Dean's Welcome

Welcome, New Students.

The University of Sharjah (UoS) prides itself as the only university, within the state of United Arab Emirates, which provides the services of an academic institution such as that of the COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

The very idea of the COMMUNITY COLLEGE was the brainchild of His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi (PhD) -member of the Union Supreme Council, Ruler of the Emirates of Sharjah, and President of UoS- with the view of launching multi-faceted (educational, cultural, vocational) programmes for the benefit of the community.

H.H. Sheikh Al-Qasimi has repeatedly stressed, via various media channels, the importance of COMMUNITY COLLEGE and its role in securing the future of the country’s national manpower, both academically as well as vocationally.

Indeed, the COMMUNITY COLLEGE has persevered, from its incipient, to provide the state of UAE with highly-skilled and proficient graduates in the fields of education, public services, management, along with other majors such as Law, Information Technology, Environment, Psychology and Sociology. Such courses are provided in line with the recommendations of the Accredited Academic Programmes (AAP) of the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

The presence of five COMMUNITY COLLEGE campuses truly reflect the determination and tenacity of the UoS to succeed in its mission to capitalize on creating outstanding provision for communities across the country, as H.H. Sheikh Al-Qasimi has always envisaged.   

It is this very vision which has stretched its boundaries with the addition of granting the opportunity of transferring the COMMUNITY COLLEGE two-year degree to a four-year university degree for distinguished students, thus, furnishing the community with ample opportunity to have the very best chance of career success.  

Finally, on behalf of my colleagues, teaching and administrative staff, I would like to welcome you to the COMMUNITY COLLEGE programmes. You will spend the next two years learning about the various programmes and sharing your findings in many different settings. It will be challenging, enriching and fulfilling experience, and I hope you take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities the COMMUNITY COLLEGE programmes offer to shape your career.


We all strive every day to help make this an even better place.


Professor Adnan I. Sarhan
Vice-Chancellor of UoS Branch Affairs, Dean of Community College