The Legislative Decree No. 36 dated 16/8/2001 was issued concerning the organization of private educational institutions special for the post-secondary stage study.
In view of the increase in the number of students in this period who wish to obtain distinguished levels of education from international universities adopting the latest curricula and methods of education in the world, and to alleviate the suffering of travel and the high costs of tuition fees for the citizens of the homeland, inhabitants of Wadi Al Nadara met together after the issuance of the Legislative Decree No. 36 and the idea of establishing Al Wadi Private International University in Homs Governorate in Al Wadi area came into being.
As a reflection of the idea of establishing a university, Al-Wadi Company educational institutions was established for educational and (a joint stock company).
The first financing for the project was provided by the region's and expatriate residents. The company includes more than 140 members of the valley's families.
Al-Wadi Company for educational institutions obtained the first private university license in the central region under the name the Syrian/German Private Wadi University in the Wadi Al-Nadara area and was later renamed Wadi International Private University.
The objective is to establish a creative model of universities covering many fields of knowledge and services of the homeland and the citizen.
Many international programs of universities and institutes of higher education, especially in France, the United States and Germany, have been examined and the conviction has been firmly established in the German program, which achieves the goals set with great care and attention.
Several agreements were signed with German universities, the first of which was held on 24 April 2005 at the Ministry of Higher Education, under the patronage of Prof. Dr. Hani Murtada, Minister of Higher Education in the building of the Ministry of Higher Education, signed the agreement Prof. Dr. Klaus Erik Pullman, President of the German University and the Architect Yousef Abdulky, Executive Director of the University Project, attended by Dr. Ibrahim Haddad, Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources, German Ambassador and Dr. Najeeb Abdul Wahed, the minister assistant for academic researches, as well as a lot of interested officials in the ministry, the German expedition and representatives of the ministry of expatriates and Wadi Company for Educational Establishments .
It was followed by a series of similar agreements between WIU and the German University Otto-Von-Guericke University of Magdeburg and other German universities such as the University of Kottbus, and agreements with scientific Bodies and institutions such as DAAD and the German-Syrian Society for Science and Technology in Germany.
The University also signed an agreement with the Canadian Institute "English Canada) to teach English to our university students after the adoption of English as a language of instruction.
Legislative Decree No. 281 was issued on 3/7/2005 establishing the Syrian/ German Private University – Wadi International Private university- which was established according to German standards.
* Studies are accredited by German Bodies.
* Good management and quality in research and education are based on German standards.
* Teaching IS according to the European system according to the Declaration of Bologna to confirm that the certificates are recognized in Europe.
* Reliance is on the principle of unity of education and research.
* Support of regional development.
* Multicultural education that depends on the tolerance, peace and humanity of all students.
* University professors have full freedom in education and scientific research.
Wadi university constitution is in conformity with the vision of the Board of Trustees and complies with the regulations and instructions issued by the Ministry of Higher Education.
On September 8 , 2005 the foundation stone of the permanent headquarters of the university was laid under the patronage of the Minister of Higher Education, Prof. Dr. Hani Murtada, in the presence of the German ambassador, the Canadian ambassador, representatives of the Syrian universities, the people of Homs and the valley region.
After that, the educational march of the university began at a temporary residence at Lyon Palace for three years. The following faculties and departments were opened:
Faculty of Engineering: Departments of (Business Informatics - computer engineering – telecommunications - Architecture(Design) - civil (structural))
Faculty of Management and Economics: Departments of ( Business Administration - Management and E business - Banking and E finance - E marketing, advertising and Public Relations).
On August 19, 2009, the Minister of Higher Education Prof. Dr. Ghayath Barakat inaugurated the current and permanent headquarters of the University and the March is to continues after that to culminate in the opening of new Faculties.
WIU currently has the following faculties:
- Faculty of Dentistry.
- Faculty of Pharmacy.
- Faculty of Engineering.
- Faculty of Management and Economics and its specializations
- Faculty of Law
WIU has committed itself to achieving qualitative change in higher education at the national and international levels by focusing on the adoption of multiple teaching systems and the establishment of academic partnerships with German universities in order to achieve its goal of providing the best forms of academic education and research to serve the nation and society through teaching staff from Syrian and German professors.
Wadi International Private University is located in the governorate of Homs - Wadi Al-Nadara Region. it is an ideal location in the center of Syria and is located within the fastest growing region in Syria. And has become one of the scientific monuments through the distinction of its academic and administrative staff and its developed laboratory equipment and its commitment to the great responsibilities towards its students
Al-Wadi University is committed to academic work, advanced education, and its care for innovation and creation. It aspires to become one of the first private universities in Syria, the Arab world and the world, and to provide its graduates with a Syrian / German degree (Dual Degrees). to enable its students to follow up their studies in the international universities The main reasons for the adoption of the English language as a basic language in teaching, where specialized professors qualify students in the first year to pursue their studies in English in the following years.The University also adopted the ECTS system adopted at European universities, which gives the student considerable facilities to transfer or pursue her/his higher studies in European universities.