Applied Science Private University: Most Innovative Community Impact Research University Middle East 2020


Applied Science Private University (ASU) is a Jordanian institution with international flair and standards. It was founded in 1989 to provide students with an exceptional alternative to expensive foreign programmes. It has become one of the most highly ranked universities in the region, a bastion of academic excellence and cultural heritage. The university annually attracts around 6,000 students from 53 Arab and other worldwide countries. It supports students’ professional and personal development with an academic curriculum of real-world impact and application. ASU leads in the fields of science, research and community service, offering 31 Bachelor and seven Master degree programmes across nine faculties. ASU provides yearly a high number of full and partial scholarships for innovative students. The Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings has recognised ASU as one of the top 100 universities in the Arab world, with demonstrated excellence in teaching, employment, internationalisation, facilities and inclusiveness. The faculties at ASU has granted extraordinary results in their national accreditation, in addition to attaining prestigious international accreditations such as the ACPE for Pharmacy and ABET for Engineering and Computer Science. More than 80% of ASU professors hold PhD degrees from highly esteemed universities from all over the world, and the university encourages students to achieve the same distinction. Recently, ASU has granted scholarships to over 140 PhD candidates, to study at one of the top ranked 500 universities in its worldwide partner network. ASU is a founding member of the MIT-led Make Impact Consortium, underscoring its commitment to innovation for the global good. The judging panel is pleased to recognise a repeat winner, Applied Science Private University, presenting it with the 2020 award for Most Innovative Community Impact Research University (Middle East).

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