About American University of Sharjah (AUS)

American University of Sharjah (AUS) was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. 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. The university has four academic divisions: the College of Architecture, Art and Design; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Engineering; and the School of Business Administration.

With a student body of 6,000 comprising over 90 different nationalities, AUS boasts one of the most multicultural campuses in the entire Middle East. At American University of Sharjah, we offer you the chance to experience authentic American education. We do this by ensuring that:

  1. The standard of instruction is the same as that of outstanding universities in America.
  2. The method of classroom instruction is American in its emphasis on individual initiative, active learning and the application of knowledge.
  3. Student life on campus is rich with clubs, sports and cultural events.
  4. The curriculum is organized according to the American pattern of semesters and courses.

In addition, we are truly proud to be a reflection of the progressive spirit of the United Arab Emirates, admitting bright young men and women as students solely on the basis of their academic qualifications regardless of race, color, gender, religion, disability, age or national origin. Strategically placed between the Far East and the West, between Africa and Asia, our location is one of our greatest assets.

From ancient times to the modern day, Sharjah boasts a well-deserved reputation throughout the region as an important center of commerce and trade as well as of art and culture. In 1998, Sharjah was honoured by being the ‘Cultural Capital of the Arab World’ by UNESCO. And this year, it has been declared the ‘Islamic Culture Capital for 2014.’

So invest your time, mind and spirit in AUS and reap the benefits of your hard work and dedication in years to come. We are there for you every step of the way!

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