education

  • Asians shine at National Creative Art Contest

    Creativity, colour and talent were the buzz words when 145 artists competed in the 7th UC DINOART National Art Competition held at the Sheikh Rashid Auditorium, Indian High School this weekend. The 2-hour competition brought to the fore hundreds of ideas under one roof as youngsters aged 5 years to 15 years of multiple nationalities and backgrounds presented their thoughts visually. After two rigorous but creative hours of drawing, colouring and painting, 57 winners were awarded prizes across 14 categories.

  • Aspen Heights British School celebrates its opening with a grand launch

    Aspen Heights British School, a new British curriculum school in Abu Dhabi celebrated its official opening on Monday 2nd October with a grand launch event at the school. At the occasion, Principal Emma Shanahan and her staff, accompanied by the school’s parents and their children, welcomed guests with VIPs including Shehab Al Hashemi, CEO at Investment Holdings and Chairman of Aspen Heights, representatives from the British Embassy in the UAE, and Christine Simmonds,-Director of Schools in the Gulf, International Schools Partnership.

  • ATDD team visits KHDA to learn about practices and initiatives

    The Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) delegation recently visited the office of  Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai to learn about the department’s initiatives and strategies to improve accessibility to education, learning and human development.

  • AURAK Awarded for Best Green Campus in UAE

    The American University of Ras Al Khaimah has been presented with the Best Green Campus award for 2016, receiving the prestigious accolade at an exclusive ceremony in Abu Dhabi.

  • AURAK Civil Engineering Program Granted ABET Accreditation

    The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has this week announced that its Bachelor of Science in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering has been granted accreditation by ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC).

  • AURAK Enters MOU with Al Nuaimi Group

    The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Al Nuaimi Group LLC to augment research, help students prepare for competition, and improve job opportunities for students.

  • AURAK is Making a Difference in Special Education

    In connection with the UAE’s Innovation Month, the American University of Ras Al Khaimah’s Dr. Sharon Waller, PhD., CED provided two educational sessions to enlighten, support, and encourage local teachers of determined students. 

  • AURAK Launches Innovation Week Program

    The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has launched its comprehensive program for the second annual Innovation Week initiative, as decreed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

  • AURAK Meets with Sungkyunkwan University

    The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) President, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, met with representatives from Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea to discuss possibilities of an international partnership. 

  • AURAK Programs Earn ABET Accreditation

    The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has proudly announced that two programs within its School of Engineering were awarded with full ABET accreditation this week.

  • AURAK Selected to Participate in ‘Solar Decathlon’

    The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has been selected to participate in Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018, a competition in which universities organize the construction of sustainable solar homes.

  • AURAK Signs MoU with Camfil

    The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) today signed a memorandum of understanding with Camfil, a global leader within the air filtration industry.

  • AURAK Signs MoU with Incheon National University

    The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has signed an agreement with Incheon National University, which is based in Incheon, South Korea.

  • AUS architecture professor selected for prestigious Fulbright Program

    Marcus Farr, a faculty member of the College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at American University of Sharjah (AUS), has been named a 2019 Fulbright Scholar, a prestigious and widely recognized acknowledgement of scholarly achievement. Farr will travel to the Yangtze River Delta region of China under the program, examining how historical architectural methods could inform more sustainable construction practices in modern China, and around the world, and will also be teaching.

  • AUS celebrates twenty years of Excellence

    American University of Sharjah (AUS) marked the start of its 20th anniversary celebrations today with a commemorative event. A series of functions planned throughout the year will recognize the significant accomplishments of the faculty, staff, students, and alumni. 

  • AUS hosts Model United Nations conference with 850 participating students from across the world

    More than 800 students gained a chance to experience the dynamics of the United Nations (UN); a valuable insight into the international realm of politics, during the American University of Sharjah Model United Nations (AUSMUN) conference held at AUS campus on February 8, 2018. A collaborative effort by AUS faculty and undergraduate students, AUSMUN is an innovative conference in which debates are fostered, alliances are created and thoughtful solutions are proposed to some of the most pressing issues of the present day. The opening ceremony was attended by Dr. Björn Kjerfve, AUS Chancellor, and other senior AUS officials.

  • AUS joins international Tiny House movement, creating a small living space with big potential

    Faculty and students at American University of Sharjah (AUS) have unveiled a “Tiny House” on campus, showcasing the latest research in sustainable and environmentally friendly construction. A team of undergraduate students, professors and alumni from the university have worked together over the past 12 months to design and build the Tiny House, which will serve as a laboratory for AUS students and researchers, and as a platform for future innovation, sustainability and entrepreneurship. 

  • AUS signs MoU with Global Entrepreneurship Research Center (GERC) at Zhejiang University, China

    Enhancing its collaborative ties with institutions across the world, American University of Sharjah (AUS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today, March 6, with the Global Enterpreurship Center (Gerc) at Zhejiang University, China. In a ceremony held at AUS campus, the MOU was signed by Dr. BjÖrn Kjerfve, Chancellor of AUS, and Professor Zhongming Wang, Director of Gerc. The ceremony was attended by senior officials from both the institutions.

  • AUS to launch master’s in construction management degree

    His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah and President of American University of Sharjah (AUS), approved the proposal for the Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM), during a meeting of the university’s Board of Trustees held at the university on Wednesday, May 30.

  • AUS wins top awards at the Sustainable Campus Initiative

    A team of faculty members and students from the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences of the American University of Sharjah (AUS) College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) has won two major awards at the Sustainable Campus Initiative (SCI), Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi, EAD, held in partnership with Borouge. The awards reinforce the university’s focus on research, innovation and sustainability.