In our case, the complex notion of community starts with the acknowledgement that we owe our very presence here to the local community which made land available for the creation of our campus. We therefore see ourselves as an integral part of our immediate community, with whom we continue to have a close working relationship. In similar fashion, we do not think of our sponsors and partners as an appendage but as members of the all-inclusive philosophy of community that makes AUST the special place it is for all who enter its gates or interact with us from beyond our borders. Thus, under this heading, we include, the local community, the global networks which work with us, and our students, faculty and staff. The groups and categories listed below should therefore be viewed as just a part of our ever growing community.