International Relations

About

The Office of International Relations acts as a key point of contact for promoting AU’s mission and managing the flow of communications between AU and its strategic international partner, Central Queensland University Australia (CQUniversity), as well as with other established international partners and prospect international institutions.

The Office of International Relations is also responsible for managing a range of international student mobility programs and initiatives.

 

Mission

To promote AU with its strategic international partner, CQUniversity, as well as prospect international institutions to enhance AU mission (Academic, Teaching and Learning, Internship, Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Master program and other prospect opportunity to ACK students, alumni, faculty and staff).

 

Services

The Office of International Relations offers a range of services including but not limited to:

  • Managing the flow of communication between AU and strategic partner CQUniversity, various established international partners and prospect institutions.
  • Providing support to executive management and Schools/Departments as required by undertaking research towards the development of strategies, reports and submissions in relation to international strategic agreements.
  • Managing a range of international mobility programs and initiatives.
  • Providing support to AU graduates planning to enroll in postgraduate studies at CQUniversity.
  • Coordinating arrangements for international partner visits.
  • Preparing media releases regarding AU and international strategic partner achievements.

 

International Student Mobility

The Office of International Relations coordinates a range of short and long-term international student mobility programs and initiatives, providing students with the opportunity to participate in educational tours, as well as the opportunity to complete their postgraduate study at CQUniversity in Australia.

 

Educational Tours

AU aims to prepare students with a global outlook by offering a range of educational tours around the world that encourage students to immerse themselves in cultural, academic and volunteering experiences that develop enduring links between the classroom and real world. A sample of past educational tours include:

Gulf Innovation and Entrepreneurship Tour
The annual Gulf Innovation & Entrepreneurship Tour is a multi-disciplinary experience to encourage students’ entrepreneurial spirit by showcasing initiatives in the UAE that support entrepreneurs and innovators in the wider MENA region. The program includes visits to a range of innovation centers, entrepreneur hubs and international events such as Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.
Watch the video here.

Australia Summer Tour
The Australia Education Summer is a cultural tour offering students the ability to visit various cities throughout Australia, to gain a valuable understanding of the cultural, study and business environment. The tour also provides opportunities for participants to visit CQUniversity and Engineers Australia.

Australia Summer Tour 2019 Group Photo

2019 Start Up China Summer Program
AU students joined students from Dalian Neusoft University of Information and the University of Queensland at DNUI’s School of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, where they worked in cross-institution teams under the guidance of professionals and entrepreneurs, to create an innovative product prototype and establish a virtual-company.

2019 Start Up China Summer Program Group Photo

Engineers Without Borders Australia – Humanitarian Design Summit 2017
Engineers Without Borders Australia’s Humanitarian Engineering Design Summit in India was a life-changing educational tour designed to provide students with professional work experience whilst creating positive long-term change.

EWBA Humanitarian Design Summit 2019 (India) Group Photo

 

International Postgraduate Study with CQUniversity

AU Bachelor Degree graduates have the opportunity to undertake their postgraduate studies in Australia by enrolling in one of a range of Master’s Degree programs with strategic partner, CQUniversity. These programs include internship opportunities, providing graduates with both a postgraduate qualification and international work experience to maximize career prospects.

The Office of International Relations can provide information for students wishing to learn more about postgraduate study at CQUniversity.

 

Contact Information
Office of International Relations
Tel: +965 2537 6111 (Ext: 4375)
Email: international@ack.edu.kw