The University of Sharjah (UOS), established in 1997, is a private, national, co-educational university situated in University City, Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates. UOS has expanded in a relatively short span of time to include 14 colleges, offering 86 diverse academic programmes.
The university has long-term cooperation agreements and strategic alliances with 31 leading academic institutions around the globe. A few kilmotres from the shores of the Arabian Gulf, the main university campus houses the Medical and Health sciences campus, the Fine Arts and Design campus and the Community College.
UOS architecture lends full expression to its Islamic and Arabic heritage, while providing facilities including study halls, laboratories, libraries, state-of-the-art IT infrastructure and computing labs, theatres, two major sports complexes, and student centres with restaurants and shops. The Sharjah Centre for Astronomy and Space Sciences includes the Planetarium, the Exhibition of the Universe in the Holy Qur’an, an Astronomical Observatory and a Cosmic Park.
There are also separate residential areas for male and female students and the faculty, and students are offered a choice between one, two, and three-bedroom dorm rooms.
Apart from the university’s main campus in the city of Sharjah, there are two others on the coastline of the Arabian Sea, in the city of Khorfakkan and the town of Kalba, as well as two satellite location for the Community College in Meleiha and Dibba. The woman’s campus, opened in 2012, has more than 10km2.
UOS courses are linked through agreements with universities in Australia, Canada, Japan, the UK, and the USA, and the university accepts many visiting international students.