In an assessment conducted by the KRG Higher Education ministry for Kurdistan Region’s private universities, the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani was ranked number one.
However, as it was clearly stated in a report posted on xendan.org, affiliated to the KRG prime minister and co-founder of AUI-S, the university has serious problems. Yet due to its links with other academic institution first place was given to AUI-S.
The report stated, “American University of Iraq, Suaimani. Studying in this university is in English. It has a good quality, yet the university needs more openness and more cooperation with Higher Education Ministry. The, AUIS, has academic ties and long run plan.”
This hint may suggest that AUI-S does not have strong ties with Higher Education Ministry. Meanwhile his news was warmly welcomed by AUI-S students.