About the department
The arts and cultural activities at the Jordan
University of Science and Technology are diverse. There is always
something going on – whatever your taste, you will find exciting and
entertaining programming throughout the year. Opportunities to perform
and participate, or just to observe and be an audience member are
numerous. The variety, quality and number of arts events at the Jordan
University of Science and Technology contribute in many ways to the
whole communitys vibrancy.
This Department is responsible for student clubs,
associations, and activities related to fine arts, music, folk dance,
and others. It is also responsible for issuing the Students' Newspaper.
The Department has the following objectives:
- Stimulating and encouraging the development of hobbies among students.
- Developing and encouraging artistic talents and appreciation of arts among the students.
- Encouraging students to participate in the Jordanian, Arabic and Islamic cultural and folk activities.
- Encouraging creative work among students.
- Promoting special activities and interests among students.
- Promoting an open atmosphere for positive discussion.
- Trying to solve problems, facing students.
- Opening discussion channels between the administration and the
students as well as between the students and the local community.
- Introducing foreign students to Jordanian students and to the Jordanian tradition and culture.
- Organizing field trips inside Jordan and cultural trips inside and outside Jordan.
Blood Bank-Friends Association: This Association
includes members from the whole University who volunteer to donate blood
to be kept in the blood bank at Princess Basma Teaching Hospital in
Irbid for emergency use. Members of this Association also seek
volunteers from students and others to donate blood. Typically, this
Association organizes a one-week campaign once every year to promote its
objectives, attract new members, collect donated blood, etc.
Music: Various types of musical instruments are
available to students to enable them practice their hobbies under the
supervision of an instructor. Groups are regularly formed to play
musical instruments, sing national and traditional Arabic songs as well
as foreign songs, and to perform the Arabic national folk dance (Dabka).
These groups participate in various events and celebrations at the
Fine Arts: Students are provided with the proper
painting facilities for developing their talents and appreciation of the
arts. An instructor is available in the painting hall to train
students, supervise them, and provide any help. Exhibitions are
organized to display the students works.
Theater Activities: Different plays are performed on
campus by students and under the supervision of staff from the Deanship
of Students Affairs. The plays depict different aspects of the social
life in Jordan.
Newsletter and Magazine: (Rehab Al-Jamiah), the
University Newspaper, is issued monthly. Its purpose is to encourage the
social and cultural interaction among University members, especially
the students. It also allows students to develop their talents in
different areas, such as poetry, story writing, social science, ...etc.
The Newspaper also helps in getting the students used to the university
atmosphere by publishing the University news and covering most of the
activities of the faculty staff and students associations and clubs.
(Miraat Al-Tichnologia), the University periodical magazine, aims at
introducing the University activities and achievements to the readers
inside and outside the University. It is edited by editorial committee
formed from academic and administrative staff.