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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.


Projects

Shelters for Extended Families

Shelters for Extended Families

Poverty and Hunger

Inhabitable roofs for overcrowded refugee camps

Refugee Protection Guide

Refugee Protection Guide

Health and Well-being

Design strategy to facilitate the efforts of NGOs in delivering assistance to refugees travelling in Europe

Mlazgeen

Mlazgeen

Cities and Communities

A graphic exploration of non-violent protest in Palestine

Neonomads Shelter

Neonomads Shelter

Desert shelter

A desert shelter designed for scientists

Alternative Ecosystems

Alternative Ecosystems

Water and Sanitation

Using the byproducts of desalinisation to create new architectures

“Do You Know Your Kitchen?”

“Do You Know Your Kitchen?”

Health and Well-being

Misconceptions about food preparation and storage, often rooted in tradition, lead to waste and unhealthy habits.

Nus Nus – A Tool For Art Therapy

Nus Nus – A Tool For Art Therapy

Health and Well-being

Children suffering from post-traumatic stress disorders face challenges expressing their emotions.

Nus Nus – A Tool For Art Therapy

Nus Nus – A Tool For Art Therapy

Health and Well-being

Children suffering from post-traumatic stress disorders face challenges expressing their emotions.

Benev’lnt

Benev’lnt

Sustainable fashion

"Benev’lnt” is an innovative solution to problems of waste in the clothing and textile industry arising from fast fashion.

Rihla

Rihla

Interactive teaching

An AR game to help diagnosing learning disabilities

Reconstructing Mass – A Farm to Table Project

Reconstructing Mass – A Farm to Table Project

Water and Sanitation

In Morocco, agriculture consumes 80% of the country’s water resources.

Benev’lnt

Benev’lnt

Sustainable fashion

"Benev’lnt” is an innovative solution to problems of waste in the clothing and textile industry arising from fast fashion.

Antiviral Gloves

Antiviral Gloves

Water and Sanitation

Gloves that act as a desinfectant agent