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26 September 2023, Tuesday

Roles in Educational Leadership to gain traction in a disruptive careers landscape

Universities offering master’s program in Educational Leadership gear for heightened demand In a disruptive careers landscape in which Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machines threaten to take over many jobs, jobs in educational leadership are predicted to continue to command high value. Educational leaders – those professionals who are tasked w

30 August 2023, Wednesday

American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) appoints experienced academic leader Dr. David A. Schmidt as new President

Dr. Schmidt brings to the post 33 years of leadership expertise spanning public and private academic institutions worldwide American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), one of the leading universities in the UAE, has appointed Dr. David A. Schmidt as its new President. Dr. Schmidt brings to AURAK 33 years of broad-based experience as an execut

15 August 2023, Tuesday

AURAK joins handful of world’s universities with ‘QS 5 Stars Plus’ rating

AURAK moves from Five Stars to 5 Stars Plus, the highest rating that recognises an institution’s strengths and fields of expertise Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, August 14, 2023: The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has been awarded the QS 5 Stars Plus rating, placing it in the league of a handful of the world’s elite universities. It is the fi

03 August 2023, Thursday

American University of Ras Al Khaimah gears to host 8 countries at the Middle East Startup Awards in January 2024

Innovation-driven technology start-ups and SMEs from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan and Lebanon will vie for recognition at the Middle East Startup Awards (MESA) 2022-23, hosted by the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation of American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK). The Awards will be announced during a t

02 August 2023, Wednesday

Interest in AI-related programmes mounts, as AI is predicted to create 97 million new jobs by 2025

American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) gears for new intake for Bachelor of Science in Artificial Intelligence programme.Call it the charge of ChatGPT or a sign of the times, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has moved to the top of the list for career choices among youths entering university. World Economic Forum has projected that AI will crea

02 August 2023, Wednesday

While UAE is adopting AI rapidly, news organisations are lagging, reveals research paper

The study, co-authored by researchers from 2 universities, says several factors are deterring media houses from moving from digital journalism to “algorithmic journalism” While the global news media world is being disrupted by Artificial Intelligence (AI) led by bigtime players, news organisations in the UAE have been slow in the use and adoption

26 June 2023, Monday

AURAK hosts International Yoga Day celebrations to support holistic approach to life and learning

Demonstrations by young yoga practitioners captivate the audience at the show supported by the Indian Consulate and Indian People’s ForumRas Al Khaimah, UAE: The growing popularity of yoga globally was celebrated at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) with a colourful event to mark the 9th International Yoga Day, supported by the Cons

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23 June 2023, Friday

Two AURAK researchers propose new framework to detect damaged kidney cells by using hardware accelerator

New method uses computer vision to produce accurate diagnosis in real time, instead of time-consuming approach of examining biochemical and structural changesRas Al Khaimah, UAE: Two prominent researchers from the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) have proposed a new framework for detecting different types of damaged kidney cells by usi

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08 June 2023, Thursday

Academic integrity and AI – Universities in a dilemma

In March this year, three academics from Plymouth Marjon University published an academic paper entitled ‘Chatting and Cheating: Ensuring Academic Integrity in the Era of ChatGPT’ in the journal Innovations in Education and Teaching International. It was peer-reviewed by four other academics who cleared it for publication. What the three co-authors

26 May 2023, Friday

Documenting old buildings of Ras Al Khaimah: A university’s novel experiment lets students have direct encounter with heritage

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: The deteriorating state of Ras Al Khaimah’s old buildings — that stand out because of their architectural heritage and use of different building materials — has propelled a group of researchers and architecture students to engage in a novel project to highlight the importance of heritage conservation.Ras Al Khaimah’s Old Cornic

05 May 2023, Friday

AURAK joins elite league with AACSB accreditation, cements position as a leading business school in UAE

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has achieved a significant milestone by earning full accreditation for its business school from AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).With this, AURAK joins an elite league of global institutions in achieving this prestigious recog

03 May 2023, Wednesday

Integrity at AURAK 2023: Academic Integrity Awareness

AURAK’s Office of Academic Integrity, in collaboration with the Department of Student Life and the Student Government Association, hosted Integrity at AURAK: Academic Integrity Awareness! Faculty and students engaged in discussing issues related to academic integrity, and spreading awareness of the negative impact of academic dishonesty.The da

28 April 2023, Friday

AURAK professor co-authors paper on open source platform for enabling brain-like computations

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: A researcher from the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has co-authored a paper on an open source platform that enables brain-like computations.The paper presents a novel approach to neuromorphic computing, which is inspired by the structure and function of the human brain. The paper demonstrates a framework that en

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11 April 2023, Tuesday

Universities should embrace ChatGPT, not resist it, says AURAK study

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: ChatGPT and similar tools are here to stay, and it is futile to try to prevent their use. The best course of action is to guide university students to use such AI-enabled text-generation programs responsibly and ethically, according to an internal paper prepared by the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK).As ChatGPT an

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30 March 2023, Thursday

AURAK to develop new smart learning tools with AED 500,000 funding under Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program

Ras Al Khaimah: The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is set to develop a slew of smart learning tools with the AED 500,000 research funding awarded by the Ministry of Education (MOE) under the Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program (MBRSLP).The funding was granted to the university’s Office of Research and Community Service.“The Am

Last Updated: 27 Jul 2023

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