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AUS extends public invitation to 2018 Graduate Open Day
American University of Sharjah (AUS) is hosting its 2018 Graduate Open Day this Saturday, April 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the university’s Main Building.
AUS is inviting all members of the public to take part in the event, which will provide the opportunity to learn more about the 14 master’s degrees available at the university, along with the new PhD in Engineering–Engineering Systems Management that has recently been launched. Visitors can also learn more about the new AUS Center for Executive and Professional Education, which provides custom and open enrollment programs, designed to foster a culture of excellence and innovation in organizations, and help individuals realize their career ambitions.
Visitors to the event will be able to speak to students currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at AUS, as well as the faculty members delivering the programs. Information will also be provided about the flexible learning options, as well as the financial support available to eligible students.
AUS has an extensive range of master’s degree programs, covering fields that include engineering, urban planning, teaching English as a second language, mathematics, translation, business and accounting. The university has made an effort to offer graduate degrees in areas most in-demand among the region’s professionals, and which have the greatest impact on the region’s future economic and social prosperity. AUS Chancellor Dr. Bjorn Kjerfve, says:
“There is no doubt that continuing one’s education has a significant impact on their career progression and ability to meaningfully contribute in their chosen field. As the UAE, like many of its neighbors, takes steps towards creating a diversified and knowledge-based economy, having a large number of people with graduate degrees in relevant fields is hugely important. AUS offers graduate programs that will help generate capacity and capability in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), as well as programs that foster business intellect and innovation—fields that are integral to the realization of the UAE’s Vision 2021.”
Undertaking a graduate program at AUS brings with it a wealth of opportunities for research. His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah and President of AUS, has directed the Government of Sharjah to allocate major new funding to AUS, facilitating a massive research implementation effort.
As part of these efforts, the university will soon be home to four new research institutes:
The Biosciences and Bioengineering Research Institute
The Material Science and Engineering Research Institute
The Gulf Environments Research Institute
The Smart Cities Research Institute
In addition, two advanced research centers have been created, supporting research within the four institutes and across the AUS campus: the High-Performance Computing Center (HPCC) and the Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC).
These institutes and centers will facilitate a state-of-the-art research environment, attracting world-class students and faculty at the graduate level. Visitors to the AUS 2018 Graduate Open Day can learn more about these research initiatives and how they can benefit from them through an AUS graduate program.
People interested in attending the Open Day can register for the event by contacting the AUS Office of Graduate Studies at [email protected] or +971 6 515 2934.