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The road to launching Nayif-1, the UAE’s first nanosatellite

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

By Dr. Mohamed El-Tarhuni

Back in March 2014, American University of Sharjah was approached by what was then known as the Emirates Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) and now known as the Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) to embark on an exciting project. We were very proud of the fact that among all universities in the country, AUS was chosen as the academic partner for this ambitious project. Our student would build the UAE’s first nanosatellite and launch it into space!

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, American, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, Space, Orbit, Nayif-1, Nanosatellite

Sheraa’s Inaugural Showcase Day held at AUS

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 5, 2017 11:00:00 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

After working hard on their startup ideas for months, 10 entrepreneurial teams recently had the opportunity to showcase their ideas to His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Sharjah and President of AUS, who attended the Inaugural Showcase Day held at American University of Sharjah (AUS). The ceremony that took place on February 15, 2017 was held under the patronage of Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq.

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Topics: AUS, Sharjah, Entrepreneurship, Sheraa

MBRSC and American University of Sharjah partner into space

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Dr. Richard Schoephoerster

Space….the final frontier. Any true-blue Star Trek fan knows the source of those words, but, whether you are a Trekkie or not, everyone understands the spirit of their meaning. Frontier implies exceeding limits, moving into the unknown, with all of the excitement and thrill that comes with that. That excitement was palpable on the campus of American University of Sharjah (AUS) last week. Some of our alumni were on campus as the nanosatellite that they designed and constructed in collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC), was launched into orbit. While there was certainly a roar of applause and a huge collective sigh of relief for each successive stage of the rocket launch, including the deployment of Nayif-1 into its orbit, the real moment of truth arrived when the first signals were received at the AUS ground station, because, for our former students and the MBRSC staff, that was the ultimate measure of achievement for this collaborative enterprise.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, Communication, American, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, Space, Orbit, Nanosatellite, Satellite

Red Baraat to perform at American University of Sharjah

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 20, 2017 1:01:06 PM

By Falah Gulzar

It won’t be your average Monday afternoon when Red Baraat, the Brooklyn, New York, bhangra band take the stage at American University of Sharjah today, February 20, at 5:30 p.m in the Main Auditorium.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, Red Baraat, Concert

Making social media work for fresh graduates

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 19, 2017 10:11:25 AM

By Diana Farah

Fresh university graduates seeking job opportunities should be active on social media in order to “be present in front of the right people,” said LinkedIn’s UAE territory director Sherif El Kheir February 7 at American University of Sharjah.

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Speaking to about 50 AUS students at the Rock Your LinkedIn Profile workshop, El Kheir said that having a LinkedIn account is an effective way to connect with people who could possibly become mentors, or future bosses.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, American, Social Media, LinkedIn, Job Search

First AUS theatre festival bring international talent to campus

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Falah Gulzar

American University of Sharjah held its first ever theatre festival January 31–February 5, 2017, presenting attendees with both entertaining and insightful activities.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, Performing Arts, Theatre, American

How to Start Your Semester Sustainably

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Ashwatha Mahesh

A bright start awaits you as you arrive on campus for the new semester, refreshed from the holidays. AUS Sustainability warmly welcomes you, providing you with a few simple ways to make your semester enjoyable, productive and sustainable.

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Topics: AUS, Sustainability, Sustainable World, Recycling

American University of Sharjah Holds First Theater Festival

Posted by AUS blog on Jan 30, 2017 1:00:41 PM

By Falah Gulzar

American University of Sharjah (AUS) will hold its first ever theater festival from Tuesday, January 31 to Saturday, February 4, 2017, featuring works of and sessions by local and international professionals and participants in the field. The initiative is part of the university’s ongoing efforts to promote art and culture in the region.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, Performing Arts, Theatre, American

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

American University of Sharjah becoming a cultural hub

Posted by AUS blog on Dec 8, 2016 11:00:00 AM

By Falah Gulzar

In additional to being an excellent higher education institution, American University of Sharjah (AUS) has proven to be a center for promoting art and culture in the region.

The diverse backgrounds the university’s students and faculty come from, have helped the institution to centralize musical, theatrical and other forms of cultural expressions and performances. 

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, Culture, Global Day, Global Village, Club Fair, Diversity, Multicultural, Global, cultural clubs, rich culture, Performing Arts, Arab Culture

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