• 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.

  • Autodesk empowers students to bring their ideas to life at GESS Dubai 2016

    Autodesk, a leading design software company that is playing a very innovative role in the education sector, globally and in the Middle East region, has expressed its eagerness to help empower students in bringing their creative ideas to life. The statement came during the company’s participation at Global Educational Supplies and Solutions Dubai 2016 (GESS Dubai 2016), the region’s only event dedicated to the entire spectrum of educational supplies and solutions, which opened last March 1, 2016 and will run until March 3, 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The company has revealed that 3D technology has now become a more common part of today’s classrooms, which has resulted in the discovery that students are making significant contributions to the world around them at young ages. Looking to further nurture their creative talents, Autodesk will be holding specialized workshops for students visiting GESS Dubai 2016—throwing the spotlight on its key design solutions Memento and Fusion 360.

  • AUW Announces Scholarships for Yemeni Women

    Asian University for Women (AUW) and Tawakkol Karman Foundation (TKF) jointly announced a scholarship for 50 qualified young women from Yemen to attend Asian University for Women in Chittagong. Starting this year, the scholarship expands AUW’s mission to provide quality higher education for young women who are from conflict-affected countries, adding Yemen to existing student recruitment in Afghanistan, Myanmar, Syria, and Palestine.

  • Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Hands-over Cheque for AED200,000 to National Charity Schools

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF), donated AED200,000 to the National Charity Schools, in a bid to alleviate financial burdens faced by parents of students from low income households. Fahad Al-Bannai, Head of Endowment Way-outs Section at AMAF, handed over the cheque to Dr Kamal Farhat, General Manager of the National Charity Schools at the AMAF headquarters in Dubai on Last week.

  • Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Honors 371 Outstanding Students at Special Ceremony

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) hosted a ceremony to honor 371 outstanding achievers students under its care. Held at Armani Hotel in Dubai, the event drew the participation of His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and His Excellency Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Ahmed Abdul Karim Mohammed Julfar as Director General of the Dubai Community Development Authority (CDA).

  • Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Signs Agreement with Emirates NBD to Develop Educational Endowments, Support Minors in Continuing Higher Studies

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Emirates NBD as part of its ongoing efforts to boost educational endowments and enable minors under its care to continue their higher studies.


    Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates with a diverse portfolio of businesses, is kick starting the upcoming academic year by providing 750 new school buses. Partnering with operators such as Emirates Transport, Dubai Taxi Corporation, School Transport Services and other private schools, ANGE’s buses are transporting hundreds of thousands of children safely to and from school across the UAE.


    In line with its ‘Shared Growth Ambition’ program and global commitment to cultivate employability and financial skills in the communities in which it operates, Barclays has partnered with INJAZ UAE, a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAW), which is one of the world’s largest non-profit business education organizations, reaching over 10 million students a year across 121 countries.

  • BEAM Launches the World’s First “Promethean Innovation Hub” across its 5 schools

    Bukhatir Education Advancement and Management (BEAM), in partnership with educational technology provider Promethean, today launched the world’s first Promethean Hub at the International School of Creative Science, Nad Al Sheba. The innovative educational hub was launched in a ceremony attended by Mr. Salah Bukhatir, Chairman and CEO of BEAM and Dr. John Collick, Head of International Education Strategy at Promethean as well as Ms Sonia Saleem, CEO of SET International. The new Promethean Innovation Hubs were launched in all Creative Science Schools across the UAE  to enhance the learning experience for students by advancing educational standards and creating new best practices.

  • BEAM recognises inspirational education leaders at second edition of Nujoom ‘The Night of Stars’ Awards

    Bukhatir Education Advancement and Management (BEAM), celebrated the excellence of its inspiring teachers and employees at the recent annual Nujoom, The Night of the Stars awards ceremony.

  • BenQ Paving the Way for Smarter Education

    BenQ, the internationally recognized leader in Interactive Flat Panel (IFP) for schools and offices participated at BETT 2017. To showcase the advanced classroom solution with its RP series that allows ideas to be captured and shared on the fly in real time and new range of Dustproof Projectors. The event was hosted under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice-Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) on 25-26 April 2017 at the Dusit Thani.

  • BenQ sets GESS, Dubai 2018 ablaze with its premier range of display screens

    BenQ, the global leaders in innovation and technology participated at GESS, Dubai 2018 to display their product range of interactive solutions. The display saw interactive presentations that serves as a way to reach out to its core demographic.

  • Bentley Institute Press Announces Availability of New BIM Publication: Plain Language BIM

    Bentley Institute Press, publisher of a broad array of textbooks and professional reference works dedicated to BIM advancements in the architectural, engineering, construction, operations, geospatial, and educational communities, today announced the availability of their newest title, Plain Language BIM, now available as both a print publication and as an eBook for Kindle and iOS devices.

  • Bentley Institute Press’ New E-book Practical Structural Modelling With AECOsim Building Designer Now Available

    Bentley Institute Press, publisher of university textbooks and professional reference works for the BIM advancement of the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC), operations, geospatial, and educational communities, today announced that Practical Structural Modelling With AECOsim Building Designer is now available as an e-book for Kindle devices. The publication provides step-by-step tutorials and interactive exercises to help engineers and designers quickly become productive with BIM workflows and BIM advancement enabled by AECOsim Building Designer, Bentley Systems’ software for the architectural design and multi-discipline engineering of facilities. The book is co-authored by Evolve Consultancy Directors Nigel Davies and Daniel Heselwood, highly qualified AEC professionals who together have more than 40 years of experience developing and delivering BIM courses and training workshops.

  • Bentley Systems Names External Associate Professor Marianne Rask 2015 Educator of the Year

    Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced that External Associate Professor Marianne Rask of the Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, is the recipient of its 2015 Educator of the Year Award. The award recognizes a member of the academic community who has an outstanding record of achievements and is committed to inspiring students to pursue careers in the infrastructure professions.