I am delighted to welcome you to the American University of Madaba. The American University of Madaba (AUM) is a not-for-profit university in Jordan, established in 2005 by the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, based on a decision issued by the Higher Education Council of Jordan, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Located in Madaba, its main campus is state-of-the-art and green. AUM’s long-term strategic vision is to be “a stepping stone for personal and community advancement” and a place “where ethics, values and moral integrity are pursued at the same time as knowledge and scientific skills are acquired,” as reflected in AUM’s motto Sapientia et Scientia (Wisdom and Knowledge). AUM broke ground in 2005, had its cornerstone blessed by HH Pope Benedict XVI in 2009, admitted its first undergraduate class in 2011 and was officially inaugurated by His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein in May 2013.
AUM is fully recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Jordan, a member of the Association of Arab Universities, the International Association of Universities, and the Federation of Arab Engineers. In addition, it is fully accredited by the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions on the institutional and program levels and authorized to grant degrees for all programs by the New Hampshire Higher Education Commission (NHHEC), USA. More recently, AUM has been listed on the Jordan National Qualifications Framework by the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions.
The strategic vision of AUM is built on an American style of higher education in terms of curiculum development, teaching methods, degree awarding, industry networking, scientific and industry research and labor market requirements. Moreover, AUM relies heavily on American educational values, particularly freedom of thought, academic integrity and respect for individuals.
AUM has seven faculties in various academic fields: Engineering, Science, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Business & Finance, Architecture & Design and Languages & Communication. Combined, AUM has more than twenty areas of specialization, which are all based on American higher education standards. AUM strategic intention is to equip its graduates with a life-changing university degree for a more prosporous future for themselves and humanity.
The pillars of AUM strategic practices are seen in our innovative teaching approach, distinctive university student life, cutting-edge research, first-class graduate study programs, internationalization of standards and policies, study abroad opportunities for all students, industry networking capacities, talented and competent graduates and first-rank employability rate in the labor market in Jordan and abroad. Simply, we are preparing AUM graduates for the Industry 4.0 era and more! Our graduates have a vital impact on industry and society alike.
AUM’s leadership is committed to graduating leaders, institutionalizing its work, practicing shared governance, enhancing the humanitarian mission of higher education, supporting less fortunate, yet qualified students and promoting wisdom and knowledge in its service to society. Highly qualified faculty and staff at AUM are fully committed to working together for our students and graduates to fulfill their dreams.
We recognize that our students, faculty and staff are valuable for the advancement of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem’s vision as well as for the enrichment of the society in which they live.
Our beloved students, I am honored to have you be part of the universe of the American University of Madaba, where you can realize your unlimited dreams and achieve a better future for you and for the society at large.
Mamoun N. Akroush
President of American University of Madaba, Jordan
Professor of Strategic Management & Marketing