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Sultan chairs UOS’ Board of Trustees 

His Highnes Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah (UOS), chaired meeting of UOS’ Board of Trustees held at His Highness’ office at UOS on Tuesday.

His Highness applauded the recent achievements of UOS including achieving the top spot in the performance of the United Nations’ SDGs, as per Times organisation; achieving 200th spot amongst the global universities in the same programme; Achieving 2nd place amongst the UAE universities in the field of Engineering and Technology; Achieving 1st place amongst the UAE universities in the field of Astronomy and Space Studies; and Achieving 1st place amongst the global universities for the third year in a row in the field of Sustainability as per “Green Matrix” organisation.

Due to these achievements, UOS is now ranked as the 294th globally, jumping 104 ranks compared to last year, His Highness noted.

Following the ratification of the minutes of the previous meeting of the Board of Trustees, His  Highness was briefed on a report about UOS last academic year’s achievements and then briefed the attendees on the UOS current and future projects and plans after which he thanked the Ruler of Sharjah for his moral and financial support for UOS.

Following the ratification of the minutes of the previous meeting of the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor of the University of Sharjah presented a report about UOS last academic year’s achievements and then briefed the attendees on the UOS current and future projects and plans after which he thanked the Ruler of Sharjah for his moral and financial support for UOS.

After reviewing the five-year-plan for 2014 – 2019, the Chancellor of UOS then briefed the Board of in details of five-year-plan for 2019 – 2024, which is in line with the directives of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, the UAE National Agenda, and the achievements and results of the previous five years.

The briefing also included the current and proposed organisational structure of the University and the newly established units. As per the briefing report, the university currently offers 114 accredited programmes in addition to 37 new programmes that are still under process.

The Board also directed Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) to construct a district cooling plant to serve the University City, on a land plot that the board had allocated for this purpose.

During its meeting, the Board of Trustees approved appointing Academic Deputy Director for the University as of September 2020, appointing Dean of College Business Administration, and approving the graduation of 1170 students from their respective Bachelors and Diploma programmes who have fulfilled their academic requirement.