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28 February 2024, Wednesday

Over 60 Global Experts Stress Innovation to Elevate Quality of Education in Middle East at QS Higher Education Summit

HE Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, UAE Minister of Education, hails UAE’s focus on innovation in education sector Over 350 delegates attend the three-day global event hosted by American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, February 28, 2024: Over 60 higher education leaders stressed the need for innovation in elevating the qualit

26 February 2024, Monday

20 Speakers from 10 Countries Shed Light on Sustainability at Workshop on ‘Interdisciplinary Solutions for a Sustainable Future’

The event was organized jointly by the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities and American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) Diverse and innovative ideas on how to accelerate sustainability were shared by 20 speakers from 10 countries at a two-day workshop on ‘Interdisciplinary Solutions for a Sustainable Future’, hosted jointly b

26 February 2024, Monday

AURAK's Alumni Gathering 2024: A Night of Nostalgia and Unity

The spirit of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) illuminated the evening of February 3rd, 2024, as alumni from diverse graduating years gathered for a heartwarming Homecoming event. The Alumni Gathering proved to be a vibrant celebration of shared memories, lasting friendships, and the enduring bond that unites every member of the AU

20 February 2024, Tuesday

The Rise of Startups Awards and the need to Align University Education with Industry Demand

How UAE and Saudi Arabia are emerging as prime destinations for aspiring entrepreneurs By Dr. David A. Schmidt – President of American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) The Gulf region’s startup ecosystem is in acceleration mode. Little-known innovators and lesser-known innovators from the MENA – particularly those based in the UAE and Saudi A

30 January 2024, Tuesday

Radio still rules the waves, prompting universities to make it a key component of mass communication programs

Nearly 8 million people listen to UAE radio stations every week, representing a 97% national reach. In the new age of podcasts and audio streaming, radio remains a popular medium in the UAE, with one study revealing that about 8 million listeners tune in to radio stations in the UAE every week, representing a 97 per cent national reach. According

19 January 2024, Friday

Region’s most dynamic startups honored at Middle East Startup Awards (MESA)

The Middle East regional finale of the Global Startup Awards, hosted by AURAK, featured finalists from 8 countries, spotlighting some outstanding startups The Middle East Startup Awards (MESA) 2022-23, the regional round of the Global Startup Awards, honored some of the most dynamic startups from eight countries in the region at the end of a two-d

18 December 2023, Monday

CO2 capture and biomass production innovation of AURAK wins COP28 ExpoLive University Innovation Program competition

A team from the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has won a Research Prize of AED 25,000 in the University Innovation Program at COP28, organized by ExpoLive. The winning project is, an innovation that uses microalgae to capture CO2 and put the biomass harvest to productive use. The AURAK team’s innovation competed against 36

07 December 2023, Thursday

12th Commencement Ceremony of AURAK honours 186 graduates in presence of Sheikh Khalid bin Saud Al Qasimi

US Ambassador to the UAE, H.E. Martina Strong, delivers Commencement Speaker’s address The graduates were from different nationalities as well as a significant number of Emirati nationals Nearly 50% of the joyous graduates were women A mix of Emirati and international students received their degrees at the 12th Commencement Ceremony of the Ameri

23 November 2023, Thursday

Six COP28-linked research projects of AURAK

In the run-up to COP28, the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has been engaged in six primary research projects seeking innovative solutions to environmental damage as part of the university's contribution to addressing climate change. The research projects focus on diverse areas – from renewable hydrogen to grid-connected solar PV sys

21 November 2023, Tuesday

Exciting Times at AURAK: Launch and Progress of Our Broadcast Journalism Program

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah is thrilled to announce the successful launch of our innovative Broadcast Journalism Program, "Saud bin Saqr Broadcast Journalism and TV Production Scholarship Program," a venture that marks a significant milestone in our commitment to media education excellence. Under the esteemed patronage of His Highness

14 November 2023, Tuesday

AURAK supports COP28 goals with multiple activities and research, driven by sustainability and renewable energy

In an effort to amplify the UAE’s frontline position as a leader in the fight against climate change, the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has ramped up its activities to support the goals of COP28, the global event that is being hosted by the UAE at Dubai Expo City from November 30 to December 12, 2023. AURAK has been an active parti

02 November 2023, Thursday

Here’s how we can make higher education more relevant

There is a need to close the gap between content and skills to counter employers’ concerns that many of the graduates they hire are ill-equipped to join the workforce.The world of higher education today faces some herculean challenges as technology and AI have challenged traditional ideas of the job market. The traditional concepts of imparting kno

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19 October 2023, Thursday

International Day of Action for Academic Integrity Highlights the Pursuit of Ethical Scholarship

In an earnest endeavor to emphasize the paramount importance of academic integrity, the Office of Academic Integrity and the Department of Student Life at AURAK recently presented the International Day of Action for Academic Integrity. This momentous event, held on Wednesday, October 18th, unfolded at the prestigious Ibn Khaldun Auditorium. The ev

12 October 2023, Thursday

Town Hall Meeting and President’s Award Ceremony Celebrates AURAK’s Community Excellence

The atmosphere was charged with a profound sense of pride and community spirit as the President, esteemed faculty members, and dedicated staff of AURAK recently gathered to commemorate a dual celebration of community engagement at the Town Hall Meeting and the President's Award Ceremony. Held at the Alpharabius (Al Farabi) Auditorium, Dr. David A

09 October 2023, Monday

Booming biotechnology industry offers huge job prospects for today’s youth

AURAK among UAE universities offering a comprehensive undergraduate program in Biotechnology, internationally accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET The global biotechnology market is projected to reach USD 3.88 trillion by 2030, registering a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13.96%, according U

Last Updated: 23 Nov 2023
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