• Graduation ceremony for students of the University of Sharjah for spring 2017

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  • Graduation ceremony for students of medical colleges and health sciences at the University of Sharjah

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  • Graduation ceremony of the second batch of graduate students at the University of Sharjah

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  • Admission for the Fall Semester 2017/2018

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  • Registration Instructions

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  • Professional Diploma in Teaching

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  • Sharjah 1st International Conference for Persons with Disabilities

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  • The launch of the ideas and innovation Box

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  • Art History and Museum Studies Program

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Three Biofuels from Algae
An MSc researcher from the University of Sharjah is conducting a novel research that aims at producing three biofuels (bioethanol, biodiesel and methane) from locally grown algae.  Using special enzymes and pretreatment methods, the process proved to be highly effective.

“I am getting up to 60% oil yield from the special algae I am using in my study”, said Ms. Nuha Adam, an MSc student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering supervised by Dr. Abdallah Shanableh, a Professor in Environmental Engineering and Director of the Research Institute.  added “Furthermore, I am getting significant amounts of fermentable sugars and bio-methane”.  Ms. Nuha added.

“Algae is highly diverse productive compared to other types of biomass. Furthermore, the right type of algae can be grown to produce the desired type of biofuel”, explained Prof. Shanableh, who added: “using algae rather than food crops to produce biofuels is highly desirable”.  Currently, a world-wide research effort is underway to develop algae biofuel technology.