The Catholic University in Erbil (CUE) is a non-profit institution of higher education and research providing recognized degrees in the arts and sciences. CUE offers a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of citizens to lead and make a difference in our region and the world.
Drawing upon the respected global tradition of Catholic higher education, we are open and supporting to all the faiths, cultures and beliefs which form the fabric of our rich eastern heritage. Within this setting we provide students with a learning experience focused on educating the whole person to rigorous international standards. Students are challenged to engage directly in the world and learn the habits that will support a life of service to our fellow citizens, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community.
In meeting this challenge CUE seeks to prepare leaders who are ethically, conscientiously, and administratively prepared to serve society and the common interest; leaders who are deeply involved in a diversified and changing world, and who seek to achieve a balanced development in intellect, body, and soul for all the members of its community.
CUE also provides the practical knowledge and skills required for achieving success. Based in an all English language curriculum, and operating in an atmosphere of freedom and academic competence, the university prepares its graduates with the intellectual tools necessary for productive employment in the global economy.
CUE actively teaches tolerance and acceptance of others. It welcomes students from all faiths, and the teaching and administrative staff come from various traditions and religious backgrounds. To enrich and enhance its educational programs, the university draws on the diverse cultural, intellectual, and economic resources available, as well as the ancient cultural and historical background of the great civilizations of the Near East.