I would like to welcome you to the University of Sharjah and to the College of Sciences.
The College of Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate programs in major basic sciences: Computer Science, Applied Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Applied Biological Sciences, all of which are accredited by the Ministry of Education and internationally recognized. Our programs aim at preparing students for careers in these disciplines as well as careers in related fields. Our undergraduate and graduate academic programs offer robust and modern curricula, including advanced laboratories as well as modern teaching approaches and methodologies. The college of science pays a great deal of attention to scientific research. The college hosts several advanced, well-equipped research laboratories. Two examples of such laboratories are the x-ray center, which is jointly run by UOS and the International Automatic Energy Agency (IAEA), and the Corrosion Prevention Center. The Colleges research activities are nationally recognized for their quality.
In community service, the College of Sciences is involved in major educational as well training programs. One of the most important programs is Enhancing Basic Sciences Teaching in High Schools. This program is a joint venture between the University of Sharjah, the Sharjah Education Council, Sharjah Education Zone and the Ministry of Education. In this program, the College provides training to more than 500 teachers and lab supervisors on modern teaching tools and refresher courses. Another major national event that is held at the College of Sciences is the Sharjah Sciences Festival, which attracts thousands of high school students every year.
A unique feature of the College's undergraduate programs is the opportunity for undergraduate students to be involved in faculty research. Undergraduate research gives students the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art equipment on research problems. This participation often leads to scholarly publications. Students who have taken advantage of this opportunity are exceptionally well prepared for graduate and professional study.
Our college is well-known for such scientific activities as international conferences and workshops. Every year the College teams up with renowned institutions and organizations to hold international conferences, training workshops and short educational courses. A list of the past conferences and workshops can be found in our list of events. Among the major institutions and organizations we collaborate with are NASA, IAEA, University of Stanford, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, University of McMaster, MASDAR Institute, Sharjah Central Labs, Dubai Health Authority, and many more.
The ultimate goal in the College of Sciences is to ensure that all our graduates come out well prepared for work in scientific and professional fields, advanced professional training, and graduate study.
Prof. Majid Merabti
Dean, College of Sciences