University of Khorfakkan to feature new residential complex


The college has perennially been ranked in the UAE’s top five universities across its multi-disciplinary offering

Sharjah is set to build a residential complex at the University of Khorfakkan (UoK) for faculty members, as well as students.

The move was announced by Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, who has directed Sharjah Public Works Department to start construction of the new complex immediately.

The residential complex will further expand the existing campus, which is said to have grown exponentially in recent years and features modern features and amenities including a state-of-the-art library.

In July 2022, Sharjah’s Alef Group launched the $435mn Al Mamsha Raseel residential community at its Al Mamsha development in the emirate.

The university is also said to feature modern, technology-equipped classrooms, computer labs, students’ lounges, recreational facilities, a sports centre, large auditorium and a branded in-house café.

The move to create a new residential complex will bring UoK fully in line with the ‘one-stop’ campus model pioneered in the region by college sites such as the American University in Sharjah, and which have proved highly popular in attracting a high standard of international students.

UoK, which is part of the University of Sharjah, is reputed for its highly attractive coastal location, and is said to figure strongly in regional academic rankings; the college has perennially been ranked in the UAE’s top five universities across its multi-disciplinary offer.

The campus has also proved to be a champion of the local community, supporting regional economic growth and the development of the surrounding city, offering a curriculum of popular degree programmes and a highly-qualified teaching faculty.

In August, Sharjah announced a new ‘Holiday Homes’ project, which was launched to diversify economic growth.  In September, Sharjah’s Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) said it had completed construction works on the Kalba Waterfront retail project.



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