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Arab International University
Arab International University was founded in the year 2005 as a privately owned university created under Presidential Decree No. 193 Date 06/05/2005. AIU is now with more than 5,000 students the fastest growing and biggest private university in Syria. As an institution of higher education and academic research, Arab International University strives to be a center of excellence that conforms to international standards in education and research. The mission is to provide a platform for conveying knowledge, values and traditions between the Arab world and Europe in the spirit of good neighbourliness. The university is keen on enhancing interaction and cooperation in social, cultural and economic spheres.
AIU offers Bachelor level degrees in the fields of Pharmacy, Informatics Communication Technologies, Civil Engineering, Business Administration, Architecture and Arts.
Internationalisation is one of the main goals of AIU. Therefore the university is partner in several international projects financed by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and by the European Union (TEMPUS).
AIU is looking back to four years of successful student exchange with partner universities in Germany. Every semester AIU is providing its students with the possibility to conduct part of their study abroad. This incoming and outgoing student mobility is successfully managed by Department for Academic Exchange at the International Relations Office. Counseling students including provision of help regarding visa procedures, planning their stay abroad and preparing learning agreements with partner institutions in Europe is part of the daily tasks of the International Office.
The language of instruction at the university is English and the study programs are designed in compliance to the Bologna process, which supports student exchange in all fields.