Al Qasimia University
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Al Qasimia University in Sharjah
|University name||Al Qasimia University|
|Executive body or owner||Sharjah government|
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|Type of institute||government university|
|University location / area||Sharjah University City (no map)|
|Postal address||Sharjah, UAE|
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05 Dec 2013 (Gulf Today) - Dr Sheikh Sultan Al Qassimi, Ruler of Sharjah, issued Law No.7 of 2013 about the organisation of the new Al Qasimia University (AQU) (Sharjah Islamic University SIU).
11 Nov 2013 - press release or GN report said "The Sharjah Advisory Council has announced plans to build a new university for Islamic law and studies called the 'Al Qasimiah University'." Not clear if this was a new press release (not found or supplied) or GN was repeating the previous announcement. Name also supplied as Al Qaasimiah University.
18 Apr 2013 press release (WAM) announced a new Islamic university in Sharjah (Jameaat Al Qasimia) to be established by Amiri (Emiri) Decree No. 2 of 2013 Decree issued 17 Apr 2013 by Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah.
Confusing information supplied about the name. WAM news said "According to the decree, the 'Sharjah Islamic University' shall be the university's official name in English" but the Sharjah Media Office (SMO) press release said "... to establish an Islamic Arabic university in Sharjah called Al Qasimia University."
Opening date in 2014, during the Sharjah Capital of Islamic Culture 2014 event. Location on a plot of 1 million sq meters in Sharjah University City, probably - confusing information supplied. WAM news said " ... the Sharjah Islamic University will be built on a million square meter area, bring the emirate's total university campus area to 15 million square meters" but the SMO press release said "The university ... will be built on an area of 15 square kilometer in the University City of Sharjah."
Colleges and courses will include Arabic studies, economics, engineering, Islamic architecture, Islamic finance, media, Sharia law. Future expansion might include branch campuses in other emirates and outside the UAE. Unknown if the same as or related to the Islamic Virtual University previously announced in September 2012.
Last update 07 December 2013
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