Established in 2018 The American University of Iraq – Baghdad (AUIB) is a private, non-profit University. It started its teaching activities in February 2021 in three colleges: Arts & Sciences, International Studies, and Business. The campus has grown quickly with the addition of more colleges (College of Arts & Science, College of Business, College of International Studies, College of Health Care Technologies, College of Pharmacy, College of Dentistry, and College of Law.).
AUIB began as a dream of influential individuals in Iraq and the United States business, industry and government who wanted to see a world-class institution of higher learning established in Baghdad, reminiscent of the days when the city was an educational and cultural mecca and the flourishing capital of the Muslim world.