AURAK receives the Ugandan ambassador

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,

AURAK Elects the President of its Alumni Club

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) announced the election of a new President for its Alumni Association.

AURAK Holds 9th Commencement Ceremony for Graduates

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) proudly hosted its 9th commencement ceremony on the 8th of October in the presence of 176 undergraduate and postgraduate students from various colleges.

AURAK signs a cooperation agreement with Wayne State University

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) received an American delegation led by the U.S. Ambassador to the UAE John Rakolta Jr., and U.S. Consul General in Dubai Mr. Philip Frayne, to discuss different aspects of cooperation between the two sides in various academic, scientific, and research fields.

AURAK Satellite Ground Station successfully received the first decoded signal from “MeznSat”

The satellite ground station of the American University in Ras Al-Khaimah (AURAK) dedicated to track and communicate with the “MeznSat” satellite, has successfully received the first decoded signal from the satellite, which was successfully launched yesterday afternoon from Russia.

Successful MeznSat launch marks another milestone in UAE’s space program

The launch of the MeznSat satellite is a noteworthy accomplishment and a significant contribution from Ras Al Khaimah to the UAE’s position in the global space sector, asserted the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) following the official announcement that the MeznSat launch was a success.

AURAK Resumes Classes and Academic Activities

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has resumed its classes and academic activities starting from the Fall semester 2020. All health and

AURAK Gains ISO 9001:2015 Certification for Administrative Support Services

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has gained the respected ISO 9001:2015 certification for its administrative support services, the latest

AURAK Continues to Earn Prestigious Rankings and Ratings

The first of these is the award of a 5 QS Star rating by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The 5 Star rating makes AURAK the third university in the UAE, and the only university in the Northern Emirates,

Ground Station Opens to Track Satellite Built by AURAK Students

A ground station that will track and communicate with a satellite built by American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) students has opened on the University’s campus.

AURAK Poised to Build on Strong Reputation for Quality with New Programs

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), ranked as one of the top ten UAE universities by the Quacquarelli Symonds agency (QS), is poised to build on its strong reputation for quality by expanding its program offerings.

UAE Launches Alhosn Contact-tracing App to Fight COVID-19

​The Ministry of Health and Prevention has joined forces with local health authorities to launch Alhosn, a contact-tracing app endorsed by the National Crisis & Emergency Management Authority, to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic and protect the community.

LinkedIn Teaches AURAK Students How to Network, Find Jobs

​A representative of LinkedIn presented a workshop to help American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) students use the network to find jobs and make contacts.

Motivational Speaker Opens AURAK’s ‘Live Channels’ Social Media Webinars

​Renowned motivational speaker Dr. Ali Qassem kicked off a new social media project for the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) with a webinar titled ‘Step into Your Greatness’.

AURAK Holds First Virtual Academic Award Ceremony

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) held its Academic Award Ceremony, which took place online for the first time because of the COVID-19 epidemic.

AURAK Organizes COVID-19 Workshop for Faculty, Staff and Students

The Centre for Executive & Professional Education (CEPE) at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) in partnership with King’s Centre for Professional Development organized a free workshop on COVID-19 for the University’s staff, faculty and students.     

AURAK Plans to Introduce Four New Programs in the Fall 2020

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is planning to introduce four new academic programs in Fall 2020 that were reviewed recently by the External Review Team of the Commission on Academic Accreditation at the Ministry of Education.

AURAK Announces Winners of Ball Juggling Contest

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has announced the winners of its Ball Juggling Competition.

AURAK Professor Gives Research Seminar on Understanding COVID-19 through Films and Literature

American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) Professor Steven J. Zani gave a research seminar as part of the University’s Faculty Research Colloquium on how stories from books and films can help understand the COVID-19 epidemic.

Dar Al Ber Society Helps Feed International Students during Ramadan

The International Students’ Programs office (ISP) of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) worked with the Dar Al Ber Society to support international students living in the dormitories.

AURAK Announces Winners of Online SGA Elections Held during COVID-19 Precautions

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has announced the results of the elections for the Student Government Association (SGA) positions for the Academic Year 2020-2021.

AURAK Family Celebrates Ramadan amid COVID-19 Social Distancing Measures

Ramadan is the most important month in the Muslim calendar – a time of religious reflection and, traditionally, large gatherings in mosques and for the fast-breaking iftar meal. AURAK’s Department of PR and Communications talked to Muslim and non-Muslim members of the University family to find out their experience of Ramadan amid the COVID-19 global epidemic.

AURAK to Hold SGA Elections Online during COVID-19 Precautions

AURAK to Hold SGA Elections Online during COVID-19 Precautions April 20, 2020, The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is to hold elections online for the Student Government Association (SGA) positions for the Academic Year 2020-2021 while the campus is...

AURAK Announces Winner of Push-up Contest

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) announced the winner of its push-up contest, organized to keep the AURAK family fit during the precautions against the spread of COVID-19

AURAK’s ASCE Student Chapter to Receive Letter of Honorable Mention

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has been selected to receive a Letter of Honorable Mention in recognition of the Chapter’s outstanding activities in 2019.

AURAK Marks its 11th Anniversary

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) marked the 11th anniversary of its foundation on April 8.
Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, president of AURAK, said the anniversary came at a difficult time for humanity amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“On the one hand, COVID-19 has caused not only the closure of schools, a complete lockdown, causing some people to lose their loved ones, and brought the global economy almost to a standstill,” he said.
“At the same time, the challenge has invigorated new ways in education, giving online and distance learning more importance as an alternative in times of crisis. On the other hand, it has brought scientists, research centers and academic institutions to the forefront, with people, in search of hope, looking at them as their savior. The coronavirus has promoted the notion of the global village and enhanced interdependence,” Professor Hassan added.
Since its founding in 2009, AURAK has grown from a small, unknown academic institution with fewer than a hundred students, a dozen faculty and a handful of non-academic staff, with no proper infrastructure, into one of the leading institutions in the UAE, a regional ranking of 50th and around 1,000 students.

All Classes to Continue Online Until End of Academic Year

All classes at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) will continue online until the end of the 2019-2020 academic year, according to an announcement by the UAE Ministry of Education.

AURAK Students and Faculty Transition Smoothly to Online Education

AURAK Students and Faculty Transition Smoothly to Online Education March 30, 2020, Around the world, the COVID-19 crisis has disrupted almost every aspect of life including higher education. But at AURAK moving courses online is going smoothly and minimizing the...

Dr. Assaf to Continue as Interim Dean of AURAK’s School of Engineering

Dr. Assaf to Continue as Interim Dean of AURAK’s School of Engineering March 24, 2020, Dr Hamed Assaf is to continue as Interim Dean of the School of Engineering at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) for the academic year 2020- 2021, as the university...

AURAK Alumni and COVID-19: How You Can Help AURAK Students in Financial Difficulty

The COVID-19 virus has spread around the world this year and provoked understandable fears among many people about their families’ health as well as disrupting numerous activities such as aviation, tourism and education.

Satellite Scheduled to Launch in June

A satellite that American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) students are helping to develop, build and test is planned for launch on a Soyuz-2 rocket from Russia in June 2020, said Dr. Abdul-Halim Jallad, Director and Assistant Professor, Center of Information, Communication and Networking Education and Innovation (ICONET).

AURAK Team Comes Third in UAE’s Hackathon 3.0

A team from the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) won third place in this year’s Hackathon 3.0 in the United Arab Emirates.

AURAK Appoints New Dean for School of Arts and Sciences

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has appointed Professor Jyoti Grewal to be the new Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.

Ugandan Delegation Visits AURAK to Tour Campus, Talk Cooperation

A Ugandan delegation visited the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) to see the developing facilities and talk cooperation with AURAK leaders.

AURAK Organizes Outing to Oman

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) organized an outing to Oman’s coast. The International Students Programs office put on the trip to Dibba on the east coast of Oman’s Musandam Peninsula for 21 students, faculty and staff members. The activities included a day on the water in a traditional Omani dhow (boat), dolphin watching, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, a speed boat safari and a banana boat ride.

AURAK Hands Out Awards in Creative Writing Competition

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) announced the winners of the Creative Writing Competition 2019-2020.

AURAK President Meets Faculty for Annual Gathering

Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, President of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), held his annual meeting with faculty in which he outlined what the university has accomplished in the last year, looked forward to the future, answered the teaching staff’s questions, and heard their suggestions.

Dr. Majed Khodr Presents Research into Storing Excess Solar Power Output

Dr. Majed Khodr, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), presented his research into Efficiency Evaluations of Dual Junction IV-VI semiconductor thermophotovoltaic cells in a faculty research colloquium.

AURAK Student Wins Holy Quran Competition

A student at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has won the 20th RAK Award for the Holy Quran.

AURAK President Holds Annual Meeting, Q&A with Students

Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, President of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), held his annual meeting with students, outlining the progress the university has made over the last year and answering their questions.

AURAK President Informs Staff of Recent, Future Developments

Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, President of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), held a meeting with staff to inform them about recent and future developments.

AURAK Signs Deal with British Council to Act as Exam Center

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) and the British Council have signed an agreement for AURAK to act as a center for the IELTS exam administered by the British Council.

AURAK Organizes Engineering Camp for School Children

The School of Engineering at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) organized the 6th annual Engineering Camp on 22 February.

Financial Markets Regulator Tells AURAK about Developments in the Sector

His Excellency Dr. Obaid Al Zaabi, the CEO of the Securities and Commodities Authority of the United Arab Emirates, gave a presentation at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) titled “Capital Market Regulation Development”.

AURAK Hosts Presentation on Research into Kurdish Ethnic Identity Perceptions

Dr. Kutbettin Kilic, Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), gave a talk on “Contending Ethnic Identity Perceptions: Secular Kurdish Identity versus Non-secular Kurdish Identity”.

AURAK Hosts Hackathon 3.0

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) hosted UAE Hackathon 3.0, the local part of a nationwide event organized by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).

AURAK Bookshop Opens on Campus

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) now has a bookstore on campus that also provides a range of print shop services.

National Geographic Photographer Tells AURAK About His Work

National Geographic contributor Kiliii Yuyan gave a presentation about his photography titled ‘True Grit in Photography (and Life)’ at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK).

AURAK Mass Communication student Wiktoria Szydlak was selected to exhibit her art work at the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival 2020

The 8th edition of Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival established by Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation is starting on the 31st January 2020 to welcome artists and directors of all ages and nationalities, regardless of their emirate or country of residence.

AURAK signs an agreement with The University of Texas at Arlington

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) have signed an agreement to set up a collaborative education program to maximize opportunities for students.

AURAK Hosts Visit by South Korean Students

​The International Students’ Programs of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) hosted a visit by a group of students from Keimyung University, based in Daegu, South Korea.

AURAK Holds Five Days of Faculty Performance Development Meetings

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) held a five-day series of faculty professional development meetings focusing on range of issues designed to improve further the work of faculty and the performance of the institution.

AURAK and Coastal Carolina University Ink Cooperation Agreement

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) and Coastal Carolina University in the United States have signed an agreement to stimulate cooperation and strengthen research, teaching and outreach to promote development, broaden international experiences and promote cross-cultural knowledge and understanding among students, staff and faculty.

AURAK Holds Open Day for Prospective Students

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) held an Open Day for prospective students with faculty on hand to guide attendees in their choice of course and answer their questions.

AURAK Signs Extra Cooperation Agreement with Appalachian State University

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) and Appalachian State University in the United States have signed an addendum to a previous agreement to expand their cooperation.

AURAK and Ras Al Khaimah Petroleum Authority Sign Student Sponsorship Deal

​The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) and the Ras Al Khaimah Petroleum Authority (RAKPA) have signed a student sponsorship and training agreement.

Faculty Research Colloquium: Men Advancing Women in the Arabian Gulf

Dr. Alexandria Proff delivered a Faculty Research Colloquium titled Men Advancing Women in the Arabian Gulf: Institutional Agents as Facilitators of Women Leaders at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK).

AURAK Research Colloquium: My Arabic is Not Broken: It is a Pidgin!

Dr. Imed Louhichi did a presentation at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) on his research into Gulf Pidgin Arabic (GPA) titled “My Arabic is Not Broken: It is a Pidgin!” He investigated the functional Arabic spoken in RAK, which is spoken around the Gulf, a subject first investigated by an academic in 1990.

AURAK Celebrates UAE’s 48th National Day

Students, staff and faculty of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) along with friends and visitors celebrated the 48th National Day of the United Arab Emirates.

AURAK Holds Public Speaking Competition

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) held its annual public speaking contest for students.

AURAK Hosts Visitor from George Mason University

​The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) hosted a visit from a representative of George Mason University in the United States.

AURAK Hosts ICECTA Conference 2019

​The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) hosted the International Conference on Electrical and Computing Technologies and Applications (ICECTA), 2019.

AURAK Holds Sneak Peek into Corporate World and Life Workshop

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah’s (AURAK) Department of Internships and Career Development in collaboration with the School of Engineering held a Sneak Peek into Corporate World and Life Workshop.

AURAK Civil Engineering Students Win Water Rocket Launch Competition

Civil engineering students from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) chapter at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) won first place in a water rocket launch competition held at the American University of Sharjah.

The AURAK team defeated the host team which took the second place in the competition. AURAK won a trophy and AURAK student Essam Ahmed Mohamed received a cash prize.

The idea behind the competition is to design and build a water rocket that can travel the largest range by applying civil engineering concepts to both design and construction.

Participants could only use the following materials in building their entry: standard plastic pop bottles such as Pepsi, Miranda, Coke, water and so on, of any volume; Scotch Tape; any glue including from glue guns; staples; plastic sheets of any thickness; rubber bands; and straws. The total length of the water rocket from the tip of nose to the end of the nozzle must not exceed 40 centimeters.

AURAK’s ASCE team participates in multiple competitions against other universities and hosts and attends events every year.

During the few weeks prior to the day of the competitions, the ASCE students met and worked together on numerous occasions to prepare for the competition and met with their ASCE advisor, Dr. Fayez Moutassem, for ideas and advice. “Winning the 1st place award in the water rocket launch competition was the result of such dedication,” Dr. Fayez said.

ASCE student chapter and club activities are valuable for the growth and development of undergraduate civil engineers because they help develop teamwork, leadership, creativity, and project management skills. Civil engineering students hold elections yearly to choose their ASCE student president, secretary, treasurer, and executive committee members.

AURAK Professor Presents Research into Using Polypropylene Fibers in Concrete

​Dr. Roz-Ud-Din Nassar presented the results of research into the use of polypropylene fibers in concrete in a faculty research colloquium at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK).

Delegation from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan, Visits AURAK

A delegation from Japan’s Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) visited the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) to discuss potential future cooperation.

AURAK Holds Smart and Sustainable Cities Conference

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) in conjunction with the International Workshop of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) held a two-day conference titled Smart and Sustainable Cities: Towards Sustainable Development Solutions.

AURAK Students Learn How to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job

Many people have a LinkedIn account, know that it is somehow concerned with job hunting, but are not sure exactly what to do to find a job using it.

AURAK Hosts 3rd Port City Universities Summit

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) hosted the 3rd Port City Universities Summit to promote cooperation between higher-education institutions in ports and the maritime industry.

AURAK Signs Deal to Train Students in Digitally Documenting Heritage

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) signed a deal with the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) to train students in digitally documenting historic places.

AURAK Hosts Artificial Intelligence Seminar

​The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) held a seminar titled “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Mankind: What is Our Destiny?” which was led by Professor Sardar M. N. Islam, of Victoria University’s Institute for Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities  in Melbourne, Australia.

AURAK Holds Emotional Intelligence Workshop for Students

The Department of Internships and Career Development in collaboration with the School of Arts and Sciences held an Emotional Intelligence workshop for students at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK).

AURAK Holds Flag Day Ceremony

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) held a Flag Day ceremony with the raising of the United Arab Emirates flag to pay homage to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

AURAK Team Wins Soccer Championship

​The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) soccer team won the Inter University Soccer Championship 2019.

AURAK Reaches Top 50 in Rankings of Arab Universities

Dr Ahmad Bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, a UAE Cabinet Minister and the Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills, and heads of universities from the region including the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), attended a reception in Dubai at which they received certificates marking their regional rankings.

AURAK Students Donate Blood

​Students at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) donated blood to help the sick.

Huawei Holds 5G Presentation at AURAK

Huawei held a workshop on 5G technology at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK).

AURAK Team to Take Part in Solar Decathlon Middle East 2020

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) team was among those to have successfully qualified for the final phase of the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2020, a contest that challenges students to design and build solar-powered houses.

Chinese tech firm Huawei to Donate Equipment to AURAK

Chinese tech giant Huawei is to donate equipment to the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) to set up the first Huawei ICT Academy in the United Arab Emirates.

Vietnamese Delegation Visits AURAK

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) Office of International Students’ Programs hosted a Vietnamese delegation in collaboration with the Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research.

AURAK Students Mark International Day of Older Persons

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) Student Life Department and AURAK students expressed their gratitude to senior citizens on October 1 by visiting the inhabitants of Sharjah Old People’s Home to mark International Day of Older Persons.

AURAK Holds 8th Commencement Ceremony

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) hosted its 8th Commencement Ceremony in the presence of the emirate’s Crown Prince, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi.

University of Texas-Arlington Delegation Visits AURAK

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) Office of International Students’ Programs hosted a visit by a University of Texas-Arlington (UTA) delegation on October 9 to discuss potential future cooperation.

Film Making workshop for AURAK Mass Communication Students

A workshop entitled “It Always Starts with a Beginning – Middle – and an End: Techniques for developing a long format research based story in a digital world” was organized on October 3, 2019 in the premises of the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research.

AURAK Holds Fitness Advice Session for Students, Staff and Faculty

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) held a fitness advice session for students, faculty and staff to help them enjoy healthier lives.

U.S. Consulate General Delegation Visits AURAK

A delegation from the U.S. Consulate General in Dubai visited the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) and took a tour of the campus.

AURAK Gains ABET Accreditation for Three Degree Programs

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) bachelors of science degree programs in Electrical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, and Chemical Engineering have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commissions (EAC) of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.  

AURAK Holds Orientation for New Students

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has hosted an orientation to welcome new students to campus life and help familiarize them with the institution’s facilities and services.

AURAK Holds Orientation for New Faculty Members

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has hosted a five-day orientation packed with essential information for new faculty members to bring them up to speed on university services, policies and procedures.

AURAK Faculty-Led Program “Doing Business Across Europe”

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah Office of Student Success and Advancement in collaboration with the Department of International Programs and Partnerships and the School of Business organized the first AURAK Faculty-Led Program “Doing Business Across Europe” in Germany, the Netherlands and Spain for summer 2019. The program is led by the Associate Provost Denise Gifford who accompanied 3 AURAK students in this summer program. Mohammed Al Shehhi, Khalifa Al Hashmi and Imran Aliyu,  3 Business students joined  “Doing Business Across Europe” and upon successful completion of this course/trip will have earned 6 credit hours which will be transferred to AURAK:

AURAK Reaches South Korea

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) Department of International Programs and Partnerships (DIPP), assisted one AURAK student in attending a summer study program at Korea University, Seoul of the South Korea.

AURAK Hosts Emirates Youth Summer Academy

​The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) hosted the Emirates Youth Summer Academy from July 28 to August 1, 2019.

AURAK Actuates with UTA

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) Department of International Programs and Partnerships (DIPP) hosted a visit for a University of Texas-Arlington (UTA) delegation consisting of Dr. Curtis Andressen, the Vice Provost, and Dr. Bahram Khalili, the Associate Professor of Instruction, to discuss the possible expansion of their previously established agreement to include the Computer Science field and student and faculty exchange opportunities.

AURAK Enriches Tourism Curriculum

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) signed an MOU with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), developing its educational programming and internship opportunities and creating scholarships and employment opportunities in the RAK tourism sector.

AURAK President Honors Distinguished Faculty and Staff

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) President, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, honored exceptional faculty and staff members for their extreme dedication through the 2018 – 2019 academic year in the President’s Award Ceremony.

AURAK Architects Graduate

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah’s (AURAK) Department of Architecture of the School of Engineering held its “1st Graduation Design Project Final Presentation” to display the senior projects of its first graduating class.

AURAK Family Attends University Iftar

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) faculty and staff celebrated the holy month of Ramadan by partaking in its annual University Iftar. AURAK members encompassing all disciplines, departments, and nationalities congregated at the Al Khaimah Tent to observe the revered holiday, endowing them and their families with the opportunity to leave work-related issues on campus, commune together as a University family while breaking their fast over a sumptuous meal, and share in cordial fellowship well into the late hours of the night.

Mass Communications Harvests Artistic Talent

The Mass Communication Department of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) hosted their Mass Communication Annual Harvest 2019, displaying student projects from the Spring 2019 semester in an exhibition.

TPV Devices Heats AURAK Research

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) School of Graduate Studies and Research featured the research of Dr. Majed Khodr, Associate Professor in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, entitled “An Innovative TPV Device Design Based on Narrow Gap IV-VI Semiconductor MQW Structures” in its Faculty Research Colloquium Public Lecture Series.

AURAK Engineers: Formula for Success

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah’s (AURAK) School of Engineering organized AURAK Engineering Design and Research Day to encourage innovation and ingenuity among students in a competitive atmosphere.

AURAK is Wyoming Bound

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) Department of International Programs and Partnerships (DIPP) hosted a two-day committee visit for a University of Wyoming (UW) delegation to speculate on the possibility of cultivating a student and faculty exchange program.

Ruler Hosts AURAK for Ramadan

H. H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, and his wife, Sheikha Hana bint Juma Al Majid, hosted two delegations from the American University Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan.

AURAK Masters Human Resources

The Center of Continuing Education & Community Service (CCE & CS) of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) in partnership with RAK Human Resources Management organized “Career Day” to encourage and develop the employment of Emirati citizens.

AURAK signs an MoU with AAA

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) President, Professor Hassan Hamdan Alalkim, and the General Secretary of the Accountants and Auditor’s Association (AAA) in United Arab Emirates, Mr. Salim Saeed Naser Al-Esaei, entered into a memorandum of understanding during a signing ceremony.

AURAK Signs with AMIDEAST

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) President, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, and American Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST) Country Director, Mrs. Rula Dajani, signed a memorandum of understanding, agreeing to cooperate in English language acquisition among AURAK staff and faculty.

AURAK Students are Job Market Ready

In partnership with Education for Employment (EFE), the American University of Ras Al Khaimah’s (AURAK) Center of Continuing Education and Community Services organized the Certified Young Business Professional (CYBP) training for graduating seniors to receive specialized training to enhance their value in the job market.

Biotechnology Day

The Department of Biotechnology of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) hosted Ras Al Khaimah high school students at their annual Biotechnology Day to encourage future interest in the discipline.

Excellence Shines Bright at AURAK

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) hosted its Academic Honors Convocation and Student Recognition Award Ceremony 2019 to honor its students possessing the drive to excel in both areas of academics and athletics.

AURAK Tolerance in Action

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) Student Life Department in collaboration with Ras Al Khaimah Police Tolerance Team organized the Tolerance and Humanity Forum to promote a culture of harmonic coexistence and compassion among various religions in support of the Year of Tolerance.

AURAK Presents Business Week

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah’s (AURAK) School of Business and the Department of Internships, Career Development, and Alumni Affairs hosted ‘Business Week,’ a weeklong event aimed at student career development.

AURAK Hosts IEEE Student Day 2019

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah’s (AURAK) School of Engineering hosted its 14th annual IEEE Student Day 2019 to foster student innovation in the field of Engineering.

AURAK Organizes First Aid Training

The Office of Risk Management of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) organized the American Safety & Health Institute Basic First Aid, CPR, AED Combo Certified Training to provide possible first responders such as security guards and maintenance personnel with first aid training to mitigate the risk of injuries and provide immediate first aid support in the case of emergencies.

AURAK Bids Farewell to Faculty

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) organized a farewell reception to say goodbye to beloved faculty members.

AURAK Offers Emirati Students Fulbright Scholarship Program

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) Department of International Programs and Partnerships (DIPP), hosted a delegation visit for AMIDEAST U.A.E., and announced that in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi they have begun accepting applications for the 2020 Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Program.

Electrical Engineering Research Charges AURAK

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) School of Graduate Studies and Research featured the research of Dr. Hussain Attia, entitled “Confined Ban Variable Switching Frequency Pulse Width Modulation (CB-VSF PWM0 Method for Single-Phase Inverter” in its Faculty Research Colloquium Public Lecture Series.

AURAK Starts Up

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), in cooperation with Khalifa Fund and Google, organized the RAK 19 Startup Weekend to facilitate future entrepreneurs in developing projects into market ready products.

AURAK Students Celebrate 10 Years of Excellence

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) hosted “AURAK’s 10th Anniversary Ceremony and AURAK’s SACSCOC Accreditation Celebration,” for its students to celebrate its ten-year anniversary and newly acquired accreditation through Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Dr. Denise Gifford Receives Founders Award at NASPA MENASA Region Conference

NASPA MENASA is a regional international student affairs organization for 30 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia areas including the UAE that offers leadership, scholarship, and professional development and advocates for student affairs professionals with over 15,000 members at 2100 campuses worldwide. 

AURAK Goes Viral in Social Media

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), hosted a Social Media Marketing Camp for high school students organized by Dr. Hurrem Yilmaz, Chair of the AURAK Marketing Program, and Dr. Bryn Holmes, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and Instructional Technology.

AURAK Gets Healthy

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) Biotechnology Department collaborated with the Ministry of Health to organize the “Health for All” workshop in alignment with World Health Day 2019 and the Year of Tolerance, under the patronage of his Excellency Dr. Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Director of RAK Medical Zone.

The Consulate of the State of Kuwait Tours AURAK

AURAK was honored by the Consulate of the State of Kuwait – Dubai with a visit from their Counselor and Head of the Cultural Attaché, Dr. Mordhi Obaid Ayash Alenezi, and the Academic Advisor of the Cultural Attaché, Mr. Al Daw Abdulqader.

Saqr Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi Charity and Humanitarian Foundation MOU

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah, (AURAK) President, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, and the General Manager of the Saqr Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi Charity and Humanitarian Foundation, Mr. Ahmed Soufa Al Zaab, signed a memorandum of understanding in alignment with the Year of Tolerance. The two institutions agreed to cooperate jointly in humanitarian endeavors such as providing assistance to the needy; sharing research and information; holding courses, seminars, lectures, workshops, and training programs that focus on integrated programs concerning the local community. The representatives cemented the agreement in a signing ceremony in which the Foundation wrote a check to the University for 566,707 AED.

AURAK Celebrates 10 Years of Excellence

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) celebrated its tenth year anniversary and its newly acquired accreditation through Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) by hosting “AURAK’s 10th Anniversary Ceremony and AURAK’s SACSCOC Accreditation Celebration” under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi and presence of Sheikh Saqr Bin Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi.

AURAK Ranks with SCImago

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has been ranked for the first time with The SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR).

AURAK Reaches Britain

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) Department of International Programs and Partnerships (DIPP) assisted two Emirati students in attending the Two Week British Culture and Society Programme at Herford College, Oxford in the United Kingdom.

AURAK Goes to TESOL

AURAK Goes to TESOL April 7, 2019, Two AURAK students, Paul Noel and Rashid Emoron, under the guidance of the Acting Chair of AURAK’s Languages and Literature Department, Dr. Imed Louhichi, presented at the 24th TESOL Arabia International Conference & Exhibition...

AURAK Signs With Wayne State

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) and Wayne State University (WSU) commemorated the expansion of their Transfer Student Program agreement in a signing ceremony between AURAK President, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, and Wayne State Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Keith Whitfield.

Tackle Talk

Tackle Talk is AURAK’s newest student club that produces a University podcast aimed at “tackling” student related, University topics featuring guest speakers. The creation of the club began as a suggestion of AURAK student,

AURAK Hosts Job Fair

United Arab Emirates, Ras Al Khaimah, March 17th, 2019 – The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) hosted the AURAK Job Fair 2019 to encourage interactions between job market employers, AURAK students, and Ras Al Khaimah residents seeking employment opportunities.

President Hassan Meets with Students

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.

AURAK Centers on Students

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) President, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, held a meeting with faculty and staff to celebrate the objectives achieved from the 2014 – 2018 Strategic Plan and to announce and discuss goals for the forthcoming Plan, 2019 – 2024.

AURAK Hosts Alumni BBQ

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) held its Alumni Homecoming BBQ 2019 in efforts to keep abreast with the activities of its alumni population.

AURAK Attends Festival of Literature

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah’s Professor of English, Arabic, and Translation Studies of the Languages and Literature Department, Professor Kamal Abdel-Malek, arranged a student excursion to the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai to promote literacy among AURAK students.

AURAK Participates in Think Science Competition 2019

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) students participated in the Think Science Competition 2019 to develop knowledge in the fields of science and technology.

Resume Workshop

The School of Engineering organized the “Resume Workshop” on March 5th, 2019, presented by Dr. Ahmad Abu Abdo, the Chair of the Department of Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, in efforts to facilitate the professional development of AURAK students. The main objective of this workshop was to boost resume and cover letter writing skills essential for acquiring interviews with prospective employers. Students asked questions throughout the workshop and many helpful tips critical for writing a resume were discussed.

AURAK 2019 Engineering Camp

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) hosted the 2019 AURAK Engineering Camp to encourage interest in science among local Ras Al Khaimah high school students. 

AURAK Signs MoU with EMDI

The American University of Ras AI Khaimah (AURAK) President Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, and EMDI Institute of Media & Communication (EMDI) Deputy General Manager, Ms. Arundhati Sen, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in a signing ceremony to promote educational and vocational training cooperation.

AURAK Hacks the Competition

Two teams from the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) won first and second place in the UAE Hackathon 2.0 – RAK that took place at AURAK in February.

AURAK Creates Accounting Pathways for Success

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah’s (AURAK) Department of Accounting and Finance hosted a public lecture by Ms. Charlotte Eaton, the International Account Manager for the Association of Accounting Technicians (ATT), to encourage students in obtaining their professional accounting certification.

AURAK Considers the Luck of the Irish

Through the arrangement of the Al Quasami Foundation, the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) met with InvestNI, a branch of the British Embassy that promotes links between universities in Northern Ireland and the UAE, to explore the possibilities of establishing an international partnership.

AURAK Celebrates Creative Writing

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah’s (AURAK) Language and Literature Department concluded their creative writing competition with an awards ceremony highlighted by a presentation from AURAK’s own Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Dr. Khaledah Yousef Ghareeb Al Mansoori.

AURAK Goes Global

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) celebrated The Year of Tolerance by hosting its eight annual Global Day to recognize the various diverse nationalities enrolled in the University.

AURAK Contributes to Innovation Month

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah’s (AURAK), in collaboration with Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), organized “Hackathon 2.0 UAE” to develop innovative solutions and ideas to contribute to lifestyle development in UAE communities.

Sheik Khalid bin Saud visits AURAK

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) was pleasantly surprised Monday afternoon by being honored with a visit from His Highness Sheik Khaled bin Saud Al Qasemi, Chairman of Marjan Island Company. Sheik Khaled bin Saud Al Qasemi spoke with President Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim concerning many important University topics and took the time out of his busy schedule to tour the University campus.

AURAK Looks into Adaptive Learning

The School of Graduate Studies and Research of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) featured the research of Arch. Jose Ferrandiz, an Assistant Professor in the Architecture Department, presenting “Adaptive Learning Case Studies Implementation at Architectural BIM Construction Courses” in their Faculty Research Colloquium Series.

AURAK Takes to the Sky

As part of the ADNOC sponsored, Emirati initiative, “Knowledge for All,” Furturists Hub and The American University of Ras Al Khaimah’s (AURAK) School of Engineering organized a presentation by drone expert, Mr. AbdelRahman ElHijazi, entitled “The Drone Workshop” in their continuing participation in innovation month to teach students the significant impact drones are making in the computer industries field.

AURAK Searches for Stars

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) hosted the AURAK Talent Search Competition 2019 for School Students to showcase and encourage the cultivation of local talent of Ras Al Khaimah.

AURAK Kick Starts the Year of Tolerance with the Green Sheikh

In support of the UAE’s Year of Tolerance, the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), in cooperation with Emirates Writers Union Ras Al Khaimah Branch and Book Studio, hosted “The Role of the Writer in Spreading Tolerance” Seminar presented by His Highness Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Ali Al Nuaimi.

AURAK Speaks Out

The Public Speaking Club, the Department of Languages and Literature, and the Student Government Association of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) hosted the AURAK English Public Speaking Competition to encourage students in their usage of clear, effective English and to develop their public speaking skills.

School of Art and Sciences Hosts Guest Lecturer, Mr. Jeff Topping – Photojournalist and Travel Photographer

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah’s Mass Communication Program, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, and School of Arts and Sciences hosted guest lecturer Mr. Jeff Topping, a photojournalist and travel photographer with more than 25 years of experience in more than 20 countries.

AURAK Instills Work Ethics

The American University of Ras Al Kaimah’s (AURAK) Department of Internships, Career Development, and Alumni Affairs organized a “Work Ethics Workshop” for AURAK students presented by the Associate Professor of Philosophy of the Humanities and Social Sciences Department, Dr. Philipp Dorstewitz, to enlighten students concerning ethics of the professional work environment.

AURAK Meets with Sungkyunkwan University

The American University of Ras Al Kaimah (AURAK) President, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, met with representatives from Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea to discuss possibilities of an international partnership.  

The Entrepreneur Day

The School of Engineering at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) hosted “The Entrepreneur Day,” a joint initiative led by the UAE Space Agency and Krypto Labs dedicated to find rising students to participate in the GeoTech Innovation Program.

Memories of the Fragrant Past

In a meeting inspired during Ramadan, Her Highness Sheikha Hana bint Juma’a Al Majid, the wife of H. H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, requested a book of memoirs recounting nostalgic recollections of Ras Al Khaimah from the 1960s as a final tribute for the Year of Zayed. A group of spirited ladies began compiling and transforming personal memories into 33 short stories, each with its own distinct aroma, capable of transporting readers on a unique cultural adventure through Ras Al Khaimah, and focusing on small, details that have up until now remained locked-away, childhood secrets of Ras Al Khaiman inhabitants.  As a result of their joyous labour, the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK)’s Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Languages, and Literature Department, Dr. Khaledah Yousef Ghareeb Al Mansoori, has published Memories of the Fragrant Past.

AURAK Enters into an MoU with Huawei Tech

The American University of Ras Al Kaimah (AURAK) President, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, and Huawei Tech FZ-LLC (Huawei) Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Li Shi, entered into a strategic memorandum of understanding in a signing ceremony hosted at the University.

AURAK Hosts the Canadian Embassy

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) hosted a meeting with the Trade Commissioner and Regional Education Coordinator of the Embassy of Canada, Mabelle Sawaqed-Hen, to discuss the possibility of establishing international partnerships with Canadian universities.

AURAK News

Last updated: Jan 7, 2020 @ 10:22 pm

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