International Relations Office

Internationalization Strategy

Arab International University (AIU) has a strong internationalization strategy that comes from its name as international university and based on the belief that the more exposure it has to the world, the faster the progress of the university and the better position it will have nationally and internationally.


AIU is committed to developing an international reputation and has partnerships and collaborations with a number of high quality universities and institutions throughout the world.

These partnerships have been developed as a key feature of the University’s internationalization strategy; to enhance AIU’s position as a globally connected university. AIU aims to develop international links that promote student and staff mobility and support the advancement of knowledge and innovative research. International Credit Mobility (ICM) program fits very well in this strategy and provides AIU students and staff with the right opportunity to experience different cultures and teaching environment. AIU also welcomes students from EU and other nationalities.


AIU has a number of bilateral agreements with well-known German, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian universities and was a partner in a number of Erasmus Mundus projects such as Peace, Peace II, Hermes, Phoenix, Avempace, Assur. AIU was also a partner in previous Tempus projects such as T-Meda and MATRE. AIU is also a partner in KA105 program with the aim of combating social exclusion among youth. The international office at AIU is also very active in preparing CBHE (KA2) proposals and develops strong links with many European universities.


Mission and Objectives:

The Mission of the International Relations Office at Arab International University (AIU), revolves around Internationalization and focuses on the following two objectives:

  1. Promoting AIU students’ as well as staff members’ eligibility, experience and knowledge of international culture.
  2. Establishing study, training and job opportunities for all university students and employees to enable them, through Exchange or Higher Education programs, to further continue their studies/work abroad.



The mission of the International Relations Office at AIU lays focus on the following aspects: 

  1. Building and managing international networks.
  2. Planning the structure of International Relations.
  3. Preparing strategies and notions for Internationalization.
  4. Organizing and executing international workshops.
  5. Forming and fortifying connections with program-funding organizations
  6. Collecting and reconstructing projects to support international cooperation.
  7. Planning and preparing funding project proposals.

 The International Relations Office collaborates with the following authorities when executing its mission: 

AIU Faculties:  

The International Relations Office works together with AIU faculties to assure students and employees nominated for rehabilitation, fulfill the conditions and possess all the capabilities required by concluded cooperative agreements. AIU faculties also provide the necessary funds for related international projects.

AIU Dean

Here, forces are joined to assure official university representation is available according to scientific agreements and international programs.


Partners, donors, nationalists and internationalists:

  1. To provide a framework for partner projects in the field of teaching, research and employment seeing as it usually operates within Bilateral or multinational networks.
  2. To provide necessary funding required by local and national donors.