Incorporation concerns the legal aspects of operation of AUM as a university. AUM is incorporated in both the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and in the United States of America.
AUM was incorporated in Jordan by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research on 27 December 2005. This approval gave AUM the authority to operate as a private, non-profit university in Jordan.
AUM received New Hampshire Higher Education Commission (HEC) approval for incorporation in the state of New Hampshire, United States. By filing HEC approved Articles of Agreement with the New Hampshire Secretary, AUM became incorporated in the state of New Hampshire. Following incorporation, AUM sought and received institutional degree granting authority from the New Hampshire Legislature and Governor, subject to New Hampshire Higher Education Commission approval of individual degree programs, which AUM has received.The following is the legislative act that gave AUM institutional degree granting authority:
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Thirteen
AN ACT conferring degree-granting authority to the American University of MADABA.
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
33:1 American University of MADABA; Authority to Grant Degrees. The American University of MADABA located in the Kingdom of Jordan and incorporated in New Hampshire is hereby authorized to confer degrees upon its graduates subject to the authority of the higher education commission under RSA 21-N:8-a. The degrees shall be specified by the higher education commission as provided in RSA 292:8-h, III.
33:2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved: May 28, 2013Effective Date: May 28, 2013
Accreditation is not a legal permission but, rather, deals with the qualitative nature of the education system. AUM was the first private, non-profit university to receive accreditation in Jordan. AUM was accredited in Jordan by the Higher Education Accreditation Commission (HEAC), which operates independently of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, thus providing an independent evaluation of the university. This accreditation occurred on 23 May 2011.
AUM intends to obtain accreditation in the United States.