Overview

Arab American University (AAU) is the first private Palestinian university, founded in year 2000, in a collaboration with California State University (CSU) in Stanislaus and Utah State University (USU) in Logan. CSU approved AAU’s first Curricula and gave the needed expertise to start the university, USU provided the faculty members and administrators to run the university in its first two years. AAU serves the educational needs of over 9,000 students by providing a dynamic learning atmosphere that inspires innovation and has a primarily focus on every student’s success.

AAU provides quality education for Palestinian and international students and aspires to be a leader in Palestinian higher education. AAU has made impressive strides towards the development of educational facilities and laboratories in a vibrant setting. It adopts a distinct, unique education system with a wide range of demand-based academic programs offering diversified education. The necessity-motivated programs are meant to acquaint graduates with the skills, qualifications and knowledge needed to develop independent thinking and entrepreneurship aptitudes in order to contribute to the overall, sustainable national development. To this end, AAU recruits the brightest professionals, scholars and researchers from Palestine and abroad-an approach that diversifies and enriches the sources of education and transfers the latest achievements in science and technology.

AAU prides itself of being a leading academic institution that is always present in local, regional and international academic forums. It is also an active member of the Association of Arab Universities, the Federation of Islamic Universities and the Association of Private Universities.

AAU administration and staff work relentlessly to provide a satisfactory learning environment bolstered by extracurricular activities. Thus, it deals rationally with challenges and seize available opportunities, so as to adapt, grow and understand change in a rapidly-evolving society. Equally important, AAU is consistent with applying International Quality Standards and by doing so, it got the ISO certificate (ISO9001:2008). In addition, the University aims to provide a satisfactory learning environment bolstered by extracurricular activities. Thus, it accepts challenges, capitalizes on opportunities available, and prepare students to compete in the national, regional, and international economies of the twenty-first century.

This is a brief overview of AAU mission and philosophy, strategic goals, structure, faculties and programs, students, services, policies and procedures as well as about its administration to help you feel at home. At AAU we are welcoming you and committed to help you have a successful, pleasant and productive experience in our modern campus.