The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) and the British Council has signed an agreement for AURAK to act as a center for the IELTS examination administered by the British Council.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a global standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native speakers of English.
Under the agreement, AURAK will offer information to potential candidates about the IELTS, register candidates, and act as the venue for the test. According to the deal, the British Council will be responsible for administering the exams.
President of AURAK, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, signed the deal on behalf of the University and Mr. Deep Adhikari did so for the British Council. The deal is due to run until the end of 2020 however can be prolonged by mutual agreement.
The British Council also agreed to cooperate in future with AURAK in liaising with British universities. AURAK’s agreement with the British Council fits in with the University’s policy of expanding services and amenities for students. A book shop and two cafés currently opened on the AURAK campus and further development is in progress.
The British Council is the United Kingdom’s global organization for cultural relations and academic opportunities. It teaches English and holds exams throughout the world.
AURAK is a nonprofit, government-owned institution of higher education which offers 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 broad range of disciplines.