A delegation from Appalachian State University (ASU) in the United States visited the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) for a campus tour and discussions with the leadership on deepening their cooperation.
Sheri Everts, the Chancellor of Appalachian State University, led the ASU delegation. Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim headed the AURAK contingent.
One of AURAK’s aims is to enter into partnerships with premier U.S. and international universities in order to foster academic exchange of students and faculty and research opportunities for AURAK.
AURAK and Appalachian State University have been cooperating since 2015. AURAK and Appalachian State University recently agreed to establish a 3+1 Student Transfer Program (TSP). The agreement is due to be valid for a period of five years.
“AURAK is delighted to deepen its cooperation with Appalachian State University. This program will assist our students deepen their education, expand their experience and enable them to pick up vital life skills. Spending an extended period overseas will additionally help students learn about other cultures and how to work with people from distinctive backgrounds,” Prof. Hassan stated at the time.
Appalachian State University provides a challenging academic environment and energetic campus life. Known for its affordability, Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students and provides more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Small classes and close interactions between faculty and students create a robust feel of community. Appalachian, located in Boone, North Carolina, is one of sixteen universities in the University of North Carolina system.
AURAK is a nonprofit, government-owned institution of higher education which affords the local, regional and global communities with a North American-style education integrated with Arab customs and traditions. AURAK is licensed by the Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates and has been approved in the United States of America by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since December 2018. AURAK provides a total of 22 approved undergraduate and graduate programs throughout a wide range of disciplines.