It is my pleasure to welcome you to academic affairs at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah. We are a dynamic, growing university, proud of what we have achieved and of the first-rate institution we are building.
The mission of AURAK is to provide our students with the highest quality education on international standards. We know that a university education is increasingly becoming a key to a satisfying and successful life. We also know that a strong university education has many factors:
A challenging and rigorous degree program is essential, and at AURAK we offer programs developed by professors who are leading specialists in their fields. During the 2016-2017 academic year we will continue to enhance our eighteen bachelor’s degree programs across our School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, and School of Engineering, all accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
Because most people will change jobs and careers during their lives, maybe many times, a university education is more than preparation for employment; it is preparation for life. Through its General Education Program, which is required for all undergraduates, AURAK offers our students the opportunity to explore the complexity of nature, society, and human life through the many ways that have been developed to understand ourselves and our world: mathematics, natural science, the social sciences, the humanities, the arts, and their relations with one another.
AURAK has taken its place as a leading provider of graduate level education in Ras Al Khaimah and the Northern Emirates. We are proud to offer four master’s degree programs: Master of Education in Educational Leadership, M.S. in Engineering Project Management, MBA, and Executive MBA.
We continue to welcome new full-time faculty members to AURAK, and their expertise will enrich the classroom experience for all our students. We are proud of a first-rate faculty from prominent universities around the world, all of whom are dedicated to the education of our students and to advancing their fields.
Education takes place not only in the classroom but through the entire university environment. Our Saqr Library is a key resource for our students, indeed for all of Ras Al Khaimah; invited guests and speakers provide the university community the opportunity to explore topics relevant to current issues and research; and student academic clubs provide the chance to get to know others who share your interests.
AURAK has developed a number of international opportunities for our students, and you have the opportunity to study for a semester or year at partner universities around the world. We also now offer engineering students the opportunity to receive two bachelor’s degrees; one from AURAK and one from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Your studies can now be enhanced by programs and academic activities organized by AURAK’s Teaching and Learning Center.
If you are a prospective student considering enrolling in AURAK I invite you to look through our website to understand better how much we have to offer. I also invite you to visit our campus and meet some of the people who make this an exciting academic environment. If you are a serious student looking for a university education that matches your aspirations, then we will be pleased to discuss AURAK with you. You will find at AURAK just what you are looking for as you begin to create your future.
We look forward to seeing you.
Professor Bilal Akash
Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success