Sharjah university tops world for international students

American University of Sharjah is top of the Times Higher Education list of universities with the highest percentage of international students globally
By Sam Bridge
Sat 09 Jun 2018 12:04 AM

American University of Sharjah (AUS) has topped the Times Higher Education list of universities with the highest percentage of international students globally.

With international students comprising 84 percent of its student community, AUS surpassed the other 199 universities included on the list, which represent countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Australia.

The list is widely regarded as one of the most reliable indicators of international student numbers, a statement said.

AUS is a popular choice for students from all around the world, with its academic programs based on the American liberal arts model.

The university’s location between Europe and Asia is also cited as reasons for the popularity of AUS among international students.

AUS currently welcomes students from more than 95 countries.

Kevin Mitchell, acting Provost and chief academic officer at AUS, said: “I have seen the significant impact that studying in a multicultural environment has on our students. While many institutions have diverse student bodies, the range of opportunities for substantive engagement with individuals from other backgrounds in classes and through extracurricular activities is a distinguishing characteristic of an AUS education.

"Our graduates are well-prepared to negotiate difference in the workplace and navigate the complexities that they will encounter in an increasingly interdependent world.”

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Last Updated: Sat 09 Jun 2018 12:16 AM GST

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