Hashemite University (HaU) is the fifth state university in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Located in the province of Zarqa, about 45 minutes' drive from Amman, the capital city.
The Royal Decree to establish the Hashemite University was issued on 19th June 1991. Teaching at the university started on 16th September 1995 on a total area of 8519 acres.
The university includes Faculties of Arts, Science, Educational Science, Medical, Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, Engineering, Information Technology, Business Administration, Natural Resources and Environment, Tourism and National Heritage, and Childhood.
The HaU is oriented toward achieving an academic pioneering position and excellence in university teaching, scientific research at both the national and regional levels, to serve society through its educational functions, and to participate in the advancement of knowledge.
The university is playing a major role in developing the province of Zarqa and nearby areas through providing and sharing the local community in projects of growth and development at the infrastructural, medical, and technological levels. For example; the university is currently organizing with the ministry of health to contribute in developing the New Zarqa hospital to be transformed into an educational hospital that serves HaU students, staff, and local community.
The university is also implementing other different projects that are worth around 500 million JD.