The University of Sharjah (UOS or Sharjah University) is an Emirati private
national university located in University City, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. It was established on 1997 by its founder, supreme president and chairman, the ruler of Sharjah HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi to meet the emirate of Sharjah's aim of educational needs. The university goals constitute of becoming a leading academic institution in the Middle East and around the world.〔 In addition to its main campus in Sharjah City, the university has built campus facilities to provide education and training programs directly to several communities throughout the emirate. Most significantly, the university plays an important role in the socioeconomic development of the emirate of Sharjah.〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=Sultan praises University of Sharjah for leading role in higher education )〕
The main campus for the University is located on the southern edge of Sharjah in University City, which is in close proximity to the Sharjah International Airport. The University of Sharjah extends its services through five branches located in different geographic areas in the emirate of Sharjah such as Khor Fakkan, Kalba, Meleha, and Dibba Al-Hisn.
The University of Sharjah was founded in 1997 by HH sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi,〔 member of the supreme council of the United Arab Emirates and the ruler of Sharjah. The university was established as a result of shiekh Sultan vision of a distinctive institution in the emirate of Sharjah based upon Islamic architect and history and to meet the demand of the surrounding society in particularly the UAE and the gulf region.
The Kalba campus, which had 100 million AED for construction expenditure, was inaugurated on February 28, 2011 in the city of Kalba by the president. Of the 100 million AED, 90 million went towards academic, scientific and administrative buildings and 10 million was spent on the outside campus and the surrounding area.〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Inaugurates UOS campus in Kalba )〕
As part of the Medical & Heatlh Sciences campus, the University Teaching Hospital and the University Teaching Dentistry Hospital were also inaugurated on June 11, 2011 by the president.〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=Dr. Sultan Inaugurates University Hospital and University Dental Hospital at UOS )〕
The Stock Market for Training virtual monitor was commenced on October 1, 2012. The monitor was set up by the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority. The virtual monitor was made in a similar fashion to the Dubai Financial Market and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange virtual monitor's.〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan Al-Qasimi inaugurates "Stock Market Virtual Screen" project at UoS )〕 The training stock market simulator was commenced on September 25, 2013 as part of a MoU between the university and ESCA.〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=Sharjah Ruler inaugurates market simulator in university )〕
On 24 March 2012 the three-floored library on the woman's campus was opened. The library has been constructed on an area of more than 10,000 square meters and has the capacity to hold up to a million books. The inauguration of the library increased the total number of the university's libraries up to nine libraries.〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=RSultan inaugurates new library in Sharjah )〕
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