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The American Universityof Sharjah (AUS) is a not-for-profit, independent, coeducational institution of higher education formed on the American model.

AUS was mandated to:

* Reinforce the efforts of the leaders of the UAE “to ensure that science and education regain their rightful place in the building and advancement of our society and shaping the lives of our children”

* Join other institutions of higher education in seeking “to reshape fundamentally the minds of our youth to enable them to address the challenges of life using the scientific method”

* Become a “center of research for educational development and the solution of social problems”

* Become “organically linked” to the economic, cultural, scientific and industrial sectors of society in

“productive cooperation”

* Exercise the “independence and objectivity in teaching and research” necessary for the achievement of these goals
The American University< of Sharjah (AUS) was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Sharjah. Sheikh Sultan articulated his vision of a distinctive institution against the backdrop of Islamic history and in the context of the aspirations and needs of contemporary society in the UAE and the Gulf region.

(last updated: 14-June-2009)
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