American University of Sharjah, Sharjah

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American University of Sharjah (abbreviated AUS; Arabic: الجامعة الأمريكية في الشارقة‎) is a private nonprofit institution of higher education located in the United Arab Emirates.

It was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. Sheikh Dr. Sultan envisaged the university as a leading educational institution in the Persian Gulf region. Located in University City in Sharjah, the university was named, for two years in a row, as the world's "most international" university. It is a diverse university that brings together more than 5,000 students from more than 94 countries and a full-time faculty of more than 360 from 48 countries.
AUS offers 26 majors and 48 minors at undergraduate level as well as 16 master's degrees and a PhD in Engineering Systems Management at the graduate level; through the College of Architecture, Art and Design, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the School of Business Administration.
The university is licensed by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (UAE) in the United Arab Emirates, which recognizes all undergraduate and graduate programs. American University of Sharjah is accredited in the United States of America by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

The bachelor of science degree programs in chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering offered by the College of Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The bachelor of science degree program in computer science offered by the College of Engineering is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. 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. The School of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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  • I have had the honor to help many Saudi students join this prestigious University in Sharjah, now certified by Georgetown University, USA. At the start, AUS had coaching from my own "alma mater...  more »
  • An excellent and spacious campus to visit and drive though. It is located in university city which also includes the University of Sharjah and other colleges.  more »
  • This is, without doubt, one of the best universities in UAE. It has a good accreditation and reputation around the world. The location is also very convenient in Sharjah where you can study and live in the dorm nearby with three minutes walking distance.
  • Architecture is unique. One of the top universities in the region.
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