The University of Sharjah was established with a great vision to enjoy essential qualities shared by renowned universities around the globe. Such qualities enable these institutions to progress forward much faster than others. The education and research programs they offer tend to be comprehensive and multi-disciplinary. They enjoy considerable infrastructure for learning and research and manage to attract renowned faculty with academic heft. They are decidedly international in their outlook and vision and in the composition of their student and faculty population. They attract talented students from different backgrounds and challenge them both inside and outside the classroom. Finally, they are independent both academically and financially, which means their decisions are guided by the integrity of best expertise and what is good for the advancement of learning, education and research.
The University of Sharjah has expanded in a relatively short span of time to include 14 colleges offering 80 diverse academic programs (majors) at the diploma, bachelor, master and PhD levels. There are currently about 10,800 students enrolled at the university with academic instructions delivered by 610 faculty members having diverse international experience and renowned stature. The University has long-term cooperation agreements and strategic alliances with 31 leading academic institutions around the globe. These agreements ensure that the education our students receive meets the highest international standards.
The University's architecture lends full expression to its Islamic and Arabic heritage with splendid buildings and captivating landscape. The campus provides spacious, outstanding facilities that include multimedia study halls, advanced scientific and research laboratories, dedicated libraries rich with information resources, state-of-the-art IT infrastructure and computing labs, theatres, clubs, two major sports complexes, student centers with access to restaurants and variety of shops, and many other facilities. There are also separate residential areas for male and female students and the faculty.
The University's Medical Complex includes the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, Medical Research Laboratories, University general hospital, and a Dental Hospital.