Skip to main content

Over 500 students graduating at AUS

Graduation ceremony at AUS
Sharjah, (UAE): His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah and President of American University of Sharjah (AUS), will attend the university’s Spring 2014 Commencement on Saturday, June 7 at the University City Hall, Sharjah.

A total of 527 undergraduate and graduate candidates will participate in the ceremony.

Dr. Thomas Hochstettler, Acting Chancellor of AUS, thanked Sheikh Dr. Sultan for his extensive and visionary support to the university since its inauguration 17 years ago.

Dr. Hostettler stressed on the hope that the university’s fresh graduates represent before the challenges of the modern world. “Nowhere is this hope more dramatically personified than in a gathering like this one today, when we celebrate together the collective and individual achievements of talented and educated young men and women,” said the Acting Chancellor.

Speaking at the luncheon, Dr. Nada Mourtada-Sabbah, AUS Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs, said: “As AUS’s youngest alumni to be, you, collectively, bear the unmistakable imprint of years spent within our community of learners and questioners. Your diploma signifies that as an AUS graduate, you have mastered free inquiry, originality, academic and social responsibility and personal integrity.”

Also present at the event were Ahmad Al Jabouri, former president of the AUS Alumni Association, and Suhaila Al Falasi, an AUS alumna who is now working as an examiner at the Central Bank of the UAE. The two alumni congratulated the graduating students and shared their experiences with them. Present were also senior AUS and UAE Central Bank officials.

AUS has succeeded in becoming a pioneer higher education institution in the region. The university has endeavored to develop long-lasting ties with public and private sectors, which is a step toward bridging the gap between higher educational institutions and the job market, both for the present and future generations of students and alumni.

Founded in 1997, the university has fulfilled His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan’s vision of a quality institution catering to the aspirations and needs of the UAE and the wider Gulf community as a whole. Over the past decade, the student body has increased considerably, necessitating the launch of two graduation ceremonies per year.

Popular posts from this blog

Wanna be a forensic Scientist? What Dubai offers?

Dubai: It used to be that you could only be a Crime Scene Investigator on television, now at Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) you can study a Digital Forensic Science Degree and join an elite team of crime solving scientists upon graduation. 
Forensic Scientists use scientific methods and problem-solving techniques to solve crimes. Using advanced procedures and high-tech equipment, Forensic Scientists collect evidence in order to solve intricate puzzles and assist Police and Government departments. 
Two universities in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) which offers forensic programmes are American University in the Emirates  and Manipal University Dubai.
Manipal University Dubai offers post-graduate degree only. You can join for MSc in Human Genetics and Forensic Science. This post graduate programme is interdisciplinary, linking together courses in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, criminal justice, psychology and legal studies. Individual attention is given so t…

Why You Should Not Opt For IIT Bombay

This article is written by IITians in theblog

If asked to compare IIT Bombay to IIT Delhi, most students say that the difference is negligible. Both are in metropolitan cities with good options for hostels, PG accommodations, food and entertainment. Cultural activities are equally good as is the faculty and study methodology. Even placements at the two IITS are amongst the best in the country. Yet figures indicate that the top JEE rank holders prefer Computer Science Engineering at IIT Mumbai rather than IIT Delhi. But, we are here to tell you when and why you can avoid IIT Mumbai.

Mumbai IIT was earlier placed in the suburbs, away from the crowds, giving IITians the space and peace to pursue their career goals. Today the area in Powai is surrounded by high rise building, malls and traffic snarls, bringing with it all the clatter and patter of a metropolitan hub. Just like the population and popularity of Powai and its neighbouring areas has grown, so has the quality of education at thi…

Second Pakistani University opens in UAE

RAS AL KHAIMAH, (UAE): One more Pakistani University has started its operations in Ras Al Khaimah with a mission to provide good quality affordable education for Pakistani families living in UAE. Name as “Abasyn University”, the new educational platform will offer degree courses to the 800 to 1,000 pupils who comes out of Pakistani high schools in the UAE every year.

Previously Szabist University in Dubai was the only Pakistani university in the emirates. Abasyn’s Ras Al Khaimah centre is its overseas branch campus. As a famed brand in Pakistan, the Abasyn University has campuses in Peshawar and Islamabad. Abasyn University is considered to be more affordable as it charges only Dh1,200 a month. This makes it more affordable than Szabist which charges Dh1,900, and Abasyn is significantly cheaper than other institutions.

On average, university fees in the UAE start at about Dh25,000 a year. However, for anything science or engineering based, costs can rise to more than Dh45,000.The…