Petra University

Coordinates: 31°53′36″N 35°52′23″E / 31.89333°N 35.87306°E / 31.89333; 35.87306

Petra University
جامعة البتراء
Type Private
Established 1991 (1991)
Chairman Adnan Badran
President Marwan Muwalla
Academic staff
Students 7465
Undergraduates 7229
Postgraduates 236
Location Amman, Jordan
Colors Brown [a]
Affiliations IAU, FUIW

Petra University is a private university in Amman, Jordan. Its president is Professor Marwan Muwalla[1]

History and academics

The university, based in Amman, was established in 1992.[2]

The university offers a variety of programs at its seven colleges. Arabic is used for teaching of humanities, and English is used as the teaching medium in most of the other disciplines. New students undergo English and IT assessment tests to specify their levels and are provided with intensive bridging courses if needed. The seven faculties are

Academic Staff profile

The University has about 300 qualified teaching staff members, the majority of which are Jordanians, but there are lecturers from many Arab countries such as Syria, and Iraq.

Students profile

Students are assisted to adapt to University life and culture by the Deanship of Students Affairs (DSA) and the academic advisor. At the start of each academic year, DSA organizes an orientation program for new students, in which seniors, starting with the University's President, address them. They are provided with information on PU rules and regulations and introduced to facilities therein. PU provides transportation services for students for a nominal fee. The University also provides health insurance to all students.

The University of Petra is home to about 1000 international students from 31 different countries. PU is currently working on establishing an International Office to support international students.

Tte number of graduates from 2002/2003 until the end of the summer semester 2005/2006 is as follows:


Deanship of Graduate Studies and Research is the center of the research activities at PU. It is formed of two councils; one for research activities and the other for graduate programs. In accordance with the accreditation criteria, stipulated by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, 5% of each university’s budget is allocated to support research activities. The Deanship also financially supports the publication of textbooks and travel expenses of academic staff who participate in regional and international conferences.


  1. Prof. Adnan Badran
  2. "Universities. Jordan". Civic Education. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
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