The Secretary-General of the Association of Arab Universities, His Excellency Dr. Amr Ezzat Salama, announced on Thursday, April 8, 2021, that Al Maaref University has joined the Association along with other universities from various Arab countries.
The announcement came during the association’s virtual conference in its fifty-third session, held between 7 and 8 April 2021, which was hosted by Prince Muhammad bin Fahd University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with the participation of 150 Arab university presidents and a huge number of different university leaders.
Al Maaref won its membership after a thorough follow-up and communication between the university and the Association of Arab Universities, during which various legal, academic and administrative aspects were examined and approved that it fulfilled all the conditions and criteria for membership in the association, based on its bylaw.
The Association of Arab Universities is a nongovernmental organization that has an independent legal character. Its membership includes around 400 Arab Universities at the present time. AARU's was established in 1964 upon Resolution No. 2056 issued by the Arab League in its forty-second session. Its permanent headquarters has been in Amman since 1984, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. 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.
MU’s step to join the association opens the horizons of joint cooperation with Arab universities, working side by side towards the nation’s wellbeing and development, based upon our mission and vision of creating a capable youth for the ultimate goal of serving the community, nation and humanity as a whole.