American University of Sharjah

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  • Amer­i­can Uni­ver­sity of Shar­jah (AUS) was founded in 1997 by His High­ness Sheikh Dr. Sul­tan Bin Moham­mad Al Qas­simi, Mem­ber of the Supreme Coun­cil of the United Arab Emi­rates and Ruler of Shar­jah, who envi­sioned the uni­ver­sity as a lead­ing edu­ca­tional insti­tu­tion in the Gulf region. Amer­i­can Uni­ver­sity of Shar­jah is an inde­pen­dent, not-​for-​profit coed­u­ca­tional insti­tu­tion. 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. AUS is a lead­ing com­pre­hen­sive coed­u­ca­tional uni­ver­sity in the Gulf, serv­ing stu­dents from the region and around the world.

    Amer­i­can Uni­ver­sity of Shar­jah is accred­ited by the Com­mis­sion on Higher Edu­ca­tion of the Mid­dle States Asso­ci­a­tion of Col­leges and Schools (3624 Mar­ket Street, Philadel­phia, PA 19104, 215 662 5606). AUS is licensed in the United States by the Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion of the State of Delaware. The uni­ver­sity is also licensed by the UAE Min­istry of Higher Edu­ca­tion and Sci­en­tific Research, and all under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate pro­grams have been awarded either full or ini­tial accreditation:

    • All six of the bachelor’s degree pro­grams in the AUS Col­lege of Engi­neer­ing are accred­ited by ABET, Inc. of the United States.
    • All under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate pro­grams offered by the School of Busi­ness and Man­age­ment are accred­ited by the Asso­ci­a­tion to Advance Col­le­giate Schools of Busi­ness(AACSB).
    • The Bach­e­lor of Archi­tec­ture pro­gram of the Col­lege of Archi­tec­ture, Art and Design is accred­ited by the National Archi­tec­tural Accred­it­ing Board (NAAB) of the United States.

    AUS offers 25 majors and 48 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.


    Phone +.971.6.515.5555

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