IAESTE stands for International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience. It is founded in 1948 at Imperial College in London by 10 European countries in a post war effort to promote better understanding between countries and cultures.
Since 1948, the association has grown to include more than 95 countries world-wide and has exchanged in excess of 322,181 students. This means that yearly IAESTE exchanges around 6000 students playing a key role in the development of technical undergraduates able to make their mark in a global economy.
In the year of 2000, the University of Sharjah (UoS) became a member of IAESTE network. Ever since we have exchanged many students with more than 14 countries; including Germany, Norway, USA, Japan and Austria.
To operate a high quality practical training exchange program between members in order to enhance technical and professional development, and to promote international understanding and goodwill amongst students, academic institutions, employers and the wider community.
To provide students in higher education with technical experience relevant to their studies.
To offer employers well-qualified and motivated trainees.
To be a source of cultural enrichment for trainees and their host communities.