American University of Sharjah
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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.