The newly established JUST institute of Nanotechnology is the first institute in Jordan; which is specialized in nanotechnology research and education. Launching such an institute is important in innovation and stimulation of scientific research as well as promotion of research role in the different scientific fields according to both the Kingdome and the university strategic plans. This is through participating in the countries' development and enhancing the research quality nationwide.
The institute was established first as a Nanotechnology center in September 2010 to establish a closer relationship between the university, and both the public, and private sectors. Then it was transferred to an institute in order to serve the academic field with highly professional graduates from its unique master's program in NanoEngineering and Nano Science. Also, to participate in the national and international efforts toward achieving nanotechnology-based solutions to problems related to energy, healthcare, and water treatment.