Last Update August 24, 2018


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The Arab World is witnessing a rise in blended higher education venues and is constantly assessing their viability and impact on our development. The Arab Open University (AOU) take pride of being the pioneer of this ambitious project and stands ready to nurture the new concept in university education delivery at the highest standards.

Since its inception in 2002, AOU has strived to offer blended higher learning programs in strategic partnership with the Open University in the United Kingdom. The Board of Trusties has created AOU's mandate on the premise of offering distinguished educational quality and assurance of equal learning opportunities for all eligible students.

AOU cherishes its social contribution, which we strive to achieve through a team spirit in our work environment and an attitude of being one family in serving our students. With that quality, we endeavor to facilitate the relevant affairs of the students and assist them in overcoming challenges they might face in the course of their studies.

AOU is excited to inform its community that it has started offering new graduate and post graduate programs to accommodate needs and requests. In doing so, we will enrich our alumni database with professionals in all disciplines and thus further fulfill our social corporate responsibility. After all, AOU graduates are our best ambassadors and to them we extend our profound appreciation and attribute the credit for our success.


By Professor Musa Mihsein

Vision: Towards an excellent leading Arab Open University for reinforcing a society of learning and knowledge in the Arab Word.

Mission: The AOU is proud to be the umbrella in the Middle East region for all those ambitious individuals who are keen to pursue their studies and fulfill their aspirations.

Achievement: The AOU has more than 30,000 students in seven countries and has celebrated graduation of more than 12,000 students, more than 50% of which are females.


The idea of establishing a non-profit Open University in the Arab world was initiated by HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdulaziz President of the Arab Gulf Development Programe (AGFUND). In 1996 HRH Prince Talal officially announced the concept of establishing the Arab Open University as a non-conventional academic institution and as a foundation which contributes to steering development in scientific, social and cultural spheres. This initiative developed to a full pledged Arab Open University in 2002 in a strategic partnership with the Open University in the United Kingdom.

Arab Open University - الجامعة العربية المفتوحة

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