The Arab Open University (AOU) is an extraordinary experiment in education involving the creation of an open system of e-learning. The objective is to provide higher education opportunities to local and regional communities, as well as to the wider Arab world, by using modern, technically advanced methods of teaching. From its headquarters in Kuwait, the AOU has developed seven national branches which have been operating from temporary facilities across Kuwait itself, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Oman. Further expansion is planned for more than twenty countries in the Gulf, the Middle East and Africa.
KEO was responsible for the project and Construction Management of the AOU branch in Jordan. The campus has a built up area of 12,000 square meters on a site of 10,500 square meters, and is located in the Tareq area on the outskirts of Amman. Completed in February 2010, the AOU Jordan has an enrollment capacity of 5,000 students and accommodates 200 staff. The campus buildings were designed to be an example of architectural excellence, as well as an international landmark.