American University of Ras Al Khaimah: Life - Changing Education with a Global Reach

What Makes Us Unique

AURAK stands as a distinctive institution, providing globally-oriented education with transfer options to the US, mandatory internships, notable rankings, and a strong emphasis on research. Our state-of-the-art facilities, esteemed faculty, and dynamic campus life enable us to shape students into future leaders, empowering them to create a positive impact on society. As a US institution based in the UAE, we’ve achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating in the QS Star Rating 2023, positioning us on par with the top universities in the UAE, GCC, and globally.

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Institutional Accreditations

  • CAA

    The American University of Ras Al Khaimah, located at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah Road, Ras al Khaimah, UAE, PO Box: 10021, is officially Licensed from 1 August 2009 to 15 September 2026 by the Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates to operate in the domain of Higher Education.

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    CAA
  • SACSCOC

    AURAK is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Questions about the accreditation of AURAK may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

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    SACSCOC
  • QAA

    AURAK has been awarded international accreditation by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), the UK’s quality body for higher education.

    Click here to read our latest QAA report and here to view the Action Plan.

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    QAA

School / Program Accreditations & Memberships

  • ABET (ANSAC)

    BS in Biotechnology programs is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET

    ABET (ANSAC)
  • ABET (EAC)

    The following programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission:

    ABET (EAC)
  • ABET(CAC)

    The BS in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission.

    ABET(CAC)
  • AACSB

    AURAK is an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

    AACSB accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest-standing, most recognized form of specialized accreditation that an institution and its business programs can earn. Accreditation is a voluntary, nongovernmental process that includes a rigorous external review of a school's mission, faculty qualifications, curricula, and ability to provide the highest-quality programs.

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    AACSB
  • AACSB member

    AURAK is a member of AASCB Business Education Alliance

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    AACSB member
  • ACCA

    AURAK has been granted exemption accreditation by ACCA for three out of the thirteen courses required for the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification for students who have completed the BSBA Major in Finance.

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    ACCA
  • CFA

    The Bachelor of Science in Business (Major in Finance) is affiliated with the CFA Institute.

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    CFA

Latest News

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28 February 2024, Wed

Over 60 Global Experts Stress Innovation to Elevate Quality of Education in Middle East at QS Higher Education Summit

HE Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, UAE Minister of Education, hails UAE’s focus on innovation in education sector Over 350 delegates attend the three-day global event hosted by American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, February 28, 2024: Over 60 higher education leaders stressed the need for innovation in elevating the quality of education in the Middle East at the ‘QS Higher Ed Summit: Middle East’ hosted by the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) from 27-29 Feb

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26 February 2024, Mon

20 Speakers from 10 Countries Shed Light on Sustainability at Workshop on ‘Interdisciplinary Solutions for a Sustainable Future’

The event was organized jointly by the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities and American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) Diverse and innovative ideas on how to accelerate sustainability were shared by 20 speakers from 10 countries at a two-day workshop on ‘Interdisciplinary Solutions for a Sustainable Future’, hosted jointly b

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26 February 2024, Mon

AURAK's Alumni Gathering 2024: A Night of Nostalgia and Unity

The spirit of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) illuminated the evening of February 3rd, 2024, as alumni from diverse graduating years gathered for a heartwarming Homecoming event. The Alumni Gathering proved to be a vibrant celebration of shared memories, lasting friendships, and the enduring bond that unites every member of the AU

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20 February 2024, Tue

The Rise of Startups Awards and the need to Align University Education with Industry Demand

How UAE and Saudi Arabia are emerging as prime destinations for aspiring entrepreneurs By Dr. David A. Schmidt – President of American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) The Gulf region’s startup ecosystem is in acceleration mode. Little-known innovators and lesser-known innovators from the MENA – particularly those based in the UAE and Saudi A

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30 January 2024, Tue

Radio still rules the waves, prompting universities to make it a key component of mass communication programs

Nearly 8 million people listen to UAE radio stations every week, representing a 97% national reach. In the new age of podcasts and audio streaming, radio remains a popular medium in the UAE, with one study revealing that about 8 million listeners tune in to radio stations in the UAE every week, representing a 97 per cent national reach. According

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28 February 2024, Wed

Over 60 Global Experts Stress Innovation to Elevate Quality of Education in Middle East at QS Higher Education Summit

HE Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, UAE Minister of Education, hails UAE’s focus on innovation in education sector Over 350 delegates attend the three-day global event hosted by American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, February 28, 2024: Over 60 higher education leaders stressed the need for innovation in elevating the qualit

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26 February 2024, Mon

20 Speakers from 10 Countries Shed Light on Sustainability at Workshop on ‘Interdisciplinary Solutions for a Sustainable Future’

The event was organized jointly by the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities and American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) Diverse and innovative ideas on how to accelerate sustainability were shared by 20 speakers from 10 countries at a two-day workshop on ‘Interdisciplinary Solutions for a Sustainable Future’, hosted jointly b

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Alumni

26 February 2024, Mon

AURAK's Alumni Gathering 2024: A Night of Nostalgia and Unity

The spirit of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) illuminated the evening of February 3rd, 2024, as alumni from diverse graduating years gathered for a heartwarming Homecoming event. The Alumni Gathering proved to be a vibrant celebration of shared memories, lasting friendships, and the enduring bond that unites every member of the AU

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The-Rise-of-Startup-Awards-2

20 February 2024, Tue

The Rise of Startups Awards and the need to Align University Education with Industry Demand

How UAE and Saudi Arabia are emerging as prime destinations for aspiring entrepreneurs By Dr. David A. Schmidt – President of American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) The Gulf region’s startup ecosystem is in acceleration mode. Little-known innovators and lesser-known innovators from the MENA – particularly those based in the UAE and Saudi A

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30 January 2024, Tue

Radio still rules the waves, prompting universities to make it a key component of mass communication programs

Nearly 8 million people listen to UAE radio stations every week, representing a 97% national reach. In the new age of podcasts and audio streaming, radio remains a popular medium in the UAE, with one study revealing that about 8 million listeners tune in to radio stations in the UAE every week, representing a 97 per cent national reach. According

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Testimonials

Rahma
Rahma Aljabare

AURAK is offering a Biotechnology program which is a very interesting and well-organized course. A great introduction to genetic engineering, food safety, and medicine. The classrooms are equipped with high-level technology to improve our learning experience, as well as the laboratories will help to put the theory part into practice. I strongly recommend it as it will help you to advance your research.

Maie Shalaby
Maie Aymen Shalaby

I’m still doing my olevels but I visited AURAK campus and I honestly can’t wait to be a student there!! On top of being accredited locally and internationally, they have an amazing campus, friendly staff and most importantly to me athletic teams that I’m excited to be a part of soon!!!

Firas
Firas Bilal

AURAK is a great university which supports all of their students. My time at aurak has developed me as a person and prepared me for the world of work. There are plenty of employment support and opportunities available, great experience

Nada
Nada Hamed

The best University here in UAE .The admissions, registration , and doctors are very cooperative and helpful. Happy to be enrolled in the chemical Engineering department because my certificate with be accredited nationally and internationally

Linda
Linda Kaied

I'm business administration student and Im proud to be enrolled in AURAK because, i had the best experience along with amazing opportunities that will develop my carer in the future. To me, AURAK feels like home

Sara
Sarah Elfattal

AURAK has awarded me with a merit scholarship as they tend to give chances to promising students to pursue their career and receive one of the highest educational qualities not only in United Arab Emirates, but in the Mena region and the whole world.

Dalia Shalaby
Dalia Shalaby

My sister graduated from AURAK and I visited campus many times, the university has a calming ambiance that allows students stay relaxed and focused to excel at what they do.

Haya
Haya Alshawabkeh

The best university in UAE, the campus is amazing and fun. It is easy to socialize everyone is friendly and I love the nature views around the campus.

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