Ellucian, a leading provider of software and services built to power higher education, has announced that Al-Ahliyya Amman University (AAU), the first private university in Jordan, has selected several Ellucian solutions to support a university-wide initiative to transform the digital experience for students, faculty and staff.
Together with strategic partner ICC, Ellucian will deploy Ellucian Banner Student and Ellucian Mobile at the pre-eminent Middle East institution. Ellucian’s solutions will empower AAU to be more agile, efficient and data-driven as higher education evolves to meet the needs of today while also preparing for the future.
Dr Sari Hamdan, AAU President, said: “To create a modernised on-campus experience, we needed a partner with extensive experience in higher education, a keen understanding of the student experience, and a track record of continued investment in enhancing its solutions.
“While attending Ellucian Live in 2019, we saw first-hand the positive impact Ellucian’s offerings had on institutions around the world, and the specific benefit it could bring to our students and staff. We look forward to transforming the AAU digital experience with Ellucian and amplifying our international profile.”
Laura Ipsen, Ellucian President and CEO, said: “In these rapidly evolving and challenging times, institutions around the world are investing ahead of the curve in technologies that improve student experience overall.
“We’re excited to welcome AAU as our first customer in Jordan and believe their innovative leadership and focus on student success will propel the university to the highest ranks in the region.”
Darren Hunt, Ellucian Senior Vice President and Managing Director EMEA and APAC, said: “We are thrilled to work with AAU as they achieve their dynamic vision of an unparalleled digital experience for students and staff alike.
“Ellucian’s solutions, combined with our higher ed specific expertise, will help modernise the on-campus experience and inspire other schools in the region to explore similar new technological solutions.”
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AAU is undergoing a campus-wide Digital Transformation initiative designed to improve the overall student experience by offering innovative technology solutions.
Ellucian Banner will create a central repository for student data, enabling much easier access to information from mobile and other devices, as well as establishing tools to support student success. By streamlining student information management, Banner will help AAU deliver a more transparent and intuitive digital experience.
ICC, a leading software and services provider in the Gulf countries, Middle East and North Africa, is an important strategic partner in this initiative. Leveraging its expertise in higher education in the region, ICC will support the implementation and management of Ellucian solutions and collaborate with the university to ensure it receives the highest quality service while addressing AAU’s strategic business needs.
The advanced capabilities enabled by Ellucian solutions will support AAU’s position as a leader in its increasingly competitive higher education market and help to increase its ranking among other institutions in the region. By unifying institutional data on a single platform, the university will accelerate efforts to boost its accreditation and provide a foundation to add additional recruiting and advancement solutions in the future.