Al-Aqsa University is a Palestinian university established in 2000 in Gaza Strip as an expansion of the College of Education. The University has been a member of the Arab Universities Union as well as of the Palestinian Higher Education Council since 2003.
Al-Aqsa University consists of seven faculties: namely the Faculty of Arts, Sciences, Education, Media, Fine Arts, Physical Education, Administration and Financial Studies. The University is the sole academic institution in the vicinity that is able to offer bachelor degrees in the fields of media studies, fine arts and physical education.
The University realises the importance of utilising modern technology in delivering education and the numerous potential benefits. It has incorporated various modern technologies into its methods of teaching and delivers education in both the traditional sense as well as electronically. It constantly strive to develop its academic staff in order to provide an increasingly higher quality of educational services each academic year. The University campus is located in the southern part of the Gaza Strip and is easily accessible to students from surrounding cities. It is situated three kilometres from the heart of Khan Younis city, eight kilometres from Rafah and twenty five minutes by car from Gaza city.