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AURAK Ranks High in the Scopus Database

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 1 ottobre 2018

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) ranked twelfth among 103 UAE institutions with Scopus affiliations, with a total of 403 Scopus documents published by the AURAK faculty and researchers. Scopus is the largest database of peer-reviewed literature, encompassing scientific journals, books, and conference publications. The extensive global scholarship indexed in Scopus includes research in science, arts and humanities, social sciences, medicine, and technology. A high ranking in Scopus is understood by many to be one of the top indicators of excellence in research worldwide.AURAK is a public non-profit, independent, coeducational institution of higher education, which provides an integrated North American-style education. It is accredited by the Ministry of Education in the UAE and offers twenty-two undergraduate and graduate programs across a wide range of disciplines. In September 2017 AURAK stood at the 24th position out of 98 institutions with Scopus affiliations in the UAE, with 249 Scopus publications. Within a period of one year there has been a 62 percent increase in Scopus publications with the 2018 ranking, with AURAK climbing the competitive ladder to the twelfth slot out of 103 institutions, and with the faculty publishing 403 Scopus documents. With its prodigious rate of quality publications, AURAK has risen higher in the rankings even with increased numbers of competitors in the field.
The Provost, Professor Stephen Wilhite, observed that faculty engagement in research is fundamental the university’s achievement of its mission to exemplify the highest standards of teaching and research. “As accomplished researchers, faculty members model for their student’s active engagement in advancing knowledge in their discipline.” AURAK President, Professor Hassan Al Alkim, is elated with the hard work and progress of his faculty, “This type of results supports our claim that our faculty is not only certified, but is comprised of highly qualified professionals that are on the forefront of contemporary research and that our institution is indeed highly competitive among the leading Arabic institutions in the UAE. Not only did our institution improve its status from last year, but it did so even in a broader, more competitive atmosphere. Our students are receiving a first-rate education from first-rate professors who are highly active in the academic world of research and on the cutting edge of innovative ideas.”

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AURAK Enters into a Memorandum of Understanding with Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 25 luglio 2018

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) President, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, and the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) Rector, Professor Galimkair Mutanov, of the Republic of Kazakhstan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), agreeing to exchange students, faculty, and research.In the spirit of fostering a close international relationship between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates, developing bilateral relations in educational and scientific fields, and wishing to make their own contributions to the development of cooperation between the two institutions, AURAK and the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University signed an MoU.
The memorandum of understanding aims to promote educational and scientific cooperation, which would be facilitated through the exchange of students and faculty, as well as collaboration in research. The newly-signed agreement also provides a basis for cultural exchange between the United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as the possibility for even closer academic ties between the two institutions, through dual degree programs.Dr. Lee Waller, AURAK Dean of Student Success and Enrollment Management, was overjoyed with the opportunity to solidify cultural connections this partnership enables, “The celebrated signing between Al-Farabi Kazakh National University and American University of Ras Al Khaimah will increase collaboration between these two highly respected international universities and open the door of opportunity for the peoples of both nations.”Assuredly, both AURAK and Al-Farabi Kazakh National University will experience student success fostered from the collaborations of this partnership. Prof. Hassan asserted, “In Al-Farabi Kazakh National University we have an esteemed collegiate cohort which will bolster the educational experience for our students with ample opportunities to advance them both in their studies and in making international connections.”At present AURAK has a range of international partners across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America, opening a wide spectrum of possibilities to students including exchange and study abroad programs for up to one year, as well as shorter summer sessions.

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AURAK Enters MOU with Al Nuaimi Group

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 8 marzo 2018

AURAK__Al_Nuaimi_Group_MOU_(Photo_-_AETOSWire)The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Al Nuaimi Group LLC to augment research, help students prepare for competition, and improve job opportunities for students. Al Nuaimi Group LLC is a Ras Al Khaimah local contractor and construction management company specializing in road and infrastructure development, supplying mixed concrete, architectural glass, and metal fabrication. The institutions have agreed to share research, invite each other to conferences of related topics, and work together to organize workshops and conferences concerning, but not limiting to, building construction and civil works.Al Nuaimi will also assist AURAK students with expertise, tools, and assembly of a Zero Energy Building to enter into the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East that is set to take place in November in Dubai. The decathlon is an international competition created by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the Department of Energy of the United States; competitors design solar houses and adapt their designs to heat, dust, and high humidity. The competition is based on architecture, engineering and construction, energy management, energy efficiency, comfort conditions, house functioning, sustainable transportation, sustainability, communication, and innovation.Al Nuaimi has agreed to provide AURAK students with internship opportunities, and the respective institutions plan on meeting three times a year to discuss expansion of this memorandum to benefit both establishments in the future.Prof. Hassan is elated about the partnership with Al Nuaimi Group, “The more real world, practical educational support we can provide our students, the better off Ras Al Khaimah will be. It is always wonderful to teach students ecological responsibility and to do collaborative research that will help conserve the environment.” The American University of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab of Emirates (UAE) is a government-owned institution of higher education which provides an integrated North American-style education. It is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in UAE and offers a total of twenty-two undergraduate and graduate programs across a wide range of disciplines. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) awarded the institution candidacy status in July 2017. (AURAK President, Prof. Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, and Al Nuaimi Group CEO, Mr. Rashed Abdulla Ahmed, enter into MOU – Photo: AETOSWire)

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