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AUM: taking higher education in Kuwait to another level

Published by Forbes Middle East, Kuwait Guide 2017

Beyond its sustainable growth, advanced equipment and beautifully designed full-fledged campus, the most valuable resource of the American University of the Middle East (AUM) in Eqaila, Kuwait, remains its strength in forging human skills, talents and ingenuity.

In a short time, it has positioned itself among the top higher education institutions in Kuwait, however, AUM has higher aims to place itself among the top ranked universities in the whole region.

Since its founding, AUM has strived to meet the highest academic international standards. From humble beginnings, and only hundreds of enrolled students in the first few years, the American University of the Middle East is considered today as the biggest private University in Kuwait with more than 10,000 students.

Offering bachelor degree programs in Business and Engineering as well as a Master degree in Business Administration (MBA), AUM adopts a learner-centered approach that facilitates the development of committed, ethical and professional young leaders.

AUM faculty members & staff have around 49 different nationalities, which creates a cosmopolitan atmosphere and offers an opportunity for the students to interact with people from various cultures and backgrounds.

The offered majors in the College of Engineering and Technology include Industrial, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, in addition to Information System Technology as well as Telecommunications and Networking Technology. The college combines theory with application, mainly through high-tech labs, for an active integration in multidisciplinary technical environments.

Whereas, the College of Business Administration (CBA) emphasizes on learners’ personal and professional development by employing state-of-the-art business education. CBA offers bachelor degrees in accounting, finance, Management Information System (MIS), Marketing and Human Resource Management. That is in addition to a well-rounded MBA program, shaping managers who are able to recognize and solve complex business problems.

In addition to its modern and well-designed Library that allows access to high profile online academic databases, AUM campus includes a sports center, sports indoor and outdoor playgrounds comprising of a FIFA certified football field, a cultural center that includes an Opera House, a nanotechnology research center and several technical lab facilities that use the highest available technologies. Research and faculty development related seminars and workshops are ongoing at the university and departments level.

Furthermore, the campus hosts “Tawteen Career Development and Recruitment Center” which is a branch of “Tawteen Recruitment & HR Solutions Company”, specialized in offering personal development skills, employment opportunities and career support mainly for Kuwaiti and GCC citizens.