Association of Arab Universities

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Association of Arab Universities (إتحاد الجامعات العربية)
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Abbreviation AARU
Formation 1964[1]
Type NGO[1]
Legal status Association
Purpose Educational
Headquarters Amman, Jordan
Region served
Arab League
Universities, higher education associations with Arabic as an official language of study
Official language
Main organ
General Assembly

The Association of Arab Universities (Arabic: إتحاد الجامعات العربية), also called the Union of Arab Universities (Arabic: تحاد الجامعات العربية), is an organization working within the framework of the Arab League. It is based in Amman, Jordan. The objective of the organization is to support and connect universities in the Arab world, and to enhance cooperation among them. Two member institutions, the Arabic Academy in Denmark and Alhuraa University in the Netherlands, are outside of the Arab world.


Universities that are members (280[2]) in the AARU are from the following 22 countries:[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Association of Arab Universities (AARU)". Retrieved January 26, 2015. 
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  3. ^ AARU Members