ASPU held a ceremony on Monday 18/02/2019, to receive the international certificate ISO 9001, thus being the first private university in Syria to implement a quality management system, and a step towards implementing the system of academic performance quality, which would avail it to be classified among the prestigious universities.

The ceremony was attended by deputy minister of higher education for private education affairs Dr. Boutros Mayaleh, representing minister of higher education Dr. Bassam Ibrahim, member of the executive office of the National Union of Syrian Students (NUSS) Mrs. Darin Suleiman, and consultants and auditors accredited by the British qualitas and Arab quality makers, and official and academic figures , quality ambassadors, faculty deans, teaching staff, ASPU employees and students. Dr. Muhammad Al-Jalali presented Dr. Hourieh with the ISO certificate, a certificate of international experience in quality management systems in higher education from Qualitas - Britain and a certificate of an Arab consultant and expert, accredited by Arab quality makers. On this occasion, Dr. Hourieh presented Dr. Tayseer al-Masri with the University Shield as an appreciation for his supervision and great efforts in achieving the quality management system, auditing and his contribution to enabling the university's obtaining the ISO 9001 certificate. Dr. Hourieh also honored the expert of Arab Quality Manufacturers Dr. Rima Bayazid for her contribution in controlling Quality management system in accordance with the 9001 standard. Honor shields were also presented to members of the Quality Team and Quality Ambassadors team.