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The Board of EQAA is the main decision making body of the agency. It takes the decisions about accreditations in order to ensure coherence and consistency of decisions. The members of the Board are highly acclaimed international experts in higher education and quality assurance.


Sultan Abu-Orabi

Sultan Abu-Orabi is the Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities since 2011. He currently serves as a member of the Boards of Trustuess of universities in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. Previously, he has been the President of three universities in Jordan between 2002 and 2011. Prior to that he held various senior leadership positions in universities. 

Sultan Abu-Orabi holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Michigan and was a Professor at Universities in Jordan, Saudi-Arabia and Bahrain. He has published very widely and attracted various grants and scholarships. He also received awards from different countries, predominantly for his contributions to education and science as well as to international co-operation.