American University of Sharjah (AUS) was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
Consciously based upon American institutions of higher education, AUS is thoroughly grounded in Arab culture and is part of a larger process of the revitalization of intellectual life in the Middle East.
AUS has four academic divisions: the College of Architecture, Art and Design; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Engineering; and the School of Business and Management. More than 90 nationalities are represented among the student body of 6,000.
Despite being young in age, American University of Sharjah (AUS) has earned an enviable reputation throughout the region for its academic excellence and multicultural campus life.