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الجامعة الامريكية في مادبا والتخصصات والرسوم – خاصه

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الجامعة الامريكية في مادبا والتخصصات والرسوم – خاصه

الجامعة الامريكية في مادبا والتخصصات والرسوم – خاصه

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سنة التأسيس : 2011

الكليات والتخصصات

الهندسة

العلوم

العلوم الصحية

تكنولوجيا المعلومات

إدارة الاعمال والمصرفيه

الفنون والتصميم

اللغات والاتصال

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Introduction

The establishment of the American University of Madaba (AUM) in Jordan is intended to serve as a landmark for Jordan. AUM is a not-for–profit World Class institution that will distinguish itself academically, socially and culturally by contributing positively to the intellectual and professional human capital of Jordan and the region.

AUM was established with the intention of making a difference in higher education at the national and regional levels, placing quality education, multifaceted student growth and faculty excellence at the top of its priorities. The University received its license in 2005, and later, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, during His pontifical pilgrimage and pastoral visit to Jordan on May 9/2009, blessed the corner stone of the University.

Location

Jordan is rapidly becoming an important economic and social location in the region. It is thus an appropriate and differentiated setting for AUM, given stability, security and strategic location in the heart of the Middle East, besides good governance and openness.

A.  Jordan’s Topography, Demography and Economy

Jordan is a small country (89,400 km2) located at the crossroads of the Middle East. It shares borders with Iraq, Syria, Palestine and Saudi Arabia. The Gulf of Aqaba is its farthest edge to the south on the Red Sea.

The golden beaches of Aqaba, the marvelous sandstones of Petra, the historicity of the Dead Sea, the bedazzling sands and mountains of Wadi Rum and, finally, the more than 5,000 years of history witnessed by outstanding archaeological and cultural sites have all brought Jordan into the focus of world tourism.

Jordan has almost a six-million population, with about 35% of its inhabitants below the age of 15, while between 15-64 year-old people make up 61%. About 75% of the Jordanian youth at the age of 17 years are enrolled in secondary schools each year.  This is one of the important indicators for the high demand for education at the higher level.

Jordan’s population has deep roots in Arab traditions, and its society is marked by a high degree of tolerance, hospitality, pluralism, religious sects and subcultures. Arabic is its official language, but English is widely used as a second/foreign language. Almost all languages – from the Far East to Europe – are taught at the University of Jordan and some other public and private universities in the country.

For the economy, Jordan has few natural resources, namely phosphate, limestone and oil shale. It suffers from shortages of water and oil. Although Jordan has made great strides ahead since its inception as a country, foreign debt, poverty and unemployment continue to be real challenges facing the Jordanian Economy.

Guided by His Majesty King Abdullah II, Jordan’s governments embarked on substantial economic and political reform programs that have improved the lives of Jordanians and boosted Jordan’s image in the international arena.

The Kingdom of Jordan has worked closely with International Financial Institutions and implemented the privatization program. As its economy has assumed liberalism, Jordan has become a member of WTO, signed a Free Trade Agreement with the USA and another Free Trade Agreement with the EU. At home, the Social Economic Transformation Program is in place, too.

Tourism has emerged, in the last two decades, as one of the country’s most rapidly growing industries. About 1.2 million people visited Jordan in the millennium year, attracted by the country’s breathtaking landscape, fascinating cultural heritage, and world-class historical sites that are ubiquitous throughout Jordan (be they archaeological, religious, therapeutic or entertainment).

Nature reserves abound across the Kingdom. Mount Nebo in Madaba and the Baptism site (Bethany) on the Jordan River annually attract visitors from five continents. The Jordan Valley, the haunting wilderness of Wadi Rum, the Red Sea Coral Reefs, and restful spas are areas of mesmerizing beauty and contrast. The most unique attraction is the country’s stunning rock-carved city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Yet, the primary and paramount concern of Jordan is investment in its human resources.  Many Jordanians are well educated, and have, for decades, contributed not only to the development of their country, but also to those of the region at large, namely in the Gulf, with their quality skills, professionalism in several fields, especially education, engineering, and health services.

B. Madaba: Location of the American University of Madaba

Madaba is part and parcel of this long historical, cultural and religious heritage. In its existence, it belongs to the Neolithic period, became a Moabite border city, noted for its mosaic art, especially the mosaic map of Palestine and the Nile delta from the time of both the Umayyad and Byzantine, and was the venue of the resettlement of the Arab Christian tribes from Karak Region.

Today, Madaba is the metropolitan of Madaba governorate, with a 60,000 population.  It lies 33 km south-west Amman, 60 km north of Karak, and 21 km east of the Dead Sea. It maintains connecting roads with all major cities in the Kingdom. Its highest hill is about 800 m above sea level, whereas the lowest is 740 m. The Greek Orthodox Saint George Church looms over that point. It contains a mosaic map of the Holy Lands since 560 AD, depicting the Phoenician cities of Tyre and Sidon in the North, to Egypt in the South, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the West to the Arabian Desert in the East.

Madaba has its own distinguished architecture. Its buildings and houses are of 1 or 2 floors, and constructed as high as 8 m above street level. Few buildings rise to 3 stories.  All of these buildings have their own characteristics, pending the periods of their construction over the past 140-150 years. They also vary from vernacular (traditional) to urban, commercial, and modern touristic architecture.

Thanks to its Moslem and Christian heritage, where minarets and towers rise as main features, on the one hand, and its rare mosaic architectural art, on the other, Madaba has become a focal point of attraction to thousands of indigenous and foreign visitors and tourists every year. Eventually, tourism has turned to be a significant industry in the economic and commercial life of Madaba and its surrounding area, and so the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities embarked on several programs of promotion and development of this sector there.

In light of this reality, the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem in Jordan decided to establish the American University of Madaba, not because Madaba is the only governorate in the Kingdom without a university, but because the city and the surrounding area need such a project to contribute to raising its people’s efficiency, by preparing quality educated and effective, employable, trained cadres, as well as by developing their capabilities, talents and skills that are necessary for that development.

Just about 30 km south east Madaba is the historic village of Umm Al-Rasas (Kastron Mepha’at is its ancient name), which was declared by UNESCO in 2004 a World Heritage Site.

The area in and around Umm Al-Rasas abounds with churches that earn the most significant works of mosaic. Inside the village walls are the ruins of four churches, while there are 12 others outside it. The two most important are the Byzantine Churches of the 6th and 7th centuries that seem to have been used well into the Islamic period.

The mosaic art in these two churches show a complete and well-preserved mosaic floors going back to the 6th century, and the names of the main cities of the period on the east and west banks of River Jordan, such as Jerusalem, Nablus, Gaza and Amman (Philadelphia).

Jerusalem is given a distinguished place in this mosaic map, i.e., next to the altar, and labeled as the “Holy City”, whereas Kastron Mepha’at is placed next to it, and represented by a pillar and a church. The other Jordanian cities in this map are:  Madaba, Hisban, Ma’in, Rabba, and Karak. Beneath Jerusalem are the Palestinian cities of Nablus, Sebastia, Caesarea, Lidda, Beit Jibrin and Askalon. The site was discovered in 1986.

Mission

• 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.

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أنا مهندس زراعي أعمل معلماً في وزارة التربية والتعليم منذ عام (2005)، أمتلك وأدير موقع نبع الأصالة الذي أنشأته عام (2010). وإليكم الملفات الشخصية على مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي:

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