Yarmouk President discusses deepening academic cooperation with US Universities

05-06-2024 07:28 PM

Ammon News - The President of Yarmouk University, Professor Islam Massad, confirmed that the University is proceeding locally, regionally, and internationally relying on an ambitious strategic plan based on building on previous achievements and moving towards the future with a renewed vision based on modernization and development in various academic fields.

He explained, during his visit to the headquarters of the Jordanian Embassy in Washington, D.C. and meeting with Ambassador Dina Kawar, on the sidelines of his participation in the EduData Summit titled “Artificial Intelligence and Digitally Enhanced Education,” which was organized by Quacquarelli Simonds QS, that Yarmouk University is keen to expand its network of relationships with various leading universities around the world, especially American universities and academic institutions due to their standing and scientific reputation.

At the same time, Massad presented the cultural and educational development created by Yarmouk University at the level of Irbid Governorate and the Northern Region of Jordan, acknowledging the University’s determination to support and promote the Jordanian society and culture the national, Arab and international levels.

He also pointed to the academic specializations and programs that distinguish Yarmouk University at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, stressing that the University attaches special value to the development of study programs that keep pace with the latest scientific developments. Massad also mentioned the possibility of increasing the number of international students studying at Yarmouk in programs like the Arabic Program for Speakers of Other Languages (APSOL) at the Language Center.

He also stressed the importance of providing opportunities for academic exchange between Yarmouk University and American universities for students and members of the teaching and administrative and promoting joint research projects that serve the Jordanian society.

For her part, Kawar appreciated Massad’s visit, as it represents the embassy’s relationship with one of the distinguished Jordanian academic and research institutions, stressing the importance of the visit to search for mechanisms that can deepen scientific and research cooperation between American universities and academic institutions and Yarmouk University in a way that serves Yarmouk’s progress and brings positive benefits to its students from all faculties and programs.

She then pointed to the interest of the Jordanian Embassy in Washington and its constant keenness to engage with networking American-Jordanian universities, expressing the embassy’s readiness to cooperate in this regard by facilitating channels of communication between Yarmouk and American universities.

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