American University of Madaba
The history of the American University of Madaba (AUM) begins with a decision by the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem to establish a university in Madaba, Jordan. He envisioned this new university as “a stepping stone for personal and community advancement” and as a place “where ethics, values and moral integrity are pursued at the same time as knowledge and scientific skills are acquired.” These concepts led to the adoption of the AUM motto, Sapientia et Scientia (Wisdom and Knowledge). A license to establish a new university was granted by the Higher Education Council of Jordan in 2005, and the cornerstone of the university was blessed by HH Pope Benedict XVI in 2009. In his blessing, the Pope confirmed the role of AUM as “a place of understanding and dialogue”.
In 2011, the HEC approved its new name as the American University of Madaba (AUM). In 28 May 2013, AUM was incorporated by New Hampshire Higher Education Commission, USA. AUM is registered charity in the state of New Hampshire.
AUM was established as a private American-model university located in Madaba - Jordan. It provides a unique opportunity for students to pursue their undergraduate and postgraduate studies in a variety of market-oriented academic programs. AUM is recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Jordan and accredited by the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions.
AUM has seven faculties offering 19 innovative undergraduate and 2 postgraduate degrees that are taught within a multicultural perspective. It has a state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories and environmentally friendly green campus.