Ajman University of Science & Technology (AUST)

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Ajman University of Science & Technology (AUST)

Postby shawarma » 03 Dec 2007, 18:08

Ajman University, or more fully, Ajman University of Science and Technology[/url] - DubaiFAQs.com information

What AUST say about themselves (from 22 August 2007 press release):

The university is devoted to delivering the highest quality academic and professional education to skilled young men and women who can immediately benefit the society and contribute to its development by seeking careers in various fields and choosing from an extensive list of 30 programs within 11 major faculties:

AUST's Programs are accredited by The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Affairs in the UAE

Richly, fine-tuned and intertwined programs of instruction, research, and community engagement expose students to innovative ideas and novel approaches to keep up with the fast pace of change in society. One such an initiative is the Innovative Medical Environment Commission (IMEC) which promotes various health awareness topics and medical developments.

AUST is a community of talented learners, looking for students who have unique qualities, full of ambition and challenge. The 11,000 annual undergraduates at AUST are among the most engaged, brilliant and passionate students. At AUST, there is an understanding of academic interests which are as diverse as the students themselves. Choices are provided for students to give them the flexibility that is crucial to the learning process.

AUST objectives are:

1. To provide degree programs according to the requirements of the professional world
2. To enable graduates to assume leadership roles by providing them with up-to-date knowledge and advanced skills
3. To direct students' efforts towards the adaptation and application of their knowledge and skills to real and practical needs.
4. To support the learning process and stimulate the teaching experience by providing an environment where teaching, research, training, expertise and practice complement and benefit each other.
5. To guarantee the quality of educational programs through the constant assessment of learning outcomes.
6. To promote important aspects of professional life, such as ethical behavior, responsibility, standards & ideals

Ajman University of Science and Technology has adopted the following Mission and Vision:
Ajman University of Science and Technology (AUST) provides innovative academic and training programs in education, humanities, business, science and technology, to serve the needs of a diverse population. AUST offers excellent teaching and supportive services for undergraduates, graduates and professional students in an environment distinguished by its focus on marketable knowledge and skills. The services offered also include expertise to the community, and when needed, the University encourages its faculty, staff and students to couple practice with teaching.

The University:

• Seeks to make its students motivated by professional advancement and civic awareness;
• Establishes a foundation for lifelong learning, personal development and social responsibility;
• Combines theory and practice to create meaningful, real-world solutions to future challenges; and is an integral partner in the culture, commerce and future of the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf Region.
• Offers an enriched educational experience to all students that takes full advantage of the special strengths of the university and prepares them to be productive members of society;
• Builds AUST community of the alumni and friends to create a network of allegiance and support for the University.

Institutional Vision

AUST is a living-learning laboratory at the center of United Arab Emirates economic boom. Neither a traditional educational institution nor a mere community college, AUST will balance the relation between marketable skills and the knowledge and science required for the employability prospects. Through this creative balance, AUST will develop solutions and new possibilities by combining theory and practice, and joining knowledge and experience. The University's degree programs and continuing professional education will help students, faculty and staff understand the past, assess the present and shape the future. By blending the perspectives of knowledge, science and skills, AUST community will create and transmit ingenious solutions to challenging issues nationally, regionally and internationally.
Institutional Core Values

• All members have the opportunity to develop themselves.
• All members collectively engage in fulfilling the institutional mission.
• All members seek excellence in every facet of the University experience.
• All members use knowledge to create a deeper sense of self and community.
• All members are willing and able to explore new solutions.
• All members respect each other as equal contributors to AUST.
• All members adhere to the highest personal, professional standards of the United Arab Emirates culture.

Above all, Ajman University of Science and Technology is a university with a Vision based on three dimensions, Education, Information and Investment. This is what makes it unique for the students and the community at large.
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AUST registration for 2007

Postby shawarma » 03 Dec 2007, 18:08

Press Release from Ajman University of Science and Technology (AUST) 22 August 2007:

Ajman University opens doors to students for the Fall Semester 2007

Ajman University of Science and Technology (AUST) registration opens for the Fall Semester 2007.

Ajman University of Science and Technology (AUST) is recognized as one of the region's largest, most comprehensive, high-standard institutions which couples science with marketable skills.

AUST offers all the experiences of a large college campus, yet embodies a community approach as its faculty members work closely with students both inside and outside the classroom.

Through its Continuing Education Center, it is positioned as a training university which offers international standard certificate programs, enjoying tremendous academic strengths with credentials accredited by western associations and organizations.

The prime highly populated, low trafficked location in the north of the Emirates and on the border of the Arabian Gulf makes AUST the destination for a diversity of students from all over the Region.

By virtue of an Emiri Decree, issued by H. H. Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and The Ruler of Ajman, Ajman University of Science and Technology was established in 1988 in Ajman as a new institution offering quality higher education programs for UAE nationals and expatriates.

In 1996, under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak al- Nahyan, UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, AUST was the main initiator of the establishment of the Association of Arab Private Institutions for Higher Education. In 1998, and in cooperation with UNESCO, AUST established the Euro-Arab Research Network.

Dr. Ahmed Ankeet, Vice President External Relations and Cultural Affairs of Ajman University of Science and Technology says 'The first year at college is a time of many transitions. AUST offers a range of programs for students to choose from, programs that support the exploration and immersion in the campus culture. The campuses put students closer to employment, internship and community outreach programs. Students benefit from access to outstanding cultural, fine arts and recreational activities.

There is a vast focus on interdisciplinary learning in the classroom, the research lab, and even the residence halls. This focus on interdisciplinary studies gives students opportunities to plan their own degree programs, get involved in areas of study outside their stated major, and work with students in other fields to enhance their own learning. All of these elements are taking place in a modern environment yet conciliated with culture and tradition'.
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