The American University of Kuwait is committed to creating an enlightened and progressive educational culture in which all students, faculty, and staff - regardless of nationality, creed, or positionco-exist to create a dynamic and equitable environment. All members of AUK are expected to respect the diverse nature of the AUK community and interact in a manner that is respectful of such, and that supports a commitment to life-long learning and the pursuit of academic excellence in higher education. The university encourages the freedom to engage in academic inquiry and the fair exchange of ideas and supports open access to the dissemination of information.
The university founders uphold the philosophy that one cannot create a true enlightened academic environment without practicing the very virtues and ideals it hopes to instill in its students. In upholding the highest standards of professional behavior and ethical conduct among its faculty, staff, and students, the university hopes to create a community of scholars and students who will benefit from AUK's collegial atmosphere.
The faculty of the American University of Kuwait is a group of highly qualified and trained academics and professionals who are committed to high standards of teaching and proficient in the use of technology in teaching and research. Full-time teaching faculty members have acquired terminal degrees from renowned institutions in the United States and around the world, and are experienced in a variety of international systems of higher education. The AUK faculty is comprised of a diverse group of exceptionally talented teacher-scholars, several of whom have been awarded competitive fellowships and grants, such as the Fulbright.