AURAK honored for its efforts

American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has been honored by Human Resources Department of Ras Al Khaimah (HRD) during the ceremony which organized at the RAK Chamber of Commerce theater,

AURAK Attends SACSCOC Annual Conference

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has this week attended the annual conference of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The conference was held in Houston, Texas, in the United States between the 5th and 8th of December, 2015.

Job-Seekers Graduate from CCE Accounting Course

A group of Emirati job-seekers have today graduated from a professional training course at AURAK’s Center for Continuing Education.

Dr. Maxime Attends MEMBS Conference in Istanbul

In line with the vision of AURAK President, Professor Hassan Al Alkim, students and faculty from the AURAK Department of Biotechnology actively participate in national and international events. AURAK has participated in Second Annual Congress and Exhibition MEMBS 2015, Istanbul, organized by the Middle East Molecular Biology Society (MEMBS) at Istanbul Congress Center.

AURAK at Launch of Innovation Exhibition

The people of Ras Al Khaimah gathered this morning, for the launch of the ‘Innovation Exhibition’ at RAK Exhibition Center. The three day exhibition is part of the UAE-wide initiative, ‘Innovation Week’ which celebrates the creativity and inventiveness of the country’s citizens.

Innovative Education through Technology

As AURAK continues to participate in UAE Innovation Week 2015, a second day or workshops was held at the University, today entitled ‘Innovative Education through Technology’.

How to Innovate in a Smart City

As part of the University’s participation in UAE Innovation Week 2015, an initiative implemented by H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, which runs from Sunday, 22nd November, to Saturday, 28th November, the AURAK Center of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) organized a seminar entitled, “How to Innovate in a Smart City and Become an Entrepreneur”.

AURAK hosts “The Seven Principles of a Happy Society” Public Lecture

Professor W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, from the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Zayed University, Dubai, has visited the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) in order to speak about his latest book entitled ‘Tractatus Politico-Philosphicus and the Seven Principles of a Happy Society’.

RAK Police Officers Complete “Risk Management” Training

Police officers were awarded certificates at Ras Al Khaimah Police General Head Quarters, having completed a course in risk management at RAK Research and Innovation Center (RAKRIC) which is part of American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK).

Crime Scene Investigation: AURAK

Head of the DNA Unit at RAK Police, Mr. Bushra Idris, paid a visit to the American University of Ras Al Khaimah. The forensic scientist today delivered an engaging lecture in Building D, discussing the role of genetics in crime scene analysis.

Your Life is More Important Than Your Call

RAK Police gave a lecture, open to the public, at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah. The lecture was entitled, ‘Your Life is More Important than Your Call’. Several students attended the one-hour lecture, as well as staff and faculty members.

Professor Omar Fajjawi was invited to speak on Ras Al Khaimah Broadcasting Radio

Professor Omar Fajjawi, professor of Arabic literature at the AURAK School of Arts and Science, was invited to speak on Ras Al Khaimah Broadcasting radio program, Mutamayyizoon.

Voice of Aurak – Student Newspaper – AURAK – Fall 2014

The launch of this student newspaper is an important milestone in the history of our university. The work has been greatly appreciated by faculty, staff, and students at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah.

Hospital Visit for International Day of Older Persons

On the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons, the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) organized a visit to Obaidullah Hospital – a specialist medical facility for the elderly – in Ras Al Khaimah.

Graduation Ceremony held for Statistics and Data Analysis students

On the AURAK campus, a graduation ceremony was held for 20 female students who earned a professional diploma in Statistics from the AURAK Center for Continuing Education. Ten of the students were employees of the Ras Al Khaimah government and ten of the students were job seekers.

AURAK Hosts Smart Grid for Smart City Lecture

On May 2015, Dr. Abdulla Ismail, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Assistant to the President, of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Dubai, gave a presentation entitled Smart Grid for Smart City at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah campus.

AURAK Student wins award at the 3rd Annual Conference on Global Warming

The Third International Conference on Global Warming: Food Security was held at Al Hamra Convention Center in Ras Al Khaimah. Six AURAK students, under the supervision of Dr. Irshad Ahmad, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, submitted their work to the conference.

AURAK Bedouin Dinner Raises Money for Charity

At the Bedouin Oasis Camp outside of Ras Al Khaimah, an AURAK community event that included faculty, staff and students raised money for two local charities: RAK Autism Center and the Ras Al Khaimah Animal Welfare Center. A total of AED 1,250 was raised and will be divided between the two non-profit organizations.

AURAK Languages and Literature Hosts Poetry Reading

AURAK’s Languages and Literature Department hosted a poetry reading at the AL Maraya Restaurant on the AURAK campus. Dr. Osayimwense Osa, Department Chair, hosted five readers – two students and three faculty members. Students reading included

AURAK Professor Receives American Society for Microbiology Fellowship

Professor Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar, Chair of the Department of Biotechnology at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, delivered a keynote lecture at the 10th Biennial International Conference organized by Pakistan Society for Microbiology

Food Market on AURAK Campus

At the American University of Ras Al Khaimah campus, a food market was held for students and all members of the AURAK family and the Ras Al Khaimah community. Food vendors from all over the UAE included Monkey Cookies, RAK Sweets, Mexecato, 54 East, Al Dhahabi Bakery and Salsabel.

AURAK Hosts Annual Open Day

On April 21st and April 22nd, 2015, AURAK hosted its annual Open Day event at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah campus. Booths were set up in the gymnasium by various departments and schools within AURAK, including Admissions, Student Life,

AURAK and King’s Centre for Professional Development celebrate Graduation

At the Intercontinental Hotel in Abu Dhabi, the American University of Ras Al Khaimah and King’s Centre for Professional Development held a graduation ceremony for thirty-three recipients of the Professional Diploma in Healthcare Administration and the Professional

Prof. Bilal Akash visits RAK Research and Innovation Center

Prof. Bilal Akash, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, visited RAK Research and Innovation Center and met the working researchers there. The aim of the meeting was to discuss how to integrate research activities at the center within the university. Prof. Akash stated that AURAK has a strong belief that the center enhances the

AURAK Biotechnology students visit ARABLAB 2015 and the “Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World”

In line with the vision and directions of Prof. Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, President of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, the Department of Biotechnology encourages students to participate in extracurricular activities relevant to their discipline of study and emerging biomedical technologies. Besides instructive trainings in state of the art biotechnology laboratories at the AURAK campus,

AURAK celebrates Global Day 2015

On March 19th, Global Day was celebrated at AURAK by its students, faculty and staff. The purpose of Global Day is to allow representatives of different countries present their traditions and customs.

Lee and Sharon Waller present at Innovation Arabia 8 Conference in Dubai

Dr. Lee Waller and Dr. Sharon Waller, a husband and wife team from American University of Ras Al Khaimah, presented a workshop at the Innovation Arabia 8 Conference held in Dubai. The conference was held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin

Undergraduate Research Applications, a seminar by Prof. Abdulla Ismail

Prof. Abdulla Ismail; the Chair of AURAK Engineering Advisory Council delivered a lecture entitled “Undergraduate Research Applications” to engineering students and faculty on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. In his presentation, Prof. Ismail stressed the importance of undergraduate research

AURAK sponsors scholarship

On Thursday, March 12th, the American University of Ras Al Khaimah held a ceremony commemorating an award of scholarship to students with the highest GPA and excellent academic performance. This scholarship is offered by AURAK and is available to only two students every semester that fulfill the selection criteria including a CGPA of 3.67 and above.

Architectural Day Spring 2015

The Architectural Day that took place on March 11, 2015 is an opportunity for everyone to visit the school of Engineering and meet our architecture academic members of staff at AURAK and students of architecture, engineering and many other students from AURAK.

5th meeting of the School of Business Advisory Council

The School of Business held its fifth Advisory Council meeting. The council is chaired by Dr. Khaled Al Khazraji and included Mr. Mohamed Al Sabab, Director General of RAK Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Ahmed Obaid AI Tenaiji, Director General, Ras AI Khaimah Department of Economic Development, Mr. Ahmed Ali Anoon Alnuaimi,

AURAK School of Arts & Sciences Holds Annual Advisory Council Meeting

The AURAK School of Arts & Sciences held its annual Advisory Council meeting. Attendees included Dr. Mohammed Bulhamam, Advisory Council Chair, Dr. Ahmed Al Shamsi, Member, Dr. Khulood Yousef Gharib Al Mansoori,

AURAK Holds First Annual Volunteer Fair

AURAK held its first annual Volunteer Fair to bring local organizations to campus in order to connect them to potential student volunteers. Students responded by visiting the tables of the organizations and signing up for volunteer duties.

RKMC Intercollegiate Football Tournament 2015 (2nd Runner up)

AURAK football team has won the second runner up trophy in RKMC (Higher Colleges of Technology, Men’s College) intercollegiate football tournament 2015. Please join me in congratulating the football team for this achievement and wish them best luck in the upcoming tournaments.

AURAK Center for Continuing Education – Hospitality and Culinary Arts Graduation Ceremony

Twenty-one national job seekers participated in the first graduation ceremony for a diploma in Hospitality and Culinary Arts. The ceremony was held at the Emirates Association for Social Development Theater. The program is part of the diverse curricula offered by The Center for Continuing Education at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah.

AURAK Initiates International Partnership with Appalachian State University (USA)

Dr. Jesse Lutabingwa, Professor and Associate Vice Chancellor, Office of International Education and Development from Appalachian State University, visited American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) in order to initiate an international partnership between the two institutions. Dr. Lutabingwa met with the President of AURAK,

Masdar Institute visit to the American University of Ras Al Khaimah

A group from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi – UAE, which included Dr. Ahmed Al Jabri (Mechanical and Materials Engineering), Reem Orfali (Student Enrollment Manager) and Shaikha Omran Al Shamsi (MI student in Microsystem Engineering) visited AURAK and met both the students and the faculty members in the School of Engineering on Feb 17, 2015. A large number of engineering students and faculty participated in the meeting.

CBI supports American University of RAK fund raising drive

CBI has announced that it is supporting the annual fund raising drive of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah to support higher education.
The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is an independent co-education institution of Higher Education that provides an integrated American-style, undergraduate and postgraduate education with a strong focus on local indigenous culture

New Faculty Orientation & Opening Semester Reception

As usual, at the beginning of each semester the Provost’s Office organized a new faculty orientation which took place on Wednesday January 21, 2015. The Provost welcomed the new faculty members and during the orientation the Provost highlighted the important policies and procedures which can help the new faculty succeed at AURAK.

The Sixth Meeting of the Advisory Council for the School of Engineering

The Sixth meeting of the Advisory Council for the School of Engineering took place on Thursday, January 15th, 2015. Prof. Hasan Al Alkim; the President of AURAK received the chair and members of the council in his office, after acknowledging the important role of the advisory council, Prof. Al Alkim said that AURAK

AURAK hosts information session on the Master Programs in Engineering and Business

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) hosted an information session on the master programs in engineering and business for the benefit of the Ras Al Khaimah community.

AURAK News (2015)