our students to be well received and to find their way,” said President Moulakis. “Central to this partnership is an ambitious initiative to introduce public health education, which would make AUIS a hub not merely for the KRG and Iraq but for the broader region.”