American University of Sharjah (AUS) is launching a new doctoral program in biosciences and bioengineering (PhD-BSBE), which will be available for students starting Fall 2023.
This is the fourth PhD program in the university’s portfolio, expanding AUS’ position as a provider of outstanding graduate education and leader in novel research. The multidisciplinary program is delivered by the College of Engineering in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences. Graduates of this program will be prepared to combat current and future healthcare challenges nationally and globally and be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to become future researchers, academics and entrepreneurs.
“Developments in the UAE and wider Middle East have contributed to the decision of the university to launch this program. The MENA region saw exponential population growth in the latter part of the 20th century and into the 21st century. With this population growth has come increased demand for essential services such as healthcare, food, security, water and energy. Professionals who are highly skilled in the fields of bioscience and bioengineering are essential to the development and universal provision of such services. Those completing the new PhD-BSBE will be well-placed to assist governments and private providers in the region and around the world ensure that populations are adequately catered for across these services, both now and into the future. They will apply their knowledge in biology, engineering and technology to address today’s medical needs and produce innovative solutions that enhance healthcare services,” said Dr. Fadi Aloul, Dean of CEN.
PhD-BSBE students will be advised and taught by qualified faculty at the forefront of their fields, and who are currently engaged in several research projects in biosensors and implantable devices, biomechanics, cardiovascular disease, cancer, cellular physiology, drug delivery, healthcare management, infectious diseases, inflammation, medical imaging and bioinformatics, microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip, neuroscience, and neuroengineering.
“The interdisciplinary nature of the program stimulates an academic environment that promotes excellence in teaching and research, helping students to become competent, innovative and responsible professionals. The PhD-BSBE program will directly serve to realize the UAE agenda by providing high-quality biosciences and bioengineering education to support the healthcare services, biotechnology and life sciences sectors,” said Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean of CAS.
The program admits part-time and full-time students, with full-time students offered the opportunity to be considered for a competitive full graduate assistantship for the duration of the program. Program admission is based on applicants’ academic history, research capabilities and proficiency in specialized skills demanded by their area of research.
For more information about the program and admission requirements, visit www.aus.edu/cen/phd-in-biosciences-and-bioengineering.