The American University of Sharjah has consistently distinguished itself in the region by effectively integrating academic excellence with industry experience, rooted in the American pedagogical system's focus on combining theory with practice.

In the 2024 QS World University Rankings, AUS secured the top ranking for employer reputation in the UAE and claimed the second position for its strong academic reputation. The university also achieved top rankings in broad subjects, particularly in arts and humanities, as well as in narrow subjects such as accounting, finance, civil and structural engineering.

Looking ahead, AUS is committed to enhancing its reputation through strategic investments in programs, research facilities, and scholarships, demonstrating its dedication to preparing students for the future workforce.

Expansion of Academic Offerings

AUS has expanded its academic offerings to include 32 bachelor's degrees, 18 master's degrees, and five PhD programs. New programs encompass a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Supply Chain Management, Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Digital Construction Engineering and Management, Bachelor of Science in Intelligent Systems and Mechatronics Engineering, Master of Science in Economics and Policy, Master of Science in Machine Learning, and PhD in Mathematics. Additionally, AUS has revamped the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability and the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Introduction of Scholarships

In line with its commitment to fostering diverse talent, AUS has introduced three new scholarships: the prestigious President's Scholarship, the Chancellor's Scholarship, and the Outstanding Academic Performance Scholarship.

Launch of Research Centres

Complementing its investment in programs and scholarships, AUS has established three top-tier research centres: the Energy, Water and Sustainable Environment Research Centre, the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainable Development, and the Materials Research Centre. These centres embody AUS' dedication to addressing societal challenges and driving aligned innovation with the UAE's visionary agendas.

Global and Regional Recognition

AUS consistently receives recognition from ranking institutions for its combined teaching and research initiatives. Its recent achievements include being ranked in the top 125 universities globally in the THE Young University Rankings 2024, among the top 150 universities in Asia in the THE Asia University Rankings 2024, and maintaining a position in the top 10 Arab Universities for the ninth consecutive year in the QS Arab Region University Rankings.

These new initiatives in programs, research, and scholarships underscore AUS' enduring commitment to upholding academic excellence while adapting to the evolving needs of each new generation of students. AUS takes pride in being a locally grown world-class institution dedicated to ensuring the success of its students throughout their academic journey and future careers.


“Because I studied at AUS, I have been able to stand out to companies as a prospective candidate. When I interned at Careem, I was told that one of the elements that stood out to the recruiters was the fact that I was an AUS student.”