Applied Science Private University: Most Innovative Community Impact Research University Middle East 2023


Since Applied Science Private University (ASU) first opened its doors in 1991, the institution has been a pioneer of academic excellence.

It continues to add to an impressive list of firsts with every year in operation. It was the first university in the Middle East to earn the Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance, the first in Jordan to obtain a “golden level” quality assurance certificate, the first to obtain international accreditations at program-level and the first private university to warrant a four-star QS international rating. ASU believes continuous improvement to be the most straightforward path to excellence. ASU students and faculty collaborate and publish on numerous community research projects, particularly in the fields of health, economics and environmental sciences. It established a consultation and training centre to spur impactful interaction between the university and regional business sectors. It was the first university in the Middle East to open a cadaveric laboratory — one of only 11 worldwide — which was approved as a global training centre for residents and doctors in all surgical specialties. The lab has put Jordan on the map for medical education as well as medical tourism. ASU is also a contributor and promoter of the Jordanian Database for Nursing Research, a repository of published nursing studies that supports continued investigation across priority areas. The expertise of the faculty members at ASU are well recognized and received at national and international levels, this is demonstrated by the representations and memberships of various accreditation and evaluation bodies such as heading decision makers committee to develop guidelines for the schools of Nursing in Jordan regarding the establishment of new programs at graduate levels with the Jordanian Nursing Council (JNC) and act as a peer evaluator for international programs with the Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education (ACEN).

The judging panel presents Applied Science Private University — a repeat programme winner — with the 2023 award for Most Innovative Community Impact Research University (Middle East).

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