The MENA Partners

The MENA-AUP will work as part of its mandate on establishing and setting-up regional and international partnerships and cooperation with leading institutions and organizations that play a significant and pivotal role in shaping the future of higher education in the region and which support with the leadership development and growth.The Association of Arab Universities

The Association of Arab Universities is a non-governmental organization that has an independent legal character. Its membership includes 256 Arab Universities at the present time. Following the approval of the AARU’s By-law by the Arab League, a temporary Secretariat General was formed. In 1969, the First General Conference was convened in Alexandria and a resolution was adopted to designate a permanent Secretariat General. The Association also maintains close relations with many national, regional and international institutions and organizations. Its permanent headquarters is in Amman, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The association is created with the mission of “Assisting and coordinating the efforts of Arab Universities to prepare capable persons who can serve their Arab communities and preserve its unified culture and civilization, as well as to assist in developing its natural resources.”
The association has also set for itself a set of strategic objectives that includes enhancing cooperation amongst Arab universities and institutes of higher education, coordinating efforts amongst Arab universities at international assemblies and conferences, supporting and encouraging mutual student activities amongst Arab universities, paving the way for cooperation amongst Arab universities in terms of teaching methods, quality assurance and accreditation in the Arab Universities.