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Sharjah Ruler receives President of American University in Cairo
September 26, 2016
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SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah and President of the American University of Sharjah (AUS) on Monday received Francis J. Ricciardone, President of the American University in Cairo (AUC), to discuss academic issues of common interest and exchange views on mutual cooperation between the two institutions.

Sheikh Sultan briefed the visiting guest about the history of AUS and his vision behind establishing the University City in Sharjah in general and AUS in particular. He also talked about the university’s multicultural student body, its curriculum and the many facilities available to students and faculty on campus.

Ricciardone praised Sheikh Sultan for his efforts in promoting the educational process and the cultural and artistic movements not only in Sharjah, but in many parts of the world. The president of AUC also stressed on the importance of developing the educational process in Egypt.

Writing in the AUS visitors’ book, the AUC president wrote: "With deepest admiration for His Highness and the excellence that his vision has brought to world education through AUS."

Following the meeting, Sheikh Sultan along with President Ricciardone met with new AUS faculty members at a special luncheon held on campus.

Sheikh Sultan welcomed the new faculty to AUS and shared with them the university’s commitment to academic excellence and wished them the best of luck in the performance of their academic duties.



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