Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Sharjah, the university was envisaged by His Highness as a leading educational institution in the Gulf region. Consciously based upon American institutions of higher education, AUS is thoroughly grounded in Arab culture and is part of a larger process of the revitalization of intellectual life in the Middle East.
We offer 26 majors and 45 minors at the undergraduate level, and 13 master's degrees programs through the following academic divisions:
While Arabic is the official language of the United Arab Emirates, the language of instruction at AUS is English. All classes and administrative functions are conducted in English.
The Office of Research and Graduate Studies develops institution-wide strategies to foster cutting-edge research, administering and monitoring internal and external research grants, promoting interdisciplinary and collaborative research and ensuring ethical and responsible research practice through the Institutional Review Board.
From freshmen to seniors, we provide career advice and guidance for all the students.
The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs (ODAA) Career Services provides continuous support, advice and guidance for current students - freshmen, sophomore, junior and seniors - in order to help them secure rewarding professional careers and internship opportunities. This is conducted through comprehensive preparatory programs, workshops, conferences, seminars and training courses that enhance and improve job search and preparation, interviewing skills, employment contract negotiation skills, career-planning skills and CV writing skills among many others.
The International Exchange Office (IXO) was established to foster and enhance this very aspect. The aim is to provide AUS students and faculty with as many exchange opportunities as possible. This includes sending and hosting visiting scholars, aiding faculty members in arranging international study tours, developing exchange agreements with universities around the world, and achieving membership in the top global exchange consortia. We are also developing our international internship program to provide students with wider internship opportunities and application assistance.
On-campus housing is the most convenient place for students to live while studying at any university. At AUS, this is no exception-over 2,000 students live on campus and enjoy being close to the academic buildings, library, food court and Sports Complex.
Our AUS residential halls consist of eight men's and four women's dormitory buildings, supervised by staff on a 24/7 basis.
The living environment is very rich in its multicultural atmosphere and has a balanced mix of social and academic activities. The residential halls give students a place to live, relax, exercise and study in comfort.
Renowned as one of the premier libraries in the region, the Library provides collections, services and programs to support the curricular and research needs of the university community. The majority of our library's rapidly growing physical collection of 140,000 items is in English; the library provides access to over 200,000 electronic books and there are also many materials available in Arabic.
iLearn offers tools for course documents access, assignment management, online learning collaboration, learning groups coordination, online assessments, learning performance benchmarking and much more.
At UHC, we aim to complement the academic mission of our university and are dedicated to providing educational, supportive and consultative health care to the AUS campus community, which includes students, staff, faculty and eligible dependants. We place great emphasis on making our campus a healthy and safe place to study, work and live!
The unique, multifaceted campus has a lot to offer, from athletics and support services to commencement activities
As a leader in higher education, AUS has sports and recreation to match.
UAS offers the following:
Joining a campus club helps you meet other students and gives you opportunities to build your leadership skills, giving you a competitive advantage when applying for jobs. Our multicultural student study body has a wide variety of interests, and the large and growing number of student clubs and organizations reflects this. With financial and promotional backing from the Student Activities Office (SAO), new clubs can be formed and individual activities are supported and funded.
As a provider of quality higher education in the Gulf, AUS is licensed and its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division in the United Arab Emirates. AUS is also accredited in the United States of America by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
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