The International Relations Program at the University of Sharjah is one of the rare programs that is giving the best opportunity for those who have international and global ambitions that serve the aspirations of students and parents who wish to engage in regional and international activities related to the national interests.
What distinguishes this Program is the large number of students who study this major, the quality of teaching, and the various subjects and courses which include economic, political, military, security and media fields.
The academic staff is outstanding ; it plays a major role in raising the level of the students and boosting the image of the college of Arts , Humanities and Social Sciences and the University of Sharjah.
The Program also opens future horizons for students in the job market in the domestic and International levels.
H.E Saif Khalfan Alhuraimel Alshamsi
Former Director, Sharjah municipality
H.E. Al Jarwan high lightened the importance of the role of studying Bachelor in International Relations in the University of Sharjah at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences as a new major in the Arab region.
He emphasized the need to recruit academics who are specialized in diplomatic and political science fields to benefits from their experiences.
In addition to that, H.E Al Jarwan praised the role of academics in the Program for sharing their experiences with students to educate promising generation who are aware of the importance of International Relations. H.E Al Jarwan added that he feels very satisfied and confident about his children's future.
H.E Omar Saif Al Jarwan AlShamsi
A former army officer and was in charge of administrative affairs in Ministry of Education
Going into university, i never had the intention of pursuing a social sciences major. I never really thought about it, but i'm glad i chose to stick with international relations as it has opened my eyes to things i was never really aware of before.
As an international major, it is intellectually stimulating and i've gained the knowledge, appreciation and skills to be a lifelong public and global citizen. I began my academic journey with courses that provide a strong foundation in politics, and political thought. Then i explored a range of research methods, political theory, comparative politics, globalization and politics of different countries in a wide variety of advanced courses. Throughout my study i gained versatile skills in verbal and written expression, analytical reasoning, and debating.This prepares any student for careers in government service, law, business, education, journalism, working with international organizations, etc.
UoS provides the unique environment where it has been easy for me get to know my peers and professors. The dedicated faculty have been with us since the beginning and are have never been hesitant to help. In class they constantly engage students through diverse subjects and discussions. Looking back, I realize that I've made a good decision and I urge anyone to look into it because you never know what possibilities may come out of it.Amna Ammar Al Nuaimi
My love of history and my ignorance in politics have motivated me to join the International Relations program offered by the University. The program has pushed me out of my comfort zone, allowed me to develop and improve loads of skills and achieve personal growth. It has enriched me intellectually and encouraged me to observe things with a critical mind.
During the past two years, I have been able to meet unique individuals from different parts of the world and divergent cultural backgrounds; the University of Sharjah is truly a hub in which civilizations converge.
It is amazing how this program increased my knowledge and confidence in a matter of two years. I have discovered my strength points and, to a certain degree, managed to overcome my shyness. I am more interested in studying international relations than I was ever before.
As an IR student, I'm proud that our three years old department is currently holding the second largest program within the college of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. I believe that contrary to other majors, international relations can suit the interest of everyone because it covers subjects from everyday life and focuses on the changes and the challenges that are facing our world. Moreover, the department of IR offers a number of courses each semester to equip us with the skills and the knowledge necessary to pursue our dream careers. I hope that one day I'll be able to serve my country as its minister, and the IR program at UOS is helping me to take my first steps towards that goal. Joining this program is probably one of the best decisions that I have ever made. It has been a wonderful journey, so far, and I cannot wait to meet my future, graduate self.
Mira Ahmed Rashid Almualla
When I first enrolled in the international relations program, I did not expect to develop such a wide array of skills. This program bestows such a massive wealth of knowledge, from the nuanced impact of history on our world today, to the ways in which economic and security questions influence international decision makers. Moreover, given the complex state of affairs in the Middle East, studying international relations could not be more important. Through this program, I've gained the analytical skills necessary to understand the different dimensions of current events as they unfold. However, this would not have been possible without the help of the program's remarkable and encouraging faculty members.
Hessa Abdulaziz Ahmed Rashed Alnuaimi
The University of Sharjah offers this rare opportunity, a place where international relation students are given the opportunity to develop their skills in to professions of international standing. The university is widely endowed not just with professors and doctorial professional in international relations, but also an ambient environment that promotes student growth and development. The university is strategically poised to produce the best in the field of international relations. Based on my experience, I would recommend any student who is interested in learning international relations at the University of Sharjah. The first gesture of a reliable international arena is the multicultural nature of the university constituents. The university provides a vibrant multicultural ambiance that fosters a comprehensive understanding of the international macro environment. In fact, one can arguably say that the university is devoted to creating a global micro environment which offers the student the opportunity to study. Furthermore, the university does not only provide a comprehensive environment that fosters personal development, it also has one of the best learning facilities.
Ali Rashid Alkitbi
I am an international student from Kazakhstan, a beautiful country in Central Asia. Since the years in high school, I was very interested in politics and foreign affairs. When University of Sharjah launched International Relations program, I was very glad and immediately decided to apply for this program. Since two years I never regretted studying International Relations. Education for me is like an endless journey with full of opportunities, benefits, experiences an adventures. Our professors are like skilled captains on the ship named "Knowledge" trying to lead us through the hardships to the right path. My first steps in finding my right place in world started in this university. As a student, I know that getting education is not easy and I face difficulties every day, but a smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.