The American University of Kuwait

HE Institution
Year of foundation: 
Member since: 
The American University of Kuwait
Parent Institution's name (english translation): 
The United Education Company
Parent Institution's name (original language): 
The United Education Company


Institutional postal address: 
P.O. Box 3323, Safat 13034
Arab States
Institutional e-mail: 

Mission / Vision

AUK is a liberal arts institution, based on the American model of higher education. It is dedicated to providing students with knowledge, self-awareness, and personal growth experiences that can anhance critical thinking, effective communication, and repect for diversity. AUK seeks to create leaders and life-long learners who aspire to the highest standards of moral and ethical responsability in their societies.


Building a strong university-wide culture of excellence in education, reserach, scholarship, and the arts.

Ensure a university environment that is inclusive as well as diverses, and that fosters a spirit of community among faculty, staff, and students.

Provide an administrative, operational, and physical infraestructure that fully supports a high quality university.

Serve the needs of Kuwait and the region through outreach and engagement with academia, business, and community partners.

Main activities

  • Delliver instensive English program and 12 undergraduate baccalaureate programs.
  • Provide training and continuing education.
  • Conduct research of regional significance.
  • AUK plans to introduce master's degrees within the next five years.


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government