The Archaeology Museum was established in 1962, the same year in which the University of Jordan was established. Since its founding, the museum has been continuously expanding its collection. The objects in the museum are gathered from two main sources: The Department of Antiquities, and the excavations carried out by the Archaeology Department (Faculty of Archaeology and Tourism) in a number of sites, including: Tell Siran, Jerash, Petra, Tell al-Mazar, Tell Nimren, Yajuz, Rujum el-Kursi, Wadi al Yutum and Magass (Aqaba), Tell Abu es-Sawwan ,Tell es-Sukhnah and Ein al-Beida (Amman).
The museum's collections are organized in chronological order, extending from pre-historic periods up to the late Islamic periods. They summarize the history of Jordan and reflect the experiences of its people.
The museum houses the necessary facilities and equipment to support its academic and educational goals. The museum works in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Resources Management and Conservation to, clean, restore and maintain artifacts.
The Museum and its outdoor plaza are opened for researchers, students and visitors during the working hours of the University.
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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.
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.
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
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
ABET accreditation means that the three programs meet the quality
standards of the profession that produce graduates who are prepared to enter a
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.
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
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.
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
Through international accreditation, the first and oldest medical
school in Jordan aims to increase professional and educational opportunities
for its students and graduates.
The World Federation
of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) has granted the University of Jordan’s (UJ)
School of Rehabilitation Sciences international accreditation for its Occupational
The program has been found in compliance with WFOT’s standards,
which confirms that its graduates are equipped with internationally benchmarked
The School of Rehabilitation Sciences aims to increase
professional and educational opportunities for its students and graduates,
through international accreditation.
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
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.