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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 | 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.


Maalaoui A.,American University of Ras Al Khaimah
Advanced Nonlinear Studies | Year: 2016

In this paper we study the dynamics of the third exotic contact form of Gonzalo and Varela [5] on S3 in the framework of contact form geometry. This dynamics has an impact on the variational problem associated to the contact form such as the violation of the Fredholm condition and the Morse indices of different periodic orbits. © 2016 by De Gruyter.


Ahmad I.,American University of Ras Al Khaimah
European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry | Year: 2015

Aromatase, a cytochrome P450 enzyme complex present in breast tissues, plays a significant role in the biosynthesis of important endogenous estrogens from androgens. The source of estrogen production in breast cancer tissues is intra-tumoral aromatase, and inhibition of aromatase may inhibit the growth stimulation effect of estrogens in breast cancer tissues. Consequently, aromatase is considered a useful therapeutic target in the treatment and prevention of estrogen-dependent breast cancer. Recently, different natural products and synthetic compounds have been rapidly developed, studied, and evaluated for aromatase inhibitory activity. Aromatase inhibitors are classified into two categories on the basis of their chemical structures, i.e., steroidal and nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitors. This review highlights the synthetic steroidal and nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitors reported in the literature in the last few years and will aid medicinal chemists in the design and synthesis of novel and pharmacologically-potent aromatase inhibitors for the treatment of breast cancer. © 2015 Elsevier Masson SAS.

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