The Arab American University and the Higher Institute of Journalism, Communication, and International Relations in Paris concluded a partnership agreement to offer MA and PhD programs in media and public relations at the university. The signing ceremony took place at the institute's headquarters in Paris.
The agreement was signed on behalf of the university by Board of Directors’ Academic Advisor, the Founding President of the University, Prof. Dr. Waleed Deeb, accompanied by Vice President for Administrative and Financial Affairs, Eng. Bara Asfour, and the Dean of the Faculty of Modern Media at the university, Dr. Hanadi Dwaikat. On behalf of the Higher Institute for Journalism, Communication, and International Relations, the agreement was signed by the president, Dr. Guillaume Joban Accompanied by his assistant, Dr. Noha Rishmawi.
The two parties agreed to strengthen methods of cooperation that would serve students in the academic research.
Prof. Dr. Walieed Deeb said, "This agreement comes within the university's efforts to build various partnerships around the world with the most prestigious universities and academic institutions, in an implementation of the university's vision of strengthening pillars of academic excellence".
In turn, Dr. Hanadi Dwaikat explained that the signed agreement is one of the agreements and partnerships that the university builds in media majors within the postgraduate levels, as well as the Bachelor degree. Radio Monte Carlo International was visited and it was agreed to establish ways of cooperation to serve and train students. She also indicated that she discussed ways of cooperation with a number of institutions, academic institutes, and media institutions, as part of a tour in a number of European countries, including Sweden, Norway, and Portugal, as part of the university's approach to networking and exchanging experiences.
It is noteworthy that the Higher Institute of Press in Paris is one of the oldest institutes specialized in journalism and media in the world. It was established in 1899. It has established international relations and agreements with several universities around the world. It includes academic staff from different countries.