American University of Sharjah hosts second leg of the Regional roadshow in Qatar

Press release
Published November 5th, 2012 - 09:34 GMT
American University of Sharjah
American University of Sharjah

American University of Sharjah (AUS) continues its regional roadshow and student recruitment campaign in Qatar, introducing the university’s accredited programs, academic excellence and multicultural campus life to prospective students from across the region. The roadshow began in Kuwait, followed by Qatar until Thursday, November 8 and ends in Jordan on November 17.

As a good proportion of AUS students come from the various Middle Eastern countries, the roadshow gives interested high school students the opportunity to discover whether they can pursue their studies at AUS, which places special emphasis not only on study but also on personal, social and cultural growth. Being the main provider of high-quality American style higher education in the Gulf region, AUS accepts only distinguished students who are among the top 20 percent of high school graduates.

AUS Chancellor Dr. Peter Heath stated, “In just 15 years, AUS has become the benchmark for quality university education in the Gulf, favored by students, parents and employers. Students come to AUS to experience true campus life within a regional setting, and for the quality of teaching and learning experiences we provide. Our track record and independent accreditations attest to this. The excellent quality of education offered by AUS and the great student life within a fully self-sustained campus is unmatched in the MENA region. AUS offers a platform for bright students to fulfill their ambitions while experiencing one of the most multicultural and advanced economies in the word today.” 

AUS, recently named one of the top 500 universities worldwide by QS World University Ranking, is one of the few institutions accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates and by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States.

During their Qatar roadshow, AUS representatives will be available at the Concorde Hotel Doha, Al Matar Street, until Thursday, November 8 to meet parents and prospective applicants from 5:00 to 8:00pm each day.

AUS Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management Ali Shuhaimy stated, “We are here to listen to and advise prospective students and their parents about how to select the right university for them, the unique opportunities offered by AUS and why they should consider joining us if they have the right credentials.”

Shuhaimy added, “AUS programs are delivered by international and highly qualified faculty members where the majority holds terminal degrees. AUS also has a great educational environment where students are challenged and encouraged to develop their critical thinking, communication skills and leadership. The university’s campus is self-sustained with an unmatched cultural diversity. AUS also offers students the opportunities to work on practical projects in the UAE through college projects or internships.”  

AUS’ bachelor of science programs in chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering are accredited by ABET, of the United States while 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 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) as well as the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degrees are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Background Information

American University of Sharjah

Founded in 1997, AUS is acclaimed throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the Middle East for its academic excellence and multicultural campus environment. We are an independent, non-profit, coeducational institution of higher education formed on the American model, which integrates broad-based liberal arts education with professional education studies. At AUS, all classes and administrative functions are conducted in English.


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