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The University of Jordan (UJ) has been awarded an overall rating of 4 Stars by the QS Stars of the 'QS Intelligence Unit', becoming the first HE institution in Jordan to receive this rating.
 In the recently concluded audit of Quaquarelli Symonds (QS), UJ also received the highest rating, 5 stars, in 4 important categories; Inclusiveness, Innovation, Teaching, and Employability.
 Ashwin Fernandes, Regional Director (Middle East, Africa & India) at QS Quacquarelli Symonds visited UJ and officially presented the QS stars certificate to UJ President Prof. Azmi Mahafzah in a special ceremony held earlier today.
 "It’s a pleasant day for UJ," Mahafzah said in his remarks at the ceremony, adding that the achievement is the result of years of hard work of all staff members whose efforts have brought us to this point. Mahafzah also called for more efforts to boost research output and quality at UJ.
 In turn, Prof. Shaher Momani, Dean of Academic Research and Quality Assurance, emphasized the importance of academic research as a core component of development, referring to measures taken by UJ to improve its performance in scientific research.
 Director of the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Center, Dr. Faleh Sawair explained that the University has scored a total of 623 points, adding that only 77 points are separating UJ from the five-star rating.
 On the sidelines of the ceremony, Fernandez delivered a lecture in which he introduced QS and spoke about its aims, services, and rankings. In addition, he talked about the role of QS in improving the image of universities in the world.​
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The School of Nursing at the University of Jordan (UJ) has been granted the accreditation certificate of the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for achieving quality and excellence in nursing education.

 
Commenting on the achievement, UJ President Prof. Azmi Mahafzah said "International accreditation will open the doors for the school's graduates on the international level", adding that it will facilitate their enrollment in corresponding global programs around the world.
 
He also said that accreditation will contribute to facilitating the exchange of teaching experience with institutions that have obtained the same accreditation, commending the efforts of the School's academic and administrative staff members for the successful implementation of all accreditation requirements.
 
According to the School of Nursing Dean Dr. Manar Nabolsi the achievement confirms that the School is committed to International standards and criteria of quality nursing education, and aims to ensure a high quality of program graduates who are capable of providing quality nursing care and community service.
 
An evaluation team from the Accreditation Council for Nursing Education (ACEN), March 28, 2017, made a 3-day onsite visit to the UJ. The team conducted an initial accreditation review of programs offered by the School.
 
The team gave very positive reviews after onsite tours to the School, Main Library and the Admission and Registration Unit, as well as interviewing students and faculty, and attending lectures.
 
The ACEN is the entity that is responsible for the specialized accreditation of nursing education programs, both postsecondary and higher degree which offers a certificate, a diploma, or a recognized professional degree.

UJSoN was established in 1972. It comprises three department; Clinical Nursing, Community Health Nursing, and Maternal and Child Health Nursing departments, and offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees in Nursing.
 
The School's pursuit of international accreditation comes as part of its effort to accommodate the best education experience and highest standards of academic conduct.​
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The University of Jordan (UJ) has been ranked among the top 2.1% universities worldwide, and in the top 551 – 600 universities in the newly released 2017/18 QS World University Rankings.


QS Rankings are based on academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, student-to-faculty ratio, proportion of international faculty, and proportion of international students.

UJ also ranked in the 390th place worldwide in terms of academic reputation, advancing 112 positions from last year, and moved up 63 positions to the 267th place in terms of employer reputation.

According to the new report, the amount of scientific research published by UJ in the database of the international journals Scopus in the period 2011-2015 increased by 4.1% compared to the period 2010-2014, and the number of citations per faculty in the period 2011-2016 increased by 56% compared to the period 2010-2014.

With an overall ranking of first place in Jordan, UJ was ranked top institution in 4 categories: academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, and international faculty.

UJ President Prof. Azmi Mahafzah commended the progress, confirming UJ's keenness to continue to improve its educational plans, enhance use of technology, and increase scientific research output.

QS is an annual ranking of the top 1,000 universities in the world and is considered one of the top three higher education rankings in the world in terms of importance and impact, along with the rankings of Times Higher Education and the Shanghai Rankings.​
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UJ’s Engineering Programs Obtain ABET Accreditation

Three bachelor’s degree programs offered by the University of Jordan (UJ) School of Engineering have been accredited by the  Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

 The chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering programs are all now accredited by ABET until 2022. The school of Engineering is one of the few to obtain this accreditation outside of the US.

ABET accreditation means that the three programs meet the quality standards of the profession that produce graduates who are prepared to enter a global workforce.

 The criteria for accrediting engineering technology programs include the programs' educational objectives, curricula, student performance, faculty, facilities, and institutional support. Continuous improvement in the quality of education provided is a key element for ABET. Through international accreditation, the School aims to increase professional and educational opportunities for its students and graduates.

 ABET is the accrediting body of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. It is a not-for-profit organization, owned and operated by more than 30 professional and technical member societies. An internationally respected organization with about 2,000 volunteers, ABET has set the higher-educational standards in its fields for nearly 80 years.​

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School of Pharmacy has been Granted ACPE International Certification







The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) has awarded the University of Jordan (UJ) School of Pharmacy (SoP) full certification status. ACPE certification means that the B.S. in Pharmacy and  Pharm.D. programs offered by the School are designed and implemented in accordance with international standards.

The school is the first to obtain this certification in Jordan and one of the first outside of the US. ACPE is a US-based agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy.

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School of Medicine has been Granted ACCM Accreditation

 

 

 

 

  

 

The Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM) has granted the University of Jordan’s (UJ) School of Medicine full unconditional accreditation for six years.

The School is the first to obtain this accreditation in the region.

The School has been found in compliance with ACCM’s standards, which confirms that its graduates are equipped with internationally benchmarked degree.

Through international accreditation, the first and oldest medical school in Jordan aims to increase professional and educational opportunities for its students and graduates.

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School of Rehabilitation Sciences has been Granted (WFOT) Accreditation






The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) has granted the University of Jordan’s (UJ) School of Rehabilitation Sciences international accreditation for its Occupational Therapy program.

The program has been found in compliance with WFOT’s standards, which confirms that its graduates are equipped with internationally benchmarked degree.

The School of Rehabilitation Sciences aims to increase professional and educational opportunities for its students and graduates, through international accreditation.​

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School of Dentistry has been recognized by (ADEE) Association






School of Dentistry has been recognized by the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) to have European standards in dental education, with a curriculum in agreement with EU guidelines (ADEE standards).

This recognition will undoubtedly enhance the school’s graduates employability and competitiveness for pursuing graduate studies in prestigious institutions worldwide.

ADEE, founded in 1975, has played an important role in this field by enhancing the quality of education, advancing the professional development of dental educators and supporting research in education and training of oral health personnel. 

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UJ Ranked Among the World's Top Universities

 

 

 


In the World University Rankings by Subject 2018 published on Wednesday 28th, the University of Jordan (UJ) ranked among the best universities in the world in three scientific areas and four academic subjects. In addition to the 46 disciplines, the ranking analysis two new subjects this year (Classics and Ancient History and Library and Information Management).
 UJ was listed as one of the top 500 universities in the world in the fields of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Engineering and Technology.
 
In academic subjects, UJ ranked among the top 300 universities worldwide in pharmacy, the top 350 in mechanical engineering, and the top 500 in medicine and the computer science and information technology subject.
The ranking analyzes and assesses 4,522 universities throughout the world according to a number of indicators, including academic reputation, employer reputation, the number of citations per researcher in scientific publications, and its H index.
The disciplines which were included in the ranking are internationally accredited by international accreditation bodies, such as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM), and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
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Physiotherapy Programme Awarded International Accreditation

 

  

 


 

 

The Physiotherapy bachelor programme offered by the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Jordan (UJ) has been awarded international accreditation by the World Federation of Physical Therapy (WCPT).

The programme meets WCPT's requirements and criteria, in terms of the teaching staff, resources, curriculum, clinical training program and the outcomes.

WCPT was founded in 1951 and acts as the only international voice for physical therapy, representing more than 450,000 physical therapists worldwide through its 109 member organizations.

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UJ Ranks in Top 200 Universities in THE Golden Age University Ranking 2018

 

 

 


The University of Jordan (UJ) has been ranked among the world's top 151-200 universities by the Times Higher Education (THE) Golden Age University Rankings 2018.

This year’s Golden Age list features 200 universities from 44 countries, up from 100 last year.

The Golden Age ranking, which classifies world universities established between 1945 and 1967, uses the same methodology as the THE World University Rankings. The ranking uses 13 performance indicators including teaching, research, industry engagement, and income.​

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Two bachelor degree programs offered by the University of Jordan (UJ) in King Abdullah II School of Information Technology (KASIT) have been accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) on the 1st of October 2018.

 Computer Science and Computer Information Systems programs are both now accredited by ABET. KASIT is one of the few to obtain this accreditation outside the US. Moreover, ABET accreditation means that both programs meet the quality standards of the profession that produce graduates who are prepared to enter a global workforce.

 The criteria of ABET for accrediting computing programs include the programs' educational objectives, curricula, student performance, faculty, facilities, and institutional support. Continuous improvement in the quality of education provided is a key element for ABET. Through international accreditation, KASIT aims to increase professional and educational opportunities for its students and graduates.

 ABET is the accrediting body of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. It is a not-for-profit organization, owned and operated by more than 30 professional and technical member societies. An internationally respected organization with about 2,000 volunteers, ABET has set the higher-educational standards in its fields for nearly 80 years.​​

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QS Institution ranked the University of Jordan (UJ) among the top ten universities in the Arab region. UJ ranked ninth in the Arab World and first locally, followed by the Jordan University of Science and Technology, ranking fourteenth on the list.

The University attained exceptional results in most of the classification criteria. The University also ranked fourth in terms of reputation of graduates, eighth in terms of academic reputation and ninth in the percentage of PhD holders.

The importance of this ranking affects the students when choosing the universities to which they will join; the ranking criteria are practical and scientific indicators on the quality of academic programs and degrees.

It is worth noting that 250 Arab universities were evaluated in this classification and results of the best 120 universities were published. Fourteen Jordanian universities were included in this list, of which three are in addition to Jordan in the top 50 (Jordan University of Science and Technology 14, Yarmouk University 33 and Hashemite University 38).

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