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AURAK signs a contract with RAK Municipality to implement Food & Hygiene Project

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah signed a contract with RAK Municipality to implement an important project regarding Food Safety Training in Ras Al Khaimah Emirate.  The project aims to ensure effective supervision and awareness of how to enhance safety and public health in RAK.

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

AURAK is delighted to announce, that for the second year in a row, The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter at AURAK

AURAK Receives Stevens Initiative funding for program to virtually connect young people around the world

Grantees will bring together thousands of young people from the United States and the Middle East and North Africa for an exciting opportunity to engage with global peers through virtual exchange.

AURAK wins the award for best sustainability project

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has achieved a major success by winning the award for the best sustainability project

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 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 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).

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2019 – 2020

Fall 2019
 August 4  Joining Date for New Faculty
 August 25  Returning Date for Continuing Faculty
 August 25 – 29  Faculty Workshops
 August 29  AURAK Admissions Application Deadline
 August  4 – 31  Placement Tests / Continuing Student Registration
 August 4 – 31  Orientation and New Student Course Registration
 August 25 – 29  New Faculty Orientation
 August 27 – 31  Continuing Advising & Registration for Returning Students
 September  1  Islamic New Year*
 September  2  First day of Class
 September  8  Last day to Add/Drop
 October  10  Commencement Ceremony (2018 – 2019)
 October  26  Mid Term Grades Report Due
 November  2  Last date to withdraw from a course without grade “F”
 November  4  Advisement Begins For Spring 2020
 November  10  Early-Registration For Spring Semester begins
 December  1  UAE Commemoration Day
 December  2-3  UAE National Day
 December  14  Last Day of Classes
 December  14 – 21  Final Examination Period
 December  23  Grades Available
 December  22 – Jan 11  Winter Break
 Spring 2020
 January  5 – 11  Continuing Advising & Registration for Returning Students
 January  5  Returning Date for Continuing Faculty
 January  5 – 9  Faculty Workshops
 January 5  New Student Orientation and New Student Registration begin
 January 5  Placement Tests begin
 January 8  New Faculty Orientation
 January 11  AURAK Admissions Application Deadline
 January  12  First day of Class
 January  18  Last day to Add/Drop
 March  7  Mid Term Grades Report Due
 March  14  Last date to withdraw from a course without grade “F”
 March  29 – April 11  Spring Break
 April  12  Classes Resume
 April  13  Fall Advisement Begins
 April  19  Early-Registration For Fall Semester begins
 May  9  Last Day of Classes
 May 10 – 19  Examination Period
 May 22  Grades Available
 June 28  Faculty Summer Break Begins
 Summer Session I 2020 (6 weeks)
 May  26 – 28  Course Registration
 May  28  Classes Begin
 June 4  Last day to Add / Drop
 June 25  Last date to withdraw from a course without grade “F”
 July  9  Last Day of Summer Session I
 July 11  Grades Available
 Summer Session II 2020 (6 weeks)
 July  10 – 12  Course Registration
 July 12  Classes Begin
 July 18  Last day to Add / Drop
 August 1 – 4  Eid Al Adha*
 August 15  Last date to withdraw from a course without grade “F”
 August 29  Last Day of Summer Session II
 August 31  Grades Available
 Internship Session 2020 (8 weeks)
 May  26 – 28  Internship Course Registration
 June  7  Internship Begins
 June  13  Last day to Add / Drop
 July  9  Last date to withdraw from a course without grade “F”
 July  30  Internship Ends
 August  2  Grades Available
2019 – 2020 Commencement
 October  8  Commencement Ceremony (2019 – 2020)

Note: All Islamic Lunar Holidays will be fixed per announcement by the relevant Ministry.

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