ACK received the Renewal of its ISO 9001:2015 Certification

As part of Australian College of Kuwait’s (ACK) commitment to providing quality higher education and training, the College is proud to announce that it has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 Certification Renewal, the most updated version of the Quality Management System Standard.

ACK is the first and only private higher education institution in Kuwait that has received the ISO 9001:2015 certification, under its quality policy of adopting a continual improvement approach to ensure quality service to its students, alumni, trainees, and stakeholders while delivering ACK services through effective management of its resources and operations.
This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a leadership focus, risk based thinking, process approach and continual improvement. Applying ISO 9001:2015 helps ACK to ensure that pertinent stakeholders get consistent and good quality services.

Posted on June. 25, 2019

The Australian College of Kuwait Renews Cooperation Agreement with NBK

The Australian College of Kuwait (ACK) has renewed a Cooperation Agreement with the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK). This significant agreement enhanced cooperation between the two parties and is in line with ACK’s core value to enable human potential within a culture of care.

The agreement has been benefitting ACK students and giving them well-rounded internship programs provided by NBK to not only gain valued workplace experience but also develop their personal skills. Both parties have been supporting the students and this mutual cooperation has been elevating the potential of ACK students and preparing them for the labor market.

Professor Isam Zabalawi, President of ACK, believes the relationship is having a positive impact for both ACK students and NBK. “The relationship between ACK and NBK has been always special and we are so happy to collaborate closely with NBK and strengthen it while training and empowering our students in the banking industry,” said Professor Zabalawi.

Representing ACK, the agreement was signed by Eng. Sager Al-Sharhan –Assistant to the President for Support Services and on NBK’s behalf, Mr. Mohammed Al Othman, General Manager of Consumer Banking Group.

ACK delivers a unique mix of practical and theoretical learning, therefore the college strongly believes in providing internship opportunities to its students, to experience things taught in the classroom and how they are applied in a professional setting. In turn, this provides ACK graduates with invaluable skills and knowledge to enhance their development and prepare them for their professional careers.

Posted on May. 30, 2019

ACK and KNFSME Renew Collaboration Agreement

Representatives of the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK) met with representatives from the Kuwait National Fund for Small and Medium Enterprise Development (KNFSME) to renew their mutual cooperation and collaboration agreement.

The meeting which took place on May 5th, saw the renewal of the contract along with talks of possible ideas for future cooperative ventures. The KNFSME group was led by KNFSME General Director Mr. Ibrahim Al Kandari, while the ACK group was led by ACK President Prof. Isam Zabalawi.

Both parties agreed to collaborate to push the CDIO Initiative for teaching engineering which includes a focus on hands-on and active learning. They also agreed to emphasize project incubation for electrical engineering.

Other possible future cooperative ventures considered included offering courses in entrepreneurship, which could help students who’ve designed projects and invented new useful technologies to market and benefit from their creation. KNFSME and ACK also discussed creating joint “accelerated programs” for students.

Prof. Zabalawi welcomed the new ideas and the increased cooperation and would further like to involve the KNFSME in ACK Student Graduation Projects in order to help the projects grow into viable businesses. ACK further plans to invite the KNFSME to participate in the Annual SMEs/Entrepreneurship competition at ACK.

ACK would like to thank KNFSME and its representatives for their efforts in furthering the agreement and looks forward to future cooperation.

Posted on May. 26, 2019