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Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the College of Communication at the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Inaugurated on September 1, 2002, it has carved since then a name for itself both nationally and internationally as a place for excellence in teaching and a thriving center for research in the fields of communication and mass media.


Today we host over 1000 students who undertake undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the departments of Public Relations and Mass Communication. Our degrees are delivered in our main campus in Sharjah and throughout our branches in Khorfakan, Kalba and Al-Dhaid, where we serve the local communities.


Recently, our College became one of a small number of institutions in the region to achieve full international accreditation from the United States-based Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC), which is one of the most important standards in the world in our field.


This is a recognition to our commitment to deliver a high-quality research-led teaching and to our ability to provide critical thinking and transferrable skills in media production, storytelling, digital design and public relations.


We teach both in Arabic and English, reflecting the diversity of the Emirati society and the wider region. In our programs, students gain important skills that gives them access to work in a variety of digital media platforms as well as in many other industries and areas.


Our College offers a comprehensive and sound education that helps each one of our students to gain employment in the public or private sector or become an innovator and entrepreneur. We want our students to reach their full potential and help transform society for the better.


The College is strongly committed to a research agenda that embraces the changing media landscape in which digital transformation and social platforms have become central in our daily lives. Our scholars engage with world-class research that has high impact in society.


We, as a College, want to make a difference and help to bring together the best minds who can then go on to serve the wider community in the U.A.E and make the world a better place.



Jairo A. Lugo-Ocando, PhD


College of Communication,

University of Sharjah, U.A.E.