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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.35
Liaison Rose Armour
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

American University of Sharjah
IC-1: Institutional Boundary

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Rose Armour
Sustainability Operations
AUS Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Institution type: Associate (i.e., short-cycle), Baccalaureate, Doctoral/Research, or Master's:
Master

Institutional control (Public, Private for-profit, or Private non-profit):
Private non-profit

A brief description of the institution’s main campus and other aspects of the institutional boundary used to complete this report:

The American University of Sharjah (“AUS”) was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Ruler of Sharjah, Member of the Supreme Council, and President of AUS. AUS has succeeded in fulfilling His Highness’ vision for an American-style institution of higher education thoroughly grounded in Arab and Gulf culture. AUS has nearly 6,000 students in 26 majors at the undergraduate level and 13 master’s programs. AUS employs approximately 400 faculty and 500 staff and administrators.

A key component of the success of the institution over its first 20 years has been its campus. The campus is 128 hectares. In addition to the 15 academic buildings, the campus of AUS is a sizable residential community. AUS is home to almost 4,000 people, with over 2,000 students in dormitories and over 1,500 faculty, staff, and their families in AUS-provided housing. Approximately 4,000 students commute to campus every week and approximately 500 staff commute to campus every day.


Which of the following features are present on campus and which are included within the institutional boundary?:
Present? Included?
Agricultural school No No
Medical school No ---
Other professional school with labs and clinics (e.g. dental, nursing, pharmacy, public health, veterinary) No No
Satellite campus No No
Farm larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares No No
Agricultural experiment station larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares No No
Hospital No No

The rationale for excluding any features that are present from the institutional boundary:
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Additional documentation to support the submission :
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.