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Al-Ahliyya Amman University

Al-Ahliyya Amman University
(Amman University)
جامعة عمان الأهلية
Al-Ahliyya Amman University
Aerial view of AAU Campus
Latin: Al-Ahliyya Amman University
Established1990 (1990)
AffiliationIAU,[1] FUIW,[2] AArU, AAPIHE[3]
ChairmanMohammad Saleh Al-Hourani
PresidentSari Hamdan
Academic staff
49.66 acres (0.2010 km2)

Al-Ahliyya Amman University (AAU) (or Amman University, or Amman Private University) is located in Amman, Jordan. Founded in 1990, it was the first private university in Jordan.[5][6] The university is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Jordan,[4] and is a member of four university associations.[7][8][Note 1]


Al-Ahliyya Amman University was the first private university in Jordan, founded in 1990 by Dr. Ahmad Al-Hourani with faculties of Law and Arts and Sciences. The university expanded to include Pharmaceutical and Medical Sciences and Engineering in 1991, with the faculty of Information Technology separating from the Arts and Sciences faculty in 2001. Nursing was added as a separate faculty in 2005, and in 2010 the university was expanded to include Architecture and Design. As of the 2009-2010 academic year, the university had approximately 6500 students and 277 faculty members.[6][7]

The introduction of graduate programs began in the academic year 2005-2006 with the master's degree program in law. Later came graduate programs in clinical psychology and pharmaceutical sciences (2009–2010); then English literature, communications engineering and business administration (2010–2011).[9]

Al-Ahliyya Amman University has been Accredited By ASIC as a Premier University with Five Platinum Crowns,[10] ABET - Bachelor's of Networks & Information Security,[11] IIMP - Bachelor's of Marketing.[12] Also Al-Ahliyya Amman University has been listed in the following International Rankings, QS Four Star Rating,[13] Times Impact Rankings - 301+,[14] UI Green Metrics - 256 [15]

Structure and programmes

The university consists of ten faculties:[4][6][16]

  • Architecture and Design
  • Engineering
  • Administrative and Financial Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Arts & Sciences
  • Law
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Allied Medical Sciences
  • Dentistry

Through these faculties the university offers undergraduate programmes in 31 fields and 12 postgraduate degrees.[16] The school year is divided into two 16-week semesters with an optional 8-week semester in the summer.[17]

Deanship of Student Affairs

The Student Affairs Department began in 1990 when the university was founded. In 1993 it was renamed the Deanship of Student Affairs.[18] The Deanship organizes activities for students, such as student clubs, sports, career counselling, organizes transport, provides security services, and offers accommodation. It also publishes the school's newspaper, "Amman Al-Ahliyyah News".[19]

Hourani eLearning Center

The Hourani eLearning Center (HEC) has an Assessment Management System (AMS), which gives online exams to students. The results are available immediately after the exam and can be archived. A technical staff works with instructors to set up and implement the exams.[20] The center includes an auditorium, which has a video conferencing system that can connect to HEC labs, and the local and international communities.[21]

See also


  1. ^ International Association of Universities (IAU);[1] Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW);[2] Union of Arab Universities and Association of Arab Private Institutions of Higher Education (AAPIHE).[3]


  1. ^ a b "The complete list of Member Institutions — Jordan". International Association of Universities. February 6, 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-05-01. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Member Universities". Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World. FUIW. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011. Retrieved February 7, 2013. (Listed as Amman Private University.)
  3. ^ a b "Members: Jordan". The Association of Private Arab Institutions for Higher Education. AAPIHE. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved February 7, 2013. (Listed as Amman Private University.)
  4. ^ a b c "Al-Ahliyya Amman University". 4 International Colleges & Universities. January 27, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
  5. ^ King Abdullah. (2011). Our Last Best Chance: The Pursuit of Peace in a Time of Peril, Penguin, Uk. ISBN 9780141960395. p157.
  6. ^ a b c Khromchenco, Yulie (June 1, 2004). "Amman university wants Israel branch". Haaretz. Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  7. ^ a b " "About AAU". AAU website. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  8. ^ "Universities in Amman". isa. International Studies Abroad Inc. Archived from the original on August 21, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  9. ^ "Graduate Studies & Scientific Research: History". AAU website. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
  10. ^ " "ASIC"
  11. ^ " "ABET"
  12. ^ " "IIMP"
  13. ^ " "QS Star Rating"
  14. ^ " "Times Impact Rankings"
  15. ^ " "UI Green Metrics"
  16. ^ a b "Academic". AAU website. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  17. ^ Elshuraydeh, K; MA Majali; MA Assaf; F Sarraf; O Hamarneh, "Science & Technology and Innovation Profile of Jordan" (PDF), Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Capabilities in Mediterraneum Countries (ESTIME), Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), p. 23, retrieved February 8, 2013
  18. ^ "Deanship of Student Affairs: The Deanship". AAU website. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  19. ^ "Deanship of Student Affairs: Sections and Services". AAU Website. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  20. ^ "HEC Services". AAU Website. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  21. ^ "eLearning Auditorium". AAU Website. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
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