Al-Hussein Bin Talal University was founded in 1999 and was the first higher educational institute established during the reign of H.M. King Abdullah II. At the beginning, the university was a branch for Mu’tah University occupying a temporary campus in the city of Ma’an and was relocated to a permanent campus in September 2004, 9 Km North West of the city of Ma’an.
AHU is a public coeducational university located in the heart of the southern region, 210 Km from the Capital Amman.
Based on the philosophy of the Jordanian Higher Education and as embodied in the goals of Al-Hussein bin Talal university in community development, the creation of the " Center for Studies, Consultations, & Community Development" came to fulfill the vision of the university in contributing to the development of local communities, and to the service of the comprehensive national development goals.
About the Center:
The center is based on the investment of the scientific, human and financial capabilities of the University and to directed these capability to contribute to the development community, through the employment of these capabilities in a scientific manner responsive to the facts of the surrounding environment, and to contribute to push sustainable national development, and to raise the level of productivity and community participation and to manage the positive change in order to serve the priorities of development and modernization. This is achieved through our commitment to pioneering and excellence; through working within the framework of institutional standards; through teamwork, and through providing distinctive services in a transparent and responsive manner to meet the needs of the clients in accordance with effective monitoring controls.
To contribute to the development of local communities and improve the quality of life; through empowerment, faculty building, and institutional and community partnerships. To launch initiatives and support them leading to the transformation of the university to a reference, a tool and a model in the development of local communities. The message of the center is based on the investment of the scientific, human and financial capabilities of the University and to directed these capability to contribute to the development community, through the employment of these capabilities in a scientific manner responsive to the facts of the surrounding environment, and to contribute to push sustainable national development, and to raise the level of productivity and community participation and to manage the positive change in order to serve the priorities of development and modernization. This is achieved through our commitment to pioneering and excellence; through working within the framework of institutional standards; through teamwork, and through providing distinctive services in a transparent and responsive manner to meet the needs of the clients in accordance with effective monitoring controls.
The objectives of the center are summarized as follows:
Conducting applied scientific research that serves the goals of sustainable national development and launch specialized research programs in these areas
Establishing specialized scientific databases on the characteristics of local communities and their reality and make them available to decision makers and researchers.
Conducting quality scientific community surveys and updated them regularly, and providing technical Consultations for the various production and community sectors.
Providing quality communication services to the local communities in the territory of the university through benefiting from the media and developmental communication applications.
Contributing to upgrade performance in public and private sector institutions.
Implementing training programs and rehabilitation programs at the local and regional levels.
Contributing to the development of cognitive and technical faculties of workers in the university, and developing the university capacity in providing services to the society.
Contributing in preparing the university graduates for the labor market in collaboration with stakeholders, by providing them with necessary skills and providing support and training opportunities and by rehabilitating and familiarizing them with the necessary labor market and its needs.
knowledge is power
Team work for a common goal
Clients ore our partners in progress
Continuant progress and change toward the best (service quality)
Development starts and ends with humans
We progress in order not to lag behind
We adopt innovative initiatives and appreciate innovators
Credibility and commitment
Transparency and accountability
Sustainability in providing service:
Sustainability at the university level makes the human being, who is the centre of it, closely tied to the concept of high standard living which is the right of every human to enjoy the quality of living. That is, his/her rights to learn, obtain work that is compatible with his/her knowledge and scientific capabilities, live in a clean environment and to obtain products that healthy are environmental friendly, achieve a proper residence, achieve a good income, be involved in the community and play a role in reaching political decision, live in secure cities known for having variable educational and intellectual activities. It is with these factors all together, that we can talk about the concept of high quality living. Therefore, those interested in achieving this goal must get involved in through dialogue and discussion regarding sustaining development. It is through Dialogue only that an idea and its goals can attract and achieve acceptance form those with less interest.
The societal responsibility represented by the university's role towards local society in all its shapes and colors, is a huge responsibility. In addition to its academic significance the university does play a role in development through offering training programs, seminars, and studies tackling issues related to the local community that are likely to help find logical solutions for its problems. This demonstrates the significance of the university's essential role in the surrounding societal environment.
The planning for a developmental role spurs from a scientific perspective and is based on incorporating scientific management and methods in scientific research, establishing information banks, determining priorities, identifying and describing the present situation and foregrounding solutions for it. The knowledge gap is one of is one of the sources of planning weak developmental planning and implementation in Jordan. Universities are equipped to close this gap and contribute by providing qualified human resources.
evelopmental information system:
Research and studies:
The centre establishes, installs and maintains providing accessible comprehensive and specialized information banks and databases concerning the conditions and characteristics of local communities. In this respect, the university will establish information banks consisting of the following:
Information banks: the populations' demographic, economical and social characteristics, for both individuals and families (the results of economical and social surveys undertaken by the university).
Database: public institutions in the governorate and their role in economical and social development.
Database: Civic institutions in the governorate (charitable and cooperative organizations, youth clubs and cultural groups) and the role they have in the development process.
Sectoral Databases: economical sectors in the governorate (industrial, service, trade, agriculture, health, education, etc.) which provides detailed information about each sector such as the number of employees and their characteristics and other indices.
Information bank: Developmental studies concerning the governorate of Ma'an whether funded or not and published or not.
Information banks: population concentrations in the governorate and the economical and social characteristics at the individual and family level of each concentration.
Information bank: concerned with the phenomena of poverty and unemployment in the governorate of Ma'an and Aqaba.
Information bank: concerned Al-badya within the governorate of Ma'an and Aqaba and consists of economical, social, population aspects and others.
Information bank: investments according to the sectors of the governorate and its sub-regions.
The second phase requires the contribution of AHU radio station 'Sawt Al Janub’ through activation of social work to reach out to local communities and build positive relations with social groups that are highly influential in the course of social, cultural and economic change in Maan governorate.
It has been found that there is an urgent need for the activation of the participation of women, a participation that has been marginalized in recent local developments, through providing a media forum to represent women’s interests, demands, and contribution to development.
The major goal of this network is to provide an institutional frame through which groups of young women from towns and villages in Maan governorate could work as radio delegates in their own towns or villages to cover local development activities and focus on issues related to women, families and children, and provide AHU radio station with periodic bulletins about such issues.
Through collaborations with the network in the field of training youth in maan governorate in the south of the Kingdom and collaboration with the rest of the governorates.
Consultation in the field of gender, youth, child .
Collaboration with centers in the Mena region and the mediterraean in the fields of : Debate, cultural interaction, learning languages, exchange and most importantly in research.
Because it is the most effective organisation in the region and in Jordan. We need to be take our role in this coalition in order to benefit our university students and our country.
We are an active entity in many fields and share many objectives with the network and we need to enhancing our activities.