The University of Sharjah is a semi-governmental higher educational institution. Its founder, Supreme President and Chairman is the Ruler of Sharjah Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi himself. Founded 1997, the University of Sharjah aims to meet the Emirate of Sharjah’s educational and cultural needs within its Islamic values and tradition. Its vision is to become a leading academic institution in the Middle East and be well recognized around the world. The university is divided into two campuses — a men's campus and a women's campus.
The University of Sharjah aims to fulfill its obligations and responsibilities towards its students; add to human knowledge and scientific research; meet the needs of society; and enhance higher education in the country in coordination with other institutions of higher learning.
The university is compromised by the following colleges and their departments: