Association of Arab Universities is a non-governmental organization that has an
independent legal character. Its membership includes 280 Arab Universities at
the present time. AARU's was established in 1964 upon a resolution issued by
the Arab League. A temporary Secretariat General was formed in Cairo, Egypt. In
1969, permanent Secretariat General was designated. Its permanent headquarters has
been in Amman since 1984, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
What is the Mission of AARU?
The mission of
AARU aims at "Assisting and coordinating the efforts of Arab
Universities to prepare capable graduates who can serve their Arab communities
and preserve its unified culture and civilization, as well as to assist in
developing its natural resources."
What are AARU’s Goals?
The Association seeks to achieve the following goals:
- Working to make Arab
universities remain faithful and committed to the values inherent in the faith
of Islam and its noble message, and to give due attention to
the Arab and
- Striving to make
Arabic language the medium of instruction at Arab universities, and paying attention to
other vital languages, as well as unifying scientific terms and translation in
Enhancing cooperation amongst Arab universities and institutes of higher
education and coordinating their efforts with a view to realize the Arab
Cooperating with counterpart associations and institutions to raise the
level of higher education, to promote joint research projects, and to exchange
Enhancing cooperation between Arab and Islamic universities on the one
hand, and other universities worldwide, on the other.
Coordinating efforts amongst Arab universities at international
assemblies and conferences.
Supporting and encouraging mutual students’ activities amongst Arab
Paving the way for cooperation amongst Arab universities in terms of
teaching methods and facilities including libraries, laboratories and other relevant
issues as well.
Cooperating to promote quality assurance and accreditation in the Arab
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