AUK holds first international conference on interior design
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The American University of Kurdistan (AUK) on Thursday held its first remote conference on interior design, with participants from various academic backgrounds discussing the latest developments in the field, according to the conference organizer.
The event was the university’s first major virtual conference after it had held three smaller webinars, Ahmad Afara, a faculty member in AUK’s Interior Design Department, told Kurdistan 24 on Sunday. Covid-19 restrictions had moved the event online.
The conference was attended by over 40 Interior Design students and five faculty members, who discussed various developments in the field with well-known and international architects.
“The speakers are among the most respected designers with extensive international backgrounds in the field,” Afara.
The AUK is the first American private university to offer courses in interior design in Iraq. Its international educators come from New Zealand, Italy, Serbia, Lebanon, etc. with deep experience in Industrial Design, Furniture Design, Architectural Design, and Urban Planning.
“The Interior Design Department at AUK always strives to bring the best to its future designer of Kurdistan,” Afrar told Kurdistan 24. The department has so far had two graduating classes, with an upcoming one in Spring 2021, he added.
In late October, AUK announced over 70 scholarships for mostly females and minority groups as it also reduced a 15 percent discount from the tuition fees for its students.
The AUK was founded in 2014 as a non-profit, special status institution of higher learning and aims “to shape the next generation of leaders through its curriculum and exceptional faculty.”
Editing by Khrush Najari