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AUK Enters into Agreement with Ellucian to Support its Digital Transformation Efforts

16th Sep 2020 | by the Office of Public Affairs

The American University of Kuwait has renewed its technology partnership with Ellucian for an additional five years; Ellucian guides over 2,700 customers in higher education in more than 50 countries—improving operations and enhancing the user experience for their faculties, staff, and over 20 million students. The agreement aims to upgrade the University’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that serves human resources, finance, and the students’ online operations.

AUK President, Dr. Rawda Awwad commented on the significance of this agreement, “AUK’s commitment to its mission dictates a continuous process of development and improvement. Every facet of University operation must be reviewed and enhanced to meet or exceed the highest international standards. AUK’s agreement with Ellucian demonstrates the seriousness with which we take our obligations toward our stakeholders and constitutes a critical strategic step in the direction of digital campus transformation,” she said.

Ellucian President and CEO Laura Ipsen remarked on the shared goals of this partnership, “AUK has been a valued Ellucian partner for more than 16 years and has consistently demonstrated its commitment to providing both students and staff with the most modern, functional technology possible. Moving to the cloud will empower the University with the features and flexibility to continue living up to that mission.”

AUK and Ellucian have maintained a relationship since 2003 where the University was the first in Kuwait to deploy Banner higher education enterprise resource planning (ERP) for students, Human Resources and Finance. This agreement reflects AUK’s mission to continuously improve its digital resources to provide its campus community with the latest technology to ease operations and provide modern educational resources and services.  

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Dr. Rawda Awwad, AUK President

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