Amman_Arab_University

Amman Arab University

Amman Arab University

Private university in Amman, Jordan


Amman Arab University (Arabic: جامعة عمان العربية), abbreviated AAU is a university in Amman, Jordan, established in 1997 [9] as a private non-profit university for graduate studies as the first Jordanian University specialized in postgraduate programs for masters and doctoral studies, on 9/30/1998,[10] the Higher Education Council approved for the University to begin teaching by the decision No. (1625), as the University received its first group of students at the beginning of the second semester of the 1999/2000 [11] academic year, the University's path passed in two phases: The first- was limited to graduate programs, and the second started in 2009 in opening programs for bachelor degree,[12] and the name of the University was changed to “Amman Arab University"

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The University is composed of 9 faculties and contains over 25 departments, The university's stated main strategy and rule is to be global and productive in all its educational fields and It is a publicly and privately accredited university and a member of the Association of Arab Universities, International Association of Universities, and League of Islamic Universities.[13]

Colleges

Collage of Aviation Science:

The Acting Dean: Dr. Anwar Al-Assaf

  • Dean message: The College of Aviation Sciences was established at Amman Arab University in cooperation with the Royal Jordanian Air Academy in the academic year 2017/2018, and lately with the Middle East Aviation Academy in the academic year 2020/2021. It is the unique and the first College that awards two BSc programs in aviation regionally, the Aircraft maintenance BSc program (B1), and the Avionics BSc program (B2). In the coming few years, the College will hopefully be integrated to include other aviation science programs such as the Commercial Pilot Training and Aviation Safety BSc programs, all will be in cooperation with the Middle East Aviation Academy.[14]

College of Education and Psychological Sciences:

  • Department of Educational Fundamentals and Administration
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Counseling and Special Education
  • Department of Curriculum and Teaching Methods
  • Department of Special Education

The Acting Dean: Dr. Wafa Eid

  • Dean message: The College of Educational and Psychological Sciences, has been the first edifice that was incorporated in Amman Arab University on its first starting in 1999-2000. This College has carried out the vision of the university to be a distinguished College locally, regionally and globally in educational and psychological sciences, also This college has carried out a message based on preparing educational leaders to be capable of improving educational knowledge, scientific research and serving the community, and also linking theory with practice to pursuit & apply total quality in learning and education, this will be achieved by selecting the elite College members who specialize in science and education, so as to serve generations, nation, and humanity.[15]

College of Information Technology:

  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Computer Information Systems
  • Smart Devices Computing Department
  • Software Engineering Department

The Acting Dean: Dr. Hussam Al Hamad

  • Dean message: The fields of computing and information technology are growing at a magnificent rate in today's world and cyberspace has become crucial to modern life. Fortunately, the field has presented many new opportunities as well as challenges which need to be met through careful study, examination, experimentation, innovation, and extensive research. Amman Arab University has paid special attention to this field as it has led to the development of positive relations with other communities and worlds in the East and the West.[16]

College of Business:

  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Management and Business Administration
  • Department of Management Information Systems
  • Department of Marketing
  • Department of Accounting and Business Law
  • Department of Financial Control and Auditing

The Acting Dean: Prof. Hassan Al-Zoubi

  • Dean message: College of Business is one of the most significant humanities college‘s at the University, and based on its ethical and social responsibility, it looked forward to develop education in the economic, administrative, financial, technological, marketing and various fields of precise knowledge, where thousands of students graduated and are now actively contributing to the process of development in both Public and private sectors. College of Business has a prominent position in all its majors and fields of knowledge, as it is the main source to supply the labor market with highly qualified and trained cadres, in order to achieve sustainable development in all economic, social and political sectors in response to all improvements and challenges and work to keep pace with them to upraise the national economy.[17]

College of Law:

  • Department of Public Law
  • Department of Private Law

The Acting Dean: Dr. Muhannad Abu Moghli

  • Dean message: The College of Law is one of the faculties of the university, which is always working to perform the mission of the university in terms of knowledge of the law, through providing the Jordanian society especially and the Arab community in general, legal efficiencies characterized by rationality and wisdom, and at the same time carrying a noble goal to achieve justice in different legal communities on the one hand, on the other hand to convey a humanitarian message to promote peace and human values of justice and positive communication between human societies.[18]

College of Pharmacy:

  • Department of Pharmacy

The Acting Dean: Prof. Rana Abu-Huwaij

  • Dean message: The College of Pharmacy was established in 2016 by a national initiative to fulfil the need for local and regional qualified pharmacists. The College adopted an ambitious vision that concurred with the university's vision to be an innovative and distinguished College in pharmaceutical education, scientific research, and community service at the local and regional levels.[19]

College of Engineering:

  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Renewable Energy Engineering

The Acting Dean: Dr. Anwar Al-Assaf

  • Dean message: The College of Engineering at Amman Arab University. I have had the honor to be the dean of this newly emerging College, which started at the beginning of the first semester of the academic year 2016/2017 , where the founding of the university emerged from the university’s vision, mission, and the continuation of the development of its academic and scientific community.[20]

College of Arts and Sciences:

  • English department
  • Mathematics department
  • Department of Applied Linguistics

The Acting Dean: Dr. Wafa Eid

  • Dean message: The College of Arts and Sciences is one of the academic bodies of Amman Arab University (AAU). It was founded in 2012. It has promising and challenging plans to compete with its counterparts in Jordan and the region. The College has good staff members with excellent potential for providing the best education to students. The College offers students a journey of learning and discovery in Mathematics, English and translation. It presents for students: 1.    A Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics, and 2.   A Bachelor's Degree in English Language and Translation 3.    A Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics[21]

College of Sharia:

  • Department of Sharia and Islamic studies

The Acting Dean: Dr. Bilal Abu Qadum

  • Dean message: College of Sharia is one of the pioneering faculties at Amman Arab University which was established in 2019.The Sharia and Islamic Studies Department, established in 2016, has a distinguished scientific and social status and is the first department in the College. This Department has a distinguished study plan and highly experienced College members socially and scientifically reflected in the local community to serve our holy Islam and enforce moderation in all issues.[22]

University Centers

Information and Communications Technology Center

The Information and Communications Technology Center was established at Amman Arab University by the decision of the President of the University since its founding in 1999, with the aim of using computer and information technology for university students, members of its teaching and administrative bodies, and the local community. The center works on computerizing business and administrative procedures in colleges, deanships, and university departments, preparing training programs in the areas of using computer and information technology, and providing these departments with the necessary technical support and programs. The center also holds technical courses for university employees, and the center aims to provide all the necessary services and infrastructure in the field of computer and information technology at the university and work to develop them continuously.

Languages and Translation Center

The Language Center was established at Amman Arab University in 2001. The Language Center is one of the university’s units that is academically linked to the College of Arts and Sciences, which serves students of various specializations at the university. The center teaches the university’s requirements in the English language in order to improve students’ performance in the English language and provide them with In addition, the center works on holding courses in various English language skills, such as: comprehensive English language courses, conversation courses, translation courses, and qualifying courses that help students pass the national TOEFL exam. This is in order to serve university students and members of the local community. The center also teaches the university’s requirements in the Arabic language through levels, where the student registered at the university is subject to a level exam through which he determines the courses he must study during his university career.

Consulting and training center

The Center for Consultations, Studies and Training was established in accordance with the decision of the Council of Deans at Amman Arab University, which aims to activate the university’s role in qualifying, training and assisting young people in acquiring scientific knowledge, developing the necessary skills for them, and contributing to supporting public and private institutions by raising the efficiency of their employees. Providing and improving the knowledge supply in a comprehensive manner, empowering Jordanian and Arab human resources, and advancing talents and ideas to improve the outcomes of the learning process in a way that is compatible with the requirements of the local and international labour market. The center has concluded agreements with several academies and training companies to implement training programs and diplomas such as (airport management, hotel and tourist facility management, film and television editing, hybrid car maintenance) and many administrative courses to develop employee performance inside and outside the university.

medical Center

The Medical Center was established after the founding of the university in 1999. It provides medical services and primary health care to students and workers by conducting clinical examinations of patients, dispensing treatment to them, and providing first aid for emergency cases, including wounds, burns, fractures, etc., as well as checking blood pressure, blood sugar, and ECG. For early detection of heart disease and diabetes, these services are provided under the supervision of a health team and distinguished medical staff, to provide the necessary health care.

The university is very keen on the health of its students and employees, treating them and providing the necessary medicine for every case, whether inside the university in the medical center for emergency cases, or outside the university in hospitals approved by the insurance company.

E-Learning Center

The E-Learning Center continuously seeks to develop the teaching and learning process at Amman Arab University through:

- Moving to a distinct interactive educational environment to contribute to achieving the best educational outcomes.

- Training and assisting faculty members practically and technically in designing, developing and implementing electronic content for courses taught at the university.

- Developing communication skills and creative and critical thinking for students.

- Controlling the quality of work and product in the field of e-learning.

Rankings

According to the 2021 Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, it was the 9th ranked university in Jordan and the number 79 university in the Arab world and 2112 in the world.[23]

In 2024, QS ranked the university the 111-120 in the Arab world[24]

Geographic location

Amman Arab University and its geographic location

The university's location provides a wonderful view of the capital, Amman, and the governorates of Jerash and Balqa, through its distinguished location on Jordan St. in the Mobus area.

The university's buildings are characterized by an architectural character that combines originality, civilization, and modernity, and it is 12 km north of the capital, Amman.

Name conversion

In early 2009, the university opened the door for admission and registration in the bachelor’s program and changed the university’s name to Amman Arab University. The establishment of a private university comparable to distinguished universities in developed countries was a fundamental incentive for the establishment of Amman University so that it fulfils its mission honestly, carries out its functions efficiently, and achieves its goals effectively. This is the main incentive that prompted an elite group of academics and men of thought, science, professions, and businesses interested in university education to establish Amman Arab University. The need for universities, higher education institutes, and state institutions and facilities for highly academically qualified and distinguished leaders to meet the requirements and challenges of contemporary life was also an important incentive. To establish the university. The university has provided the local and Arab community with distinguished competencies, as the number of graduates at all levels reached 7,050 students, taught by a distinguished elite of faculty members who hold Doctoral degrees from distinguished local, Arab, and international universities.

Presidents

Dr. Mohammed Al-Widyan - current President of Amman Arab University
  • Said Al-Tal (2000-2012)[25]
  • Amin Mahmoud (2013-2013)[26]
  • "Muhammad Subhi" Abu-Salih (2013-2013) (acting president)[27]
  • Farid Abu Zina (2013-2014) (acting president)
  • Mahmoud Al-Sheyyab (2014-2014)
  • "Mohamed Nazieh" Hamdi (2014-2014) (acting president)
  • Omar Al-Jarrah (2014-2016)
  • Ghassan Kanaan (2016-2017) acting
  • Maher Saleem (2017-2020)
  • Khaled Al Tarawneh (2020-2020) acting
  • Mohammad Al-Widyan (current president)

References

  1. "Introduction". aau.edu.
  2. "Dean Message". جامعة عمان العربية | Amman Arab University. Retrieved 29 March 2024.
  3. "His Excellency Prof. Said Al-Tal - President of University". Amman Arab University. Retrieved 24 November 2022.
  4. "الدكتور أمين محمود رئيسا لجامعة عمان العربية". جريدة الغد (in Arabic). 26 January 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2021.
  5. "Successive Presidents". Amman Arab University. Retrieved 24 November 2022.

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