The University of Sharjah established the Central Laboratories Directorate (CLD) as a core space for practical experiments, training and research in the fields of applied and medical sciences. Congruent with the relentless patronage and commitment to excellence of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, President of the University of Sharjah, the Central Laboratories Directorate combines human intellect and technical ingenuity to support the academic process and contribute to the fulfilment of the University's mission. The Central Laboratories has expanded over time to cater to the growing needs of the University to guarantee optimal space with state-of-the-art equipment and research instruments to serve students, faculty and external research partners. The Central Laboratories Directorate administers teaching labs for the Colleges of Engineering, Sciences, Health Sciences, Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy. The Central Labs Directorate also supports the research labs in the Research Institute of Science and Engineering (RISE) and the Research Institute for Medical and Health Sciences (RIMHS). The Central Laboratories consists of two main buildings in the main campus in W12 and M12, laboratories at the Medical and Health Sciences Complex in M23, M27 and M32. Currently, there are 71 labs in the main campus and 18 labs in the Medical and Health Sciences campus. The Central Labs host state of the art 10500 lab equipment.