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Prof. Dr. Khaled Al-Salem honored a team of students from the Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Computer and Information Technology who won first place in the Hackathon competition
13 Dec 2021

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Prof. Dr. Khaled Al-Salem honored a team of students from the Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Computer and Information Technology who won first place in the Hackathon competition that took place on 28 October 2021 among seven teams from Jordan University of Science and Technology, University of Basra and University of Duhok in Iraq, and Lentiz Institute in Netherland. The topic of the hackathon was "Bridging the gap between education and agricultural labor market". Prof. Dr. Khaled Al-Salem stated that such competitions can motivate students to find solutions to reduce the gap between university education and the labor market, which expands their ideas to create job opportunities. The competition also promotes the collaboration between Dutch institutions and regional institutions in Jordan and Iraq to build human capacities in the field of horticulture and sustainable agriculture with a focus on developing applied skills. The Hackathon competition falls within the activities of the "Make Horticultural Knowledge Work" project supported by the Orange Knowledge Programme (NUFFIC) within the institutional collaboration projects funded by the Dutch government to enhance food security.