Interaction with local and national communities:
Our academic and administrative staff are qualified to make significant contributes to the local community both personally and professionally. Faculty members are engaged in various social and scientific activities that serve the local community. In addition, they conduct practical workshops and consultations in biotechnology, applied chemistry, environmental issues, radiation protection, applied linguistics and applied statistics.
However, our students are also engaged with a training program which combines classroom study and theory with extensive field internships, which give the student an opportunity to practice what they've learned and gain practical experience. Many local and national research institutes, hospitals, factories, laboratories and even banks open their doors to train our students.
The internship experience provides each student with a sound working knowledge of a variety of community service organizations, exposing the student to the problem-solving techniques and communication skills which help them in their future careers. Furthermore, community services interns gain relevant work experience thus reducing the need for prolonged on-the-job training after graduation.
Interaction with local and national high schools:
During the last four years, we launched, for the first time in Jordan, a national high- school competition in all branches of science. Each year, hundreds of young students, from most Jordanian cities and villages, are gathered in a fascinating atmosphere in JUST to practice their knowledge in the field of mathematics, physics , chemistry and biology.
These competitions aim:
To celebrate and recognize the outstanding achievement of both high schools students and teachers in the areas of science and technology by awarding hundreds of certificates, medals and awards.
To bring science to life, to show how science works, to emphasize problem solving aspects of science and the understanding of science concepts.
To develop teamwork and cooperative learning strategies among high school students.
To make science education more exciting so more students will enroll in science courses and engage in other science activities like science reading, fairs, meetings and field trips.
Results of the Biology Competition 2007
Biology High Schools National Competition (April 2007).
(500 students from 150 high schools through out the Kingdom)
Physics High Schools National Competition (April 2006).
Mathematics High Schools National Competition (April 2005).
Chemistry High Schools National Competition (April 2004).