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Looking for Job or Career Change? The annual AUS Career Fair is here!

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 13, 2018 9:30:00 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

Students coming to study at American University of Sharjah (AUS) can benefit from a strong and enduring relationship with the university which does not end with their graduation. AUS is committed to equipping its students with the necessary life and career skills while at university as well as supporting them as AUS alumni in their careers and professional lives after they graduate from university.

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Topics: Alumni, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, career fair, American, Business, UAE Exchange, Cummins, ABB, Careem, Citi Bank, Deloitte & Touche, EY, Ernst & Young, Nestle, PwC, Business Forum, Emaar, ICT Fund, Bee'ah, Unilever, L'Oreal, Bosch, BPG, Chalhoub, Advance Sciences, Lufthansa, Crescent Enterprises, Microsoft, Accenture Digital, Crescent Petroleum, Petrofac, Henkel, du, DEWA, Emirates NBD, Philip Morris, Alumni Affairs, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft Gulf

In the same boat: AUS Peer Advisors can relate

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM

By Kateryna Kadabashy

Being a student at American University of Sharjah can be challenging. Sometimes it is a matter of adaptation, while at other times it is about learning how to handle certain issues. Both situations are a perfect chance to visit a Peer Advisor at the Academic Support Center (ASC).

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Topics: American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, Academic Support Center, American, Peer Advisor

American University of Sharjah students explore the value of design

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 6, 2018 11:10:56 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

The College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) hosted Deborah Mrazek, the leading authority on design value and design thinking, who delivered an enlightening lecture on the value of design. The event was held on February 20, 2018 at the AUS College of Architecture, Art and Design.

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Topics: American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, Mass Communication, CAS, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Architecture, Art and Design, School of Business, School of Business Administration, Design, Design Management, CAAD, American, Design Value, Designer, Deb Mrazek, Curiate.co, Design Professionals, CEN, SBA, Management, Design Thinking

American University of Sharjah project shines at entrepreneurship forum

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 26, 2018 12:58:31 PM

By Gureni Lukwaro

A project by three electrical engineering students at American University of Sharjah (AUS) was one among the best projects recognized at the 3rd International Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship held from February 15–18, 2018 at the University of Sharjah.

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Topics: American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, Entrepreneurship, American, Innovation

Obesity is not only a public health problem but also a potential contributor to climate change, AUS research finds

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

New research from the Department of Economics at American University of Sharjah finds that obesity may be a significant contributor to climate change.

This research, which was published in the journal Public Health, assessed the connection between the obesity rate and greenhouse gas emissions across the United States over a 15-year period.

According to Dr. Jay Squalli, the author of this study and Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics of the School of Business Administration, “This research lies on the premise that obese people are not only heavier to transport but also frequent users of private vehicles. As a result, increased fuel consumption is expected to increase carbon emissions.” He added, “Obese people also consume more food than their leaner counterparts, and that could contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.” He explained that “In order to satisfy larger consumption of food, more pesticides and fertilizers must be used to increase yields, and these larger yields must be then transported to their end users.”

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Topics: American University of Sharjah (AUS), American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, School of Business, School of Business Administration, American, Economic, Economics, Department of Economics, Public Health, Obesity, Climate Change, Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Texas, Colorado, West Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee

Red Baraat wows AUS audience

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Falah Gulzar

It was so good, I mean very good. You want to know how good? I will tell you this, even the Chancellor Dr. Björn Kjerfve couldn’t remain seated, he got up and participated. That is how good this got when American University of Sharjah hosted fusion band Red Baraat on Monday, February 20.

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Topics: American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, Culture, Global Day, Diversity, Multicultural

Discover American University of Sharjah

Posted by AUS blog on Jan 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

Ever since it was established in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the American University of Sharjah (AUS) aims to be a leading educational institution in the region. Even though it is fairly young compared to some of the other universities, not only has AUS been licensed by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Higher Education Affairs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), but it is also accredited in the United States of America by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Architecture, Art and Design, School of Business, School of Business Administration, AUS Library, American

Helping to Transform Ideas Into Realities: An AUS Student Experience

Posted by AUS blog on Oct 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

While at American University of Sharjah (AUS), students constantly come across various opportunities beyond the classroom. Whether they choose to seize these opportunities and make them count towards their future, or whether they choose to let them go, is up to the students. Sheraa is one of these unique opportunities that can pave a way for students’ futures, and it is literally within reach of AUS students. Located in the library building, Sheraa, the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center, has recently expanded its space and operations on the campus of American University of Sharjah. The initiative is designed to transform and develop people's ideas into businesses and help Sharjah and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) become a leading hub of international entrepreneurship.

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Topics: AUS, MENA, MENA Region, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, United Nations, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Syria, American, Sheraa, Al Za'atari Refugee Camp, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, MIT Media Labs, Massachussets Institute of Technology, MIT, MIT Labs, UNHCR

Five reasons to study abroad

Posted by AUS blog on Sep 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM

 

 By Tayiba Ahmed

The American University of Sharjah (AUS) has always prided itself for its multicultural environment, and to enhance this very aspect of the university, AUS established the Office of International Exchange Programs (IXO). Every year a number of students participate in the program and travel to different countries all over the world to study aboard. And many others come from all over the world to spend a semester or two at AUS. If you’re interested in the program and are looking for some encouragement to enroll in it, here are 5 reasons why you should take part in this wonderful study abroad program:

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Topics: AUS, Students, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, Office of International Exchange, International Exchange Office, International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), Study Abroad, International Exchange, exchange program, IXO, Exchange students, American

AUS students attend the Global Leader Experiences program

Posted by AUS blog on May 27, 2015 10:00:00 AM

By Aaron Machado

“The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.”

These inspirational words by McDonald’s co-founder Ray Kroc are a catalyst for leaders and change-makers to bring about transformations in today’s world. It is with this in mind that 13 students from American University of Sharjah (AUS) took part in the Global Leader Experiences (GLE) program held at Dubai Port (DP) World April 5-8, 2015 to learn how to develop leadership qualities within themselves.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah (AUS), American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah

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