Al-Hussein Bin Talal University

Al-Hussein Bin Talal University
جامعة الحسين بن طلال
Type Public
Established 1999
President Ali al-Qaisi
Location Ma'an, Jordan
Campus Urban
104 acres (0.42 km2)
Colors Goldenrod and White [a]
Affiliations IAU, FUIW, AArU

Al-Hussein Bin Talal University (AHU) (Arabic جامعة الحسين بن طلال) is a public coeducational university located in the heart of the southern region, 210 km from the Capital Amman.about 9 km to the northwest of Ma'an city in the southern region of Jordan. It was established by a Royal Decree on April 28, 1999.[1] AHU is a comprehensive public university in a self-contained campus, and has student population representing nearly every Governorate in Jordan. over the past years, AHU has grown to eight colleges offering bachelor's degree programs in natural and environmental sciences, business, nursing, education, humanities, IT and engineering; and two Deanships, the Deanship of Student Affairs and the Deanship of Scientific Research. AHU has nine scientific centers that are heavily engaged in research and development projects to serve local and national communities.


Al-Hussein Bin Talal University was founded in 1999 and was the first higher educational institute established during the reign of H.M. King Abdullah II. At the beginning, the university was a branch for Mu’tah University occupying a temporary campus in the city of Ma’an and was relocated to a permanent campus in September 2004, 9 km North West of the city of Ma’an. The University was established in 1999 as a branch of Mutah University., it was the first higher education institute to be founded during the reign of King Abdullah II.[2]


The university offers degrees in 9 colleges:


  1. "Al-Hussein Bin Talal University". 4International. Retrieved 2009-03-22.

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