American University of Madaba

American University of Madaba
الجامعة الاميركية في مادبا
Type Non-Profit/Private
Established 2011
Chairman H.E Dr. Maroof Al-Bakhit
President Karim Numayr
Location Madaba,
Jordan Jordan
Campus Urban
Nickname AUM
Affiliations Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, AArU

The American University of Madaba (Arabic: الجامعة الاميركية في مادبا) is a non-profit university located in Madaba, Jordan. It opened its doors 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 and the accreditation standards of New England Association of Schools and Colleges in Boston, Massachusetts in the United States of America.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

There are seven colleges in the university:[5]

- Faculty of Engineering

- Faculty of Science

- Faculty of Health Sciences

- Faculty of Information Technology

- Faculty of Business and Finance

- Faculty of Art and Design

- Faculty of Languages and Communication [6]


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Coordinates: 31°39′40″N 35°48′00″E / 31.66111°N 35.80000°E / 31.66111; 35.80000

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