American University of Madaba

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American University of Madaba (AUM)
Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem

     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.

     AUM was officially established by the LPJ in 2005 and in that same year was granted accreditation by the Higher Education Accreditation Commission of Jordan. AUM has also  received incorporation in the US, State of New Hampshire,  upon recommendation of the New Hampshire Higher Education Commission, on March 22, 2013. 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 incorporated in both Jordan and the United States.


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.


AUM    Faculties:   

  1. Faculty of Engineering:
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Faculty of Science:
Biology and Biotechnology
  1. Faculty of Health Sciences:
Medical Laboratories
Nutrition and Dietetics
  1. Faculty of Information Technology:
Computer Science
  1. Faculty of Business and Finance:
Business Administration
Banking and Finance
Risk Management
  1. Faculty of Art and Design:
Graphic Design
Interior Design
  1. Faculty of Languages and Communication:
English Language and Literature


Address: P.O.B. 2882
11821 Amman
Tel: (05) 329 44 44
Fax: (05) 329 44 50



AUM Board of Trustees

Chair: H.E. Dr. Marouf Al-Bakhit
Deputy Chair: H.E. Archbishop Maroun Lahham
University President: Prof. George Hazboun
Fr. Dr. Jihad Shuweihat
Rev. Dr. Jonathan De Felice
Prof. Bassam Ammari
Prof. Abdul-Karim Qudah
Prof. Karim Abdel-Malek
Prof. Marianne Hattar-Polara
  Prof. Elie Badr
Prof. Osama Nusier
Prof. Wasileh Petro
Prof. Muwaffaq Al Omoush
Dr. Munif Hijazi
Mr.Imad Mouasher
Council Secretary: Eng. Majdi Dayyat



President: Prof. Dr. George Hazboun
Vice president for Academic Affairs: Prof. Munir  Dababneh
Vice President for Quality and Accreditation: Prof. Nasri Al Rabadi
Vice President: Prof. Ayman Maaitah
President Assistant for Executive & Administrative Affaires: Eng. Majdi Dayyat
Chief Executive Officer: Rev. Dr. Majdi  Siryani