The American University of Sharjah provides opportunities for excellence inside and outside the classroom

The American University of Sharjah (AUS), one of the top-ranked universities in the Middle East, is a sought-after destination for top-performing students around the world. The university has been named among the top ten in the QS Arab Region University Rankings for the past seven consecutive years and is also among the Times Higher Education Top 50 Universities Under 50. These impressive rankings are a testament to the university’s offering of an exceptional academic education in 28 undergraduate degrees, 16 master’s programs and three doctoral degrees, as well as its position as a leading research institution.

AUS has also built a reputation for excellence beyond the classroom, with students encouraged to participate in wide and diverse extracurricular activities that provide them with the skills and experience to place them in good stead with employers. Students can pursue their interests through the university’s 80 active student clubs and develop their community spirit through projects organized by the AUS Community Service and Outreach division which supports important charitable initiatives. For sports and fitness enthusiasts, 28 sports teams provide opportunities to compete locally and internationally. Students can also contribute to the university’s strong track record in sustainability. According to the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), AUS is the highest rated university in the GCC region. Regardless of the major chosen, students can become EcoReps, enthusiastic students eager to promote lasting change on campus. EcoReps educate their student peers on issues such as waste reduction, energy conservation, diversity and tolerance. Through guest speakers, events, and outings, EcoReps deepen their own understanding of their sustainable campus and become better advocates for environmental action.

The combination of academic rigor and extracurricular pursuit prepares AUS students for future success. The university has an excellent reputation among employers, with top AUS employers including Unilever, Emirates, Etihad, the UAE government, and many other highly reputable organizations. AUS graduates contribute to projects of national and international significance, including the UAE’s space achievements and efforts to combat climate change. There are also many examples of AUS students reaching the highest academic heights, with alumni pursuing masters and doctoral programs at universities such as Harvard, MIT, University of Melbourne, Cambridge and many more. ‘others.

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Dr. Susan Mumm


American University of Sharjah

American University is home to faculty, students, and alumni who make strong contributions to their fields, whether in the arts, sciences, engineering, architecture, business, or other fields. With the encouragement of our full-time faculty, our students participate in internships, competitions and research projects, which provide them with cutting-edge knowledge and experience, setting them apart in a competitive job market. We invite you to learn more about this vibrant community and its many accomplishments, and discover what your future might look like as a proud AUSer.


Reem Al-Dulaimi

Double Major in International Studies and Psychology

AUS offers a multitude of opportunities. At AUS, I was able to develop my skills in academic and extracurricular activities. I have served on various club boards which has fostered a greater sense of teamwork and time management skills. The benefit of a dual approach in building an individual is important to the student experience.

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