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American University in Cairo

The American University in Cairo was founded in 1919 by Americans devoted to education and service in the Middle East. Founding president, Dr. Charles A. Watson, wanted to create an English-language university based on high standards of conduct and scholarship and to contribute to intellectual growth, discipline, and character of the future leaders of Egypt and the region, as well as to improve America's understanding of the area. Today, AUC is a leading intellectual center in the Middle East and North Africa. AUC balances a strong commitment to liberal education with a concern for the region's needs for practical applications and professional specializations and its strong commitment to fostering understanding across world regions, cultures and religions.

American University of Sharjah

American University of Sharjah (AUS) was founded in 1997 as an independent, not-for-profit, English-medium coeducational institution. Although consciously based on upon American institutions of higher education, AUS is also expected to be thoroughly grounded in Arab culture and to be part of a larger process of the revitalization of intellectual life in the Middle East. In its early years, AUS benefited from associations with the American University in Beirut, Texas A&M University, and American University in Washington, D.C. In addition, the great majority of AUS faculty members earned their terminal degrees from institutions in North America.  AUS is emerging as a leading comprehensive university in the Gulf, serving students from the region and around the world. Approximately 3,500 students from 18 nations are enrolled at AUS.  The AUS campus is located in an Academic Village approximately five miles from Sharjah city. 

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