Tag Archives | American University of Iraq Sulaimani (AUIS)

Market Review: A Tale of Two Halves & Liquidity

By Ahmed Tabaqchali (pictured), CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The market in January was a tale of two halves. The first half started with a whimper with turnover declining 40% from December’s levels […]

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Experts discuss Future of Iraq’s Economy at IBBC Retreat

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) held its annual weekend retreat on 7-9 July at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Park, a venue dedicated to the advancement of international societal issues through constructive dialogue. Around 60 IBBC Members and guest speakers attended this unique event to discuss pressing issues on the future of Iraq’s economy, prospects and […]

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IMMDF, AUIS Announce New Scholarship Program

The Iraq Middle Market Development Fund (IMMDF) will provide two full year scholarships for students interested in and committed to development, finance, business and entrepreneurship at The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS). The partnership agreement was signed at AUIS today in a ceremony attended by officials from IMMDF, AUIS faculty members and students, and […]

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Making Ends Meet in Iraqi Kurdistan

By Mark DeWeaver. Last November I was back at the American University of Iraq’s Institute of International and Regional Studies in Sulimaniyah, researching a report on the KRG’s latest economic reform initiatives. I was surprised to find that the KRG now has some promising programs underway to increase revenues and cut expenses. Given the dire […]

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A Case for Cash

By Mark DeWeaver. Nowadays one reads with increasing frequency that high-denomination bank notes should be eliminated. (Take this NY Times editorial as just one example.) Hundred dollar and five-hundred euro bills, it seems, are for cocaine cowboys and terrorists. Honest people use credit cards and checks or maybe their mobile phones. Some commentators even look […]

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Kurdistan’s Great Recession

By Mark DeWeaver. In October I had the good fortune to spend some time in Sulimaniyah, at the American University of Iraq’s Institute for International and Regional Studies, where I worked on a research project with a group of student assistants. Our objective was to document the effects of the KRG budget crisis on the […]

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Turkish Foreign Minister visits Kurdistan to boost mutual relations

Turkey’s Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu visited Kurdistan during the week, where he met with President Masoud Barzani and the KRG Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani to discuss further strengthening relations between Turkey and the KRG; and to attend the Second Sulaimani Forum at the American University of Iraq – Sulaimani (AUIS). The Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet […]

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Call to Open Another American University in Iraq

By Harith Hasan for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Dawa Official Calls for Opening Another American University in Iraq While the number of Iraqi students studying in the United States has been on the rise in the last few years, the […]

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AUIS Announces New Scholarship Program

By John Lee. The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) has announced a donation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) that supports AUIS’ mission to offer high-quality education and empower the next generation. This donation will fund the 2013 KRG Academic Excellence Scholarship, a program that will award full merit scholarships to high-achievers. Students who […]

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AUIS Announces Partnerships with US Unis

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 […]

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New Dorm Facilities for AUIS Students

Over 250 students moved into the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani’s new dorm facilities. The apartment-style rooms are spacious, modern, fully furnished, and located at the heart of the university’s new 169-hectare campus. “We are thrilled about this transition and the change in the atmosphere on campus is palpable,” said Director of Student Services, Leah […]

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