The center was established to strengthen the relationship between JUST and both the public and the private sectors.
Queen Rania Al-Abdullah Center for Environmental Science & Technology (QRACEST) mandate is to participate in the national and international efforts toward achieving sustainable development by preserving the environment and its natural resources against improper use/overuse and pollution in an integrated manner, that takes into consideration economic growth and other factors, through education, research and services.
The center’s main objectives fall within the following domains:
Education and Training
-Devise and offer work-specific training courses and vocational training modules for managers and professionals in industrial, public sector and local governing councils.
-Organize seminars, workshops and public lectures on issues pertaining to the environment.
-Promote effective environmental education programs in high schools, colleges and universities.
-Promote environmental literacy within communities.
-Conduct applied research with the specific objectives of dealing with environmental needs and local problems identified either by the private or public sectors.
Services and Consultation
-Perform environmental auditing for local industry and corporation.
-Prepare and write environmental impact statements for industrial and infra-structure projects.
-Provide laboratory and consultancy services in environmental impact assessment and auditing.
-Participate in national, regional and international meetings and conferences on the environment.
To become an internationally and regionally recognized Center for environmental research, services and consultaion
To participate in the national and international
efforts towards achieving sustainable development by preserving the
environment and its natural resources against improper use/overuse and
pollution in an integrated manner that takes into consideration economic
growth and other factors through education, research and services.