Partnership Brings Students, Faculty from Kuwait to Dartmouth

Dartmouth Now

July 25, 2011

By Steve Smith

As part of Dartmouth’s flourishing partnership with the eight-year-old American University of Kuwait (AUK), five AUK students and two faculty members are studying and working at Dartmouth this summer. The partnership is unusual in higher education, with Dartmouth serving as an advisory partner to AUK, which is an autonomous, private liberal arts institution.

Each summer, AUK selects a promising faculty member for its AUK-Dartmouth Fellowship. This year, Assistant Professor of Computer and Electrical Engineering Mohamad Awad is at Thayer School of Engineering, where he’s working with Dartmouth’s George Cybenko, the Dorothy and Walter Gramm Professor of Engineering, on behavioral modeling of telecommunications customers.

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