The University of Sharjah (UOS) is a private non-profit national university established in 1997 by its founder, president and chairman, the Ruler of Sharjah His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qassimi.
In terms of number of degrees, number of colleges, and comprehensiveness of academic programs, it is one of the largest universities in the UAE with nearly 15,000 students from all over the world. UOS provides first-class education to the highest international standards with programs accredited both in the UAE and internationally, by organizations based in locations including the US, Europe and the UK. It is a truly international university: teaching staff as well as students come from around the world including the UAE, Arab countries, the US, UK and Europe.
There are over 95 programs across eight different disciplines: it offers courses in everything from Accounting to Tafseer and Hadith. It also has a wide range of degree programs including diplomas, BSc/BA’s, MSc/MA’s, PhD’s and a specialist Executive MBA (EMBA) program.
At postgraduate level, the University of Sharjah has a dedicated research organization comprised of four specialized centers and research laboratories that promote quality research and supports faculty and student research projects, publications and patents. The University of Sharjah has of late achieved a major leap forward in scientific research: numerous innovative research projects have been funded and external grants won, and the University provides state-of-the-art equipment to researchers in specialized laboratories. The University is leading in scientific research at the national and regional levels and is drawing international attention.
In the Medical and Health Sciences field, it’s critically acclaimed and dedicated medical cluster has modern facilities for the study and research in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and health sciences as well as an on-site medical and dental hospital.
Its beautifully landscaped campus has over 60 buildings and covers an area of approximately three-square kilometers. The broad range of on-site facilities includes banking, telecoms, laundry, numerous restaurants, food courts, coffee shops, and a mosque. It also offers two separate large indoor sports complexes, a full-sized outdoor football pitch and running track.
UoS is in the Emirate of Sharjah, UNESCO's Cultural Capital of the Arab and Islamic World. It is a five-minute drive from Sharjah International airport, 15 minutes from Dubai and two hours from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Sharjah connects Dubai and Abu Dhabi to the northern Emirates. It is the only emirate with land sites overlooking both the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.
The University of Sharjah was founded in 1997 by HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qassimi, member of the supreme council of the United Arab Emirates and the ruler of Sharjah. The university was established as a result of the vision of His Highness of a distinctive academic institution in the Emirate of Sharjah based upon Islamic and Arabian culture and traditions. The University was established to meet the demands of the society in particular in the UAE and the Gulf region.
The Kalba campus was inaugurated on February 28th , 2011 in the city of Kalba by the President of the University. As part of the Medical and Health Sciences campus, the University Hospital Sharjah and the University Dental Hospital Sharjah were also inaugurated on June 11th, 2011 by the His Highness.