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AUS retains top ten Arab university ranking

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) latest global ranking of universities confirms that the American University of Sharjah (AUS) remains in the top ten highest ranked universities in the Arab world, according to a report published this month. AUS was one of three universities from the United Arab Emirates ranked amongst the top ten Arab universities listed in the global ranking.

QS, a British company specialising in education and study abroad, assesses nine areas of performance to produce global university rankings: academic and employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, web impact, proportion of staff with a PhD, research productivity and impact, and proportions of international faculty and students. Only ten Arab universities made it into the top 500 listings of the new 2016/2017 global ranking, including AUS.

The American University of Sharjah has been ranked in the top ten universities in its annual QS Arab region rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) for the past two years. The university was ranked 7th in both the 2015 and 2016 QS University Rankings for Arab Region, which ranked 100 academic institutions last year and 200 academic institutions in the current report, which was published in June 2016.

Located in Sharjah’s University City, AUS was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah and is a not-for-profit, independent, institution of higher education formed on the American model. The University offers 26 majors and 46 minors at the undergraduate level, plus 13 master’s degrees.

American University of Sharjah has launched a number of major initiatives during the past six months including the incorporation of AUS Enterprises, a new holding company mandated to develop commercial activities; the opening of ‘Sheraa’, a new Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre backed by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority; the plan to create an AUS Research, Technology and Innovation (RTI) Park; and plans establish a Centre of Excellence for Digital Government within the RTI Park.

Source: AUS, QS

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