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Sharjah university approves Dhs160m budget

The University of Sharjah has approved a new Dhs610m budget for the academic year 2012-2013, marking a 20% increase on last year's allocation, Gulf News has reported. The funding increase is in response to a rise in the number of students enrolling at the university, according to the university's board of trustees. The board also approved setting up 34 new units including laboratories, research centres and training centres.