American University of Sharjah

BRICS & EMERGING ECONOMIES RANK

2014
79

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Region: Asia

  • Overall score
    21.4
  • Teaching
    16.8
  • International outlook
    89.6
  • Industry income
    30.0
  • Research
    15.3
  • Citations
    14.3
American University of Sharjah (AUS) was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the UAE and Ruler of Sharjah. It is independent, not-for-profit and coeducational. Consciously based upon American institutions of higher education, AUS is thoroughly grounded in Arab culture and is part of a larger process of the revitalization of intellectual life in the Middle East. As of 2013, the university had 5,400 students, 4,700 of whom were undergraduates, and 350 full time academic staff members.