After four years on the establishment of the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani, the Ministry of Higher Education of Iraq has not recognized AUI-S.
Last month, a delegation from the HIM visited AUI-S observing the academic and logistic abilities of AUI-S, but according to a source, they have decided to ask more things from AUI-S.
The delegation might visit AUI-S again in the future.
AUI-S is recognized by the Kurdistan Ministry of Higher Education. It is also accredited by The Washington, D.C.based American Academy of Liberal Education. However, the accreditation is conditional. AUI-S has to make necessary changes during 3 years in order to be given full accreditation for 5 years.
AUI-S was founded in 2007 by Dr. Barham Salih, Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister.