I wish you a very warm welcome and invite you to visit our campuses in Ajman University of Science and Technology (AUST) which was founded in 1988, as a private institution of higher education. Today, it is a cutting-edge university, one which employs state-of-the-art technology, while at the same time, remaining grounded in the Arab culture and the traditions of the Middle East.
Last June, we celebrated the 23th anniversary of AUST, and more than two decades of teaching, training, research, expertise and practice. These have been years of education, information and investment, not only in the UAE but across the Arab region and worldwide. Thanks to the adoption of its comprehensive three-dimensional vision, AUST has advanced in progress and prosperity. Today, as a result of this vision, AUST is firmly established as an institution of expertise, providing the local community and the region with distinguished and high-quality experts in a variety of fields. AUST campuses of Ajman and Fujairah also provide open and innovative environments in which the latest educational methods and communication tools - CCTV, e-learning, videoconferencing, smart boards and multimedia labs - are used to further interactivity.
During the last two decades, AUST community members have spared no effort in communicating with both the business and civic communities via a variety of channels which include the organization of workshops, seminars, approach conferences and colloquia. Through such efforts we aim to share the benefits of our endeavors with the wider community. At the regional level, AUST has both launched and contributed to a number projects and initiatives, such as the creation of the Association of Arab Private Institutions for Higher education and the Euro-Arab Research Network.
To conclude, we believe that the achievements of AUST are due to our comprehensive vision - a vision which has been implemented through continuing reform and development, through the selection of the best models from among a variety of educational systems, and through the embracing of technological advancement.
Dr. Saeed Abdullah Salman
President, Ajman University of Science and Technology
President, Association of Arab Private Institutions for Higher Education
President, Euro-Arab Research Network