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AUK’s CCE Signs a Strategic Partnership Agreement with British Council


The Center for Continuing Education (CCE) at the American University of Kuwait (AUK) signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement with the British Council, Kuwait, which focuses on key areas of assessment and academic quality.

The new Agreement strengthens the IELTS Venue Partnership, Registration Center, and Loyalty Programme. It establishes ties between AUK and other prestigious UK-based qualification providers. A plan to bring an Academic Teaching Excellence course to AUK next academic year and both also seek collaborative opportunities for future corporate social responsibility initiatives.

“The CCE is a platform for local and global partnerships, and this is what ultimately led to the establishment of this partnership with British Council. This partnership will allow us to create new opportunities and facilitate knowledge transfer from various institutions in the UK to Kuwait, using CCE as a hub for learning, development and networking”, said Buthaina AlKhubaizi, Director of the CCE.

“For ten years we have enjoyed an excellent relationship at AUK. Together we have offered IELTS for admission to universities in Kuwait as well as for those seeking study programs in the USA, UK and elsewhere. Now this Agreement takes us to another level. We have identified new areas of collaboration that will support assessment and learning outcomes at AUK and beyond,” saidJim O’Neill Country Exams Manager at British Council in Kuwait.

The Strategic Partnership Agreement, signed by Mrs. Buthaina Al-Khubaizi, Director of CCE, and Mr. Jim O’Neill, Deputy Country Exams Manager at British Council will be in effect from June 2016 until August 2019.