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New tower for Sharjah University

The University of Sharjah (UOS) plans to build a new AED 200 million (US$54m) residential tower in Al Mamzar in the centre of Sharjah city. The university currently manages more than 60 buildings on its main campus in Sharjah’s University City near the international airport, in the city and on Sharjah’s east coast. The new residential tower adds to a growing number of residential complexes managed by the university.

The University of Sharjah is ranked sixth in the United Arab Emirates by Webometrics Ranking of World Universities and fourth by SCImago Institutions Rankings in 2013. The University was established on 1997 by its founder, supreme president and chairman, the ruler of Sharjah HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi as private non-profit national university to meet the emirate of Sharjah’s tertiary educational needs.

The university has also announced a number of new degree programmes including master’s degree and PhD courses. 1,753 students graduated during the academic year 2012-2013.

Earlier this month the university announced the formation of the Sharjah International Foundation for the History of Arab and Muslim Sciences (SIFHAMS) and welcomed Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority as the sponsor of a new chair to support research, development and scientific studies related to energy and water resource management at a cost of AED10 million (US$ 2.7m).

Source: University of Sharjah

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