The University of Sharjah is a private Emirati university located at University City, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. It was established in October 1997 by its founder, president, and chairman, the ruler of Sharjah Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi to meet the definition of the purpose of Sharjah’s educational needs. The university’s ambitions are to become the leading educational institution in the Middle East and the world. In addition to its main campus in Sharjah City, the university has built campus facilities to provide education and training programs directly to many communities across the country. Most importantly, the university plays an important role in the social and economic development of the Sharjah emirate. The university’s main campus is located on the southern edge of Sharjah at University City, very close to Sharjah International Airport. The University of Sharjah extends its services to three branches located in various Sharjah sites such as Khor Fakkan, Kalba, Dhaid.
The University of Sharjah was founded in October 1997 by Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, a member of the executive council of the United Arab Emirates and governor of Sharjah. The university was established as a result of Sheikh Sultan’s vision of a separate institution from Sharjah, based on the construction of Islamic buildings and history and in order to meet the needs of the surrounding community, particularly the UAE and the Middle East. The Kalba Campus, which had 100 million AEDs in construction costs, was inaugurated on February 28, 2011, in the city of Kalba by the president. Of the 100 million AEDs, 90 million went to educational, scientific, and administrative buildings, and 10 million were spent on outdoor college and the surrounding area.
The David Center, which cost 60 million AEDs in construction costs, was opened on December 17, 2015, by the president. It has 18 classrooms, four classrooms, and 12 laboratories. As part of the Medical and Health Sciences campus, University Teaching Hospital and University Teaching Dentistry Hospital were also opened on June 11, 2011, by the president. Visual monitoring of the Market Market for Training commenced on October 1, 2012. This monitoring was established by the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority. Visual monitoring is done in the same way as Dubai Financial Markets and Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange virtual’s monitor. The stock market simulator was trained on September 25, 2013, as part of the MoU between the university and the ESCA. On March 24, 2012, a three-stone library was opened in the women’s wing followed by the opening of the men’s library in the men’s wing next year. Each library is located over 10,000 square feet [10,000 sq m] and has the capacity to hold up to a million books. The opening of the library has increased the total number of libraries in the university to nine libraries.
There are two student centers near the University city campus designed to host student news offices, student union offices, student club, and community offices, a beautiful art room, bookstore, branches of the Sharjah Cooperative Society and Sharjah Islamic Bank, and a few convenience stores. Other services available at the student center include barbershops, and various restaurants and coffee shops.
The University of Sharjah has two separate dormitories on the University City campus under the supervision of the presidential administration. Residence supervisors are required to prepare an annual booth program, compile statistics, advertise and publish handouts, welcome new students at the beginning of each year, provide guidance to students, familiarize students with dorm rules, regulations, and other activities, and are responsible for any attentive medical assistance. Student News Dealership is responsible for organizing entertainment, sporting events, and weekly outings for all students living in dormitories. The university offers students the choice of one, two bedrooms, and three bedrooms. Bodies are provided with clinics, classrooms, computer labs, laundry facilities, garden areas, TV rooms, reception halls, and other recreational facilities.
Transportation at the university is provided by a private transport company that provides buses for students from various locations in Sharjah and the United Arab Emirates. Students living in these nests are provided with free bus transportation to the Medical and Health Sciences and Fine Arts and Design colleges. There is also free travel from Sharjah and Al Dhaid to the university and vice versa. Recently, since Fall 2018/2019 semester they have made travel facilities much easier within the campus that brings students between intermediate buildings, drivers, and parking space.
The University of Sharjah offers the largest number of accredited programs in the United Arab Emirates. Currently, the university offers 80-degree programs including 54 bachelor’s degrees, 23 degrees, eleven Ph.D. degrees, 15 diplomas. The University is fully licensed and all its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the United Arab Emirates Department of Higher Education and Scientific Research.] All Engineering Programs are accredited by ABET Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree • Bachelor of Science in IT and Multimedia degree • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
The University of Sharjah is ranked as the leading 551 universities by QS. According to the World University, Webometrics Ranking University of Sharjah is ranked 6th in the United Arab Emirates, and 3821st worldwide in 2014. 2345 worldwide. The University’s position on Education Performance in the same year ranked 3rd nationally and 1753th worldwide. The university is also ranked fifth in the United Arab Emirates with 4 International Colleges & Search Engines in 2013.