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American University of Sharjah to visit over 30 schools in Saudi Arabia - Zawya

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American University of Sharjah to visit over 30 schools in Saudi Arabia Riyadh, April 15, 2014-- American University of Sharjah ( AUS ), ranked as one of the top 440 universities worldwide by QS World University Ranking, is hosting an open session for high school graduate students and their parents in Riyadh starting today, April 13 to 17, and from April 20 to 24, in Jeddah and the Eastern Province. Students will be introduced to the university's accredited programs, its tradition of academic excellence and its multicultural campus life. AUS admissions counselors will be available to meet students in Riyadh at Riyadh Intercontinental Hotel, April 13-14, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and in Jeddah at Jeddah Crown Plaza Hotel, April 20-24, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The AUS team will also be available at the International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education (IECHE 2014) at Riyadh International Exhibition and Convention Centre from April 15 to 18 between in Booth 311. Prospective students can learn about the excellence in education and personal growth opportunities offered by AUS . Dr. Thomas Hochstettler, AUS Acting Chancellor, stated, " AUS is the benchmark for quality university education in the Gulf, favored by students, parents and employers. Our students experience true campus life within a regional setting and the excellent quality of teaching and learning experiences attested by our track record and independent accreditations. Our quality of education and student life within a fully self-sustained campus is unmatched in the MENA region. AUS offers a platform for bright students to fulfill their ambitions in the most multicultural and advanced economies in the word today." AUS is accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates and by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States. Ali Shuhaimy, AUS Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, stated, "While in Saudi Arabia, we will listen to and advise prospective students and their parents about how to select the right university and the unique opportunities offered by AUS . Our programs are delivered by international highly qualified faculty members, the majority of whom hold the highest degrees in their respective fields. We also offer a great educational environment where students are challenged and encouraged to develop their critical thinking, communication skills and leadership." " AUS is one of the most competitive universities in the UAE and its academic reputation keeps growing every year," said Amr Alkhatib, a junior majoring in public relations. "The university helped me a lot and the great academic programs it offers makes it a great place to study. Even the Saudi embassy in the UAE recommends AUS to Saudi students because of its academic excellence. I can't wait to earn my degree from such a respectable institute. It is an honor for me to make my country proud by being able to share the great education and values I learned at AUS . I encourage other students from my country to join AUS too," he said. AUS is the main provider of high-quality American style higher education in the Gulf region. The rigors of comprehensive academic courses at AUS are tempered by its superb facilities for recreation and for social and personal development through sports, arts and culture. This combination of work and play is an integral part of all-around student development at the university. AUS students come from all over the world. In Spring 2014, AUS had students from 92 different nationalities, including Saudi students who form over five percent of the total AUS student population. The open session will provide interested Saudi students the opportunity to discover how they can pursue their studies at AUS and be part of its Saudi Arabia Club. AUS programs have been recognized by a number of international accrediting bodies. The bachelor of science programs in chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering offered by the AUS College of Engineering are accredited by ABET, www.abet.org, of the United States. The Bachelor of Architecture program of the College of Architecture, Art and Design is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) of the United States. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) as well as the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degrees offered by the School of Business and Management are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). -EndsFor more information, please contact: Miriam Kiwan Director of Strategic Communications and Media mkiwan@aus.edu Nazzal Yousef Director of Media Relations +971 6 515 2157 nyousuf@aus.edu About AUS American University of Sharjah ( AUS ) was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. The university was envisaged by His Highness as a leading educational institution in the Gulf region. Located in University City, Sharjah, AUS is a not-for-profit, independent, institution of higher education formed on the American model. It offers 26 majors and 53 minors at the undergraduate level, and 14 master's degrees through the College of Architecture, Art and Design; the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Engineering; and the School of Business Administration. These programs are designed to meet the challenges of a

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American University of Sharjah to visit over 30 schools in Saudi Arabia - Zawya competitive and dynamic business and industrial environment. As a provider of quality higher education in the Gulf, AUS is licensed and its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates. AUS is accredited in the United States of America by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The bachelor of science degree programs in chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering offered by the College of Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org). The bachelor of science degree program in computer science offered by the College of Engineering is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org). The Bachelor of Architecture program of the College of Architecture, Art and Design is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) of the United States. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) as well as the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degrees offered by the School of Business Administration are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Š Press Release 2014

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186 delegates participate in AUS Model United Nations conference |

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186 delegates participate in AUS Model United Nations conference : Monday, April 14 - 2014 @ 09:04 Over 180 delegates from 12 educational institutions participated in the seventh Model United Nations conference (AUSMUN 2014) held by American University of Sharjah April 10–12, 2014. Organized by the Department of International Studies, AUSMUN hosted students from area universities and secondary schools. The Model United Nations gives students a chance to experience the dynamics of the actual United Nations and to gain valuable insight into the international realm of politics. As part of the Model United Nations, each set of students is assigned a country to represent in a formal assembly. During debate, participants must strictly reflect the policies and views of their assigned country. The main outcome of a Model UN is to write a resolution, which is a set of solutions for a particular topic, which can be adopted by the UN member states in a real scenario. “The AUSMUN is a transformative experience for both the AUS students to hone their leadership skills in organizing the event, deciding on social issues to be debated, preparing background material to be distributed to the schools, preparing the budget and ensuring that MUN procedures are followed,” said Dr. Meenaz Kassam, AUSMUN faculty advisor. “For school students this is an opportunity to work on their debating skills and understand how events are shaped by international organizations. At the end of the event everyone feels an immense sense of accomplishment,” she added. Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean of College of Arts and Science, said, “Our simulation of the United Nations allows students to address key issues through creativity, debate and diplomacy. For the past seven years, AUS students and faculty have passionately hosted the MUN for students across the region. We work vigorously to provide our delegates with a rewarding educational experience through our thriving platform.” “Participants debated solutions to key global problems this year, ranging from chemical weapons to gender inequality, arbitrary executions to the situation in Syria, and crime prevention to the conflict in West Africa,” he added. Also present at AUS MUN 2014 was Sayed Aqa, United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative in the UAE, Qatar and Oman. Aqa addressed the conference delegates and guests and said, “Participating in MUN will be very useful for your studies, and more importantly for your life in the future. Although it is not a real UN, it is very close to real life. We in the United Nations highly value the role of youth because you are the future in governments, private sectors, businesses and diplomacy,” he added. The conference’s closing ceremony and awards night was also attended by His Excellency Sheikh Khalid Sultan Al Nahyan, lecturer at the AUS Department of Economics and chief guest at the event. For more information, please contact: Nazzal Yousef Director of Media Relations Tel: +97165152157

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AUS regional representative for Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centre Select |

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AUS regional representative for Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centre Select : Thursday, April 10 - 2014 @ 16:58 In tandem with its mission to provide a comprehensive, overall education experience driven by academic excellence, American University of Sharjah (AUS) has entered into an agreement with Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing (CBT) business of Pearson, to become a Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centre Select as of April 2014. By becoming part of this network, the AUS Testing Center now offers enhanced security and monitoring services and accessible and secure testing to candidates as part of the Learning Evolution which Pearson is promoting in academic institutions across the globe. The Pearson VUE Authorised Test Centre Select network provides clients with the option of having their exams delivered in premier authorized test centers around the world. According to Ali Shuhaimy, Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management at AUS, said, “Becoming a Pearson VUE Authorised Test Centre Select will allow us to expand our offering and deliver some of the world’s most prominent certification exams. It’s a privilege to be chosen by Pearson VUE to be a part of its Select test center network, and we look forward to delivering exams which aid career development and help to further increase the prestige of global test programs.” Robert Whelan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pearson VUE, said, “American University of Sharjah has been selected as the regional representative for our exclusive network because of its excellent service and reputation. Thanks to Select test centers like AUS, our clients can be assured that their candidates will receive an exceptional experience each and every time they test.” As a Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centre Select, AUS anticipates 750–1250 registrants annually for various tests, and allows the AUS Testing Center to offer professional and IT world recognized tests to engineering, medical, finance and business professionals, in addition to IT students, technicians and professionals. Some of the professional tests that will be offered include Chartered Institute of Management and Accountants (CIMA), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Professional Risk Manager International Association (PRIMIA). IT tests include Cisco, Oracle, Adobe, HP ExpertOne and Avaya. For more information, please contact: Nazzal Yousef Director of Media Relations AUS Tel: +9716515215

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Mapping Arabic Heritage Conference at AUS Sheikh Salem bin Abdelrahman Al Qasimi, attended yesterday the Arab Heritage Landmarks Conference held in the American University of Sharjah. An official from Georgetown University in the USA spoke about art in Abbasid state. Published on: 15/04/2014 Name: Al Khaleej Page: 4


Mapping Arabic Heritage Conference at AUS Sheikh Salem bin Abdul Rahman bin Salem Al Qasimi, Director of the Office of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, attended the Arab Archeology Features Conference hosted by the American University of Sharjah (AUS) Published on: 15/04/2014 Name: Al Bayan Page: 40


Mapping Arabic Heritage Conference at AUS Sheikh Salem bin Abdelrahman Al Qasimi, attended yesterday the Arab Heritage Landmarks Conference held in the American University of Sharjah. An official from Georgetown University in the USA spoke about art in Abbasid state. Published on: 15/04/2014 Name: Al Ittihad Page: 4


Mapping Arabic Heritage Conference at AUS Sheikh Salem bin Abdul Rahman bin Salem Al Qasimi, Director of the Office of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, attended the Arab Archeology Features Conference hosted by the American University of Sharjah (AUS) Published on: 15/04/2014 Name: Al Fajr Page: 5


AUS discusses the features of Arab heritage The Arabic Language and Translation Department at the American University of Sharjah a conference about the features of Arab heritage Published on: 14/04/2014 Name: Al Bayan Page: 40


American University of Sharjah (AUS) signs agreement with Person View American University of Sharjah ( AUS ) has entered into an agreement with Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing (CBT) business of Pearson, to become a Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centre Select as of April 2014. Published on: 15/04/2014 Name: Al Arab Page: 17


The Arabic language in Europe's universities The Arabic language is gaining a greater importance across the world, and it is being taught in international universities. This article tackling the issue is written by a professor at the American University of Sharjah Published on: 15/04/2014 Name: Al Bayan Page: 36


Sharjah Leadership Program. Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, has attended the graduation ceremony of 23 associates in the Sharjah Leadership Program, which has been organized by Sharjah Tatweer Forum, in cooperation with Bee'ah and the American University of Sharjah. Published on: 17/04/2014 Name: Al Ittihad Page: 6


Sharjah Leadership Program Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, has attended the graduation ceremony of 23 associates in the Sharjah Leadership Program, which has been organized by Sharjah Tatweer Forum, in cooperation with Bee'ah and the American University of Sharjah. Published on: 17/04/2014 Name: Al Khaleej Page: 14


Sharjah Tatweer Forum honors participants in Sharjah Leadership Program tomorrow The Sharjah Tatweer Forum and Bee'ah, in cooperation wit the American University of Sharjah, are honoring the participants in the Sharjah Leadership Program, during a ceremonial gala to be held tomorrow morning. Published on: 15/04/2014 Name: Al Khaleej Page: 4


Culture Ministry seeks registering 'Al Majalis' in UNESCO soon On the sideline of the " Travelling Through Arts and Times" exhibition that was organized in association with Carnegie Mellon University, on the occasion of its 10th anniversary in the Education City in Doha, Minister of Culture, Dr. Hamad Bin Abdul Aziz Al Kuwari, praised the state's efforts in translating its attention to heritage and arts through launching initiatives like this. On his side, Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, mentioned that his museum participated in a previous exhibition in American University of Sharjah (AUS), as well as other exhibitions in Qatar Foundation and some secondary schools. Published on: 14/04/2014 Name: Al Sharq Page: 41


Nahyan Bin Mubarak :UAE leaderships is working to ensure young people scientific excellence Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development , has stressed that the UAE wise leadership is continuously working to ensure the ongoing development of scientific , skillful and qualitative level of UAE young people . This came as he visited the Emirates Skills event, which is successfully continuing at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) . The technical and panel committees taking part in judging the competition include officials from Masdar , Khalifa University , HCT , Fatima College of Health Sciences (FCHS) , American University of Sharjah , Etisalat and Technical Institute at ADNOC . Officials from Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD) , Department of Municipal Affairs and Member of the Executive Council , as well as members of Abu Dhabi Education Council and Federal National Council , as well as others have stressed the importance of this competition . Published on: 16/04/2014 Name: Al Khaleej Page: 17


ICT Fund adopts 2014 budget The ICT Fund, an initiative of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), adopted a budget of AED481 million for this year, distributed between investment and operational projects. In a published statement, the fund claimed having funded a number of education, research, entrepreneurship projects. Its scholarships program has also supported 350 students and offered 204 grants in 2014 at the UAEU, Abu Dhabi University (ADU), Khalifa University, Dubai University and American University of Sharjah . The fund has also financed a project at EtisalatBT Innovation Center (EBTIC) that consists of researches and innovations that comply with the UAE Vision 2021 . Published on: 17/04/2014 Name: Al Bayan Page: 8


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