Applied Science Private University: Best University Internationalisation Strategy Middle East 2023


Applied Science Private University (ASU) believes continuous improvement leads to academic excellence. It was founded in 1991 to give Arab youth an alternative to overseas studies.

Now international collaboration is a staple of the curriculum. ASU has established dozens of external agreements with international universities to further cross-border collaboration, including 14 in the UK and nine in the US. It was the first university in Jordan to obtain American accreditation for the faculties of engineering, nursing and pharmacy. It’s considered a “premier institution” by the Accreditation Services for International Schools, Colleges & Universities (ASIC), a British accreditation standard. ASU was recently awarded the ESQR certificate from the European Quality Assurance Commission— the only Middle Eastern university with such a distinction. Over the past year, ASU has risen in the QS ranking from the top 100-110 to the top 80-90 universities in the Arab world. This achievement reflects the largest improvement possible for a university over a 12-month span and underscores significant advancements in the areas of publications, citations, educational facilities, international academics and student employability. The university consistently expands course and degree offering to remain competitive with global trends and real-world challenges. It has introduced new bachelor’s degrees in financial technology and risk management, AI in accounting and auditing, cybersecurity and cloud computing as well as a master’s in cyber laws.

The jury is proud to recognise a stronghold of scholastic excellence and a repeat programme winner — Applied Science Private University — with the 2023 award for Best University Internationalisation Strategy (Middle East).