27 Apr 2017
Fostering cooperation between Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Center in Jordan and the DAAD Center in Palestine

JUST president, Prof. Dr. Omar Al-Jarrah, received in his office the Director of the German Academic Exchange Service Center (DAAD) Center in Jordan Dr. Gabriela von Fricks and the director of the DAAD Center in Palestine Christina Stahlbuck. In this meeting, possible ways were discussed to enhance cooperation between (JUST) and (DAAD) in various scholarship programs at bachelor's, master's and doctorate levels, as well as at higher specialties in medicine and dentistry.

Prof. Al-Jarrah welcomed the delegation and gave a brief summary on the university vision, strategic goals, academic programs, research facilities, future international collaboration plans, and possible ways to increase opportunities for cooperation with various EU institutions through DAAD programs.

Prof. Al-Jarrah stated that, we at JUST, are devoted to provide our students with top quality education in all fields of science and technology, to provide a challenging intellectual environment and to invest in elite students at all levels. In this regard, the role of leading international institutions such as (DAAD) is crucial in terms of providing scholarships, granting students and staff mobility  through activating MoUs and agreements between (JUST) and German universities, as well as creating new partnerships pathways between the two sides.

Dr. Gabriela expressed her happiness to visit JUST and her admiration for beautiful and green campus and the high  education standards achieved by the university at the local and international levels, thanks to the reputation of its graduates and distinguished professors. Furthermore, she expressed her willingness to visit JUST again in the near future and give a presentation about (DAAD) programs for interested students and faculty members.

The director of the DAAD Center in Palestine, Christina Stolbuk, gave a brief summary on the opportunities for cooperation between the JUST and (DAAD) Center in order to facilitate academic and research partnerships between JUST and Palestinian universities and increase the number of DAAD fellowship holders at JUST.

The meeting was attended by Prof. Borhan Albiss, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the program Coordinator at the DAAD Center in Amman / Haneen Abu Rous.