AUS rises to top 150 universities in THE Asia University Rankings

Sharjah, UAE, April 30, 2024 – American University of Sharjah (AUS) has made notable strides and is now positioned among the top 150 universities in Asia in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Ranking for 2024. This marks a significant advancement from its previous standing among the top 250 universities in Asia last year.

The updated methodology in the Asia University Rankings 2024 reflects recent changes in THE World University Rankings, ensuring a comprehensive evaluation of research-intensive universities across five core missions: teaching, research environment, research quality, international outlook and industry. AUS’ improved ranking attests to the university’s commitment to providing a top-tier educational experience and advancing impactful research.

“As we celebrate this significant achievement, we are proud of the progress we have made in enhancing the reputation and standing of AUS in Asia. Our continued dedication to excellence in education and research has propelled us forward, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to providing a world-class learning environment for our students,” said Dr.Tod Laursen, Chancellor of AUS.

The new ranking comes as AUS continues to strategically invest in faculty development, foster a culture of research excellence, enhance student support services and develop impactful international collaborations. These initiatives have elevated the quality of education and research at AUS and contributed significantly to its growing reputation as a leading institution of higher learning in the region.

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About AUS

American University of Sharjah (AUS) was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Sharjah. Sheikh Sultan articulated his vision of a distinctive institution against the backdrop of Islamic history and in the context of the aspirations and needs of contemporary society in the UAE and the Gulf region. 

Firmly grounded in principles of meritocracy and with a strong reputation for academic excellence, AUS has come to represent the very best in teaching and research, accredited internationally and recognized by employers the world over for creating graduates equipped with the knowledge, skills and drive to lead in the 21st century.

AUS values learners not driven only by academic success, but by those that embrace our dynamic campus life and embody our ideals of openness, tolerance and respect. This combination of academic excellence and community spirit ensures AUS is filled with world-class faculty and students, poised to become the innovators, thinkers, contributors and leaders of tomorrow.

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