Tantur Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies

Posted by jean-paul | Institutions of Higher Education | Tuesday 26 February 2019 8:30 am


Tantur Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies


     After his pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1964, Pope Paul VI created an Ecumenical Institute for Theological Research in Jerusalem to foster a better understanding between Catholics, Orthodox, Anglicans and Protestants. The Institute is under the jurisdiction of the Apostolic Delegate in Jerusalem and operates in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame in the United States.
           Located between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, the Institute welcomes Christians of all denominations: scholars, members of the clergy, religion teachers, men and women, married and single, most of whom receive financial help from their respective institutions. A certain number of students receive scholarships from the Institute itself. Several programs are available, among them a Scholars’ Program which affords students the opportunity to pursue research in a residential community of learning. The Institute also has five continuing education sabbatical programs during the year, collaborates with various church and university groups on educational tours of the Holy Land, and can host conferences.

The various programs are pursued according to the aims of the Institute which are:
            – To assist the search for Christian unity and interchurch harmony among diverse Christian communions.
            – To explore the relationship between Christians and peoples of other world faiths, especially Jews and Muslims.
            – To participate in the search for world peace and justice, through theological study and by exploring human rights and conflict resolution in different religious and social contexts.


Tantur Ecumenical Institute
P.O.B. 11381
9111301 Jerusalem
Tel: (02) 542 29 00
Fax: (02) 676 09 14
Email: tantur@tantur.org
Website: www.tantur.org
Rev. Russ McDougall, c.s.c.
Email: rkmcdougall@tantur.org




Studium Biblicum Franciscanum (SBF) Facultas Scientiarum Biblicarum et Archaeologiae Faculty of Biblical Sciences and Archaeology

Posted by jean-paul | Institutions of Higher Education | Monday 25 February 2019 10:40 am


Studium Biblicum Franciscanum (SBF)

Facultas Scientiarum Biblicarum et Archaeologiae
Faculty of Biblical Sciences and Archaeology

          The Studium Biblicum Franciscanum (SBF) of Jerusalem is the Faculty of Biblical Sciences and Archaeology of the Pontifical “Antonianum” University in Rome. In 1901, the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land began planning a center for biblical studies in Jerusalem and these plans led to the establishment of the SBF in 1924.
          Located in Jerusalem’s Old City, the SBF offers degree and non-degree programs of studies in biblical interpretation and in archaeology. Associated with the SBF is the Studium Theologicum Jerosolymitanum, the Custody of the Holy Land’s school of theology.

Research Center
          While the SBF supports research and publication in all areas of biblical studies, a particular focus has been on the archaeological excavation of sites associated with the New Testament and early Christianity in the Middle East. The SBF also continues the tradition of the Franciscans who have helped write the history of the Christian shrines and places of pilgrimage in the Middle East through archaeological excavation and the study of Jewish and Christian literary sources including pilgrims’ diaries.
          Among the sites that have been excavated by the SBF are Bethany, Bethlehem, Bethphage, Cana, Capernaum, Ein Karem, Emmaus (el-Qubeibeh), the Herodion, Machaerus, Magdala, Nazareth, Mt. Nebo, Tabgha, and Mt. Tabor. In Jerusalem, the SBF has sponsored excavations at the Mt. of the Ascension, Gethsemane, the Holy Sepulchre, the Tomb of Mary and Dominus Flevit.
          Results of these excavation projects have been published in the Liber Annuus, the SBF’s journal, and in its Collectio Maior and Collectio Minor monograph series. The SBF also publishes monographs on biblical and patristic studies in its Analecta series, and on archaeological materials from its collections in the Museum series.

Academic Center
          The SBF is a pontifical faculty that offers courses leading to both the licentiate (S.S.L.) and the doctoral (S.S.D.) degrees in Biblical Sciences and Archaeology. The program of studies leading to the licentiate includes two semesters of propaedeutic studies and five regular semesters. The program of studies leading to the doctoral degree requires four additional semesters and the writing of a dissertation.
          Other programs of studies lead to diplomas in Oriental Biblical Studies and Archaeology and in Biblical Formation. Each involves two semesters of studies. The SBF offers the student the unique opportunity for a direct, personal, and extended study of the Bible in its cultural context.
          Associated with the SBF is the Custody of the Holy Land’s School of Theology, the Studium Theologicum Jerosolymitanum (STJ).


4 Via Dolorosa
P.O.B. 19424
9119301 Jerusalem
Tel: (02) 627 04 44 (information)
Tel: (02) 627 04 85 (secretariat)
Fax: (02) 626 45 19
Email: secretary@studiumbiblicum.org
Website: www.sbf.custodia.org


Chancellor: Most Rev. Michael Perry, OFM
Rector: Sr. Mary Melone, sfa
Dean: Rev. Br. Rosario Pierri, OFM
Rev. Br. Rosario Pierri, OFM, Dean

Rev. Massimo Pazzini, OFM, Vice-Dean

Rev. Dobromir Jasztal, OFM, elected member of the CSBF

Executive Council of the SBF (CSBF):
Rev. Eugenio Alliata, O.F.M.

Rev. Enrique Bermejo Cabrera, O.F.M.

Rev. Piotr Blajer, O.F.M.

Rev. Alessandro Cavicchia, OFM

Rev. Daniel Chrupcala, O.F.M.

Rev. Alessandro Coniglio, O.F.M.

Rev. Gregor Geiger, O.F.M.

Rev. Najib Ibrahim, O.F.M.

Rev. Narcyz Klimas, O.F.M.

Rev. Matteo Munari, O.F.M.

Rev. Massimo Pazzini, O.F.M.

Bro. Rosario Pierri, O.F.M.

Rev. Theophile Umba Nsenga, O.F.M.

Rev. Tomislav Vuk, O.F.M.

Secretary:  Rev. Alessandro Cavicchia, O.F.M.
Dean’s Council:
Rev. Bro. Rosario Pierri, O.F.M.

Rev. Massimo Pazzini, O.F.M.

Rev. Alessandro Cavicchia, O.F.M

Librarian:  Rev. Lionel Goh, O.F.M.
Treasurer:  Rev. Massimo Luca, O.F.M.
Student Representatives: the ordinary students elect 2 Student Representatives every academic year
Regular Professors: 
Archaeology, field trips .Eugenio Alliata, O.F.M.
Greek, N.T. Exegesis Piotr Blajer, O.F.M.
N.T. Exegesis Alessandro Cavicchia, O.F.M.
Greek morphology Elisa Chiorrini
N.T. Exegesis Alessandro Coniglio, O.F.M.
Semitic languages Gregor Geiger, O.F.M.
N.T.  Exegesis Najib Ibrahim, O.F.M.
Archaeology & Biblical History Giovanni Loche, O.F.M.
N.T., Excursions Massimo Luca
N.T. Exegesis, Targum Aramaic Matteo Munari, O.F.M.
Biblical Hebrew & Syriac Massimo Pazzini, O.F.M.
Biblical Greek Rosario Pierri, O.F.M.
Eastern and Biblical philology, Textual Criticism & Introduction of the New Testament .
Tomislav Vuk, O.F.M.

Visiting Professors: Every year the Studium invites a number of esteemed professors from various Faculties of Biblical Studies who give their contribution as part of the teaching staff.

Emeritus Professors Active:
Rev. Giovanni Claudio Bottini, O.F.M.
Rev. Frédéric Manns, O.F.M.
Emeritus Professors:
Rev. Giovanni Bissoli, O.F.M.
Rev. Stanislao Loffreda, O.F.M.
Rev. Alfio Marcello Buscemi, OFM


Liber Annuus, Annual journal of studies and research.  Publishes biblical, linguistic and archaeological studies.  It also includes preliminary reports on the excavations conducted by the professors of the SBF and their collaborators from other scholarly institutions of Israel and elsewhere.

Collectio Maior, Final reports on archaeological excavations, historical-archaeological monographs, and miscellaneous works on biblical, patristic and archaeological studies.

Collectio Minor, Archaeological excavations, monuments and texts of early Christianity in the Middle East.

Analecta, Exegetical and patristic research, texts for studying biblical languages.

Museum, Monographs and studies concerning the collections and exhibits of the SBF Museum.

Guides, Illustrations of archaeological sites










Salesian Pontifical University Faculty of Theology – Jerusalem Campus STS

Posted by Admin | Institutions of Higher Education | Monday 25 February 2019 10:03 am


Salesian Pontifical University

Faculty of Theology – Jerusalem Campus

Studium Theologicum Salesianum


          As the Jerusalem Campus of the Faculty of Theology of the Salesian Pontifical University, the STS was erected by decree of the Congregation for Catholic Education on 2nd February 2011. It has inherited the legacy of the Study Centre initially located in Bethlehem (1929), then transferred to Tantur (1949) and Cremisan (1957), and lately moved to the premises of the “Salesian Monastery Ratisbonne” in Jerusalem (2004).
          The goal of the STS, as a Faculty of Theology, is to promote the study of and a deeper understanding of the mystery of Christ, as proposed by divine revelation and as interpreted by the teaching authority of the Church. The STS aims particularly at the theological formation of Salesian candidates to the priest-hood. It is also open to students from other religious congregations, to diocesan students, and to lay students. The students ordinarily conclude their studies with the Bachelor’s degree in Theology.
          Given its privileged location in the Holy Land, the STS aims especially at highlighting a biblical formation by offering appropriate means to achieve this end. In addition, thanks to the ethnic and cultural richness of the Holy Land, it offers the students the possibility of achieving a desirable and necessary ecumenical and inter-religious formation. In that way, two Diplomas are also offered: Diploma in Interreligious Dialogue and Ecumenism, and Diploma in Biblical Geography and History.
          The arrangement of studies at the STS is governed by the principles and norms issued by the Holy See, by the Salesian Pontifical University, and by the Salesian Congregation. The Rector Major, as the Chancellor of the Salesian Pontifical University, is the ultimate authority of the STS.
          In academic activities the medium of communication is English.


Universita Pontificia Salesiana
P.za Ateneo Salesiano, 1
00139 Roma – Italy


Jerusalem:  Studium Theologicum Salesianum
Salesian Monastery – Ratisbonne
26 Rehov Shmuel Hanagid
P.O.B. 7336
9107202 Jerusalem
Tel: (02) 625 91 71
Tel: (02) 625 70 68
Fax: (02) 625 91 72
Email: secretary@jerusalem.unisal.it  
Website: www.jerusalem.unisal.it



Principal: Rev. Dr. Gustavo Cavagnari, SDB

Academic Council:

Rev. Dr. Gustavo Cavagnari, SDB – Principal/President

Rev. Fr. Andrzej Toczyski, SDB – Staff Delegate

Rev. Dr. William Russell, m.afr – Staff Delegate

Rev. Dr. Eric John Wyckoff, SDB – Staff Delegate & Secretary

Rev. Matteo Balla, sdb – Economer

Rev. Dr. Stanislaus Swamikannu, SDB – Rector, Ratisbonne Salesian Community

One Student Representative


Registrar: Sr. Angela Ridout, sja

Administrator: Rev. Matheo Balla, SDB




Gustavo Cavagnari, sdb, BPh, SThD
William Russell, m.afr., SThD


Assistant professors:

Matthew Coutinho, sdb, BSIE, JCD

Samuel Obu, sdb, SThD

Andrzej Toczyski, sdb, DMin, SSL

Emeritus professors:

Giovanni Caputa, sdb, PhD, SThD

Pier Giorgio Gianazza, sdb, SThD, PhL


Guest Lecturers:

Dominik Berberich, SThD, SSL

Piotr Blajer, ofm, SSD

Lionel Goh, ofm, SThD

Marcie Lenk, PhD

Innocent Maganya, M.Afr, SThL

Claudia Marinello, SSL

Khalil Maroun, cm, DEA, PhD

Kevin Mwandha, sdb, ICD

David Neuhaus, sj, PhD, SSL

Lukasz Popko, op, SSD

Stanislaus Swamikannu, sdb, SThL, PhD

Guy Theunis, m.afr, SThL, SSL

Gaetan Tiendrebeogo Bawingson, m.afr, SThL

Leopold Vonck, m.afr, SSL, SThD

Moses Wanjala, sdb, SThL

Eric Wyckoff, sdb, SSL

Piotr Zelazko, SThL, SSD

Polis Institute

Posted by admin | Institutions of Higher Education | Friday 22 February 2019 10:52 am


Polis. The Jerusalem Institute of Languages and Humanities
Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

     “Polis. The Jerusalem Institute of Languages and Humanities” is an institution founded in 2011 to improve the learning of biblical languages and classical humanities in general. It was created in partnership with the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome, Italy).


Pontifical University of the Holy Cross
Piazza di Sant’Apollinare, 49
00186 Rome, Italy


Jerusalem: Polis. The Jerusalem Institute of Languages and Humanities
Director: Christophe Rico
8, Ha’ayin Het Street
9511208 Jerusalem
Tel: +972 (074) 701 10 48
Fax: +972 (074) 702 19 31
Email: info@polisjerusalem.org
Website: www.polisjerusalem.org




Pontifical Biblical Institute (PBI)

Posted by jean-paul | Institutions of Higher Education | Friday 22 February 2019 10:36 am


Pontifical Biblical Institute (PBI)

When the Pontifical Biblical Institute was founded in Rome in 1909, a branch in the Holy Land was already being considered. Father Alexis Mallon, S.J. came to Jerusalem in 1913 to set up such a branch but was prevented from doing so because of the War of 1914-18.  He returned in 1919.  The cornerstone of the building was laid in October 1925 and the inauguration took place in July 1927.

     From 1927 to 1938, a few students from the Biblicum in Rome came to Jerusalem each year during the last semester of their studies. Beginning in 1952, the Jerusalem branch opened its doors to other biblical students.  Courses in the biblical languages were organized from 1969 to 1972 for students preparing to attend the Biblicum in Rome.

     Since 1975, a program of seven months is offered by Hebrew University of Jerusalem to students of the Biblicum who have completed in Rome the introductory course in biblical Greek and Hebrew.  This program aims at deepening their knowledge of Hebrew and of the history, geography and archaeology of the land of the Bible. Since 1986, the Ecole Biblique of Jerusalem receives for one semester other students from the Biblicum in Rome who are halfway through their studies.  In addition to the study of biblical Aramaic, this program includes courses in exegesis.  Finally, since 2000, the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum offers each year in September a course in biblical archaeology to a significant number of students from the Pontifical Biblical Institute.


3 Paul Emile Botta Street
P.O.B. 497
9100401 Jerusalem
Tel: (02) 625 28 43
Fax: (02) 624 12 03
Email: admipib@gmail.com
Rev. Roberto López Facundo, S.J.
Mobile: 052 735 94 45
Email: rlfacundo@gmail.com


German Academic Study Program (Theologisches Studienjahr Jerusalem)

Posted by jean-paul | Institutions of Higher Education | Friday 22 February 2019 9:35 am


German Academic Study Program
(Theologisches Studienjahr Jerusalem)

 Dormition Abbey


            The German Academic Study Program in Jerusalem is an Institute of Biblical and Theological Studies designed to serve students of various German-speaking Faculties of Theology in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It is conducted in association with the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical Athenaeum of Saint Anselm in Rome with which it was affiliated by decree of the Congregation for Catholic Education on May 21, 1973.


German Academic Study Program
Mount Zion
P.O.B. 22
9100001 Jerusalem
Tel: (02) 565 53 00 (office)
Tel: (02) 565 53 01 (dean)
Fax: (02) 565 53 37 (office)
Email: office@studienjahr-jerusalem.net
Websites: www.studienjahr.de
Websites: www.dormitio.net


Delegate of the Dean of Saint Anselm:
Dean of the institute: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Winkler

Number of professors: 25-30            







Posted by Admin | Institutions of Higher Education | Friday 22 February 2019 9:25 am


French Biblical and Archaeological School of Jerusalem
(Ecole Biblique et Archéologique Française)


L’Ecole Biblique et Archéologique Française was founded as L’Ecole Pratique d’Etudes Bibliques on November 15, 1890 by Father Marie-Joseph Lagrange, O.P. (1855-1938), within the Dominican Saint Stephen’s Monastery erected in 1884 on the holy place acquired by his confrere, Father Mattieu Lecomte, where once stood the Byzantine monastery containing the basilica built shortly after 431 by Empress Eudocia to commemorate the martyrdom of Saint Stephen. It was the first graduate school for biblical and archaeological studies in the Holy Land.
Conducted by the Dominicans, L’Ecole Biblique was recognized by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres of Paris in 1920, thereby allowing it to complete its name Ecole Biblique with the words et Archéologique Française. In 1983, the Congregation for Catholic Education in Rome granted l’Ecole Biblique the right to confer the degree of Doctor of Biblical Sciences.


83-85 Nablus Road/Derech Shekhem
P.O.B. 19053
9119001 Jerusalem
Tel: (02) 535 90 50
Fax: (02) 628 25 67
Website: www.ebaf.edu


Rev. Jean Jacques Pérennès, O.P.
Ext: 237
Email: directeur@ebaf.edu
Vice Director:
Rev. Olivier-Thomas Venard, O.P.
Ext: 250
Email: venard@ebaf.edu
Rev. Marc Leroy, O.P.
Ext: 253
Email: leroy@ebaf.edu
Rev. Stanislaw Gurgul, O.P.
Ext: 230/235
Email: administrator@ebaf.edu
Rev. Pawel Tzropek, O.P.
Ext: 222/245
Email: biblio@ebaf.edu


– Regular professors:
O.T. Exegesis, Hebrew:
Rev. Marc Leroy, O.P.
Director of Revue Biblique
Ext: 253
Email: leroy@ebaf.edu
Hellenism, Ancient Greek, Semantic: Mr. Christophe Rico
Email: rico@ebaf.edu
N.T. Exegesis, Systematic Theology, Comparative Literature::
Rev. Olivier-Thomas Venard, O.P.
Ext: 250 
Email: venard@ebaf.edu
– Chargés de Cours:
O.T. Exegesis:
Rev. Paul-Marie Chango, O.P.
Ext: 258
Email: cfpm45@gmail.com
O.T. Exegesis:
Rev. Lukasz Popko, O.P.
Ext: 242
Email: popek@dominicanie.pl
N.T. Exegesis:
Rev. Anthony Giambrone, O.P.
Ext: 251
Email: jagiambrone_op@yahoo.com
N.T. Exegesis:
Rev. Joseph Lê Minh Thông, O.P.
Email: josleminhthong@gmail.com
Ext: 240
N.T. Exegesis:
Rev. Dominic Mendonca, O.P.
Ext: 257
Email: dominicmendoncaop@gmail.com
Hebrew Grammar, O.T. Exegesis:
Rev. Martin Staszak, O.P.
Ext: 241
Email: martin_staszak@web.de
History of the N.T. Period:
Miss Bieke Mahieu
Ext: 224
Dead Sea Scrolls:
Rev. Nicoló Rizzolo, r.c.i.
Email: nicrizzolo@gmail.com
– Assistants:
Topography of the Middle East, Archaeology, Systematic Theology, Patristic Exegesis Rev. Dominique-Marie Cabaret, O.P.
Ext: 220/243
Email: dominiquemarie.cabaret@gmail.com
Topography of the Middle East, Archaeology Miss Rosemary Le Bohec
Email: rlebohec@hotmail.com
Hebrew, Ugaritic:
Rev. Jorge Francisco Vargas Corvacho, O.P.
Ext: 252
Email: frayjorgevargas@hotmail.com
– Professors Emeriti:
Rev. Jean-Baptiste Humbert, O.P.
Ext: 220/259
Email: humbert@ebaf.edu
Intertestamental Literature:
Rev. Étienne Nodet, O.P.
Ext: 234
Email: nodet@ebaf.edu
Semitic Epigraphy, Dead Sea Scrolls:
Rev. Emile Puech
Ext: 109
Email: puech@ebaf.edu
History of the O.T., Ugaritic:
Rev. Jean-Michel de Tarragon, O.P.
Ext: 244
Email: tarragon@ebaf.edu
– Visiting Professors:
O.T. Exegesis:
Rev. Vasyl Goral, O.P.
Ext: 255
Email: goralvasyl@yahoo.es
O.T. Exegesis Rev. Jean Emmanuel de Ena, O.C.D.
O.T. – N.T. Exegesis Rev. Marc Girard
History of the N.T.:
Rev. Paolo Garuti, O.P.
Director of Etudes Bibliques and
Cahiers de la Revue Biblique


Revue Biblique, a quarterly review of studies and research

Etudes Bibliques, scientific monographs

Cahiers de la Revue Biblique, short scientific monographs

Bethlehem University

Posted by jean-paul | Institutions of Higher Education | Thursday 21 February 2019 11:28 am


Bethlehem University

*last update: 2016


            Bethlehem University was founded in order to provide the Christian community in the Holy Land with the opportunity to acquire a higher education.
In the spring of 1973, the hierarchy and those responsible for education in the diocese suggested the creation of a university at the College run by the Christian Brothers (Collège des Frères) in Bethlehem. The proposal was accepted.  Under the direction of three American Brothers, the University opened its doors on October 1, 1973.


Rue des Frères
P.O.B. 9
Mailing Address:
P.O.B. 11407
9111301 Jerusalem
Tel: (02) 274 12 41/2/3 (University)
Tel: (02) 274 31 51 (Brother’s residence)
Fax: (02) 274 44 40
Email: pbray@bethlehem.edu
Website: www.bethlehem.edu

Faculties & Institutes   

– Faculty of Arts
– Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub – Faculty of Business Administration
– Faculty of Science
– Faculty of Education
– Faculty of Nursing & Health Sciences
– Institute of Hotel Management & Tourism
– Institute for Community Partnership

Master Degrees

– M.A. in International Cooperation and Development (MICAD)
– M.Sc. in Biotechnology
– M.A. in Tourism Studies


Higher Diplomas

– Emergency Nursing       
– Methods of Teaching:
Arabic for Secondary Level
English for Secondary Level
Civics for Primary Level
Science for Primary Level
Christian Religion
– Midwifery
– Neonatal Nursing

Professional Diplomas

– Business Management
– Project Management
– Public Administration
– Small Scale Business Administration
– Cooperative Societies Management
– Prevention and Intervention of Drug Abusers

Baccalaureate degrees:

Accounting, Arabic Language and Literature, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, English Language and Literature, Education/Kindergarten, Education/Primary Level, Hotel Management, Mathematics, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Work, Teaching Arabic, Teaching English, Teaching History and Geography, Teaching Mathematics.

Baccalaureate Minors:

Accounting, Arabic, Biology, Business Administration, Catechetics, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Industrial Chemistry, Journalism, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Translation


Hotel Management, Christian Education, Tour Guiding, Travel Agency Management


Grand Chancellor:
The Apostolic Delegate,
H.E. Msgr. Leopoldo Girelli
Vice Chancellor: Bro. Peter Bray, F.S.C
President: Bro. Georges Absi, F.S.C.
Vice President for Academic Affairs: Dr. Irene Hazou    
Vice President for Finance & Administrative Affairs: Mr. Youil Anastas
Vice President for Development:           Bro. Stephen Touhy, F.S.C.
Executive Vice President: Dr. Michael Sansur


AUM  Board of Trustees & Administration

Posted by Admin | Institutions of Higher Education | Thursday 21 February 2019 9:02 am


AUM  Board of Trustees:   

H.E. Bishop William Shomali
Mr. Imad Mouasher
Fr. Dr. Jihad Shuweihat
Mr. Adnan Ziadat
Eng. Osama Al-Twal
Mr. Asem Haddad
Prof. Sister Paula Marie Buley
Dr. Soheil Odeh
Prof. Yacoub Al Masa’efah
Prof. Mohammad Al Farajat
Prof. Aqel Naser Mansour
Prof. Musleh Tarawneh
Prof. Nabil Ayoub
Secretary of the board:
Lara Smeirat


AUM Administration

Prof. Nabil Ayoub
President assistant for executive and administrative affaires:
Mr. Adnan Sahawneh
Acting director of marketing public and international affairs:
Eng. Majdi Dayyat

American University of Madaba

Posted by admin | Institutions of Higher Education | Thursday 21 February 2019 8:47 am


American University of Madaba (AUM)

     Inspired by an education legacy of over 160 years, the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem established the American University of Madaba (AUM). His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI  blessed the cornerstone of this University during his pilgrimage to the Holy Land on May 9, 2009. The official inauguration of the AUM was held on May 30, 2013, under the patronage of HM King Abdullah II.

The AUM Mission, Vision

AUM believes that its vision and mission can best be achieved by being a private, Catholic-founded, not-for-profit university.


AUM will be an internationally renowned university for its holistic education and its dedication to use wisdom and science to build a better world.


  • AUM ensures academic excellence through highly competent faculty, staff, and students supported by state-of-the-art sustainable facilities, strategic research and job-relevant study programs.
  • AUM devotes its energies to the development of Jordan and the region.
  • AUM builds on its international partnerships to enrich student experiences, to expand faculty capabilities and to broaden resources.
  • AUM prepares leaders educated in the values of ethical conduct, human understanding, astuteness, integrity and peace who are dedicated to benefitting society and resolving local and global problems.



Board of Trustees & Administration


Contact information:
Tel: (05) 329 44 44
Fax: (05) 329 44 50
Email: info@aum.edu.jo
Website: www.aum.edu.jo


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