The notion of establishing a biotechnology center in Jordan all started in 1998 when a team of faculty members from JUST submitted a proposal to the World Bank for the sake of bolstering research efforts in biotechnology, and for training of both graduate and undergraduate students. The fund obtained from the World Bank was used to equip the labs with state-of-the-art technologies related to biotechnology. In the year 2005, The Princess Haya Biotechnology Center was established at Jordan University of Science and Technology, commensurate withordinance number 998/2005 issued by the Council of Higher Education on March 3rd, 2005. Since the establishment of the center, Her Highness Princess Haya constantly supported the center financially and spiritually.
The Center provides faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, and regional organizations with a robust and excellent scientific infrastructure to support important experimental research in biotechnology, particularly in the fields of genomics, metabolomics and proteomics. The center comprises a total of sixteen research laboratories and occupies approximately 1,500 square meters.