The primary challenge around which the current campus is re-planned was how to create a primarily vertical, urban “Student campus” that caters to the long-term needs of the entire region; a university that can compete with international institutes worldwide and become a destination for quality learning in the region.
The idea of “open university” intentionally signifies a different discourse of university education. This new discourse recognizes the new trends and modes of communication and information technology and the newly emerging sense of a culture that is based on image and mediation (e.g. satellites and internet) as compared to classical forms of cultures, which are based on direct interaction.
The new campus of AUK is located in Ardiya and planned on a 150,000 m2. The new Master Plan will accommodate 6,000 students when completed.