Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah and president of American University of Sharjah (AUS), has announced the allocation of AED550 million ($150 million) for scientific research at AUS over the next five years.
The announcement came during a speech delivered during the university’s spring 2019 graduation ceremony, when a total of 610 students graduated.
Sheikh Sultan said in comments published by state news agency WAM: “When we created the American University of Sharjah more than 20 years ago, our goal was not only to prepare young people, but also to prepare educated generations, open horizons in keeping with the developments of the times, always seeking to acquire science and knowledge and looking for creativity.”
He said the university is progressing towards achieving the objectives of its strategic plan in the field of scientific research and has supported the research of members of the academic faculty in different fields.
The university has recently launched a bachelor’s programme in psychology, started a specialised programme in data science, and is preparing to open the new additional building for the Engineering College in the next academic semester, he added.
“All that we have said today distinguishes the American University of Sharjah and its reputation within and outside our region. This spring, the University was invited to join the Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner Programme, the first in the Gulf and the Middle East, to join 35 leading international universities,” he said.
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