American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) is proud to host TEDxAUIS, the first TEDx event in Sulaimani. This event will bring together leading thinkers and doers from across Iraq to share ideas that matter in a number of different disciplines, from technology and entrepreneurship to fashion, music, photography, and more.
TEDxAUIS will continue the TED tradition of bringing together ideas worth sharing and is directly operated under an official TEDx license
AUIS is the first non-government, not-for-profit, American-style university in Iraq. Celebrating its tenth anniversary last year, it is also the first non-governmental university in the Iraqi Kurdistan region to be accredited by both the Federal Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government. The University welcomes students, 35 percent of whom are women, from diverse communities throughout Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. More than 80% of its graduates are employed or in graduate school, a very high percentage for the country.