UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH
Location: University City, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Total Students: 14,756
Percentage of International Students: 10%
The University of Sharjah offers the largest number of accredited programs in the United Arab Emirates. The university currently offers a total of 80 academic degree programs including 54 bachelor’s degrees, 23 master’s degrees, eleven PhD degrees, 15 diploma degrees. The University is fully licensed and all its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates. All Engineering Programs are accredited by ABET Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree • Bachelor of Science in IT and Multimedia degree • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology are accredited internationally by ABET(Applied Science branch) All Communication programs accredited by ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) All College of Business Administration Programs are accredited by AACSB (International Accredilation)
Additionally, the Sharjah Surgical Institute (SSI), which is located in the Medical and Health Sciences campus and offers training program for surgeons from the region, was established with the cooperation of international partners, including Johnson and Johnson and Olympus. The Clinical Training Center (CTC) is accredited as a medical training and testing center by the: Royal College of Surgeons of England, International Federation of Surgery and Obesity and Metabolic Disorders(IFSO), European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), American Heart Association, and the Ministry of Health in United Arab Emirates.
We have a wide range of restaurants, food courts and coffee shops on campus that provide healthy food at reasonable prices. The food courts are located in spacious areas where students can socialize as well as enjoy delicious food.
Restaurant services are available both during the day for commuting students and late into the evening for those living on campus in the dormitories. Delivery of meals from restaurants and cafeterias off campus is also available.
The University provides 24-hour medical clinics and ambulance services for students in case of emergencies.
HAIR & BEAUTY SALONS
Barber shops and hair salons on campus offer convenience to students with separate facilities for men and women.
ENTERTAINMENT & SOCIAL LIFE
The University provides a wide range of entertainment and social activities. Recent cultural events and activities include the celebration of the 42nd UAE National Day, student trips to Spain and Turkey, theatre productions and plays written and directed by students, and concerts and festivals as well as Wildlife, Biodiversity and Cancer Awareness days.
SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCE CENTER
The Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) has endeavored, since its establishment in 1979, to realize the vision and directives of His Highness, Ruler of Sharjah, in cooperation and coordination with various relevant authorities.The SCHS has made every effort to realize the vision of being a leading institution in the support, care and enablement of disabled students in the United Arab Emirates and Arab nation. It has also been fully committed, through its it mission and collaborations, to limit the causes that lead to various special needs through promoting early intervention, social awareness, and providing support and care for special needs individuals through education, preparation, and employment opportunities so they may participate and perform independently in their communities.
Cooperation between SCHS and other institutions has been very productive with the University of Sharjah being one of its most successful partnerships. This cooperation has resulted in a number of positive accomplishments, the most important of which may be considered the establishment of Resource Center for Students With Disabilities at the University. SCHS will continue to exert all of its efforts to continuously upgrade the Center in accordance with the latest developments and best practices in this field around the world for the welfare of our society and in the best interest of disable students.
The Center aims to realize the full integration of special needs students at UOS and consequently achieve equality between them and other students at the University through offering academic and classroom opportunities, extra-curricular activities for all, and equal opportunities to obtain higher degrees.
STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER
The Student Success Center offers academic support and social guidance to help students with various acadamic and social issues. It also aims at developing all aspects of the student’s personality through helping students acquire certain skills to facilitate learning at the University.
The Center focuses on developing an independent and balanced personality so that students are able to cope with various life situations. The Center offers its services through two dedicated offices: the Student Support Office and the Personal and Social Advising Office.
The University provides accommodation in a safe and friendly atmosphere, conducive to academic achievement.
Student accommodations are located on campus in close proximity to the University classrooms. Each dormitory includes a lounge area, large kitchen, multi-purpose activity room, TV lounge, study hall, computer labs, convenience store and laundry and dry-cleaning facilities. All dorms offer free wireless highspeed Internet (WIFI) to students.
Visitors are welcome during visiting hours and experienced supervisors are on hand at all times to assist and to help maintain a comfortable atmosphere for all residents.
CHILD CARE SERVICES
We provide child care services to faculty and administrative staff. Our Child Care Center is managed by highly qualified individuals so that children receive proper care and attention under the Center’s supervision.
Children receive health, physical and educational care, consistent with Islamic customs and traditions from professionals in the field.
In conjunction with the Sharjah public transportation system, the University provides free transportation in air-conditioned shuttle buses to all students traveling from various districts and locations in Sharjah to the University. Also the University provides a variety of transportation services for students, including transportation using golf carts and buses to get around campus. Students will also find plenty of on-campus parking.
The University is well connected by excellent roads to downtown Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Students on campus have the opportunity to enjoy weekly shopping trips to the Dubai Mall.
There are two student centers around University city campus which are designed to house dean of student affairs office, student unions offices, offices for student clubs and societies, a fine arts room, a bookstore, branches for the Sharjah Cooperative Society and Sharjah Islamic Bank, and a number of small convenience commercial shops. Other services available in the student center include , barbershops, and various restaurants and coffee shops.
The University of Sharjah has two separate dormitories on University City campus which are under the supervision of the dormitory supervisors. The dormitory supervisors are required to prepare the annual plan for the dorms, draft reports with statistics, advertise and publish handouts, receive new students at the beginning of each semester, provide guidance to students, acquaint students with the dorm rules, regulations and other responsibilities, and are responsible to give their full attention to any students requiring medical attention. The Deanship of students affairs is responsible for organizing entertainment, sports events and weekly outings for all students living in the dorms.
The university offers students the choice from one, two and three-bedroom dorm rooms. Dorms are provided with clinics, study halls, computer labs, laundry facilities, garden areas, TV rooms, reception halls, and other areas for recreational activities.
Transportation in the university is provided by a private transportation company that provides buses for students around various destinations in the emirate of Sharjah and around the United Arab Emirates. Students living in the dorms are provided with free bus transportation to the Medical and Health Sciences campus and to Fine Arts and Design campus.There is also free transportation from Sharjah and Al Dhaid to the University and vice versa.Recently, starting from Fall 2018/2019 semester they made transportation facilities even more easy for the inside campus delivering students between the buildings with specific times, drivers, and pickup location.
University of Shrajah was ranked as the 551st best university by QS. According to the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities the University of Sharjah is ranked 6th in the United Arab Emirates, and 3821th worldwide in 2014. The university is also ranked by SCImago Institutions Rankings in 2013 as 4th in the United Arab Emirates, 149th regionally, and 2345th worldwide. The University Ranking By Academic Performance of the same year considered it to be 3rd in the country and 1753th worldwide. The University is also ranked fifth in the United Arab Emirates by 4 International Colleges & Universities search engine in 2013.
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