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AUS students honored for their outstanding research projects

Posted by AUS blog on May 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Naila Tariq

Receiving knowledge is one thing, but generating new knowledge that has real-world applications for society is another entirely. That's where research and development come in, and one of the prime sources for such research is universities, from both faculty and students. American University of Sharjah has always been a part of that, forging a path towards becoming a full-on research university.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, Students, American University, Research

AUS Professor Examines Radar Technology in Hong Kong

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 27, 2014 11:00:00 AM

By Teresa Crompton

Hasan Mir, Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, CEN, was awarded a Faculty Research Travel Grant in 2012.

How did you use the grant?

The funds were used for a collaborative visit with Dr. Kainam Wong at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU). Dr. Wong is a recognized authority in many areas related to ISR (Information, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) technology. Prior to joining AUS, I was with MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where I researched a variety of aspects related to radar technology.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, Research, Sharjah, Engineering, Grant, Radar, Hong Kong, College of Engineering

AUS Professor Wins Qatar Foundation Award

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 20, 2014 11:00:00 AM

By Teresa Crompton

Nasser Hamdan, Professor and Interim Head of the Department of Physics at the College of Arts and Sciences at American University of Sharjah (AUS), has won a Regular Poster Presentation Award at the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference (ARC’13). In addition to a trophy and certificate presented at the Award Ceremony on Monday, November 25, 2013, the award carries a valuable monetary prize. The award, according to Dr. Gautam Sen, Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies at American University of Sharjah, is ‘quite an honor’ and an ‘important recognition’ of Dr. Hamdan’s research.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, Research, Qatar Foundation, Award

AUS professor studies Muslim businesses in China

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 13, 2014 11:00:00 AM

By Teresa Crompton

Yuting Wang, Assistant Professor in the Department of International Studies, CAS, was awarded a Faculty Research Travel Grant in 2012.

Describe your research project

This project seeks to contribute to scholarly studies on the relationship between economic activities and religious life. Specifically, the study examines the roles that transnational business activities play in the religious beliefs and practices among Chinese Muslims. This required conducting field work among Chinese Muslim business communities in cities on China’s east coast, as well as Muslim concentrated cities in the northwest. The study strives to add to the ongoing discussions on the compatibility of Islam with modernity and non-Islamic cultures.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, Research, Chinese Businesses, China, Grant, Muslim

AUS Faculty Member Researches Hollywood Legend

Posted by AUS blog on Dec 22, 2013 11:00:00 AM

By Teresa Crompton

Victoria Amador is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the College of Arts and Sciences at American University of Sharjah and she reports on her Faculty Research Grant (FRG3 Travel Grant) awarded for Academic Year 2012-2013.

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

AUS Faculty Member Visits World Class Research Center

Posted by AUS blog on Dec 19, 2013 11:00:00 AM

By Teresa Crompton

David Radnell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He was awarded a Faculty Research Grant (FRG3) Travel Grant in Academic Year 2012-2013

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

Growing Importance of Research in University Rankings

Posted by AUS blog on Dec 17, 2013 12:00:00 PM

By Gautam Sen

I note with considerable pride that AUS has ranked 79th on a list of top 100 institutions in a comprehensive survey of BRICS and Emerging Economies countries conducted by the highly-regarded Times Higher Education (THE) (Thompson-Reuters) (http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2014/brics-and-emerging-economies). I hasten to add that AUS is the youngest institution in this list!

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

AUS professor studies e-government

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 19, 2013 11:00:00 AM

By Teresa Crompton

Fang Zhao, Associate Professor in the Department of Management, SBM, who was awarded a Faculty Research (Travel) Grant for 2012-2013, discusses her research on e-government.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, Research, American Univesrity of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, UAE, e-government

AUS professor studies genealogies of Chinese families

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 13, 2013 11:00:00 AM

By Teresa Crompton

Clément Vincent, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Design, CAAD, who was awarded a Faculty Research (Travel) Grant for 2012-2013, discusses his research on the printing of Chinese genealogies.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, Research, American Univesrity of Sharjah, Chinese Genealogies

AUS professor’s research featured at Harvard University

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 11, 2013 11:00:00 AM

By Teresa Crompton

A paper written by Javed Younas (Associate Professor, Department of Economics) and his two co-authors has received exclusive coverage by Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center. The Shorenstein’s research-related news website, ‘Journalist’s Resource,’ covers the paper in an article entitled ‘Terrorist attacks, Foreign Direct Investment and Foreign Aid’ (http://bit.ly/1ftoFUh).

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

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