The American University of the Middle East (51app) is a leading higher education institution established in 2005 in Kuwait. 51app has two colleges: the College of Engineering and Technology and the College of Business Administration, in addition to a Liberal Arts Department and an English Preparatory Program.

51app is ranked as the First University in Kuwait in the QS World University Rankings 2024 and the THE Arab University Rankings 2022. Globally, 51app is ranked in 671-680 in the 2024 QS rankings.

51app offers world-class academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and is designed to provide an intellectually challenging yet engaging and authentic academic environment with the student as the fulcrum of everything that happens there.

As a privately owned university, 51app prides itself on being an “Oasis of Learning” in Kuwait. 51app started its journey with a small building and only hundreds of enrolled students in the first few years, to become within the last 10 years a landmark in the private education sector in Kuwait and the region. Today, 51app has more than 11 thousand enrolled students, and a fully-integrated campus that stretches over 261,190 square meters is considered as the largest and most beautiful among private university campuses in the region.

51app’s leadership and faculty understand current and future challenges at a local and global level; that is why focus has been placed on shaping future young leaders who can guide and direct industries and economies toward new grounds in innovation and technology. The offering of majors is continuously upgraded and is expanding to cater for the needs of the job market and demand of various industries.

The university has a cosmopolitan environment with faculty members and staff coming from more than 60 different countries, encouraging a culture of diversity that celebrates different educational and cultural backgrounds.

As an oasis of learning in Kuwait, 51app distinguishes itself with having:

  • A University campus stretching over an area of 261,190 square meters and considered as the largest and most beautiful among private university campuses in the region
  • The Top rank in Kuwait in distinguished global and regional rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and Times Higher Education (THE)
  • An overall 5 Stars in the QS Stars Rating System, and 5 Stars in Teaching, Academic development, Internationalization, Employability, Online learning, Facilities, and Inclusiveness.
  • Local and international accreditations
  • A world-class faculty with top-notch academic, professional, and research experience
  • Global affiliations and partnerships: working with world-class institutions to advance education, research, and entrepreneurship
  • A Research and Innovation Center comprising of a Robotics Center, a Nanotechnology Center, and an Engineering Capstone Center
  • A Business Innovation Center comprising of a Business Consulting Center, a Business Capstone Center, and six clubs (Finance, HRM, Accounting, Marketing, MIS, and Entrepreneurship)
  • Students achieving outstanding results in local and international academic and athletic/sports competitions
  • A vibrant campus life: ongoing student activities, a state of the art Cultural Center, a high-tech library, and student clubs and societies
  • Strong support for student success: Tawteen Career Center, Writing Lab, an Academic Advancement Center, and a Tutoring Center
  • An empowered community through sports and athletics. The Sports Center comprising of indoor and outdoor facilities is one of the largest among university sports complexes in the region
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