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07 June 2024, Friday

American University of Ras Al Khaimaih Makes it to ‘Top 500 Universities’ List in QS World University 2025 Rankings

As a result, AURAK Secures 6th position among UAE universities. The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has made it to the prestigious Top 500 Universities list in the 2025 QS World University Rankings (QSWUR), at 485th position. As a result, AURAK has secured 6th position among universities in the UAE. The milestone reflects AURAK’s stea

05 June 2024, Wednesday

AURAK Mass Communication Students Win Best Experimental Short Film at ISMA 2024

Students from the Mass Communication program at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) have made a significant impact on the international stage, winning the prestigious Best Experimental Short Film award at the International Student Media Arts Festival (ISMA) 2024, hosted this year by Kookmin University in Seoul, South Korea. Their win

28 May 2024, Tuesday

AURAK Career Week highlights emerging job hunt trends and new career opportunities

Twenty-three companies and organisations participated in the Career Week of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) held recently on campus, as recent graduates and alumni networked with recruiters and got an opportunity to hear from industry and HR experts on new recruiting trends. The Career Week, organized by the Alumni and Career Se

17 May 2024, Friday

AURAK and Ras Al Khaimah Police HQ sign MoU for wide-ranging mutual collaboration

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) and Ras Al Khaimah Police HQ have signed a wide-ranging, five-year cooperation agreement to foster a permanent and advanced partnership for mutual benefit. The collaboration aims to integrate efforts, share experiences, and enhance performance indicators to achieve strategic objectives in alignment

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09 May 2024, Thursday

RAK Center for Outdoor Comfort (RAKCOC) explores innovative solutions for open spaces, including outdoor AC

The RAK Center for Outdoor Comfort (RAKCOC) at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is driving a number of initiatives and research projects aimed at improving outdoor comfort in extreme weather conditions. RAKCOC is working with municipal and urban planning authorities, hospitality sector and educational institutions in RAK to develo

19 April 2024, Friday

AURAK hosts 16th Asian Conference on Intelligent Information and Database Systems

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) hosted, for the first time in the UAE, the 16th Asian Conference on Intelligent Information and Database Systems (ACIIDS) bringing together experts from the international scientific community to shed light on new advancements driven by AI and ML technologies. The hybrid event, held on AURAK campus

25 March 2024, Monday

AURAK Researcher Co-Pilots AI-based Study that Unlocks New Insights into Brain Tumor Treatment

AURAK’s Dr. Rawad Hodeify and Dr. Orwa Aboud of University of California, Davis, USA, pioneer revolutionary and potential non-surgical AI-based diagnostic model A pioneering study co-led by a Sigma Xi researcher from the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) promises to revolutionize brain tumor care using AI-based tools. The study is led

14 March 2024, Thursday

AURAK Celebrates Diversity: Students Showscase Cultures of 23 Countries at Global Day 2024

The campus of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) celebrated the sights, sounds, smells and traditions of 23 different countries, at the 11th Global Day celebrations held under the theme of "Celebrating Cultures From Across The Globe." The unique and enriching experience, which echoed the university’s ethos of diversity, featured a n

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

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

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

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

Last Updated: 23 Nov 2023

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