His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and President of the American University of Sharjah (AUS) confirmed that the university is developing rapidly according to the strategic plan that His Highness drawn up since 2018 and will continue until 2022.
This came during the speech His Highness delivered at the 13th Annual AUS Alumni Reunion ceremony, Friday at the main AUS campus.
Welcoming the audience, His Highness expressed happiness and pride at being at AUS. His Highness, reviewing what the American University in Sharjah has achieved in order to achieve its strategic plan, including the opening of the new building of the College of Engineering and Science at the university, which includes many scientific and research laboratories, and its cost amounted to AED320 million, and AED12 million were allocated for scientific research , and the establishment of Sharjah University for Research, Technology and Innovation complex, which will be opened in the coming months, includes 50 research institutions linked to it, at a cost of AED412 million.
His Highness indicated that the university is keen to develop its academic programs and attract the best teaching and administrative competencies.
His Highness confirmed that the university set 12 goals to develop the results of the scientific process, pointing out that the university is keen on following up the affairs of graduate students after their graduation to ensure that they are on the path to success and excellence.
His Highness added that scientific research and innovation are among these goals, as the Emirate of Sharjah has allocated AED12 million for scientific research and innovation for this year, to encourage students to participate, innovation and creativity.
His Highness stressed that the university is keen on preserving the distinguished scientific position it has reached, and attracting the best students from different countries of the world, so its focus was on the quality of students and not on numbers, indicating that the university has allocated AED80 million annually from its budget for scholarship programs, including a number of cases Humanity.
His Highness concluded his speech wishing the graduates more progress and success.