American University of Sharjah

Published January 10th, 2011 - 08:28 GMT

American University of Sharjah was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), who envisioned the university as the leading educational institution in the Gulf region.

Located in University City, Sharjah, AUS is a not-for-profit, independent, coeducational institution of higher education consciously based on the American model and thoroughly grounded in Arab culture and is part of a larger process of the revitalization of the intellectual life of the Middle East.