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President Hassan Meets with Students

March 17, 2019,

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) President, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, held a meeting with students to celebrate the objectives achieved from the 2014 – 2018 Strategic Plan and to gain feedback for the upcoming years.

Professor Hassan announced five years of success, citing the addition of four undergraduate programs and one graduate program; a consistent average annual growth in enrollment of 14 percent; the construction of Building G, Building H, the Architecture Studio, and Engineering Workshops; and conversion of the Petroleum and Chemical Engineering Labs. AURAK rated twelfth among 103 UAE affiliated institutions with Scopus, obtained SACSCOC Accreditation and added ABET accreditation to six Engineering programs.

President Hassan envisions AURAK to be just as successful in 2019-2014, emphasizing a Student Centered University by expanding scholarships and student payment options; attracting more international exchange programs; establishing two new schools, the School of Architecture and the School of Applied Sciences; potentially adding fifteen undergraduate and graduate programs; and constructing a new mosque, library, and a new building for the School of Arts and Sciences.

The meeting ended with a session in which students were allowed to provide feedback and suggest improvements they would like to see made by the University such as the addition of a private prayer room for women and study rooms in the library; the promotion of the new student University club, Tackle Talk; and the possibility of part-time jobs for AURAK students.