Prof. Hassan Al Alkim




The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is an independent, public, state-owned, non-profit, coeducational institution that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees.    AURAK is an institution of higher education that provides comprehensive academic programs based on the North American model and the cultural characteristics of the Gulf region. Its undergraduate programs combine a strong grounding in the major subject with a broad general education, and its graduate programs prepare students for the demands of professional life.

AURAK is committed to the highest standards of teaching, research, ethics, and service to the community, and its graduates are prepared to be knowledgeable, thoughtful, creative, and responsible individuals.


The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) will be a leading institution of higher education through the impact of its education and research on the region.


Goal 1:  Develop innovative, challenging, and high quality academic programs that are relevant, demand-driven, and set the University at the forefront of education in the UAE and the region.

Goal 2:  Build a student-centered learning environment that promotes advanced critical thinking skills, fosters creativity, and instills a commitment to lifelong learning.

Goal 3:  Create an environment that values diversity, promotes cultural understanding, and fosters civic responsibility.

Goal 4:  Maintain a student life program that focuses on students’ needs, one that renders them capable of adapting professionally to multicultural, global environments, and of becoming responsible citizens.

Goal 5:  Support and promote the personal and professional development of faculty and staff to realize their potential and contribute to the mission of the University.

Goal 6:  Establish linkages and liaisons with regional and international businesses and educational institutions to meet mutually beneficial needs and respond to emerging trends.

Goal 7:  Develop the capacity to advance knowledge and create sustainable environments through relevant research that serves the Ras Al Khaimah Emirate, the greater region, and the world.

Goal 8:  Develop and maintain a quality assurance an institutional effectiveness system that engages the University in ongoing, integrated, institution-wide research based activities, which result in the improvement of institutional quality and demonstrate the effective accomplishment of the University’s mission through its Strategic Goals.

Goal 9:  Promote dynamic professional development for clients and community service to meet the needs of business, government, and schools in Ras Al Khaimah and the Emirati community.


AURAK is presently developing its 2019-2024 Strategic Plan, which will be posted after acquiring the approval of the AURAK Board of Trustees.