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News Article | May 13, 2017
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RAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Illinois, converting the U.S.-based university into its latest international partner. The agreement, which was initiated by AURAK’s School of Engineering and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois’ Urbana-Champaign campus, is centered on the establishment of a ‘3+2’ cooperative academic program in which students can earn a bachelor’s degree at AURAK and a master’s degree in Illinois. Pen was put to paper by Prof. Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim and Prof. Mousa Mohsen, AURAK president and dean of the School of Engineering respectively, as well as Robert J. Jones, chancellor of the University of Illinois, Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela, vice provost for international affairs and global strategies, and Andreas Cangellaris, dean of the University of Illinois’ College of Engineering. Speaking about the agreement, Prof. Mousa Mohsen stated, “For AURAK students, this arrangement offers a unique opportunity to earn a postgraduate degree at a top university in the United States, as well as experiencing all of the transformative impacts associated with immersion in a new culture and environment. I am so excited at the potential of this agreement.” Prof. Al Alkim added, “We are delighted with this agreement, as it seals a very close relationship with an excellent institution in the United States and provides our students with a wonderful opportunity for further study. Opportunities like this can effectively change lives, and at AURAK, we are immensely proud to offer these possibilities to our students through our own top-class education, as well as our network of partners across the world.” At present, AURAK has a range of international partners across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, opening a wide spectrum of possibilities to students, including exchange and study abroad programs for up to one year, as well as shorter summer sessions. While AURAK students have travelled abroad to study at the likes of Appalachian State University in North Carolina, AURAK also receives a number of students from the United States and Europe each semester, with international students eager to experience the immersive cultural experience on offer in Ras Al Khaimah.


News Article | May 13, 2017
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RAS AL KHAIMAH, Emirados Árabes Unidos--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) assinou um memorando de entendimento com a Universidade de Illinois, tornando a universidade com base nos Estados Unidos em um dos seus mais recentes parceiros internacionais. O Prof. Al Alkim acrescentou: “Estamos satisfeitos com este acordo, já que ele sela um relacionamento bem próximo com uma excelente instituição nos Estados Unidos e oferece aos nossos alunos uma maravilhosa oportunidade de estudar mais. Oportunidades como esta podem, definitivamente, mudar vidas, e, na AURAK, estamos muito orgulhosos em oferecer tais possibilidades aos nossos alunos através de nossa própria educação de alta qualidade, bem com nossa rede de parceiros em todo o mundo”. No momento, a AURAK possui diversos parceiros internacionais na África, Ásia, Europa e América do Norte, abrindo uma ampla gama de possibilidades aos alunos, inclusive programas de intercâmbio e estudo no exterior por até um ano, bem como cursos de verão, mais curtos. O texto no idioma original deste anúncio é a versão oficial autorizada. As traduções são fornecidas apenas como uma facilidade e devem se referir ao texto no idioma original, que é a única versão do texto que tem efeito legal.


News Article | May 15, 2017
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阿聯拉斯海瑪--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(美國商業資訊)--拉斯海瑪美洲大學(American University of Ras Al Khaimah,AURAK) 已與伊利諾大學(University of Illinois)簽署合作備忘錄,而這所美國大學也因此成為該校最新的合作夥伴。 該協議由AURAK工程學院和伊利諾大學香檳分校的土木與環境工程學院發起,旨在設立「3+2」學術合作計畫。學生可以透過這項計畫在AURAK取得學士學位,並於伊利諾攻讀碩士學位。 AURAK校長Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim教授和工程學院主任Mousa Mohsen教授以及伊利諾大學校長Robert J. Jones、國際事務與全球策略副教務長Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela和工程學院院長Andreas Cangellaris共同簽署了這項協議。 Mousa Mohsen教授在談到這項協議時指出:「對於AURAK學生來說,這項協議所提供的獨特機會不僅能夠讓他們在美國頂尖大學攻讀碩士學位,同時還能感受到與新文化和環境身臨其境體驗有關的潛移默化的影響。我對這項


News Article | June 14, 2017
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Not only did Health Advance appoint a new chairman of the board of directors but also a new CEO, Vice President, and an in-house certified public accountant, in addition to contracting a media relations firm in Canada. Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar, Ph.D who will be serving as the new Secretary, (Acting) CEO, and Chief Board Advisor. Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar Ph.D. has served as a professor at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), United Arab Emirates. Before his arrival at AURAK, he served as Vice Chancellor/Professor of three Universities in Pakistan concomitantly – a unique honor for any academic leader. Through his wise academic leadership and innovative governance, he converted a regional higher education institution in Pakistan to one of the top-ranked in the country. Dr. Mukhtar received his Masters and MPhil in the field of Biochemistry from Pakistan and his Ph.D. in biosciences from the Drexel University of Philadelphia, USA, and also completed a Graduate Certificate in Research Management from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, USA. He served in various academic/administrative positions in the USA on an outstanding scientist (O-1) visa. Dr. Mukhtar is also an avid researcher. His laboratory developed an in-vitro model of the human blood-brain barrier to study viral neuropathogenesis. Dr. Mukhtar as Principal or Co-Investigator has received several awards from organizations including American Diabetes Association, American Society for Microbiology, Diabetes Trust Foundation, US National Institutes of Health, , and the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. Human blood-brain barrier model developed in his laboratory is extensively used to understand ferrying of viruses into the brain and finding cures for neurological ailments. Dr. Mukhtar holds specialized Certificates in Public Health and Bioinformatics. Committed to the role of technology in biomedical research, he serves as managing editor of Frontiers in Bioscience and is on the editorial board of several research journals. He feels pride in mentoring researchers, scientists, teachers and administrators and committed professionals aspiring to excel in their practical life. He has several research publications, including peer-reviewed research, review articles, invited articles, book chapters, commissioned articles and critiques to his credit. A book describing accomplishments of Dr. Mukhtar's educational leadership has been published in Urdu language entitled "Hayat Zauq e Safar Kay Siwa Kuch Aur Naheen" and it's English Version "The Making of a Best National University" is in progress. Dr. Hauke Kolster, Ph.D. will serve as the company's new Vice President. Dr. Kolster is an innovative scientist and engineer with outstanding quantitative and analytical skills. Technically versed professional with progressive experience in coordinating projects as well as working in cross-functional teams in multiple disciplines. A goal oriented individual who excels in problem-solving and managing complex projects with strict timelines amid multiple stakeholders. Since 2012 Dr. Kolster has owned and operated Windmiller Kolster Scientific in California offering scientific and research consulting, technology and software for the neuroimaging sector. Supported leading neuroscientific research groups at top domestic and international universities. Previously Dr. Kolster served as a Research Assistant Professor at KU Leuven Medical School (Leuven) and Research Assistant Professor at Department of Neuroscience since 2007. Dr. Kolster's professional training includes research fellowship program at Harvard Medical School, in addition to working as a senior post-doctoral associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology at Cambridge. Dr. Kolster studied and graduated at LMU Munich, Munich for his Ph.D. and Bonn University (Bonn, Germany) for a master's degree in physics. These new management selections are just the beginning of changes the company announced in its recent SEC and State of Wyoming filings. The company has moved from Las Vegas to a new physical office location in Colorado Springs. The company also plans to file SEC Forms S-3 and S-6 registration statements to secure payments for related investments in the company and to inform investors about major changes. The company has been trading on the PINKS but has decided to apply for acceptance onto the OTCQB exchange. Health Advance, Inc. is a publicly traded Wyoming corporation that develops, manufacturers, and distributions cost-effective dietary supplements and medical foods from organic sources that contain botanical extract blends as an alternative to synthetic drugs and herbal supplements, in efforts to treat pain, cancer, opiates/alcohol withdrawal, epilepsy, PTSD, and other severe illnesses. For more information about Health Advance go to www.hadvinc.com, or go to their one-minute company overview video clip on YouTube.


News Article | July 16, 2017
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RAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has this week announced Prof. Steven C. Wilhite as the university’s new provost and vice president for academic affairs and student success. Prof. Wilhite, who joins the university in time for the 2017/18 academic year, brings a wealth of experience to the role. He served as provost at Widener University, Philadelphia, since 2011, as well as a period as interim president from 2015 to 2016. He also served a number of other leadership positions at Widener, such as associate provost for graduate studies, and dean of the School of Human Service Professions. Commenting on the new appointment, AURAK president, Prof. Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim stated, “We have made significant progress over the last year, culminating in the university being granted candidacy by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). In Prof. Wilhite, we have another outstanding administrator joining our team, who will no doubt significantly contribute to the advancement of AURAK and the attainment of our goals.” Originally from Tennessee, Prof. Wilhite earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Emory University, Atlanta, U.S., where he graduated with highest honors. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, he was awarded a Marshall Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford, England, earning a Ph.D. in Human Experimental Psychology. Prof. Wilhite was a participant in a year-long institute for New Chief Academic Officers with the American Council on Education, attended the Management and Leadership in Education Institute at Harvard University, and had a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois. With AURAK striving for SACSCOC institutional accreditation, Prof. Wilhite also has invaluable experience. He has been a member of accreditation site visit teams for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Prof. Wilhite authored the book, Learning and Memory: The Basis of Behavior (1992) and edited the book, Civic Engagement and Service Learning in a Metropolitan University: Multiple Approaches and Perspectives (2011). In total, he has more than thirty publications and has presented more than fifty scholarly papers. Prof. Wilhite’s current research interests include applied cognitive psychology and educational psychology, especially in relation to civic and community engagement, emotional competence, higher education leadership, and faculty development.


News Article | December 7, 2016
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RAS AL KHAIMAH, Emirados Árabes Unidos--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A 5ª Conferência Internacional sobre Dispositivos, Sistemas e Aplicativos Eletrônicos (International Conference on Electronic Devices, Systems and Applications, ICEDSA 2016), patrocinada pelo Instituto dos Engenheiros Elétricos e Eletrônicos (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, IEEE), foi aberta hoje em Ras Al Khaimah, nos Emirados Árabes Unidos. A conferência foi organizada pela Universidade Americana de Ras Al Khaimah (American University of Ras Al Khaimah, AURAK) com seu parceiro estratégico, a Universiti Teknologi Mara, uma universidade da Malásia sediada em Shah Alam, Selangor. Uma divisão do governo local de Ras Al Khaimah, a municipalidade RAK, patrocinou o evento de três dias. Os discursos de abertura da ICEDSA 2016 foram apresentados pelo Professor Eesa Bastaki, presidente da conferência e presidente honorário da seção da EAU do IEEE, e contou com uma sessão programática com importantes palestrantes, como o Prof. Ahmed Kishk, o Dr. Ayman Alnashar, o Prof. Rabab Ward e o Prof. Amine Bermak. Falando sobre a importância da conferência, o Professor Mousa Mohsen, reitor da Faculdade de Engenharia de AURAK, disse que "O fato de estarmos realizando uma conferência tão prestigiosa é uma demonstração da rapidez com a qual esta universidade está se desenvolvendo. O IEEE é a associação profissional mais distinta no nosso campo, portanto, é uma grande honra sermos o centro deste evento, no qual grandes mentes estão se reunindo para interagir e compartilhar conhecimento". O texto no idioma original deste anúncio é a versão oficial autorizada. As traduções são fornecidas apenas como uma facilidade e devem se referir ao texto no idioma original, que é a única versão do texto que tem efeito legal.


News Article | December 5, 2016
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RAS AL KHAIMAH, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Studenten der American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) haben zum ersten Mal im rauen Klima der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate erfolgreich vertikale Landwirtschaft implementiert. Das Projekt wurden von zwei Junior-Biotechnologiestudenten, Najath Abdulkareem and Nada Anwar, konzipiert und zählte zu den von der Universität im Rahmen der zweiten jährlichen Innovationswoche der VAE eingereichten Projekte. Die Innovationswoche war ur


News Article | December 7, 2016
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RAS AL KHAIMAH, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Die 5. internationale Konferenz für elektronische Geräte, Systeme und Anwendungen (International Conference on Electronic Devices, Systems and Applications, ICEDSA 2016), die durch das Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) gesponsert wird, wurde heute in Ras Al Khaimah in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten gestartet. Die Konferenz wurde von der American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) in Verbindung mit ihrem strategischen Partner, der Universiti Teknologi Mara, einer malaysischen Hochschule mit Sitz in Shah Alam, Selangor, organisiert. Eine Abteilung der lokalen Ras Al Khaimah Regierung, RAK Municipality, sponserte die dreitägige Veranstaltung. Professor Mousa Mohsen, Dekan der AURAK School of Engineering sprach von der Bedeutung der Konferenz und kommentierte: „Die Tatsache, dass wir eine so renommierte Konferenz veranstalten, zeigt, wie schnell sich diese Universität entwickelt. Das IEEE ist der bedeutendste Fachverband in unserem Bereich. Daher ist es eine große Ehre für uns, der Mittelpunkt für diese Veranstaltung zu sein, bei der sich geniale Menschen treffen, um zu interagieren und Wissen auszutauschen.“ Prof. Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, Präsident von AURAK, fügte hinzu: „Es freut mich sehr, wenn Leute aus der ganzen Welt anreisen, um sich an Konferenzen an unserer Universität zu beteiligen. Dies ist nur ein weiterer Beweis, dass AURAK schnell zu einer der führenden Universitäten in den VAE wird.“ Die American University of Ras Al Khaimah’s School of Engineering bietet insgesamt elf Programme, einschließlich Bachelor-Abschlüssen in den Bereichen Elektronik und Nachrichtentechnik, Computertechnik und Informatik an. Daher ist Konferenz besonders relevant für die große Zahl von Studierenden, die teilnahmen.


News Article | December 7, 2016
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RAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 5th International Conference on Electronic Devices, Systems and Applications (ICEDSA 2016), sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), was today launched in Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates. Taking place on the AURAK campus, the conference runs until Thursday, December 8, and focuses on the latest theoretical and practical developments in the field of electronic devices, systems and applications. The conference was organized by the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) in conjunction with its strategic partner, the Universiti Teknologi Mara, a Malaysian university based in Shah Alam, Selangor. A branch of the local Ras Al Khaimah government, RAK Municipality, sponsored the three-day event. The ICEDSA 2016 opening remarks were delivered by Professor Eesa Bastaki, chair of the conference and honorary chairman of the IEEE’s UAE section, and featured a keynote session with prominent speakers such as Prof. Ahmed Kishk, Dr. Ayman Alnashar, Prof. Rabab Ward and Prof. Amine Bermak. Speaking of the conference’s importance, Professor Mousa Mohsen, Dean of the AURAK School of Engineering, commented, “The fact that we are hosting such a prestigious conference is a demonstration of how quickly this university is developing. IEEE is the most distinguished professional association in our field, so it is a great honor for us to be the hub for this event, where great minds have come to interact and share knowledge.” Over the next three days a number of parallel sessions will be taking place across the university’s campus, with more than one hundred academic papers being presented. Prof. Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, president of AURAK, added, “It gives me immense satisfaction when I see people travelling from around the world to participate in conferences at our university. This is just further evidence that AURAK is quickly becoming one of the UAE’s leading universities.” The American University of Ras Al Khaimah’s School of Engineering offers a total of eleven programs, including bachelor’s degrees in electronics and communications engineering, computer engineering and computer science, making the conference particularly relevant for the large number of students who attended.


News Article | December 5, 2016
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RAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Students at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) have successfully implemented vertical farming for the first time within the context of the harsh climate of the United Arab Emirates. The project, which was prepared by two junior biotechnology students, Najath Abdulkareem and Nada Anwar, was one of several submitted by the university as part of the UAE’s second annual Innovation Week, an initiative mandated by the prime minister of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Dr. Abdul Gafoor Puthiyaveetil, chair of the university’s biotechnology program, supervised the two students. Discussing the significance of the research, Dr. Abdul Gafoor stated, “With the rapidly increasing population of the planet, we expect the earth’s population to reach 8.5 billion by 2050. Food production is more important than ever. The students have adapted the idea of vertical farming as an innovative method of dealing with this ever-increasing demand.” Vertical farming allows plants to be grown indoors, using a tiered platform, with a combination of sunlight and LED lights. Dr. Abdul Gafoor was quick to list off the advantages of such a system, explaining, “As all the growth takes place indoors, this strategy of self-sustainability does not require the use of herbicides and pesticides, effectively making this a source of healthier food for individual homes.” Demonstrating their project during the innovation exhibition at Ras Al Khaimah’s Exhibition Center, Najath and Nada showed how the tiered platform minimizes the space required to grow herbs and vegetables, while maximizing efficient water-use; once the top layer is watered, the water filters down to lower levels. It was also pointed out that the controlled indoor environment led to quicker growth. The students went on to emphasize the low-cost nature of the project, commenting, “We bought all of these plastic containers at our local supermarket. Then it is just a case of assembling the pieces and buying soil and seeds.” Najath and Nada have successfully grown the likes of basil, parsley, rosemary and mint within their own homes. It is hoped that further research could lead to this system becoming popular among individual households, as well as being implemented for large-scale food production.

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