The 9th ASCAAD International Conference ASCAAD 2016 will be held at Al-Ahliyya Amman University (AAU), Amman, Jordan.
Al-Ahliyya Amman University (AAU) was established in 1990. Then, being the first private University in the Middle East and North Africa, AAU ushered a new era of private higher education. AAU’s experience paved the way for other private HE institutions, now reaching 21 in Jordan alone, a country of 9 Millions, which, in turn, sets Jordan as a key player in the HE sector in the Middle East and North Africa for Arab speaking countries as well as English speaking ones. AAU has been accorded institutional and programmatic accreditation. It is a member of the International Association of Universities, Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World, Union of Arab Universities and Association of Arab Private Institutions of Higher Education.
In 2015, AAU celebrated 25 years of providing outstanding HE educational services. In its second quadranscentennial AAU is focussing on improving its research activities to make AAU a centre for excellence in research. The Arab Society for Computer Aided Architecture Design ASCAAD is joining the activities of the second quadranscentennial and holding its conference for the first time in Jordan, in recognition of AAU’s role in HE, and to further its cause.
travel info. /
Getting to Amman:
The major port of arrival into Amman is Queen Alia International Airport. The airport's website provides further information on how to get to and from the airport. The trip from the airport to the conference recommended hotel is 30 minutes, and to the city centre is 50 minutes. The airport is well connected with flights from all over the world.
Most nationalities will be issued a VISA upon arrival in the airport. For more details please visit the website of the embassy of Jordan at your country, or call them directly. There are nationalities that are exempt from VISA requirements. A list of these nationalities is available at the website of the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A helpful summary is provided by 'VISIT JORDAN' information website. Please visit the relevant page, and also confirm with the embassy in your country.
hotel reservations /
Conference organisers will soon be recommending a specific hotels with preferential rates.
The first hotel is 10 minutes drive from the conference venue, but is 5 minutes walk from the coast. The second hotel is 5 minutes walk from Effat University. Please find on the maps, below, the location of the hotels and Effat University.
The hosting institution (AAU) will arrange bus shuttle service on the days of the conference to-and-from the recommended hotels , in the morning and at the end of conference day. Participants can get to the conference venue using public transportation.
Social trip /
To be devised later.