Since its establishment in 1991, the University of Petra (UOP) has occupied an exalted position and enjoyed unique reputation among Jordanian, Arab and foreign universities thanks to its distinguished elite of teaching staff who follow best practices in education and keep pace with continuous developments.
Moreover, UOP has adopted latest developments in Information Technology and sought to improve theoretical, applied and educational components of its programs.
UOP ensures creation of appropriate environment to enable students to improve their skills and abilities and understanding of their social and cultural responsibilities and national affiliation.
UOP administration is committed to create appropriate atmosphere to students to exercise academic rights and respect for and accept dissenting views. UOP administration promotes multiculturalism where its students belong to more than thirty Arab and foreign nationalities.
UOP continuously organizes various scientific and research events, cultural activities, social activities and community service activities.
Quality is a top priority to UOP. Out of believe in the significance of quality in higher education, UOP has established high-level committee to formulate 5-year strategic plan under the direction of the Ex Prime Minister, Prof. Adnan Badran. UOP has collaborated with Al Hussein Fund for Excellence (AFE) in education quality assurance. Thus, AFE has commissioned a committee chaired by Ms. Marjorie Len, Director of Quality Control Center for International Higher Education in the United States of America (USA) to review the above plan. The committee has praised distinguished efforts exerted by UOP staff and quality committees.
Based on this orientation, UOP has sought to meet all requirements of quality certificates. Furthermore, UOP has completed necessary infrastructure in faculties with the aim of increasing capacity of some majors as well as total capacity for UOP from 5420 to 8024 students.