Amman- Middle East University and Princess Sumaya University for Technology signed a joint memorandum of understanding, in order to promote academic and cultural cooperation between both sides. The President of MEU Dr. Mohammad Al Hileh represented the University, while PSUT was represented by its President Dr. Mashhoor Al Refai.
Dr. Al Hileh stressed that signing this agreement between two associated universities will unveil horizons of cooperation between Jordanian universities. The President of MEU added that this cooperation is set to promote the exchange of academic experiences to serve Jordan and uplift the universities’ educational progress. Moreover, Dr. Al Hileh praised the high reputation of Princess Sumaya University for Technology.
In his turn, Dr. Al Refai emphasized the importance of this cooperation, stating that it reflects PSUT’s keenness on establishing cooperation networks with local and international universities. The President of PSUT expressed the University’s desire to attain a true partnership and academic cooperation. This partnership is represented by unifying the capabilities of both sides to achieve ultimate results in all aspects, especially in extracurricular activities and laboratories available at each university.
Dr. Al Rifai presented a detailed overview on Princess Sumaya University for Technology. The presentation included the University’s academic programmes and international activity, especially the joint academic programmes with a number of international universities. The President of PSUT reviewed the University’s history and its unique efforts in developing Computer and Information and Communications Technology sectors in Jordan, through providing the country with academically and technically qualified graduates who meet international requirements. The University’s students’ employment percentage reached (89%) in all sectors. Furthermore, the University provided new pioneering programmes and received the European Union’s support for (38) projects of which the University manages (5) of. These accomplishments have had a positive effect on the University’s students and its academic and administrative staff, through establishing networks with European Universities and benefiting from their experiences.
The two universities agreed upon academic cooperation through exchanging teaching staff, holding lectures, and conducting joint academic researches. MEU and PSUT wish to benefit from graduate programmes available on both sides. In regards to international projects, both sides agreed on encouraging cooperation between the two universities in international projects sponsored by third parties.
Middle East University and Princess Sumaya University for Technology agreed on organizing local and international activities that serve the academic process and students. Also, the two sides agreed on holding joint training workshops and benefiting from the advanced scientific equipment available at Princess Sumaya University for Technology.
The Middle East University was founded in 2005 as a Graduate Studies University with twelve specializations. Towards the beginning of the academic year 2008-2009 the university opened twenty specializations for both Graduate and Undergraduate students with the ongoing growth in staff and students.