After having an academic career in
different regions all over the world, I have found that the College of
Architecture and Design is exceptional. It includes academicians from
different regions, each with different culture and backgrounds, that
diversity enhances the education process vastly. In addition this
College includes three departments; Architecture, City Planning and
Design and Design and Visual Communication, which enriches the education
Since the college was established in
1986 throughout 30 years it was aiming towards the most
successful theories and principles that have evolved, moreover,
different academic standards have been introduced in order to
upscale and achieve an optimum educational target. The
academic program is now more oriented towards the environmental and
social requirements of the local society in Jordan and the Arab world.
of the main challenges in these fields is globalization; it is always a
struggle to meet modern developments without losing the essence of our
culture identity. Another major challenge is the rapid developments of
science and technology and how it is reflected in our daily life and
environment. To an extent the JUST mission emerged as a way of dealing
with such conditions, seeing Jordan as a 'diversity of influxes'.
programs at this college of architecture and design tackle
these challengers. We educate our graduates the principles as well as
preparing them more adequately into the whole concept of becoming an
Architect, designer and planner, in terms of presentation
& marketing skills, communication, creativity and critical
thinking, never disregarding the actual educational knowledge of
theories and histories. They learn about different ways of
dealing with design and planning problems and sustainability.
We always strive to reach excellence in research and
to lay the foundations of teaching our graduates to solve design
problems and encourage critical thinking.
Other factors are also
beneficial to our college programs; the location of The Kingdom of
Jordan adds value since it is in the center of the Middle East, which
again makes it a major attraction to the region.
colleges preparing for International accreditation for its program to
lead to a high raise in the educational standards of the college, which
has always maintain edits respectable reputation among other Faculties
of Architecture, both in Jordan, the Middle East and internationally.
I am very proud to join Jordan University of Science and Technology at
the College of Architecture and Design and to have added this as part of
Dean, Dr. Hikmat H. Ali