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American University of Madaba

American University of Madaba
الجامعة الاميركية في مادبا
Other name
Typeprivate university (catholic)
ChairmanEng. Azzam Shweihat
PresidentProf. Mamoun Akroush
AffiliationsLatin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, AArU American universities.

The American University of Madaba (Arabic: الجامعة الاميركية في مادبا) is a non-profit university located in Madaba, Jordan. It opened in October 2011, and expects to eventually accommodate 8,000 students once the campus is completed.[1] The standards of teaching qualifications and experience satisfy the accreditation requirements of the Higher Education Accreditation Commission (HEAC) in Jordan.[citation needed]

The university is established by the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem which received the license from the Higher Education Council of Jordan in 2005 under the name of the University of Madaba.[2] On 9 May 2009, Pope Benedict XVI laid the cornerstone of the university, whose name was later changed to become the American University of Madaba (AUM) as of 29 May 2011.[3] The official inauguration took place on 30 May 2013 in the presence of the King of Jordan Abdullah II and of the Pope's representative, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri.[4][5]

See also


  1. ^ "Catholic university opening in Jordan : News Headlines". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Madaba University, Jordan". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  3. ^ AUM - Message from the Patriarch Fouad Twal Archived 2011-11-27 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "King attends American University of Madaba inauguration". His Majesty King Abdullah II. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  5. ^ "1st Catholic university inaugurated in Jordan". Catholic Culture. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2020.

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