Under the patronage of Prof. Saeb Khraisat, President of Jordan University of Science and Technology, JUST organized a ceremony honouring the graduate students who are granted scholarships from the European Union, which is supervised by the German Academic Exchange Authority DAAD through the EDU-SYRIA program in cooperation with the German Jordanian University.
Dr. Khraisat welcomed the project team and the students, and said that the university has distinguished relations with the European Union and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) through mutual cooperation, hoping that this cooperation will continue to help students as well as developing new scientific research opportunities. He pointed out that the university is taking initiatives to help students during the educational process and fulfils their needs, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. He urged students to work hard and put more efforts on their study to achieve their goals in helping their families and become more effective in the society.
The director of the Regional Office of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Mr. Benjamin Schmailing, expressed his happiness to meet the students in face and he said that DAAD is ready to assist students for pursuing their studies and to enhance their skills to become ready for the labour market.
The director of the EDU-SYRIA project from the German Jordanian University, Dr. Dhia Al-Din Abu Tair, said that the project began in 2015 in three stages targeting Syrian refugee students and vulnerable distinguished Jordanian, he thanked JUST for its cooperation and its effective role in the project. He said that the project initiated the distribution of laptops to distinguished students in the third stage in order to help them to continue their online learning programs that became a reality in light of the COVI-19 pandemic.
Prof. Mahmoud Al-Refaei, the project coordinator and Dean of the Graduate Studies faculty at JUST, indicated that the university hosts approximately 300 postgraduate students who are granted scholarships from the program during the three stages distributed over the various master's programs at the university.
At the end of the ceremony, the laptops are distributed to eligible students, which includes 39 students from JUST and 22 from Yarmouk University from the total of 370 computers that will be distributed to the targeted students in the other participated Jordanian universities.