Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, and president of American University of Sharjah, has allocated Dh550 million towards scientific research at AUS - to be used over the next five years.
The announcement came during his speech at the university’s spring 2019 graduation ceremony held at University City Hall in Sharjah on Saturday.
More than 600 students graduated as part of the spring batch.
"When we created the American University of Sharjah, more than 20 years ago, our goal was not only to prepare young people, but also to prepare educated generations, open horizons in keeping with the developments of the times, always seeking to acquire science and knowledge and looking for creativity," said Sheikh Dr Sultan.
He congratulated the graduates and distributed their certificates among them.