History

History

The Association of Arab Universities (AAU) agreed in July ‘ 1992 to establish the ACGSSR during its 25th Board meeting at Alexandria University, Egypt, where the management guidelines were also approved. Cairo University was selected to be the host university.

The Board of Directors is chaired by the president of Cairo University – The host University. The Board consists of :

  • The Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities, or his representative.
  • Five members of Arab universities presidents.
  • The Deputy Secretary General of the Arab Organization for Education, Culture and Sciences.
  • The Representative of the Arab Economic and Social Development Fund.
  • The Director of the ACGSSR.

The board has the right to invite the representatives of the Arab, Islamic, and national organizations concerned to attend its meetings as observers.

In the 26th meeting, April ‘1993, held at the University of Jordan; five universities were selected to represent Arab Universities in the board of directors in its first round:

  • Emam Mohammed Bin Saud Islamic University (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).
  • Qar younis University (Libya).
  • Yarmouk University (Iraq).
  • Kuwait University (Kuwait).
  • Ain Shams University (Egypt).

During the 30th meeting, held 4-6 March 1997 at Sanaa University – Yemen, five new member universities were elected to the board of directors:

  • University of Tishreen (Syria).
  • University of Khartoum (Sudan).
  • Sultan Qabous University (Oman).
  • University of Sanna (Yemen).
  • Al-Najaah National University (Palestine).

In its 31st session, held 10-12 March 98 at Suez Canal University, the Association of Arab Universities increased the number of member universities to 7. The Currently, The board consists of the following universities:

  • University of Tishreen (Syria).
  • University of Khartoum (Sudan).
  • Sultan Qabous University (Oman).
  • University of Sanaa (Yemen).
  • Al-Najaah National university (Palestine).
  • University of Bahrain (Bahrain).
  • University of Lebanon (Lebanon).

In its 33rd session, held in 17-19 April 2000 at the Lebanon University, the A.A.U. approved the following members of the ACGSSR board:

  • President of the Cairo University (Egypt).
  • Secretary General of the AAU
  • President of the Lebanon University (Lebanon).
  • President of the Bahrain University (Bahrain).
  • President of the Islamic University of Al Madinah al Monawara (Saudi Arabia).
  • President of the University of Science, Technology and Medicine (Tunisia).
  • President of the Al Basra University (Iraq).
  • President of the AL Al BEIT University (Jordan).
  • President of the SABHA University (Libya).
  • Director of ACGSSR.

In its 36th Session, held in May 3, 2003 at Qatar University, the A.A.U. approved the following members of the ACGSSR board:

  • President of the Cairo University (Egypt).
  • Secretary General of the AAU
  • President of the Al-Sudan University For Science & Technology.
  • President of the Birute University (Lebanon).
  • President of the Islamic University, Ghaza (Palestine).
  • President of the Tunisian University (Tunisia).
  • President of the Al Basra University (Iraq)
  • President of the AL Hussien Ben Talal University (Jordan)
  • President of the Al kuwait University (Kuwait).
  • Director of ACGSSR.

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