Applied Science Private University: Best University Internationalisation Strategy Middle East 2022


Over the past three decades, Applied Science Private University (ASU) has expanded its campus, curriculum and collaborations to provide the most relevant and real-world educational experiences. ASU is home to a diverse student body, including 53 nationalities. The university was granted five stars in the QS rating category for internationalisation in 2022. ASU aims to advance research and bring collaborators together in academic publications. It offers research grants that are tailored to national priorities and international standards. ASU has established working relationships with University College London, Queen’s University and the University of Sydney — the latter of which ASU is collaborating with to establish a first-of-its-kind public health research centre. ASU has earned top quality assurance certificates from national accreditation bodies, and several faculties meet the strict eligibility requirements for international accreditation. The nursing faculty is accredited by an organisation recognised by the US Department of Education. The faculty of engineering and technology is ABET-accredited. The business school is taking steps to finalise AACSB accreditation and will soon become one of only five percent of institutions worldwide holding this distinction. The marketing programme became the first in Jordan and the Middle East to receive IIMP accreditation. Also the following international accreditations have been achieved by these different faculties: ACPE – Faculty of Pharmacy, ACEN – Faculty of Nursing, ABET – Faculty of Information Technology – Computer Science, HCE`RES – Faculty of Law, AACSB – faculty of business – Initial Approval, QS 5 stars – University level and finally 5 stars in online learnings by QS in addition to the national accreditation for quality assurance at the university level as well as for all its faculties.

In 2019, ASU established an international relations office to promote exchange programmes, experience sharing and partnerships among universities. The judging panel announces Applied Science Private University as the winner and claiming the 2022 award for Best University Internationalisation Strategy (Middle East).