Why Choose Algonquin College – Kuwait?
Algonquin College – Kuwait (AC-Kuwait) is Kuwait’s first Canadian college. The College was authorized to operate in Kuwait by an Emiri Decree in 2010 and opened in September 2015. Its programs are recognized by the Kuwait Ministry of Higher Education and Canada’s Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. As a branch campus of Canada’s Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology, AC-Kuwait’s programs are of the highest quality and its credentials are recognized around the world. Algonquin College ensures that its programs are relevant and up-to-date by continuously interacting with businesses, industries and governments. Its programs are very practical and, as a student, you benefit from the College’s effective use of interactive teaching techniques and learning technologies. When you graduate, you will have the skills you need to succeed in today’s high-tech work environments.
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AC-Kuwait’s Mission, Vision & Values
Algonquin College – Kuwait (AC-Kuwait) is committed to being a high-quality, student-centred, private post-secondary institute of business and technology which provides students with modern, innovative, and market-relevant programs delivered in world class facilities, linked to the labour requirements of the Kuwait economy, and accessible to post-secondary students at all stages of extended and continuous learning.
AC-Kuwait prepares its students to positively and effectively contribute to the economic growth of Kuwait and the region, to the development of their local communities, to the success of public- and private-sector employers, and to their own personal and social development as resourceful, self-sufficient individuals.
AC-Kuwait will be recognized as a leading educational institution in Kuwait and the region which responds to the needs of government and the private-sector for highly-skilled and internationally-qualified individuals capable of performing effectively in a global and rapidly diversifying economy.
It will embed quality and innovation into its programs, into its services to students, and into its response to current and evolving shifts in labor market requirements throughout Kuwait and the region through its close linkages and partnerships with government, employers, its Canadian partner institutions, and industry leaders.
Algonquin College’s Core Values – Caring, Learning, Integrity & Respect
|We have a sincere and compassionate interest in the well-being of the individual.||We believe in the pursuit of knowledge, personal growth and development.||We believe in trust, honesty and fairness in all relationships and transactions.||We value the dignity and uniqueness of the individual. We value equity and diversity in our community|
Message from the Chairman
On behalf of my fellow Board Members, it is with great pride that I, as the founding Chairman of Algonquin College – Kuwait (AC-Kuwait), welcome you to the launch of Kuwait’s newest higher education institution. As a branch campus of one of Canada’s finest institutions – Algonquin College – we will provide Kuwaiti students with opportunities to earn internationally-recognized diplomas granted by our parent institution and to build a strong foundation for future success.
The goal of the AC-Kuwait Board has always been to connect the limitless potential of Kuwaiti youth with an education that would provide them with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their personal careers and make a meaningful and lasting contribution to the future of our great country. We believe that the strength of Kuwait is in its people and it is our responsibility to ensure that, through education, future generations can lead healthier and more productive lives and fulfill the dream of building a brighter future for their families and communities.
Throughout my adult life, I have had many opportunities to experience and assess international higher education institutions and their programs. Based on this experience, I firmly believe that the Canadian model, with its links to global industries, its competency-based, employment-related curricula, its quality assurance systems, and its emphasis on critical thinking, is one of the best in the world. In particular, I believe that Algonquin College’s commitments to excellence and innovation and its integration of technology into its curricula and teaching methods is a model for the 21st century and make it an excellent fit for Kuwait and its youth.
One of the key underlying philosophies of Algonquin College is “Your Success Is Our Success”. This is a philosophy that my fellow Board members and I share and it is one of the guiding principles of AC-Kuwait. We sincerely hope that, once you get to know us, you will consider joining us and providing us with the opportunity to contribute to your future success.
I would like to welcome you to explore our website, discover AC-Kuwait, and open a gateway to the many possibilities and opportunities that lie within it.
Saud A. Jafar
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Algonquin College – Kuwait
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Message from the President
Thank you for your interest in Algonquin College – Kuwait.
As a branch campus of one of Canada’s most progressive colleges, Algonquin College – Kuwait has access to some of the world’s most advanced programs, resources and networks. Focused on business and information technology programs, our goal is to use the latest technologies and techniques to engage with you as a student, connect you with employers, and help you launch a successful career. We are here to help you learn, achieve and get ahead. Our success will be fueled and measured by your success.
As the graduate of a Canadian College and someone who has worked his way up through the Canadian College system since the 1970s, I see the strength and relevance of an Algonquin College education. I am very proud of being chosen as the inaugural President of Algonquin College – Kuwait and look forward to contributing to the College’s continued growth and increased prominence in international polytechnical education. The certificate or diploma you receive from Algonquin College – Kuwait will be recognized in Canada, Kuwait and internationally and I am confident that it will be a tremendous source of pride for you, your family and your employer.
At Algonquin College – Kuwait, we believe that today’s digital world is all about connections – making them, exploring them and using them. By building networks and dynamically interacting with professional associations, employers and alumni, we connect our students to the world and open the door to local, regional and global opportunities.
We would love to connect with you. To find out what your goals are and work with you to develop a learning plan and a career path. Contact us by email, Twitter, Instagram or through Facebook. We look forward to connecting with you soon.
Dr. Dave McHardy
Algonquin College – Kuwait