The Rector's message

Through this window in which I look at the Arab Private University for Science and Technology, I am pleased to welcome our educational and administrative family, especially those who joined us this year to continue together with diligence and determination to achieve the university's motto of leadership and excellence. It has merit and achievement, and we have the firm conviction of the importance of striving hard for each of us to make a distinguished effort to move our university forward to occupy a prominent position and enjoy a good reputation among its counterparts, and to advance the process of teaching, learning and scientific research by harnessing our energies and directing them towards the best to serve the community and the country within the university’s available capabilities. What distinguishes our university is that it still attracts many students from sister countries, in addition to our students from within the dear country, in an educational atmosphere that allows them to study in its various faculties and improve our academic outputs in parallel with the advancement of scientific research outputs and focus on applied research, including that achieve sustainable development and serve our society. To raise the competitiveness of our students in the labor market by continuing to develop new specializations that take into account the requirements of the market, in addition to the distinguished pioneering specializations. Once again, I welcome you to the Arab Private University for Science and Technology, the University of All Arabs, wishing you success and payment, asking the Almighty God to protect you and our dear homeland under the auspices of the beloved leader, Dr. Bashar Al-Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic.

Board 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. The Board of Trustees of the Arab Private University for Science and Technology: Dr. Fawaz Al Saleh President Dr. Fadi Al Terkawi Vice President Dr. Adnan Younus University President Dr. Waleed Khaddam Member Dr. Mohammad Qusai Al Munajjed Member Dr. Majed Sharbek Member Dr. Fouad Al Daheyah Member Dr. George Youssuf Member Mr. Khaled Abbas Fadel Member Mr. Ala'a Suleiman Council Secretary

University Council

The University council consists of: The rector and vice-rectors College deans and their vice-deans The Secretary of the University Heads of academic departments Managers of research centers Library director Director of Student Affairs Unit managers and administrative, financial and other services Scientific 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

Vision, Message, Strategic Objectives and Quality policy

The Vision of the University The Arab Private University for Science and Technology seeks to become as the first intended university for students among the Syrian universities in the quality of education, scientific research, and the service of the society for the sake of reaching higher ranks among the regional and international universities. The Message of the University The Arab Private University for Science and Technology amis at qualifying graduates for success and excellence in the business market and higher studies through modern and advanced courses which are suitable for international, regional and local requirements and developments and also the choice of members of the teaching staff with high scientific qualifications and the application of the latest quality managment system and the international academic credence. The Arab University works hard in order to achieve its aims and message through adopting a number of values and principle which are:" improvement, continuous development, belonging, justice, honesty, transparency, faithfulness, cooperative work, creativity and excellence. The Strategic Objectives of the University The Arab University amis through its vision and message for: The continuous development of the educational courses in the university according to the recent achievement of modern sciences to qualify graduates support the society with the different specializations which are capable of getting along with the international developments. Encouraging and supporting scientific research. Starting programs of higher studies to prepare an academic staff with excellent competency. Working on qualifying and attracting excellent member of the teaching staff of all scientific specializations needed for the university. Establishing a center for the service of the society to fulfill the social needs as traning, education, studies and specializes consultations. Applying the international standards to ensure quality and academic credence for the sake of achieving higher positions in the international classification of universities.

Our strategy

Strategic planning The Arab University for Science and Technology relies on three main starting points when developing its strategic plans: Where are we now? Where do we want to be? How do we get there? After answering the previous questions, the Arab Private 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: 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 Technology: The 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 Aachievable S pecific execution time.