Illinois, UAE schools team up to give engineering degrees

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — University officials in Illinois and the United Arab Emirates have signed a deal to let students study at schools in both places and get engineering degrees. The News-Gazette reports the University of Illinois’ new program with the American University of Ras Al Khaima allows engineering students to get a bachelor’s degree from the school in UAE and a master’s from Illinois. The agreement was initiated by the University of Illinois’ Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the American University of Ras Al Khaimah’s School of Engineering. Through the five-year agreement, students will be able to spend three years at the UAE school and two at the Illinois school, earning both degrees in five years. A maximum of five students will be admitted to the program annually.