November 6, 2020,
Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, the President of the American University in Ras Al-Khaimah and the AURAK Vice-Presidents were delighted to receive H.E Mr. Zake Kibedi, the Ambassador of Uganda to the UAE. During the visit, they discussed the conditions of Ugandan students studying at the university, in addition to discussing the possibility of increasing the number of students dispatched from Uganda to the university and enhancing and developing cooperation between the two parties.
Professor Al Alkim reviewed the university’s achievements over recent years with regards to local and international accreditations. He further praised the commitment of the Ugandan students and their eagerness and ability to reflect a positive image of their country and culture.
At the end of this meeting, His Excellency the Ambassador, accompanied by his delegation, toured the university campus, during which he was briefed on the various facilities and services available on the campus. He remarked on how impressed he was with AURAK’s development and expansion in recent years and commented the University could become a landmark of the emirate. His tour concluded with the laboratories of the Engineering School in addition to the new building of the Business School.
The requirements of ISO 9001:2015 are intended to be applicable to any organization, regardless of its type or size, or the products and services it provides. President of AURAK Prof. Hassan Hamdan Al-Alkim confirmed that AURAK is keen to ensure the quality of its operations to meet the standards of the “ISO” certification. He added that the quality standards in AURAK’s administrative and academic services are constantly monitored through the Institutional Strategy and Excellence office, which coordinates with the all departments and schools at AURAK to develop their administrative performances.
AURAK is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in the US, one of the most rigorous accreditations. All its engineering programs are accredited by ABET, the global accreditor of programs in STEM subjects.
AURAK is ranked 10th in the UAE and 50th in the Arab region by QS Ranking 2020, has an overall 5 Star rating for 2020 in QS Stars, and is ranked 26th in the World for Industrial Application and 96th in the world for Innovative Universities by WURI 2020.