University Rectorat

Rector of the University The Higher Education Minister nominates the Rector from the academicians whose academic rank is not less than three years as an Associate Professor and is subject to renewal. The Rector is responsible to apply all rules versus the Law on Organizing Universities. The Rector salary, rights and privileges are determined by a decision of the Council of Trustees and shall be executed by virtue of a special contract signed by the Chair of the Council of Trustees. Tasks of the Rector - The University Rector shall administer the University's scientific, educational and research affairs as well as administrative and financial affairs within the limits prescribed by the Council of Trustees and the University Council. He is the commander of the exchange and the maintenance contract, also represents it to others. - Preparing the scientific, educational and research plans of the University. - Prepare plans to complete the university's need for educational, laboratory and administrative staff. - Prepare and implement plans for the development of the scientific, technical and linguistic level and educational qualifying of scientific personnel at the University. - Prepare plans to complete the University's annual needs of buildings, equipment, tools, and machines and so on, also to submit these plans to the Council of Trustees for discussion to take appropriate decisions. - Ensure the level of university performance of the scientific, educational, research, administrative, financial and quality assurance of all employees at the university. - Invite the University Council to convene and chair its meetings and supervise the documentation of its decisions and follow-up their implementation. - Prepare the draft annual budget and submit it to the Council of Trustees for discussion and approval. - Submit the report of the University Council to the Council of Trustees at the end of each semester on the performance of the University and include any suggestions he sees in this regard. - Abeyance of the study totally or partially when necessary. If the period exceeds one week, the Council of Trustees and the Ministry of Higher Education shall be informed. - Building relations with Syrian, Arab and foreign universities, Arab, regional and international organizations, and strengthening relations with the local community. - The Rector of the University may delegate some of his powers to any of his deputies or deans within his competence, including financial matters, if the authorization is in written and specified in its content and duration.- Issue nomination of the vice rectors, the secretary, the deans of the colleges, their deputies, heads of departments, teaching staff and all employees of the university. The Rector’s Editorial The Arab University for Sciences and Technology ( AUST ) plays a significant role in the sector of higher Education in Syria through its location in an important geographical region in our beloved country, namely , the Mid – Region which regarded as a fundamental economic and scientific centre. As the University Rector, I am pleased to salute you, congratulate you and extend to you my heart – left wishes for success and achieving excellence since you have chosen this University to pursue your studies in the field you prefer and feel that you will score a distinction rank that will enable you to chart your hoped – for – future. Our University, AUST, has achieved through the last few years a high standard in competence and prosperity on various levels. Indeed, it is a sublime light house, mainly because it provides its students with all academic and instructional needs: efficient teaching cadre, academic guidance, up- to- date laboratories, fitting student activities, quality services, scientific, cultural, research and training agreements with public and private institutions and foundations. Hundreds of students have graduated in its various fields. Lastly, I wish our dear students all success in their studies and I do hope they will be apostles for our University and its teachers’ values: scientific, academic and ethical, so that they can function well in building our country.

Board of Trustees

Council of Trustees The Council of Trustees of the Arab University for Science and Technology consists of the owners, academic figures, and public figures. All of them should be issued by a decision of the Minister of Higher Education for a period of four years renewable on the proposal of the owner according to the following conditions:Members of the Council of Trustees must be Syrians and may be Arabs and foreigners if they are owners.No Arab or foreign diplomatic personnel may be on the Council of Trustees.The membership of the Council of Trustees cannot be combining with any scientific administrative function at the University except for the Rector. Furthermore, the membership of the Council of Trustees of the University cannot be combining with the membership of any Council of Trustees of another University without the approval of the Minister.If the position of the Chairman of the Council of Trustees or any of its members becomes vacant, the Minister shall designate a replacement for the remaining term of his membership upon the proposal of the Owner.The Council of Trustees should hold one meeting at least during the semester and whenever necessary. The minutes of the meetings of the Council should be recorded in a special register prepared for that purpose. A copy of the minutes of the meetings should be deposited with the Ministry of Higher Education.The Council should meet upon the invitation of its Chairman or Vice-Rector in case of his/her absence or at the written request of one-third of the members of the Council, indicating the reasons for the meeting.Meetings should be at the University unless decided other place by the Chairman of the Council.The meeting can be legal only in the presence of most of the members.Decisions will be taken by a majority vote and the vote of the Chairman of the council will be weighted or the voice of his Deputy in the absence of the Rector. Tasks of the Council of Trustees Formulate the general policy of the university in the light of the higher education policy in the Syrian Arab Republic.Study the establishment of colleges or departments or academic programs in addition to the merger or cancellation.Propose to the Minister the nomination of the Rector.Approve of the employment of Vice Rector and deans of the faculties.Determine the number of students proposed to be admitted annually in the various programs of colleges at the beginning of each academic year in accordance with the rules approved by the Council of Higher Education, and no student may be admitted except within the limits approved by the Council.Determine the university fees and securing sources to support the financial resources of the University and regulate the investment.Approve the determination of the salary scale for all employees of the university, including the members of the educational staff at the suggestion of the University Council.Consideration of plans, the annual plan proposed by the Rector for projects that the University intends to undertake, discuss and approve.Acceptance of donations grants and wills if they are from a Syrian source and allocated for spending on developmental purposes within the university. No gift or grant may be accepted from a foreign source without the approval of the Minister.Approve the draft annual budget of the University and deposit a copy thereof with the Ministry.Approval of the annual report of the rector on the progress of work at the University to assess its achievements, approve the balance sheet and final accounts of the University and submit a copy thereof to the Ministry.Preparation of the University's systems projects (rules of procedure - a system of use - financial system - educational system - other systems).Consideration of any matters relating to the University provided by the Rector or any of its members, which is not within the powers of any other party in accordance with the provisions of the laws and regulations in force.Matters falling within its competence in accordance with the rules of procedure of the University.The Council of Trustees may delegate some of its powers to the University Council.

Vision Mission and Goals

Vision Become a distinguished educational and research institution in the performance and quality of its programs. Fulfils the aspirations of the State in the transfer, establishment, generation and dissemination of knowledge in a manner that ensures the achievement of the developmental and competitive goals of Syrian Arab Republic. Mission Provide quality educational programs, support research projects and community need that contribute to achieving sustainable development and promote national belonging in accordance with international standards of quality and excellence. Goals 1- Excellence in university performance in line with the requirements of international academic quality.2- Provide the community with specialized scientific capabilities to support the development process.3- Support and stimulate scientific researches, also, qualify and motivate distinguished human cadres.4- Establishing strategic partnerships and agreements with the local community with national/international universities and scientific research centres.5- Promote the innovation and harmonization of learning outcomes according to the requirements of the labour market.

University Council

University Council The University council consists of: The rector and vice-rectorsCollege deans and their vice-deansThe Secretary of the UniversityHeads of academic departmentsManagers of research centersLibrary directorDirector of Student AffairsUnit managers and administrative, financial and other servicesScientific or public scientific figures if they are not more than three members and other than council members.A delegate of the Ministry of Higher Education.A delegate of faculty members.A delegate of the National Union of Syrian Students.Director of accreditation directorate.The university council will hold periodic and regular meetings at least one meeting per month or whenever necessary. The minutes of the meetings of the council will be recorded in a special register prepared for that purpose. A copy of the minutes of the meetings will be deposited with the Ministry of Higher Education. The meetings of the council will not be legal except in the presence of most of the members. In the event of non-completion of the quorum, the date of the subsequent meeting will be determined one week after its date. Decisions are made by most of the votes. The trustworthy of the university will act as the secretariat of the council. Rules of the University Council Determine the rules of admission to the university in consistent with the rules adopted by the Council of Higher Education.Determine the university calendar, the dates of examinations and holidays in accordance with the ministerial decisions.Approve the selection of deans and heads of departments.Develop building plans and complete laboratories, equipment and libraries at the University.Develop special regulations for all university departments and facilities.Nominate faculty members.Coordinate the scientific, training and advisory activities of the faculties and their relationship with the community.Apply the general policy of the university through the drawing up and organization of the services provided by the university in the field of education, training, scientific research, the development plans and possibilities to achieve them.Set the necessary instructions to organize the work at the university.Adoption of agreements with Syrian, Arab and foreign universities, the regional and international organizations also to become effective after the approval of the Council of Trustees and the Ministry of Higher Education.Propose the University's annual budget proposal.Accept all donations received by the University and acting in accordance with the Syrian legislation, in a manner that does not conflict with the objectives of the University and the interest of the State.Propose the salaries of teaching staff to the Council of Trustees.Grant the scientific degrees according to the laws and regulations of higher education.Consider any other matter that the Rector or any member of the Council will propose.The Rector of the University could be delegate to some of the council's terms of reference

Our strategy

Strategic planning The Arab University for Science and Technology relies on three main starting points when developing its strategic plansWhere are we now? Where do we want to be? How do we get there?After answering the previous questions, the Arab University sets out to define its strategic objectives from the environmental analysis of the university in all its colleges and directorates, where the university administration works continuously to determine each of the following:- The strengths are the internal capabilities that will help in meeting the demands and overcoming difficulties.- Weaknesses are the internal deficits that prevent the university from meeting its demands.- Opportunities, which are external conditions or certain trends that facilitate reaching the goal.- Threats, which are external conditions and trends that will affect the university’s efficiency.Objectives of strategic planning at the Arab University for Science and TechnologyThe university develops its strategic plans by trying to answer the following questions:What are the majors in which the university works?What are the activities that the university seeks to do in the future?What are the desires and needs of the clients?What are the expectations of stakeholders?Who are the competitors?What is the size of the sector that we are competing for?What is the impact of technology on the disciplines of the university's work in the future?In addition to the above, the university seeks to have its strategic objectives:Specific, Measurable, Realistic, achievable and specific execution time.