American University of Ras Al Khaimah initiated the cornerstone event
March 8, 2017,
American University of Ras Al Khaimah initiated the cornerstone event on the 8th of March 2018, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud Al Qasimi, crown prince of Ras Al Khaimah which was attended by more 150 guests which included sponsors, dignitaries, faculty and students of the university. American University of Ras Al Khaimah has been selected to participate in the world’s most prestigious competition which challenges 21 selected university teams from all over the world to design, build and operate the most attractive, effective and energy-efficient solar-powered house. This competition started back in 2002 in the United States and since then grown to Europe, China, Latin America and now happening for the first time in the Middle East. The 2018 edition of this competition is being organized by DEWA in Dubai in agreement with US Department of Energy and will be known as Solar Decathlon Middle East. The venue for the competition selected is Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. This selection is not merely for AURAK but we pride this to be the selection of our emirate. We belong to Ras Al Khaimah and we represent Ras Al Khaimah through this competition.
Since our selection, we have been working hard on all the fronts to ensure that we are able to come up with the design of the building which is modern and at the same time preserves the cultural values. We have now started the construction phase of this state-of-art house at our campus.