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The Office of International Relations is the strategic platform for coordinating the efforts of the units, offices and colleges at the University of Sharjah in establishing and advancing international collaborations and partnerships with partner universities and institutions worldwide. OIR will help UoS faculty and staff prepare agreements and manage approvals for international collaborations that are pertinent to the internationalization of their research and personal development.

OIR will support the colleges and departments in identifying and engaging in joint and dual academic programs at graduate and undergraduate level with partner universities in response to the emerging internationalization of academic programs. OIR will also forge strategic research partnerships to promote the globalization of our research institutes and research centers by connecting UoS researchers with their peers from our global network of alliances.

OIR will also facilitate and create opportunities for international exchange and mobility of students, faculty, and staff. The inbound and outbound mobility programs will be an excellent opportunity for UoS and its global partners to cooperate in promoting their mutual priority research areas and raise their global standards.

To position the University of Sharjah (UoS) among the world's leading research and educational institutions through strong international alliances and partnerships, to support collaboration and exchange with leading institutions, and continuous improvement of its performance in world's leading university ranking systems.

To enhance the international visibility of the UoS in the global research and educational area by collaborating and building sustainable international cooperation in education and research with reputable international institutions. OIR will act as an interface between targeted international institutions and UoS internal entities to facilitate the execution of existing agreements and the development of strategic new agreements.

To enhance the competitiveness of the UoS among the world's leading research and educational institutions and improve its performance in world's leading university ranking systems (QS, THE World University Ranking, etc.).