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UNIVERSITY NEWS
  
4/15/2012
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The University of Jordan won the first award for its two projects “Achievements of Hamdi Mango Center for Scientific Research(1999-2011)”, and “Pharmacy: Faculty of  Excellence“ in El-Hassan Bin Talal Award for Scientific Excellence. The president of the Higher Council for Science and Technology, HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, honored the winners on Thursday, during the ceremony which came In conjunction with His Highness's birthday and attended by their Royal Highnesses Prince Raad, Princess Sumaya, former ministers, and political, national, scientific, academic and media figures.
 
The second award was equally divided between: The German-Jordanian University for its two projects “The Diploma Program for visual rehabilitation”, and “Energy, Water and Environment Engineering and management Programs”. Princess Sumaya University for Technology for its project “Master of Science in Information Systems Security and Digital Criminology (ISSDC)”. The third award was equally divided between: Yarmouk University for its project “The Experience of Hijjawi Faculty for Engineering Technology in Bridging the Gap Between Engineering Curricula and Market Needs”.   Jordan University of Science& Technology for its Project “The Establishment of the First Program of Clinical Pharmacy in Jordan".
 
The number of applicants for this award was (17) representing (10) institutions of Higher education. Before the ceremony, His Highness Prince Hassan stated:"The knowledge is a human right and necessary to sustain comprehensive development, tender and human interaction." 
 
HRH added: we could through 16 years provide the best Jordanian scientists in distinct scientific areas, calling on the Arabian press to foster and focus on outstanding researchers and scientific, academic and research innovations that develop our life and its prosperity as much as it focuses on politics and entertainment.
 
His Highness Prince Hassan, highlighted the need to support youth and provide them with the appropriate environment that will enable them to innovate and excel, adding that the demand for Jordanian education linked to the social demand. Also, Prince Hassan stressed the need to transfer profit programs into research programs and projects that benefit their owners and Jordan, explaining that scientific research needs more efforts in community requirements and national development.
 
His Highness asserted that Jordan has witnessed comprehensive reforms, noting that only 3 to 4 per cent of Jordan gross domestic is spent on scientific research, Jordan has also witnessed remarkable progress in education in terms of quantity. In addition, Prince Hassan said that Jordan is one of the biggest supporters of UNRWA, stressing that the Palestinian refugee contributed to building Jordan economy.
 
His Highness also discussed a number of local affairs such as education, scientific research, university environment, economics, and talented youth as well as other Arab affairs.
 
In turn, the head of the jury, Mohammad Abu Hammour, said that the award is a “fixed tradition” for national scientific institutions that have made innovative achievements and aimed at promoting educational scientific and technological activities in education and training institutions.
 
Abu Hammour noted that the award is granted to the national institutions that have contributed to academic, scientific and technological fields according to contribution basis and academic standards in economic, social and cultural levels.
 
Members of the jury, which included experts in the fields of engineering, IT, economy, medicine and pharmacy, asset the projects according to specific criteria. The Secretary-General of the Higher Council for Science and Technology, Dr. Khaled AL Sharidah, stated that the award aims to stimulate our educational institutions on scientific excellence and various activities in addition to participate actively in the development process.
 
The award, established in 1995 is granted to winners in one of three categories: institutions of general education, higher education as well as vocational and technical education. The prize was awarded for one sixty national educational institutions, including Twenty-three institutions of public education, nineteen higher education institutions, and nineteen vocational and technical education organizations.
 
 
The University of Jordan won the first award for its two projects “Achievements of Hamdi Mango Center for Scientific Research(1999-2011)”, and “Pharmacy: Faculty of  Excellence“ in El-Hassan Bin Talal Award for Scientific Excellence. The president of the Higher Council for Science and Technology, HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, honored the winners on Thursday, during the ceremony which came In conjunction with His Highness's birthday and attended by their Royal Highnesses Prince Raad, Princess Sumaya, former ministers, and political, national, scientific, academic and media figures.
 
The second award was equally divided between: The German-Jordanian University for its two projects “The Diploma Program for visual rehabilitation”, and “Energy, Water and Environment Engineering and management Programs”. Princess Sumaya University for Technology for its project “Master of Science in Information Systems Security and Digital Criminology (ISSDC)”. The third award was equally divided between: Yarmouk University for its project “The Experience of Hijjawi Faculty for Engineering Technology in Bridging the Gap Between Engineering Curricula and Market Needs”.   Jordan University of Science& Technology for its Project “The Establishment of the First Program of Clinical Pharmacy in Jordan".
 
The number of applicants for this award was (17) representing (10) institutions of Higher education. Before the ceremony, His Highness Prince Hassan stated:"The knowledge is a human right and necessary to sustain comprehensive development, tender and human interaction."  
 
HRH added: we could through 16 years provide the best Jordanian scientists in distinct scientific areas, calling on the Arabian press to foster and focus on outstanding researchers and scientific, academic and research innovations that develop our life and its prosperity as much as it focuses on politics and entertainment.
 
His Highness Prince Hassan, highlighted the need to support youth and provide them with the appropriate environment that will enable them to innovate and excel, adding that the demand for Jordanian education linked to the social demand. Also, Prince Hassan stressed the need to transfer profit programs into research programs and projects that benefit their owners and Jordan, explaining that scientific research needs more efforts in community requirements and national development.
 
His Highness asserted that Jordan has witnessed comprehensive reforms, noting that only 3 to 4 per cent of Jordan gross domestic is spent on scientific research, Jordan has also witnessed remarkable progress in education in terms of quantity. In addition, Prince Hassan said that Jordan is one of the biggest supporters of UNRWA, stressing that the Palestinian refugee contributed to building Jordan economy.
 
His Highness also discussed a number of local affairs such as education, scientific research, university environment, economics, and talented youth as well as other Arab affairs.
 
In turn, the head of the jury, Mohammad Abu Hammour, said that the award is a “fixed tradition” for national scientific institutions that have made innovative achievements and aimed at promoting educational scientific and technological activities in education and training institutions.
 
Abu Hammour noted that the award is granted to the national institutions that have contributed to academic, scientific and technological fields according to contribution basis and academic standards in economic, social and cultural levels.
 
Members of the jury, which included experts in the fields of engineering, IT, economy, medicine and pharmacy, asset the projects according to specific criteria. The Secretary-General of the Higher Council for Science and Technology, Dr. Khaled AL Sharidah, stated that the award aims to stimulate our educational institutions on scientific excellence and various activities in addition to participate actively in the development process.
 
The award, established in 1995 is granted to winners in one of three categories: institutions of general education, higher education as well as vocational and technical education. The prize was awarded for one sixty national educational institutions, including Twenty-three institutions of public education, nineteen higher education institutions, and nineteen vocational and technical education organizations.
 
 
UNIVERSITY NEWS
  
5/27/2012
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His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein has conferred The Order of Hussein, First order, on The University of Jordan, in recognition of its outstanding efforts in the educational process since its founding in 1962, the medal was received by the president of UJ, Prof.  EKhalif Al-Tarawneh.    
 
This came during a ceremony at Raghadan Palace marking the 66th anniversary of Jordan’s independence on Friday, in where the King has conferred Royal decorations on a number of national institutions and figures, in recognition of their efforts in building and promoting Jordan.
 
At the ceremony, attended by Her Majesty Queen Rania AL Abdullah and HRH Crown Prince Hussein Ibn Abdullah, a number of princes, senior civilian and military officials and a number of guests, His Majesty has granted the National Commission for Demining and Rehabilitation, represented by Chairman of the Board his Highness Prince Mire'd Bin Ra'ad, Independence Medal (Al Istiklal) of First Order, for its excellence and hard work in getting rid of the threat of mines and reduce their impacts.
 
Also, His Majesty has bestowed Independence Medal (Al Istiklal) of the first order on the King Hussein Cancer Center in recognition of their key role in the treatment of cancer patients according to the best ways and methods used worldwide, the medal was received by the chief of Trustees of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation, Princess Ghida Talal.
 
Moreover, His Majesty the King has bestowed on the Secretary General of the Royal Court, Mr. Yousef Issawi, AL Kawkab medal of the first order for his sincere efforts during his long career.
 
In addition, the King has conferred the Independence Medal (Al Istiklal) of First Order on Madaba Comprehensive Secondary School for Girls in recognition of their outstanding efforts in the educational process, the medal was received by the school head, Ms. Mariam AL Ma'ae'ah.
 
The King has granted Jordanian Meningitis Foundation&
Caring for the Disabled from Meningitis the Independence Medal (Al Istiklal) of First Order for outstanding efforts in protecting the community from this disease, especially amongst children, the Medal was received by the Foundation president, Ms. Sana' AL Masri.
 
The King has granted the retired Brigadier General, Mr. Sa'ad AL-Zawaidah, The Order of Hussein for his efforts and outstanding contributions in the agricultural sector.
 
His Majesty has bestowed on the Engineer Ziad Khalaf AL-Manaseer and the Engineer Ebrahim Khalil Al-Salem The Order of Hussein, the first order, for their outstanding leadership in supporting the national economy and serving the community.  
 
His Majesty the King has conferred The Order of Hussein, the first order, on the journalist Hashim Awad Khreisat for his efforts and his outstanding tender in press and Jordanian media in addition to granting Mr. Abdullah Shdeifat for his achievements in the field of voluntary and social work.
 
Furthermore, His Majesty has bestowed The Order of Hussein, the second order, on Sheikh Mohammed Rashad AL-Sharif for his sincere and outstanding efforts in the education of the Holy Quran, its sciences and provisions in addition to granting Dar EL Salaam for the elderly The Order of Hussein, the second order, for their noble efforts since its founding in 1976.
 
His Majesty the King has conferred the Independence Medal (Al Istiklal) of second Order on the artist Mr. Mahmoud Zouaydi for their efforts in highlighting the Jordanian heritage, customs, traditions and values ​​in addition to granting Mr. Mahmoud Shehab the Independence Medal (Al Istiklal) of third Order in recognition of his outstanding efforts in the development of the art movement and drama.
 
As well, The King has bestowed the Independence Medal (Al Istiklal) of fourth Order on Ms. Nayfeh Rfifan AL-Majali in recognition of outstanding efforts in social work in addition to granting Ms. Huda matrook al Amamreh the Independence Medal (Al Istiklal) of fourth Order in recognition of outstanding efforts in local development.
 
UNIVERSITY NEWS
  
7/3/2012
5
In accordance with its strategic plan, the University of Jordan seeks to become a global institution; drawing on the achievements of UJ during the past fifty years in comparison with its counterparts in the world.

For the University to become global; it must assume an advanced positions in the world rankings lists, one of those is the British ranking of institutions "QS", which is based on six criteria, the first one is the opinion of academics from various universities in the world about the quality of education and scientific research at the University, and this standard weight (40%). The second is the proportion of teachers to students and weights (20%), and the third is the criteria cited in the proportion of scientific research issued by the University and weight (20%), and then comes the fourth criterion: employers' assessment of graduates of that university (10%).

The proportion of foreign students and the percentage of foreign teacher's are the last two criteria, (5%) each.
Last year UJ was ranked 601 by the (QS), knowing that the university did not provide the institution with any information regarding the classification, it has been to rely on information from other.

In this context, the Vice President for Scientific Research, Graduate Studies and Quality. Prof. Hala Khyami welcomed a delegation representing the institution (QS) to learn about the services of the institution and the nature of classification, in the presence of the Director of the University Website Office and the Director of the Scientific Research Documentation Office and Director of the Office of International Relations at the University.

The delegation gave a presentation on the objectives of the institution, its activities, and the classification standards of the International Universities. They also highlighted the provided service to the higher education institutions and answered several questions regarding various aspects of the classification.

Dr. Majeda Omar, Director of the Scientific Research Documentation Office, stressed that the Office in cooperation with the Director of Accreditation and Quality Assurance Office Dr. Amjad Hudaib prepared the required information and statistics about the University with the guidance of the President. The Information unit at (QS) received a copy of this data, which will contribute in giving a clear and accurate picture about the University and should raising the universities’ ranking.

Dr. Omar also stressed that several staff members contributed to this data from several offices at the University, the Office International Relations and the Media, Public and Cultural Relations Unit.

Dr. Mutaz Al Debei, Director of the University website office, showed his optimism that the university will advance in the next classification, pointing out that providing the accurate information is current and in the final stage in the preparation for the initial evaluation.

Dr. Al Debei pointed out that (QS) provides several other services like Benchmarking by which they can differentiate pending-status Universities with the others, which will give the University the chance to understand its strengths and address its weaknesses.

Dr. Al Debei adds that QS provides another important service which is the (QS) Stars, in which universities are classified according to Stars system where we aspire to be classified in the advanced level of this system.
UNIVERSITY NEWS
  
7/4/2012
6
Citing the Jordan News Agency (Petra) –Translated by JUWO
The Fourth conference: Jordan and Saudi Arabia - Established Relationships and Joint Cooperation was organized on Tuesday at the University of Jordan in collaboration with the "Petra International for Studies and Research".
Representative of the Prime Minister to inaugurate the Conference and Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications,  H.E Samih Maaytah reviewed distinct relations between the two brotherly countries, confirming that it goes beyond the traditional relations to set up a model for Arab – Arab relations.
Maaytah stressed the role of the two countries and there relations within the Arab surroundings as well as their role in the balance of the region.
From here part, Vice-President, Prof. Hala Khyami said that there are many ties that bind the two brotherly countries, notably language and religion, culture and intermarriage and history. The head of the conference MP Mahmoud Kharabsheh described the Jordanian-Saudi relations as strategic, spanning over decades aided by the strong political and economic ties and social development.
Kharabsheh also added that Jordan, Saudi Arabia and their leadership are putting the interest of the Arab nation and protect them from the forces of expansion at the top of its priorities, noting that Saudi Arabia is one of the most supportive Arab states to Jordan, as the Jordan and its people values Saudi Arabia's efforts to bringing in Jordan to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
From his part, Minister Plenipotentiary at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia Dr. Hamad Al-Hajri expressed appreciation to the University of Jordan and "Petra for Studies" for holding the conference, which deals with multiple worksheets on the relationship between the two countries and sheds light on all dimensions of the relationship that formed the flare station for brotherly correlation.
The Executive Director for "Petra International for Studies and Research", Munawar Kharabsheh said that relations between the two countries are no longer confined to its traditional form, but overtaken by the unprecedented prospect between the two countries, based on historical fundamentals, adding that all Arab countries at the moment are in greatest need to strengthen the relationships between them to get to economic and political integration.
The two-day conference addressed complementary relations between Jordan and Saudi Arabia and its impact on the stability of the region, and the role of these relations in support of the Islamic and Arab causes and support for Arab solidarity, as well as strategic cooperation and security in the fight against crime and terrorism, Saudi investments in Jordan and its impact on the economy and the Jordanian-Saudi relations in historical documents.
Citing the Jordan News Agency (Petra) –Translated by JUWO
The Fourth conference: Jordan and Saudi Arabia - Established Relationships and Joint Cooperation was organized on Tuesday at the University of Jordan in collaboration with the "Petra International for Studies and Research".
Representative of the Prime Minister to inaugurate the Conference and Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications,  H.E Samih Maaytah reviewed distinct relations between the two brotherly countries, confirming that it goes beyond the traditional relations to set up a model for Arab – Arab relations.
Maaytah stressed the role of the two countries and there relations within the Arab surroundings as well as their role in the balance of the region.
From here part, Vice-President, Prof. Hala Khyami said that there are many ties that bind the two brotherly countries, notably language and religion, culture and intermarriage and history. The head of the conference MP Mahmoud Kharabsheh described the Jordanian-Saudi relations as strategic, spanning over decades aided by the strong political and economic ties and social development.
Kharabsheh also added that Jordan, Saudi Arabia and their leadership are putting the interest of the Arab nation and protect them from the forces of expansion at the top of its priorities, noting that Saudi Arabia is one of the most supportive Arab states to Jordan, as the Jordan and its people values Saudi Arabia's efforts to bringing in Jordan to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
From his part, Minister Plenipotentiary at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia Dr. Hamad Al-Hajri expressed appreciation to the University of Jordan and "Petra for Studies" for holding the conference, which deals with multiple worksheets on the relationship between the two countries and sheds light on all dimensions of the relationship that formed the flare station for brotherly correlation.
The Executive Director for "Petra International for Studies and Research", Munawar Kharabsheh said that relations between the two countries are no longer confined to its traditional form, but overtaken by the unprecedented prospect between the two countries, based on historical fundamentals, adding that all Arab countries at the moment are in greatest need to strengthen the relationships between them to get to economic and political integration.
The two-day conference addressed complementary relations between Jordan and Saudi Arabia and its impact on the stability of the region, and the role of these relations in support of the Islamic and Arab causes and support for Arab solidarity, as well as strategic cooperation and security in the fight against crime and terrorism, Saudi investments in Jordan and its impact on the economy and the Jordanian-Saudi relations in historical documents.
UNIVERSITY NEWS
  
7/8/2012
7
The Assistant president of the University of Jordan in Aqaba, Dean of the Faculty of Marine Sciences, Prof. Ahmad H. Abu Hilal, said the number of students at the University branch in Aqapa next academic year will reach 1600 students.
Prof. Abu Hilal displayed in a press interview on Saturday, the progress of the branch, which was launched in 2009, and received the first class of about 300 students, bringing the number of students today to 1036 students, at five faculties, are: business administration, information technology, marine sciences, languages and tourism and hospitality.
Prof. Abu Hilal referred to the completion of the entire work of the first phase, which includes the building of the Faculty of Administration and Finance (15 thousand square meters) at a cost amounted to about 7 million Dinars, while the next phase will include the Faculty of Marine Science, model school, a mosque, and "multi-purpose hall" for up to two thousand people where plans have been put for this purpose at an estimated cost of 4 million Dinars.
Prof. Abu Hilal noted that the university has signed several memoranda of understanding with national institutions and universities in the Arab and foreign countries, in addition to holding free training courses for the local community in Aqaba.
Prof. Abu Hilal pointed that the university contributes to teaching a Master's program in Information Technology in Education in agreement with Ohio University and Al al-Bayt University and the Faculty of Information Systems and Technology at the branch.
Prof. Abu Hilal said that the branch implements the Higher Diploma in the use of information technology in education, under agreement between the University of Jordan, and the U.S. Ohio University and the Arabian Education and Training Group, noting that the branch obtained the accreditation of the Faculty of Marine Sciences and the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality, and is currently a plan for the Master's Program in Marine Science, Faculty of marine science.
In line with the direction of the University of Jordan to become a research university, Prof. Abu Hilal said that support has been obtained from the deanships  of scientific research at the University of Jordan and Yarmouk University to print 5 publications for research that  have been conducted in the Marine Sciences Station from 1997 until 2011 (about 250 research), in addition to educational courses and programs at the Diploma level in Information Technology for the next semester and a Master's program in some disciplines.
The Assistant president of the University of Jordan in Aqaba, Dean of the Faculty of Marine Sciences, Prof. Ahmad H. Abu Hilal, said the number of students at the University branch in Aqapa next academic year will reach 1600 students.
Prof. Abu Hilal displayed in a press interview on Saturday, the progress of the branch, which was launched in 2009, and received the first class of about 300 students, bringing the number of students today to 1036 students, at five faculties, are: business administration, information technology, marine sciences, languages and tourism and hospitality.
Prof. Abu Hilal referred to the completion of the entire work of the first phase, which includes the building of the Faculty of Administration and Finance (15 thousand square meters) at a cost amounted to about 7 million Dinars, while the next phase will include the Faculty of Marine Science, model school, a mosque, and "multi-purpose hall" for up to two thousand people where plans have been put for this purpose at an estimated cost of 4 million Dinars.
Prof. Abu Hilal noted that the university has signed several memoranda of understanding with national institutions and universities in the Arab and foreign countries, in addition to holding free training courses for the local community in Aqaba.
Prof. Abu Hilal pointed that the university contributes to teaching a Master's program in Information Technology in Education in agreement with Ohio University and Al al-Bayt University and the Faculty of Information Systems and Technology at the branch.
Prof. Abu Hilal said that the branch implements the Higher Diploma in the use of information technology in education, under agreement between the University of Jordan, and the U.S. Ohio University and the Arabian Education and Training Group, noting that the branch obtained the accreditation of the Faculty of Marine Sciences and the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality, and is currently a plan for the Master's Program in Marine Science, Faculty of marine science.
In line with the direction of the University of Jordan to become a research university, Prof. Abu Hilal said that support has been obtained from the deanships  of scientific research at the University of Jordan and Yarmouk University to print 5 publications for research that  have been conducted in the Marine Sciences Station from 1997 until 2011 (about 250 research), in addition to educational courses and programs at the Diploma level in Information Technology for the next semester and a Master's program in some disciplines.
UPCOMING EVENTS
  
7/9/2012
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The President of the University of Jordan, Prof. Ekhlief Al Tarawneh yesterday concluded in his office a cooperation agreement with the Italian Hospital in Amman signed by the Medical Director of the Italian Hospital, Dr. Khalid Shamas in the presence of the Director of the University of Jordan Hospital, Prof. Majali Mahilan.
Prof. Al Tarawneh said that the agreement aims to regulate the accounting treatment and patients referred from the Italian hospital to UJ's hospital with 25% discount of the invoice value of the transferred patients.
Prof. Al Tarawneh added that the importance of signing agreements with the private sector fall within the expanding health services provided by the hospital for the patients on the one hand, and financially support the budget of the hospital on the other.
The agreement excluded, according to the Prof. Mahilan, providing treatment for a number of cases such as injuries resulting from accidents, dental treatment, Treatment of infertility, recurrent miscarriage cases, vision correction, cosmetic treatment, non-functional treatment, as well as the disbursement of non-therapeutic cosmetics, vitamins and mineral salts.
The President of the University of Jordan, Prof. Ekhlief Al Tarawneh yesterday concluded in his office a cooperation agreement with the Italian Hospital in Amman signed by the Medical Director of the Italian Hospital, Dr. Khalid Shamas in the presence of the Director of the University of Jordan Hospital, Prof. Majali Mahilan.
Prof. Al Tarawneh said that the agreement aims to regulate the accounting treatment and patients referred from the Italian hospital to UJ's hospital with 25% discount of the invoice value of the transferred patients.
Prof. Al Tarawneh added that the importance of signing agreements with the private sector fall within the expanding health services provided by the hospital for the patients on the one hand, and financially support the budget of the hospital on the other.
The agreement excluded, according to the Prof. Mahilan, providing treatment for a number of cases such as injuries resulting from accidents, dental treatment, Treatment of infertility, recurrent miscarriage cases, vision correction, cosmetic treatment, non-functional treatment, as well as the disbursement of non-therapeutic cosmetics, vitamins and mineral salts.
UPCOMING EVENTS
  
7/10/2012
9
The Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Jordan on Saturday won the first and third place at the Pharmaceutical Excellence Contest to Support Small Businesses within the activities of the second conference for students of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Jordan.

The first place went to "pharmacy follow up unit" project by Doa'a Abu laban, Rwanda al Faroukh and  Majed Al hamali (fourth year).

While the project Media Channel "constitution of a pharmaceutical channel media is a need in our sector and Jordanian society" for the student Maha Mufti (fourth year) came in the third place.
 
The second place went to the students of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Science and Technology; Ibrahim Marar, Maysa Bani Awad, Ishraq Alabwyne, Rinas Shkirat Al Momani on the project "pharmacy model".

Dr. Lara Abbasi, one of the members of the jury, said during the announcement of the results that the marks awarded for the projects were very close but the project "pharmacy follow up unit", was very distinguished and integrated.

The jury comprised of Dr. Samir Aalghamaz from the Faculty of Pharmacy at Amman Private University, and Dr. Lara Abbasi from Pharmacy one, and Dr. Firas Odeh from "Josawy" Company and Dr. Haitham Tuffaha from the King Hussein Cancer.

11 projects participated in the competition; in the first stage five projects were considered, and in the second stage the remaining six projects, which were concluded by students from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Jordan, and the University of Science and technology, in addition to students from the Faculty of Pharmacy at Al Zaytuna University.
Citing Pharma Jo

The Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Jordan on Saturday won the first and third place at the Pharmaceutical Excellence Contest to Support Small Businesses within the activities of the second conference for students of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Jordan.

The first place went to "pharmacy follow up unit" project by Doa'a Abu laban, Rwanda al Faroukh and  Majed Al hamali (fourth year).

While the project Media Channel "constitution of a pharmaceutical channel media is a need in our sector and Jordanian society" for the student Maha Mufti (fourth year) came in the third place.

The second place went to the students of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Science and Technology; Ibrahim Marar, Maysa Bani Awad, Ishraq Alabwyne, Rinas Shkirat Al Momani on the project "pharmacy model".

Dr. Lara Abbasi, one of the members of the jury, said during the announcement of the results that the marks awarded for the projects were very close but the project "pharmacy follow up unit", was very distinguished and integrated.

The jury comprised of Dr. Samir Aalghamaz from the Faculty of Pharmacy at Amman Private University, and Dr. Lara Abbasi from Pharmacy one, and Dr. Firas Odeh from "Josawy" Company and Dr. Haitham Tuffaha from the King Hussein Cancer.

11 projects participated in the competition; in the first stage five projects were considered, and in the second stage the remaining six projects, which were concluded by students from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Jordan, and the University of Science and technology, in addition to students from the Faculty of Pharmacy at Al Zaytuna University.
Citing Pharma Jo

UPCOMING EVENTS
  
7/11/2012
10
Vice-President of the University of Jordan for Scientific Research, Graduate Studies and Quality, Prof. Hala Khyami yesterday met with Dr. Elisabeth Longuenesse, Head of Contemporary Studies Department at the French Institute for the Near East.

The meeting, which was attended by Dr. Nargis Al Nasir from the French Language department at the University, discussed arrangements of the International Forum on the translation of Social Sciences, entitled "Translation of citizenship: a debate on citizenship", which will be held at the University of Jordan in the eighth of next October.

The forum will adopt three languages (Arabic, English, and French) and aims to present and discuss concepts and ideas currently circulating about citizenship, the identification of important texts for the co-production of knowledge in three languages, and the preparation of the foundations of a coherent workshop translation after the forum based on the agreement of the participants.

The University will provide the forum, which will last for two days and will be attended by thirty researchers and specialists from Arab and European countries, with the logistics and arrangements that contribute to its success.
Vice-President of the University of Jordan for Scientific Research, Graduate Studies and Quality, Prof. Hala Khyami yesterday met with Dr. Elisabeth Longuenesse, Head of Contemporary Studies Department at the French Institute for the Near East.

The meeting, which was attended by Dr. Nargis Al Nasir from the French Language department at the University, discussed arrangements of the International Forum on the translation of Social Sciences, entitled "Translation of citizenship: a debate on citizenship", which will be held at the University of Jordan in the eighth of next October.

The forum will adopt three languages (Arabic, English, and French) and aims to present and discuss concepts and ideas currently circulating about citizenship, the identification of important texts for the co-production of knowledge in three languages, and the preparation of the foundations of a coherent workshop translation after the forum based on the agreement of the participants.

The University will provide the forum, which will last for two days and will be attended by thirty researchers and specialists from Arab and European countries, with the logistics and arrangements that contribute to its success.
UPCOMING EVENTS
  
7/19/2012
11
The President of the University of Jordan, Prof. Ekhalif Tarawneh, discussed with the Civil Society Program Director, Ms. Eman AL- Nimri, ways to strengthen academic joint cooperation.
 
Both sides addressed the idea of launching a project to develop and promote the capacity of UJ’s students with disabilities by providing them with human rights skills.
 
The project that launched by Jordan Civil Society Program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, aims to maximize equal opportunities at campus life for students with disabilities like their colleagues, through training them on"the art of claiming their rights" in a scientific way by a series of exercises and regular meetings supervised by skilled trainers.
 
In his turn, Prof. Tarawneh welcomed the idea of the project , which will last for one year, Stressing UJ’s full support to other projects launched by civil society institutions, pointing to the need of preparing a detailed study to determine the main priorities and project plans scientifically and financially.
 
While, Ms. Nimri explained that the choice of UJ to launch the project comes due to its academic and scientific reputation amongst universities locally, regionally and international.
The delegation included officials from Rights of Persons with Disabilities department such as Dr. Muhannad AL Ezeh, and Tariq Al-Bakri.
 
 
The President of the University of Jordan, Prof. Ekhalif Tarawneh, discussed with the Civil Society Program Director, Ms. Eman AL- Nimri, ways to strengthen academic joint cooperation.
 
Both sides addressed the idea of launching a project to develop and promote the capacity of UJ’s students with disabilities by providing them with human rights skills.
 
The project that launched by Jordan Civil Society Program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, aims to maximize equal opportunities at campus life for students with disabilities like their colleagues, through training them on"the art of claiming their rights" in a scientific way by a series of exercises and regular meetings supervised by skilled trainers.
 
In his turn, Prof. Tarawneh welcomed the idea of the project , which will last for one year, Stressing UJ’s full support to other projects launched by civil society institutions, pointing to the need of preparing a detailed study to determine the main priorities and project plans scientifically and financially.
 
While, Ms. Nimri explained that the choice of UJ to launch the project comes due to its academic and scientific reputation amongst universities locally, regionally and international.
The delegation included officials from Rights of Persons with Disabilities department such as Dr. Muhannad AL Ezeh, and Tariq Al-Bakri.
 
 
UJ IN THE NEWS
  
7/22/2012
12
The University of Jordan on Thursday honored its former president, Prof. Adel Tweissi.
The University President, Prof. Ekhlaif Al Tarawneh admired the scientific and practical curriculum of Prof. Tweissi and his tender and sincere giving during the various political and academic positions he has held in Jordan.
Prof. Al Tarawneh said that Prof. Tweissi left fingerprints in many locations, starting from the work he has done at Mutah University and assuming the post of the President of Al Hussein Bin Talal University, Minister of Culture and the Presidency of El Hassan Science City, all the way to his appointment as President of the University of Jordan.
From his part, Prof. Tweissi expressed his appreciation to the President and members of the University of Jordan on the organization of this honorary ceremony, which underlines the extent of interdependence among the members of the academic community.
The honorary ceremony took place in the presence of the Vice-Presidents of the University and the deans of faculties and directors of scientific institutes and administrative units and departments, where Prof. Al Tarawneh handed Tweissi the University Shield.
It is noteworthy that Prof. Tweissi assumed the post of the President of the University of Jordan during the period from 20/09/2010 till 31/1/2012.
 
 
The University of Jordan on Thursday honored its former president, Prof. Adel Tweissi.
The University President, Prof. Ekhlaif Al Tarawneh admired the scientific and practical curriculum of Prof. Tweissi and his tender and sincere giving during the various political and academic positions he has held in Jordan.
Prof. Al Tarawneh said that Prof. Tweissi left fingerprints in many locations, starting from the work he has done at Mutah University and assuming the post of the President of Al Hussein Bin Talal University, Minister of Culture and the Presidency of El Hassan Science City, all the way to his appointment as President of the University of Jordan.
From his part, Prof. Tweissi expressed his appreciation to the President and members of the University of Jordan on the organization of this honorary ceremony, which underlines the extent of interdependence among the members of the academic community.
The honorary ceremony took place in the presence of the Vice-Presidents of the University and the deans of faculties and directors of scientific institutes and administrative units and departments, where Prof. Al Tarawneh handed Tweissi the University Shield.
It is noteworthy that Prof. Tweissi assumed the post of the President of the University of Jordan during the period from 20/09/2010 till 31/1/2012.
 
 
UJ IN THE NEWS
  
7/23/2012
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The President of the University of Jordan, Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh and the President of the World Islamic Sciences & Education University, Prof. Abdul Nasser Abu Al Basal yesterday signed an agreement to provide medical services to the health insurance subscribers at the University of Islamic Sciences.
Prof. Tarawneh said that the aim the agreement aims to provide medical services available at the University Hospital to insured students, staff and faculty members at the University of Islamic sciences.
Prof. Tarawneh added that what is recognized about this Agreement is that it will be supplying WISE University with specializing doctors, to convert patients directly to the hospital, to receive treatment and with the same quality received by all beneficiaries of the services of UJ Hospital."
For his part, Prof. Abu Al Basal pointed out that according to the agreement each person who holds in force medical insurance card issued by the University of Islamic sciences can benefit from the medical services at the University Hospital.
Prof. Abu Al Basal expressed appreciation for the President of the University of Jordan on the constructive cooperation which led to signing the agreement; to serve the two sides and the recipients of medical service, especially students.
He added that the agreement includes a number of articles that contribute to strengthening cooperation between the two sides, and by organizing transfers and wages determined by the treatment and accountability mechanisms in accordance with the pricing of medical wages agreed upon.
 
 
WHO IS WHO @ UJ
  
7/26/2012
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The President of the University of Jordan, Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh and the Chairman of the Jordan Bar Association, Mazen Irsheidat yesterday signed health insurance agreement for the benefit of patients insured at the University Hospital.
 
Prof. Tarawneh said that the aim of signing the agreement is to provide medical services and treatment available for the JBA members who are insured at University of Jordan Hospital, according to treatment forms issued by the Association.
 
For his part, Irsheidat said that the agreement includes a number of items that contribute to strengthening cooperation between the two sides, and organizing transfers and determine the wages of treatment and accountability mechanisms in accordance with the agreed up on prices, along with the covered medical cases, and situations that require prior approvals.
 
Irsheidat added that each person who holds a valid JBA health Insurance card can benefit from the agreement.
 
Irsheidat expressed high esteems for the President of the University of Jordan on the constructive cooperation, which led to signing the agreement to serve the two sides and the recipients of medical services.
 
The signing was attended by the Vice President for Health Faculties and University of Jordan Hospital, Prof. Lamis Rajab, and the Director of the University of Jordan Hospital, Prof. Mujali Mhilan.
 
 
The President of the University of Jordan, Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh and the Chairman of the Jordan Bar Association, Mazen Irsheidat yesterday signed health insurance agreement for the benefit of patients insured at the University Hospital.
 
Prof. Tarawneh said that the aim of signing the agreement is to provide medical services and treatment available for the JBA members who are insured at University of Jordan Hospital, according to treatment forms issued by the Association.
 
For his part, Irsheidat said that the agreement includes a number of items that contribute to strengthening cooperation between the two sides, and organizing transfers and determine the wages of treatment and accountability mechanisms in accordance with the agreed up on prices, along with the covered medical cases, and situations that require prior approvals.
 
Irsheidat added that each person who holds a valid JBA health Insurance card can benefit from the agreement.
 
Irsheidat expressed high esteems for the President of the University of Jordan on the constructive cooperation, which led to signing the agreement to serve the two sides and the recipients of medical services.
 
The signing was attended by the Vice President for Health Faculties and University of Jordan Hospital, Prof. Lamis Rajab, and the Director of the University of Jordan Hospital, Prof. Mujali Mhilan.
 
 
WORTH READING
  
8/2/2012
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The President of the University of Jordan, Prof. Ekhalif Tarawneh, announced a strategic plan in order to make UJ within the best 500 universities in the world by 2018.This comes in coincidence with UJ’s Golden Jubilee celebration which will be attended by His Majesty King Abdullah II next month.
According to Prof. Tarawneh, the plan will be begun after the end of the holy month of Ramadan, in which the training on the knowledge society for all components of campus environment will be started.
However, Prof. Tarawneh discussed the challenges that UJ is working to overcome in order to be globally ranked, the top of these challenges is « the critical financial situation of UJ», which lead to borrow about two million dinars to pay the salaries of employees in recent months.
In time the total of government support for the University since 2008 is about half a million dinars, while the cost of scholarships is about 5.4 million and the increase of UJ’s staff salaries during the last period
This financial situation will not be resolved by increasing the tuition fees for Jordanian students, as Prof. Tarawneh stressed that the tuition fees will not be increased in both regular and parallel program, adding that the expansion of the parallel program will be the same.
Prof. Tarawneh revealed an investment plan to unify the strategic vision and improve investment conditions, in this regard the financial funds has been included to Financial affairs Unit.
At the conference, Prof. Tarawneh talked about the current situation of UJ,  the challenges as well as the aspirations and future projects. In addition, Prof. Tarawneh stressed that UJ’s letter system will not be changed but it will be more flexible.
Also, Prof. Tarawneh stressed that there are no exceptions in the decisions of academic and disciplinary expulsion, stressing that UJ’s students are equal in rights and duties. As well, Prof. Tarawneh stressed that there is no intension to open new branches, asserting that the only branch will be Aqaba branch. Regarding students’ union, Prof. Tarawneh presented a draft of new regulations, made by students’ union Council and it is currently being studied by the legal department, this draft includes increasing the number of seats in the Union to give a better representation of faculties with large number of students, explaining that the draft along with other optional plans will be examined and discussed by the students in order to be approved. Furthermore, Prof. Tarawneh stated that the new students will not face any problems in the registration process.
According to violence at university, the strategic plan includes several axes, including preventive and procedural ones, Prof. Tarawneh noted to the cooperation with public security in order to evaluate the work of UJ’s security in addition to putting new cameras in order to identify the place of fighting and arrive on time.
The celebration of UJ’s Golden Jubilee will include a series of events after the opening ceremony by His Majesty King Abdullah II, the first day will include the opening of Bilad AL Sham building, the presenting of Operetta that summarizes the history of UJ, honoring former presidents and heads of boards of trustees, presenting show by University Choir and photo gallery followed by a series of events that continue over three months.
In terms of new programs and restructuration, Prof. Tarawneh noted to the programs that have been launched and UJ’s institutes that have been restructured.
Regarding to the improvement of staff affairs, Prof. Tarawneh stated that Qualifications have been calculated for employees who were appointed with lower degrees, the incentive for UJ’s security that has been added , the proportion of parallel incentives that have been increased as well as the incentives for administrative and academic members that have been amended.
As for the faculty members, Prof. Tarawneh referred to many intended modified measures, including the parallel incentives rate, and contracts with the lecturers who have attained the age of seventy, and increasing the percentage collected by the doctors of the hospital fees of some medical examinations to 10%.
As for students, the University has approved the granting of discharge to outstanding graduate students at 15 for the Master and 18 for the Ph.D. students, and disbursement of financial rewards for graduate students who publish research, by 150 dinars for each search.
Also, allowing graduate students to discuss their thesis before passing the TOEFL exam, and give them a deadline for two semesters after the defense or the comprehensive exam to pass the TOEFL, and the modification of the examination instructions of efficiency test in Arabic language so that to become a graduation requirement. He also referred to signing an agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development USAID to establish a hospital with a hundred beds capacity, for birth and prematurity at the University Hospital, explaining that the implementation of project has been started.
About scientific research, prof. Tarawneh said that the university has currently allocated (7%) of the university budget for research, and work is underway to raise that percentage (..), in addition to the Deans' Council decision to support any graduate student who succeed in the dissemination of two master's or doctorate thesis within two years with direct financial support.
The University also covers half of the publication expenses at any internationally recognized and accredited Journal for faculty members (...). Prof. Tarawneh also referred to the main achievements of the university and its hospital, faculties and units such as medals and certificates of quality and excellence.
Regarding the loans, Prof. Tarawneh explained that UJ resumed granting loans of all kinds after it was stopped last year, with total loans granted reached yesterday one million dinar, benefiting 316 participants.
 
With regard to the Aqaba branch, Prof. Tarawneh said that an effective plan was put to transform the University branch in Aqaba from consumer to producer, and to become an attraction for the region, for students and investments, and a successful example of investment in higher education away from the center.
Quoting Al Rai News paper
 
 
The President of the University of Jordan, Prof. Ekhalif Tarawneh, announced a strategic plan in order to make UJ within the best 500 universities in the world by 2018.This comes in coincidence with UJ’s Golden Jubilee celebration which will be attended by His Majesty King Abdullah II next month.
According to Prof. Tarawneh, the plan will be begun after the end of the holy month of Ramadan, in which the training on the knowledge society for all components of campus environment will be started.
However, Prof. Tarawneh discussed the challenges that UJ is working to overcome in order to be globally ranked, the top of these challenges is « the critical financial situation of UJ», which lead to borrow about two million dinars to pay the salaries of employees in recent months.
In time the total of government support for the University since 2008 is about half a million dinars, while the cost of scholarships is about 5.4 million and the increase of UJ’s staff salaries during the last period
This financial situation will not be resolved by increasing the tuition fees for Jordanian students, as Prof. Tarawneh stressed that the tuition fees will not be increased in both regular and parallel program, adding that the expansion of the parallel program will be the same.
Prof. Tarawneh revealed an investment plan to unify the strategic vision and improve investment conditions, in this regard the financial funds has been included to Financial affairs Unit.
At the conference, Prof. Tarawneh talked about the current situation of UJ,  the challenges as well as the aspirations and future projects. In addition, Prof. Tarawneh stressed that UJ’s letter system will not be changed but it will be more flexible.
Also, Prof. Tarawneh stressed that there are no exceptions in the decisions of academic and disciplinary expulsion, stressing that UJ’s students are equal in rights and duties. As well, Prof. Tarawneh stressed that there is no intension to open new branches, asserting that the only branch will be Aqaba branch. Regarding students’ union, Prof. Tarawneh presented a draft of new regulations, made by students’ union Council and it is currently being studied by the legal department, this draft includes increasing the number of seats in the Union to give a better representation of faculties with large number of students, explaining that the draft along with other optional plans will be examined and discussed by the students in order to be approved. Furthermore, Prof. Tarawneh stated that the new students will not face any problems in the registration process.
According to violence at university, the strategic plan includes several axes, including preventive and procedural ones, Prof. Tarawneh noted to the cooperation with public security in order to evaluate the work of UJ’s security in addition to putting new cameras in order to identify the place of fighting and arrive on time.
The celebration of UJ’s Golden Jubilee will include a series of events after the opening ceremony by His Majesty King Abdullah II, the first day will include the opening of Bilad AL Sham building, the presenting of Operetta that summarizes the history of UJ, honoring former presidents and heads of boards of trustees, presenting show by University Choir and photo gallery followed by a series of events that continue over three months.
In terms of new programs and restructuration, Prof. Tarawneh noted to the programs that have been launched and UJ’s institutes that have been restructured.
Regarding to the improvement of staff affairs, Prof. Tarawneh stated that Qualifications have been calculated for employees who were appointed with lower degrees, the incentive for UJ’s security that has been added , the proportion of parallel incentives that have been increased as well as the incentives for administrative and academic members that have been amended.
As for the faculty members, Prof. Tarawneh referred to many intended modified measures, including the parallel incentives rate, and contracts with the lecturers who have attained the age of seventy, and increasing the percentage collected by the doctors of the hospital fees of some medical examinations to 10%.
As for students, the University has approved the granting of discharge to outstanding graduate students at 15 for the Master and 18 for the Ph.D. students, and disbursement of financial rewards for graduate students who publish research, by 150 dinars for each search.
Also, allowing graduate students to discuss their thesis before passing the TOEFL exam, and give them a deadline for two semesters after the defense or the comprehensive exam to pass the TOEFL, and the modification of the examination instructions of efficiency test in Arabic language so that to become a graduation requirement. He also referred to signing an agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development USAID to establish a hospital with a hundred beds capacity, for birth and prematurity at the University Hospital, explaining that the implementation of project has been started.
About scientific research, prof. Tarawneh said that the university has currently allocated (7%) of the university budget for research, and work is underway to raise that percentage (..), in addition to the Deans' Council decision to support any graduate student who succeed in the dissemination of two master's or doctorate thesis within two years with direct financial support.
The University also covers half of the publication expenses at any internationally recognized and accredited Journal for faculty members (...). Prof. Tarawneh also referred to the main achievements of the university and its hospital, faculties and units such as medals and certificates of quality and excellence.
Regarding the loans, Prof. Tarawneh explained that UJ resumed granting loans of all kinds after it was stopped last year, with total loans granted reached yesterday one million dinar, benefiting 316 participants.
 
With regard to the Aqaba branch, Prof. Tarawneh said that an effective plan was put to transform the University branch in Aqaba from consumer to producer, and to become an attraction for the region, for students and investments, and a successful example of investment in higher education away from the center.
Quoting Al Rai News paper
 
 
ALUMNI OF THE MONTH
  
8/12/2012
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The Dean of the Faculty of Shari’a at the University of Jordan, Prof. Ameen Mohammed AL-Qudah, discussed with an academic delegation from Islamic Science University of Malaysia the joint scientific and academic cooperation. Both sides addressed the possible cooperation frameworks between both universities through signing an agreement regarding joint plans and programs and student exchange.
Prof. AL-Qudah  presented an overview about the establishment of the faculty and its development in all areas, Prof. AL-Qudah  highlighted the plans and programs offered by its three departments; Foundations of Religion, Islamic Jurisprudence and Islamic Banking, pointing to the intension to launch a fourth department regarding contemporary Islamic thought.
For his part, the delegation expressed the  willingness to cooperate through launching developed undergraduate programs such as"The holy Qur’an and Multimedia" and "Sunnah and Information Management," while Prof. AL Qudah welcomed the proposed cooperation aspects in the field of Shari ‘a sciences. 
 
 
The Dean of the Faculty of Shari’a at the University of Jordan, Prof. Ameen Mohammed AL-Qudah, discussed with an academic delegation from Islamic Science University of Malaysia the joint scientific and academic cooperation. Both sides addressed the possible cooperation frameworks between both universities through signing an agreement regarding joint plans and programs and student exchange.
Prof. AL-Qudah  presented an overview about the establishment of the faculty and its development in all areas, Prof. AL-Qudah  highlighted the plans and programs offered by its three departments; Foundations of Religion, Islamic Jurisprudence and Islamic Banking, pointing to the intension to launch a fourth department regarding contemporary Islamic thought.
For his part, the delegation expressed the  willingness to cooperate through launching developed undergraduate programs such as"The holy Qur’an and Multimedia" and "Sunnah and Information Management," while Prof. AL Qudah welcomed the proposed cooperation aspects in the field of Shari ‘a sciences.  
 
 
TESTIMONIALS
  
8/22/2012
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The President of the University of Jordan, Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh today exchanged greetings on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr with the members of the University of Jordan. Also, vice-presidents and deans of faculties, institutes and centers accepted greetings along with the President of the University. Prof. Tarawneh expressed hope that this blessed occasion will return on the Islamic and Arab nations with hopes and blessings.
 
 
The President of the University of Jordan, Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh today exchanged greetings on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr with the members of the University of Jordan. Also, vice-presidents and deans of faculties, institutes and centers accepted greetings along with the President of the University. Prof. Tarawneh expressed hope that this blessed occasion will return on the Islamic and Arab nations with hopes and blessings.
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
  
3/5/2014
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UJ Wins Th First Award of El-Hassan Bin Talal Award for Scientific Excellence UJ Wins Th First Award of El-Hassan Bin Talal Award for Scientific Excellence UJ Wins Th First Award of El-Hassan Bin Talal Award for Scientific Excellence UJ Wins Th First Award of El-Hassan Bin Talal Award for Scientific Excellence
UJ Wins Th First Award of El-Hassan Bin Talal Award for Scientific Excellence UJ Wins Th First Award of El-Hassan Bin Talal Award for Scientific Excellence UJ Wins Th First Award of El-Hassan Bin Talal Award for Scientific Excellence UJ Wins Th First Award of El-Hassan Bin Talal Award for Scientific Excellence
WORTH READINGApril 2014
  
3/18/2014NoAngie Orth
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Petra makes just about every influential travel list – top places to see before you die, wonder of the world and it’s been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. Most aptly named, Petra is Greek for “rock,” and this capital of the Nabateans is carved into the surrounding desert cliffs and sandstone mountains. A trading center and formidable fortress accessible now by a narrow gorge called the Siq, Petra was a bustling city around the 6th century BC, but forgotten by the Western world until rediscovery in 1812.
 
There are a variety of ways to enter the city, and the Nabateans made sure none were easy. The walls of the Siq reach up to 650 feet high, wrapping you in rose and rust rock striations for about 20 minutes until you spill out at the end of the mile-long path to take in the first peek of the imposing Treasury.
 
Knowing it’s coming around the next turn, or maybe the next, or definitely this one, leaves you feeling more like intrepid Indiana Jones than ever.
 
For more….
 
Petra makes just about every influential travel list – top places to see before you die, wonder of the world and it’s been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. Most aptly named, Petra is Greek for “rock,” and this capital of the Nabateans is carved into the surrounding desert cliffs and sandstone mountains. A trading center and formidable fortress accessible now by a narrow gorge called the Siq, Petra was a bustling city around the 6th century BC, but forgotten by the Western world until rediscovery in 1812.
 
There are a variety of ways to enter the city, and the Nabateans made sure none were easy. The walls of the Siq reach up to 650 feet high, wrapping you in rose and rust rock striations for about 20 minutes until you spill out at the end of the mile-long path to take in the first peek of the imposing Treasury.
 
Knowing it’s coming around the next turn, or maybe the next, or definitely this one, leaves you feeling more like intrepid Indiana Jones than ever.
 
For more….
 
WHO IS WHO @ UJApril 2014
  
3/18/2014NoRecipient of the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering
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Distinguished Professor Ali Hasan Nayfeh, who joined the Faculty of Engineering and Technology at The University of Jordan in 2013, is the Recipient of the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering.
 
The Franklin Institute Awards recognize the fields of chemistry, computer and cognitive sciences, earth and environmental science, engineering, life science and physics through the Benjamin Franklin Medals. The Awards are among the oldest and most prestigious science awards in the world, with winners recognized for their formidable and ground-breaking contributions to science.
 
The list of The Franklin Institute Awards Laureates includes men and women who have deepened human knowledge at both the basic and the applied levels, and includes Albert Einstein, Rudolph Diesel, Marie and Pierre Curie, Thomas Edison, Jane Goodall, Orville Wright, Stephen Hawking, and Jacques Cousteau, just to name a few.
 
The Institute cited Prof. Nayfeh “for the development of novel methods to model complex engineering systems in structural dynamics, acoustics, fluid mechanics and electromechanical systems.”
 
Prof. Nayfeh earned his BS in engineering science (1962), MS (1963) and PhD (1964) in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University all in four and a half years. He has made seminal contributions to several branches of science and engineering, including solid and fluid mechanics, acoustics, nonlinear dynamics, linear and nonlinear control of engineering systems, aerospace engineering, power systems, power electronics, ship dynamics and stability, sway control of military and commercial cranes, atomic force microscopes, and micro-electromechanical systems.
 
Prof. Nayfeh is the author of several books and hundreds of research papers, and has supervised over 60 doctoral dissertations.
 
 
Video about Prof. Ali H. Nayfeh
Distinguished Professor Ali Hasan Nayfeh, who joined the Faculty of Engineering and Technology at The University of Jordan in 2013, is the Recipient of the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering.
 
The Franklin Institute Awards recognize the fields of chemistry, computer and cognitive sciences, earth and environmental science, engineering, life science and physics through the Benjamin Franklin Medals. The Awards are among the oldest and most prestigious science awards in the world, with winners recognized for their formidable and ground-breaking contributions to science.
 
The list of The Franklin Institute Awards Laureates includes men and women who have deepened human knowledge at both the basic and the applied levels, and includes Albert Einstein, Rudolph Diesel, Marie and Pierre Curie, Thomas Edison, Jane Goodall, Orville Wright, Stephen Hawking, and Jacques Cousteau, just to name a few.
 
The Institute cited Prof. Nayfeh “for the development of novel methods to model complex engineering systems in structural dynamics, acoustics, fluid mechanics and electromechanical systems.”
 
Prof. Nayfeh earned his BS in engineering science (1962), MS (1963) and PhD (1964) in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University all in four and a half years. He has made seminal contributions to several branches of science and engineering, including solid and fluid mechanics, acoustics, nonlinear dynamics, linear and nonlinear control of engineering systems, aerospace engineering, power systems, power electronics, ship dynamics and stability, sway control of military and commercial cranes, atomic force microscopes, and micro-electromechanical systems.
 
Prof. Nayfeh is the author of several books and hundreds of research papers, and has supervised over 60 doctoral dissertations.
 
 
Video about Prof. Ali H. Nayfeh
UNIVERSITY NEWSApril 2014
  
4/30/2014Yes
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The January 2014 edition of the “Webometrics Ranking of World Universities,” a ranking based on the evaluation of the web presence of Higher Education Institutions (HEI), brought good news to UJ.
 
UJ advanced 245 positions and ranked 1633 out of more than 22000 HEIs ranked worldwide.  It also ranked 492 out of more than 7500 HEIs in Asia advancing by 101 positions, ranked 14th in the Arab world, and maintained first place among Jordanian universities.
 
UJ’s website has recently undergone quantum leaps in terms of quality of content, design and services provided.  UJ’s President, Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh, hailed this achievement and stated that it comes as a result of UJ’s continued efforts to enhance its web presence by displaying its academic and research output. “It is an indication that the University’s policies and strategy to reach out to the world began to bear fruit and proves that UJ is on the right track,” he added.
 
Tarawneh also indicated that the University has recently received a three-star rating from the “QS World University Rankings” for the quality of higher education, which, according to Tarawneh, confirms UJ’s commitment to excellence. He praised the efforts of UJ’s academic and administrative staff in this regard, and urged them to implement the strategic plans set for their departments and units.
 
The January 2014 edition of the “Webometrics Ranking of World Universities,” a ranking based on the evaluation of the web presence of Higher Education Institutions (HEI), brought good news to UJ.
 
UJ advanced 245 positions and ranked 1633 out of more than 22000 HEIs ranked worldwide.  It also ranked 492 out of more than 7500 HEIs in Asia advancing by 101 positions, ranked 14th in the Arab world, and maintained first place among Jordanian universities.
 
UJ’s website has recently undergone quantum leaps in terms of quality of content, design and services provided.  UJ’s President, Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh, hailed this achievement and stated that it comes as a result of UJ’s continued efforts to enhance its web presence by displaying its academic and research output. “It is an indication that the University’s policies and strategy to reach out to the world began to bear fruit and proves that UJ is on the right track,” he added.
 
Tarawneh also indicated that the University has recently received a three-star rating from the “QS World University Rankings” for the quality of higher education, which, according to Tarawneh, confirms UJ’s commitment to excellence. He praised the efforts of UJ’s academic and administrative staff in this regard, and urged them to implement the strategic plans set for their departments and units.
 
UNIVERSITY NEWSApril 2014
  
4/24/2014No
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Increasing sustained investment in water infrastructure is crucial, HRH Prince Hassan said, calling on Arab states to establish a fund to protect the region’s scarce water resources.
 
Speaking at the “Water in the Arab World: Status, Challenges and Opportunities” Conference, the prince added that regional scientists should be brought together to strengthen existing water governance.
 
In addition, he called for the establishment of a mid-term resilience plan for the region, as an outbreak of diseases in Syria and across all the refugee camps is “inevitable”.
 
Prince Hassan, who is Chairman of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation, also criticized Arab absence from important water deliberations and negligence of water issues.
 
Prince Hassan added that despite involving Arab ambassadors, he didn’t receive any indication from the Arab states that “water is an important subject.”
 
“In referring to social tensions, we are speaking largely of undisciplined urbanization; we are speaking of arid zones,” the prince said, noting that with the help of the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, a proposal was presented to finance the establishment of a regional arid zone academy.
 
“I have yet to receive any indication of support or interest from this region,” he noted.
 
The prince said a UN conference on development goals will be held in April, with the presence of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund presidents.
 
The three-day conference which was organized by the Water, Environment and Energy Centre at The University of Jordan, assembled researchers and experts from 15 countries to address water-related challenges that are impeding the Arab region’s socio-economic development.
 
These challenges include drought, increasing demand due to growing population, low water use efficiency in the agricultural sector, high non-revenue water in the domestic sector, climate change, lack of financial resources to sustain infrastructure and management of trans-boundary water resources.
 
During the event, Minister of Water and Irrigation Hazem Nasser highlighted the importance of water demand management for the region to tackle its water crisis in light of increasing demand and shrinking resources.
 
He underscored that research centers in the Arab world should conduct extensive studies on several issues that affect the water sector in the Arab world, such as climate change and its impact on the sustainability of water resources, and the effect of the growing population due to migrations on water resources.
 
Nasser said studies indicate that the region’s water deficit is projected to triple to 130 billion cubic meters by 2030, noting that the expected deficit will necessitate projects estimated to cost Arab states $200 billion by 2030, which will place further burdens on the region in terms of raising the required funds and retrieving project costs.
 
The minister highlighted that water sources in the region are expected to drop by 20 per cent during the next two or three decades due to climate change, noting that Arab states should reconsider their conventional water strategies, which primarily rely on increasing resources and to a much lesser extent on demand management.
 
In his speech, Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh, UJ president said the conference is in line with and complements the higher education strategy in the Mediterranean basin, aims to strengthen the role of universities in the development of appropriate scientific skills and knowledge in the fields of natural resources, climate change, and renewable energy.
 
Tarawneh displayed developments in the higher education and scientific research sector over the past years, pricing the royal directives aimed at boosting special interest in higher education as an essential tool for national development and update strategies to suit the developments at the national and global levels.
 
Dr. Ahmed Salaimeh, Director of the Water, Energy and Environment Center said the center played a leading role in the development and implementation of national strategies aimed to improve water resource management in Jordan.
 
The conference, which was organized in collaboration with the Association of Arab Universities (AARU) and the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, is considered an opportunity to exchange scientific expertise; to address major challenges faced by the water sector in the Arab world.
 
 
Increasing sustained investment in water infrastructure is crucial, HRH Prince Hassan said, calling on Arab states to establish a fund to protect the region’s scarce water resources.
 
Speaking at the “Water in the Arab World: Status, Challenges and Opportunities” Conference, the prince added that regional scientists should be brought together to strengthen existing water governance.
 
In addition, he called for the establishment of a mid-term resilience plan for the region, as an outbreak of diseases in Syria and across all the refugee camps is “inevitable”.
 
Prince Hassan, who is Chairman of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation, also criticized Arab absence from important water deliberations and negligence of water issues.
 
Prince Hassan added that despite involving Arab ambassadors, he didn’t receive any indication from the Arab states that “water is an important subject.”
 
“In referring to social tensions, we are speaking largely of undisciplined urbanization; we are speaking of arid zones,” the prince said, noting that with the help of the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, a proposal was presented to finance the establishment of a regional arid zone academy.
 
“I have yet to receive any indication of support or interest from this region,” he noted.
 
The prince said a UN conference on development goals will be held in April, with the presence of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund presidents.
 
The three-day conference which was organized by the Water, Environment and Energy Centre at The University of Jordan, assembled researchers and experts from 15 countries to address water-related challenges that are impeding the Arab region’s socio-economic development.
 
These challenges include drought, increasing demand due to growing population, low water use efficiency in the agricultural sector, high non-revenue water in the domestic sector, climate change, lack of financial resources to sustain infrastructure and management of trans-boundary water resources.
 
During the event, Minister of Water and Irrigation Hazem Nasser highlighted the importance of water demand management for the region to tackle its water crisis in light of increasing demand and shrinking resources.
 
He underscored that research centers in the Arab world should conduct extensive studies on several issues that affect the water sector in the Arab world, such as climate change and its impact on the sustainability of water resources, and the effect of the growing population due to migrations on water resources.
 
Nasser said studies indicate that the region’s water deficit is projected to triple to 130 billion cubic meters by 2030, noting that the expected deficit will necessitate projects estimated to cost Arab states $200 billion by 2030, which will place further burdens on the region in terms of raising the required funds and retrieving project costs.
 
The minister highlighted that water sources in the region are expected to drop by 20 per cent during the next two or three decades due to climate change, noting that Arab states should reconsider their conventional water strategies, which primarily rely on increasing resources and to a much lesser extent on demand management.
 
In his speech, Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh, UJ president said the conference is in line with and complements the higher education strategy in the Mediterranean basin, aims to strengthen the role of universities in the development of appropriate scientific skills and knowledge in the fields of natural resources, climate change, and renewable energy.
 
Tarawneh displayed developments in the higher education and scientific research sector over the past years, pricing the royal directives aimed at boosting special interest in higher education as an essential tool for national development and update strategies to suit the developments at the national and global levels.
 
Dr. Ahmed Salaimeh, Director of the Water, Energy and Environment Center said the center played a leading role in the development and implementation of national strategies aimed to improve water resource management in Jordan.
 
The conference, which was organized in collaboration with the Association of Arab Universities (AARU) and the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, is considered an opportunity to exchange scientific expertise; to address major challenges faced by the water sector in the Arab world.
 
 
UNIVERSITY NEWSApril 2014
  
4/30/2014No
533
4
The University of Jordan Hospital received the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation as an Academic Medical Center Hospital for meeting the international health care quality standards for patient care, medical education and human subject research, and organization management. 
 
Prof. Ahmed Al-Tamimi, Director General of the Hospital, announced that the hospital obtained the accreditation after having implemented more than 1000 standards involving the level of health care provided to patients, health care continuity and sustainability, education, scientific and medical research, quality of diagnostic services, safety of medication, infection prevention, development of medical records, management of human resources, and nursing and administrative support services.
 
On this occasion, UJ’s President, Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh, reaffirmed the University’s commitment to continue supporting the Hospital in its pursuit of excellence and in maintaining its elite status in Jordan and the region.
 
Notably, the Hospital which was established in 1973 currently has 544 beds and treats nearly half a million patients annually; almost 9% of Jordan’s population. 
 
The University of Jordan Hospital received the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation as an Academic Medical Center Hospital for meeting the international health care quality standards for patient care, medical education and human subject research, and organization management.  
 
Prof. Ahmed Al-Tamimi, Director General of the Hospital, announced that the hospital obtained the accreditation after having implemented more than 1000 standards involving the level of health care provided to patients, health care continuity and sustainability, education, scientific and medical research, quality of diagnostic services, safety of medication, infection prevention, development of medical records, management of human resources, and nursing and administrative support services.
 
On this occasion, UJ’s President, Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh, reaffirmed the University’s commitment to continue supporting the Hospital in its pursuit of excellence and in maintaining its elite status in Jordan and the region.
 
Notably, the Hospital which was established in 1973 currently has 544 beds and treats nearly half a million patients annually; almost 9% of Jordan’s population.  
 
UNIVERSITY NEWSApril 2014
  
4/24/2014No
534
4
The University of Jordan has conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Management Science upon former Prime Minister, Prof. Abdul Salam Al-Majali, for his immense contributions to this field for over 50 years.
 
UJ President, Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh, recited the Council of Deans’ resolution to award the degree, highlighting Al-Majali's contributions on the national, regional and international levels in all positions held throughout his career.
 
In his speech on this occasion, Al-Majali urged universities to create environments conducive to excellence in education, research and development, stressing the importance of promoting freedom, participation, dialogue and respect among students.
 
Throughout his career, Al-Majali held several key positions including Minister of Health, Minister of Education, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Director General of the Jordanian Royal Medical Services, and President of The University of Jordan.  He also presided over the Jordanian delegation to the peace negotiations in the Middle East in 1991.
 
The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour, Jordan’s Senate President, Abdul Raouf Rawabdeh, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Prof. Khaled Touqan.
 
 
The University of Jordan has conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Management Science upon former Prime Minister, Prof. Abdul Salam Al-Majali, for his immense contributions to this field for over 50 years.
 
UJ President, Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh, recited the Council of Deans’ resolution to award the degree, highlighting Al-Majali's contributions on the national, regional and international levels in all positions held throughout his career.
 
In his speech on this occasion, Al-Majali urged universities to create environments conducive to excellence in education, research and development, stressing the importance of promoting freedom, participation, dialogue and respect among students.
 
Throughout his career, Al-Majali held several key positions including Minister of Health, Minister of Education, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Director General of the Jordanian Royal Medical Services, and President of The University of Jordan.  He also presided over the Jordanian delegation to the peace negotiations in the Middle East in 1991.
 
The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour, Jordan’s Senate President, Abdul Raouf Rawabdeh, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Prof. Khaled Touqan.
 
 
UNIVERSITY NEWSApril 2014
  
4/28/2014No
535
4
The 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report ranked UJ’s Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) 15th on the Top Think Tanks in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) list.
 
Worldwide, and by area of research, CSS ranked 55th (4th in the Arab word) on the Top Defense and National Security Think Tanks, and 47th (2nd in the Arab world) on the Top Foreign Policy and International Affairs Think Tanks lists, respectively.  
 
The Global Go-To Think Tank Index is the result of an international survey of over 1,950 scholars, public and private donors, policy makers, and journalists who helped rank more than 6,500 think tanks, 511 of which from the MENA and 40 from Jordan, using a set of 18 criteria developed by theThink Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the International Relations Program, University of Pennsylvania. 
 
The purpose of the rankings is to help improve the profile and performance of think tanks while highlighting the important work they do for governments and civil societies around the world.
 
 
 
The 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report ranked UJ’s Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) 15th on the Top Think Tanks in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) list.
 
Worldwide, and by area of research, CSS ranked 55th (4th in the Arab word) on the Top Defense and National Security Think Tanks, and 47th (2nd in the Arab world) on the Top Foreign Policy and International Affairs Think Tanks lists, respectively.   
 
The Global Go-To Think Tank Index is the result of an international survey of over 1,950 scholars, public and private donors, policy makers, and journalists who helped rank more than 6,500 think tanks, 511 of which from the MENA and 40 from Jordan, using a set of 18 criteria developed by theThink Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the International Relations Program, University of Pennsylvania.  
 
The purpose of the rankings is to help improve the profile and performance of think tanks while highlighting the important work they do for governments and civil societies around the world.
 
 
 
UNIVERSITY NEWSApril 2014
  
4/27/2014No
536
4
A team of UJ students won the first place in the community Initiative “Ripples of Happiness”; a 6-week university outreach program developed by Coca-Cola and INJAZ Al-Arab foundation. “Warm Light,” the winning project presented by the team, addresses issues related to environmental preservation through the utilization of alternative energy sources.
 
The team consisted of Rawan Tweissi, Mamoun Aouinat, Sajida Abu Qrian, Yazan Ghanem, Akramah Al Turman and Salam Wraikat. In the project, ordinary and recycled products were used to produce energy in order to reduce the cost of lighting and increase heating efficiency without resorting to electricity or fuel.
 
With the participation of 600 students, representing 43 Arab universities, this program aims to empower Arab youth and provide them with all the support they need to become active and responsible members in their communities.
 
UJ president, Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh, expressed pride in the winning team, highlighting the keenness of the University to nurturing an environment conducive to excellence, creativity and innovation among students and faculty.
 
In turn, Antoine Tayyar, Public Affairs and Communications Director, Coca-Cola Middle East, stated that the program has achieved remarkable results among Arab youth, especially in developing their social consciousness.
 
 
A team of UJ students won the first place in the community Initiative “Ripples of Happiness”; a 6-week university outreach program developed by Coca-Cola and INJAZ Al-Arab foundation. “Warm Light,” the winning project presented by the team, addresses issues related to environmental preservation through the utilization of alternative energy sources.
 
The team consisted of Rawan Tweissi, Mamoun Aouinat, Sajida Abu Qrian, Yazan Ghanem, Akramah Al Turman and Salam Wraikat. In the project, ordinary and recycled products were used to produce energy in order to reduce the cost of lighting and increase heating efficiency without resorting to electricity or fuel.
 
With the participation of 600 students, representing 43 Arab universities, this program aims to empower Arab youth and provide them with all the support they need to become active and responsible members in their communities.
 
UJ president, Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh, expressed pride in the winning team, highlighting the keenness of the University to nurturing an environment conducive to excellence, creativity and innovation among students and faculty.
 
In turn, Antoine Tayyar, Public Affairs and Communications Director, Coca-Cola Middle East, stated that the program has achieved remarkable results among Arab youth, especially in developing their social consciousness.
 
 
UNIVERSITY NEWSApril 2014
  
4/23/2014No
538
4
Four research projects submitted by UJ faculty members and researchers were selected for funding by the Scientific Research Support Fund (SRSF) at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
 
Three of the projects are in basic sciences and received a total of JOD 268.437 (US$ 379,000), while the fourth is in agriculture and veterinary sciences and received JOD 73.800 (US$ 104,000).
 
These projects were evaluated by local and international reviewers prior to being selected for funding by SRSF Board of Directors., said UJ Dean of Academic Research, Prof. Khalid Al Fawares.
 
These selected projects are: "The transformation of the bacterial community associated with coral reefs in the Gulf of Aqaba" by Dr. Nehayah Karableiah, "The stimulation mechanisms for the composition and decomposition of ammonia on the surfaces of transitional metals using the density functional theory" by Dr. Bothaina Hamad, and "An epidemic study: spread, distribution, partial study and detection of viral diseases and viruses infecting Citrus Trees in Jordan" by Dr. Neda’a Salem.
 
 
Four research projects submitted by UJ faculty members and researchers were selected for funding by the Scientific Research Support Fund (SRSF) at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
 
Three of the projects are in basic sciences and received a total of JOD 268.437 (US$ 379,000), while the fourth is in agriculture and veterinary sciences and received JOD 73.800 (US$ 104,000).
 
These projects were evaluated by local and international reviewers prior to being selected for funding by SRSF Board of Directors., said UJ Dean of Academic Research, Prof. Khalid Al Fawares.
 
These selected projects are: "The transformation of the bacterial community associated with coral reefs in the Gulf of Aqaba" by Dr. Nehayah Karableiah, "The stimulation mechanisms for the composition and decomposition of ammonia on the surfaces of transitional metals using the density functional theory" by Dr. Bothaina Hamad, and "An epidemic study: spread, distribution, partial study and detection of viral diseases and viruses infecting Citrus Trees in Jordan" by Dr. Neda’a Salem.
 
 
UNIVERSITY NEWSApril 2014
  
4/26/2014No
541
4
Along with the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, and several non-governmental organizations, The University of Jordan will be a key partner in the Jordan Competitiveness Program launched by the U.S. Agency for International Development "USAID".
 
The five-year $45 million program aims to strengthen Jordan’s competitiveness in three key sectors: information and communication technology, clean technology, and medical services and life sciences; therefore enhancing the country’s economy.
 
The Program supports private and public sector leaders and organizations in their work towards increasing competitiveness, investment, and employment.  It seeks to create 40 thousand jobs, attract $700 million in foreign direct investments, and increase exports from these sectors by 25% over the next five years.
 
Embracing some of the region’s most important health colleges, as well as the University Hospital; UJ’s participation will be focused mainly on the health and education sectors.  UJ Vice-president, Prof. Azmi Mahafzah attended the lunching event and a workshop held by USAID in November to set priorities for these Sectors.
 
 
Along with the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, and several non-governmental organizations, The University of Jordan will be a key partner in the Jordan Competitiveness Program launched by the U.S. Agency for International Development "USAID".
 
The five-year $45 million program aims to strengthen Jordan’s competitiveness in three key sectors: information and communication technology, clean technology, and medical services and life sciences; therefore enhancing the country’s economy.
 
The Program supports private and public sector leaders and organizations in their work towards increasing competitiveness, investment, and employment.  It seeks to create 40 thousand jobs, attract $700 million in foreign direct investments, and increase exports from these sectors by 25% over the next five years.
 
Embracing some of the region’s most important health colleges, as well as the University Hospital; UJ’s participation will be focused mainly on the health and education sectors.  UJ Vice-president, Prof. Azmi Mahafzah attended the lunching event and a workshop held by USAID in November to set priorities for these Sectors.
 
 
UNIVERSITY NEWSApril 2014
  
4/18/2014No
543
4
UJ Architecture Engineering students won the first and second places as well as second place bis in the Jordan Engineers Association Graduation Projects Annual Contest for university students in Jordan.
 
Students Reem Thawaba, Tamara Hamad, and Serien Ali won the first place for their project "Damyah Bridge," which was supervised by Dr. Firas Sharaf. The project revolves around redefining and reviving the "Damyah Bridge" as a border point connecting the East and West sides of the Jordan River.
 
Students Basma Al-Bashir, Sally Al-Ojailat, and Hossam Qarqash won the second place for their project "Developing the Citadel area facing the Roman Amphitheater," which was supervised by Dr. Samer Abu-Ghazaleh. The idea of the project, which occupies about six thousand square meters, revolves around reviving the area connecting the Citadel and the Roman Amphitheater utilizing modern engineering techniques.
 
The second place bis was won by students Doaa Abu Khalaf, Haneen Obeidat and Rawand Khaza'aleh for their project "Reviving Abu Nusair Water Station," supervised by Dr. Wael Al-Azhari. The project aims to develop the water station, after years of neglect, to serve the residents of the area.
 
"These achievements add to the long list of accomplishments and successes our students made in the past years, and demonstrate the high-caliber education, practical training and supervision they receive,” said Prof. Mahmoud Hammad, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology.
 
In their turn, the students stressed the importance of the guidance and support they received from the faculty members who motivated and encouraged them to create innovative scientific and practical ideas.
 
 
UJ Architecture Engineering students won the first and second places as well as second place bis in the Jordan Engineers Association Graduation Projects Annual Contest for university students in Jordan.
 
Students Reem Thawaba, Tamara Hamad, and Serien Ali won the first place for their project "Damyah Bridge," which was supervised by Dr. Firas Sharaf. The project revolves around redefining and reviving the "Damyah Bridge" as a border point connecting the East and West sides of the Jordan River.
 
Students Basma Al-Bashir, Sally Al-Ojailat, and Hossam Qarqash won the second place for their project "Developing the Citadel area facing the Roman Amphitheater," which was supervised by Dr. Samer Abu-Ghazaleh. The idea of the project, which occupies about six thousand square meters, revolves around reviving the area connecting the Citadel and the Roman Amphitheater utilizing modern engineering techniques.
 
The second place bis was won by students Doaa Abu Khalaf, Haneen Obeidat and Rawand Khaza'aleh for their project "Reviving Abu Nusair Water Station," supervised by Dr. Wael Al-Azhari. The project aims to develop the water station, after years of neglect, to serve the residents of the area.
 
"These achievements add to the long list of accomplishments and successes our students made in the past years, and demonstrate the high-caliber education, practical training and supervision they receive,” said Prof. Mahmoud Hammad, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology.
 
In their turn, the students stressed the importance of the guidance and support they received from the faculty members who motivated and encouraged them to create innovative scientific and practical ideas.
 
 
UNIVERSITY NEWSApril 2014
  
4/17/2014No
544
4
Balkees Abderrahman, a fifth year medical student, has published her first international novel "Love at the Gate" with Raider Publishing International,  a publishing company based in New York City, London and Cape Town. With authors in over ninety countries worldwide, Raider Publishing International is a multi-award winning organization that has published bestsellers on four different continents.
 
The novel addresses the mutual cultural understanding phenomenon between humans originating from different cultures, linguistic heritage, religious views, skin color and ethnic backgrounds.
 
Balkees is a well-respected student among her peers and professors for being an unconventional student who became a role model to creative Arab youth.
 
 
 
Balkees Abderrahman, a fifth year medical student, has published her first international novel "Love at the Gate" with Raider Publishing International,  a publishing company based in New York City, London and Cape Town. With authors in over ninety countries worldwide, Raider Publishing International is a multi-award winning organization that has published bestsellers on four different continents.
 
The novel addresses the mutual cultural understanding phenomenon between humans originating from different cultures, linguistic heritage, religious views, skin color and ethnic backgrounds.
 
Balkees is a well-respected student among her peers and professors for being an unconventional student who became a role model to creative Arab youth.
 
 
 
UNIVERSITY NEWSApril 2014
  
4/25/2014No
545
4
The University of Jordan, in collaboration with Columbia University Middle East Research Center (CUMERC), and with the support of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, established a new master’s program in “Development Practice” at the School of International Studies. 
 
The program, announced during a launching ceremony held at CUMERC, joins health, natural social and administrative sciences to provide professionals working in the development field with the skills and abilities required in analyzing the several challenges facing sustainable development in Jordan and the region, such as poverty, climate change and contagious diseases.
 
The program will contribute to capacity building of development practitioners, and will provide technical support and policy guidance to public and non-governmental institutions at the national and regional level.
 
Planning and International Cooperation Minister, Ibrahim Saif, hailed this achievement, stressing the importance of the new program in providing decision makers with scientific and specialized research on sustainable development.
 
UJ President, Ekhleif, Tarawneh, expressed the University’s continuous interest in developing community- based programs through networking with leading universities worldwide.
 
Columbia University Vice President for Global Centers and CUMERC Director, Safwan Masri, said that similar programs are taught in 22 universities around the world including Colombia University, and highlighted the potential contributions to Jordan’s development endeavors. 
 
Zaid Eyadat, Dean of UJ’s School of International Studies, presented the program and emphasized its adoption of the latest tools that combine theory and application. He also stated that CUMERC will assist The University of Jordan in joining the Global Master’s in Development Practice Secretariat, hosted by the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York.
 
 
 
The University of Jordan, in collaboration with Columbia University Middle East Research Center (CUMERC), and with the support of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, established a new master’s program in “Development Practice” at the School of International Studies.  
 
The program, announced during a launching ceremony held at CUMERC, joins health, natural social and administrative sciences to provide professionals working in the development field with the skills and abilities required in analyzing the several challenges facing sustainable development in Jordan and the region, such as poverty, climate change and contagious diseases.
 
The program will contribute to capacity building of development practitioners, and will provide technical support and policy guidance to public and non-governmental institutions at the national and regional level.
 
Planning and International Cooperation Minister, Ibrahim Saif, hailed this achievement, stressing the importance of the new program in providing decision makers with scientific and specialized research on sustainable development.
 
UJ President, Ekhleif, Tarawneh, expressed the University’s continuous interest in developing community- based programs through networking with leading universities worldwide.
 
Columbia University Vice President for Global Centers and CUMERC Director, Safwan Masri, said that similar programs are taught in 22 universities around the world including Colombia University, and highlighted the potential contributions to Jordan’s development endeavors.  
 
Zaid Eyadat, Dean of UJ’s School of International Studies, presented the program and emphasized its adoption of the latest tools that combine theory and application. He also stated that CUMERC will assist The University of Jordan in joining the Global Master’s in Development Practice Secretariat, hosted by the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York.
 
 
 
UNIVERSITY NEWSApril 2014
  
4/24/2014No
546
4
Academics, experts, and specialists from the public and private sectors agreed on the need to adapt policies and programs of academic institutions to the demands of the labor market.
 
This came during a workshop held by The University of Jordan in collaboration with the University of Barcelona – Spain - within the Erasmus Mundus project "LINKING MED-GULF" which is funded by the European Commission.
 
Participants stressed the importance of broadening the base of women's participation in the job market on various levels, and providing women with the needed skills which shall reflect positively on national economies.
 
They also called upon governments to provide support for the establishment of small and medium enterprises through identifying and implementing mechanisms to finance their establishment; either through partnership with the private sector or through the establishments of soft-loan funds.
 
UJ President, Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh, said at the opening of the workshop's activities that the university works to enhance employability of its students through developing their leadership, entrepreneurial and communications skills.
 
Tarawneh also pointed out that the university was awarded 5 stars on the international QS ranking of universities in the area of employability and facilities provided to students (learning environment), and the ease of access in terms of grants and services for people with disabilities.
 
Zeineb Mazouz, LINKING MED-GULF Project Director at the University of Barcelona, encouraged university students to learn other languages and improve their computer and internet, administrative and leadership skills to compete more effectively on the job market.
 
The workshop was attended by Senator Michael Nazzal, Chairman of the Jordan Hotel Association, Dr. Nick Harris, Quality Assurance Expert at the International Spanish Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, Dr. Hans-George van Liempd, President of the European Association for International Education, Rana Al-Turk, Country Director of the International Youth Foundation in Jordan; in addition to a number of participants from Sweden, Tunisia, Morocco, Oman, and Jordan, as well as a group of university students and graduates.
 
 
 
Academics, experts, and specialists from the public and private sectors agreed on the need to adapt policies and programs of academic institutions to the demands of the labor market.
 
This came during a workshop held by The University of Jordan in collaboration with the University of Barcelona – Spain - within the Erasmus Mundus project "LINKING MED-GULF" which is funded by the European Commission.
 
Participants stressed the importance of broadening the base of women's participation in the job market on various levels, and providing women with the needed skills which shall reflect positively on national economies.
 
They also called upon governments to provide support for the establishment of small and medium enterprises through identifying and implementing mechanisms to finance their establishment; either through partnership with the private sector or through the establishments of soft-loan funds.
 
UJ President, Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh, said at the opening of the workshop's activities that the university works to enhance employability of its students through developing their leadership, entrepreneurial and communications skills.
 
Tarawneh also pointed out that the university was awarded 5 stars on the international QS ranking of universities in the area of employability and facilities provided to students (learning environment), and the ease of access in terms of grants and services for people with disabilities.
 
Zeineb Mazouz, LINKING MED-GULF Project Director at the University of Barcelona, encouraged university students to learn other languages and improve their computer and internet, administrative and leadership skills to compete more effectively on the job market.
 
The workshop was attended by Senator Michael Nazzal, Chairman of the Jordan Hotel Association, Dr. Nick Harris, Quality Assurance Expert at the International Spanish Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, Dr. Hans-George van Liempd, President of the European Association for International Education, Rana Al-Turk, Country Director of the International Youth Foundation in Jordan; in addition to a number of participants from Sweden, Tunisia, Morocco, Oman, and Jordan, as well as a group of university students and graduates.
 
 
 
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