American University of Ras Al Khaimah AURAK

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American University of Ras Al Khaimah AURAK

Postby shawarma » 15 Mar 2009, 12:18

American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK?) is a new university to be established out of the ashes of George Mason University RAK, that is shutting down operations in May 2006. Does that mean a new university altogether? Or just a rebranding and new logo but students and staff carry on as they were ... sort of? Education RAK said in a press release that "A new successor university will be formed to ensure that the people of Ras al Khaimah, the UAE and the region who aspire to attain high quality, professional higher education have the opportunity and support to achieve that goal". No further information known but if anyone knows any more of the following, please add a reply ...

  • Description of university location: GMU was building a new campus on the Emirates Road? Will AURAK be taking that over?
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  • Executive Body/Owner: Education RAK
  • University is profit making or non-profit:
  • Date University expected to open:
  • Number of students (approx):
  • Nationality of most students, or nationality breakdown:
  • Number of teaching staff (approx):
  • Nationality of most teaching staff, or nationality breakdown:
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  • Curriculum: Presumably US curriculum?
  • Qualifications offered: Presumably Bachelor and Master's degrees?
  • Annual course and other fees:
  • Lecturer salary range per month (and details of package - accommodation, flights, medical):
  • Any other comments useful for students, teachers, and/or parents:
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American University of Ras Al Khaimah

Postby FindTheTruth » 02 Jun 2009, 21:44

June 1, 2009

Grand Opening for the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, or AURAK chaired by H.H Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qassimi.

www.aurak.ae admissions@aurak.ae Phone: 07 221 0500 Fax: 07 221 0638

AURAK now open for September 2009 enrollment offering 3 Bachelor of Science Degrees in:

1. Business Administration (International Business, Managment, Marketing, Finance)
2. Biology (Biotechnology, Bioinformatics)
3. Electronics & Communication Engineering (Information Technology)

or an English Language Program (for general public).

Admission requirements: 60% UAE curriculum for Business/Biology, 70% Engineering
TOEFL 500 paper based, 61 internet based, or IETLS 5.0 band

Tuition: AED 20,000 per semester for bachelor's, scholarships available
AED 10,500 for ELP

Location: Old George Mason University Campus, in process of renovation. Color theme: red & white logo
New Student Center currently being built near road way (active construction) along with new residence hall. Major classroom renovation over summer.
Board of Governors: H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qassimi, RAK Investment & Development Office, RAK Properties, Stevin Rock LLC

Curriculum: American affiliated curriculum
Accreditation & Licensure: Paper work already submitted
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Re: American University of Ras Al Khaimah AURAK

Postby FindTheTruth » 02 Jun 2009, 22:08

Description of university location: Former George Mason University Campus (also former HCT men's campus)
President/Director name: President Sharon Siverts
Executive Body/Owner: H.H. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qassimi, RAK Investment & Development Office, Stevin Rock LLC, RAK Properties
Date University expected to open: September 2009, registration open now for fall
Number of students (approx): around 60 continuting since GMU-RAK closure
Nationality of most students, or nationality breakdown: Emirati, Arab expats, American, Indian, Algerian, Nigerian, Iranian
Number of teaching staff (approx): 15
Nationality of most teaching staff, or nationality breakdown: All mainly western educated with Ph.Ds coming from U.S, Australia, UK, Europe. Diverse nationalities.
Postal Address / PO Box: 10021
Telephone: 07 221 0500
Fax: 07 221 0638
Email: admissions@aurak.ae
Website: www.aurak.ae

Curriculum: American Curriculum
Qualifications offered: BS in Biology, Business Administration, Electronics & Communication Engineering
Annual course and other fees: AED 20,000 per semester, English Language Program 10,500 per semester
Lecturer salary range per month (and details of package - accommodation, flights, medical): Very competitive
Any other comments useful for students, teachers, and/or parents: Highly qualified faculty, American administration, financial backing, stable leadership, fair admission requirments & tuition
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Re: American University of Ras Al Khaimah AURAK

Postby dunteslin » 08 Sep 2011, 07:04

I can see the information is over two years old. Sharon Siverts has been thrown out. There is no 'American' administration. A university with FIFTEEN teaching staff is not a university in anyone's book. The place is a bad joke.
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