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AUS granted full membership by GEDC
American University of Sharjah (AUS), one of the leading universities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, has been granted full membership to the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC), one of the world's premier engineering organization comprising engineering administrations from across the globe.
"We are pleased to be granted this membership," said Dr. Thomas Hochstettler, Acting Chancellor of AUS. "We strive to be the very best; acknowledgement of our efforts and recognition of our academic standards from reputed international organizations such as GEDC is a matter of pride for us. As the largest academic engineering unit in the country, our College of Engineering is a great example of what AUS has to offer not just to our students but also to the business community at large as part of our strategic mission," he added.
Currently, GEDC includes over 120 deans from almost 40 countries and continues to expand at a swift pace. The organization serves as an international network of engineering deans that seeks to leverage the collective strength of its members in order to advance and promote engineering education, research as well as service to the global community.
"With this membership, I am confident AUS will be recognized even more firmly in the world of engineering education not only regionally but across the world," said Dr. Leland Blank, Interim Dean of the College of Engineering and the university's representative to GEDC. "Since its inception, the College of Engineering has placed great emphasis on its programs receiving international accreditation and competing with the best programs from around the world."
The bachelor of science degree programs in chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering offered by the College of Engineering are accredited by Engineering Accreditation Commissionof ABET (www.abet.org ).The bachelor of science degree program in computer science offered by the College of Engineering is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org).