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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

A Brief history of Design/Build Education and The Impact of “Learning by Doing” on Architectural Education

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 15, 2016 11:00:00 AM

 
By William Sarnecky
 
The last twenty years have seen the emergence of design/build as an integral part of architecture school curricula in the United States and around the world. In the typical architectural design program, students design a hypothetical project in a studio course. These projects usually lack real-world constraints like budgets, clients and regulations. Design/build projects, on the other hand, present real-world problems to the students, asking them to both design and construct a solution. This approach to design education is one manifestation of the teaching philosophy of “learning by doing” famously championed in the foundational writings of American philosopher John Dewey. The Montessori teaching method used at select primary schools around the world provides another example of this educational approach. Integrating design and construction of full-scale projects into the curricula of architecture schools has leveraged Dewey’s notion of the best teaching method—students engaging with and actively manipulating the environment in the process of learning rather than passively observing the world in order to understand the principles that organize it.
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Topics: AUS, College of Architecture, Art and Design, Design, Design Management, Multimedia Design, CAAD, Design Build

AUS Alumna on a mission to ‘heal and rescue’ animals

Posted by AUS blog on Aug 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

The beautiful Golden Retriever that was found on campus last week has been re-homed. We want to thank our very own American University of Sharjah Alumna Parmis Nadali, an avid animal healer and rescuer. Nadali, with her team, were the ones who found and rescued the Retriever, took him to The City Vet in Dubai and worked out to re-home him.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, America, College of Architecture, Art and Design, Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture, American, Animal Rescue, Bachelor Degree

AUS Library celebrates 10th anniversary

Posted by AUS blog on May 31, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

American University of Sharjah (AUS) has one of the best libraries in the region. It’s not only very well designed, but it has vast resources to help students, faculty and other researchers find a wealth of information.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, College of Engineering, College of Architecture, Art and Design, School of Business, Sharjah Ruler, School of Business Administration, anniversary, library, Instagram, Competition, Sheikh Dr. Sultan, AUS Library, CAAD

American University of Sharjah student wins Urban Commissions 2016

Posted by AUS blog on May 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Malvika Garia

An eye for creativity and flair for innovation go a long way, and American University of Sharjah student Hinjal Kumar learned just that when she won Urban Commissions 2016, the annual design competition of Dubai Design District (d3) and Dubai Culture and Arts Authority. Initiated under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Urban Commissions aims to engage with the creative community, whether students or professionals, in the UAE and promote its diverse industry. For its most recent edition, participants were asked to design a multipurpose public shelter that would serve as a meeting point for d3 while fulfilling functional, social and community roles in Dubai’s most creative area.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, New York, College of Architecture, Art and Design, Architecture, Urban Commissions, Paris, Artist, Young Artists, Awards, Dubai, Copenhagen

Design Your Life with the AUS College of Architecture, Art and Design

Posted by AUS blog on Oct 6, 2015 12:00:00 PM

At AUS, we truly believe that great design emerges from an education that encompasses three core pillars: a deep understanding of culture, ethical engagement in society, and the discipline to develop one’s creative skills.

The College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at AUS offers a unique chance to immerse yourself in such an education. Offering programs in architecture, interior design, visual communication, multimedia design and design management, CAAD is the perfect environment for students who are eager to continue their growth in the world of design and develop the skills they need to succeed.
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Topics: College of Architecture, Art and Design

Sharjah Ruler receives a special gift from AUS students

Posted by AUS blog on Jun 18, 2015 12:00:00 PM

By Gureni Lukwaro

His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah and President of American University of Sharjah (AUS) received an artwork done by two final year students from the College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) as a token of their appreciation for his unconditional support.

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Topics: College of Architecture, Art and Design

AUS students showcase sustainable projects

Posted by AUS blog on Jun 15, 2015 9:00:00 AM

By Mehvish Razvi

“One man's trash is another man's treasure.” Using this as the basis of their project, a group of students at American University of Sharjah (AUS) used reclaimed materials from a landfill to create works of art. The idea was for the students to create a "practically free" project by combining sweat equity and reclaimed materials and accomplishing all aspects of the delivery themselves.

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Topics: College of Architecture, Art and Design

AUS graduate excels in photography

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 31, 2015 10:00:00 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

Is it a video or not? Have you ever asked yourself that question when watching a time-lapse?

For some who are not familiar with time-lapse, it is a photographic technique of taking a sequence of frames at set intervals to record changes that take place slowly over time. For example a camera can be set to capture an image of a particular scene every five seconds. These still photos captured every five seconds can then be played, for example at 30 frames per second, which will make appear to be moving faster and hence the idea of lapsing.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, Alumni, American University, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, College of Architecture, Art and Design

AUS Artists Win Top Prizes at Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award

Posted by AUS blog on Jan 29, 2015 10:00:00 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

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One of the many challenges for young artists is finding the right platform to showcase their imaginative creations. But for young artists in the region, the Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award has provided the much-needed avenue to help launch new talent. Since its creation in 2006, the award has become the most important award for regional artists.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, United Arab Emirates, Award, College of Architecture, Art and Design

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