President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, received an academic delegation from the University of Lahore (UOL), Pakistan. The visit aimed to promote academic cooperation between the two parties through the establishment of exchange programs for academic staff and students, as well as organizing joint supervision of academic research by postgraduate students in the fields of IT, business and engineering.
Prof. Al-Refai pointed out that PSUT focuses on the international dimension in the fields of scientific research and student exchange by forging international agreements with numerous universities around the world and joint programs with American and European universities. PSUT is also a participant in 40 EU projects, being the Grant Holder for 5 of those projects. He also talked about the University’s outstanding achievements, the unique programs that it has launched in the region, the string of distinguished successes made during its history, and the high standing that it has earned among Jordanian and international universities.
The delegation gave a brief presentation about the University of Lahore and proposed areas of cooperation between the two universities. The delegates expressed the desire to benefit from PSUT’s experience in international accreditation, especially the Business School’s success in becoming a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
The visiting delegation also hoped that academic cooperation could extend to their institution sending faculty members to serve sabbatical leave at PSUT.
The University of Lahore was established in 1999 and is the largest private university in Pakistan, with seven campuses located in six cities around the country. It currently has 40,000 students studying in 11 faculties, which include the faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, Engineering, Science, and Social Sciences.
Attending the meeting on behalf of PSUT were Dr. Ghaith al-Rabadi, Vice President for Scientific Research and Development, and the deans of the academic Schools. The visiting delegation included Ms. Sumaya Raoof, the daughter of the owner of UOL, Ms. Wajeeha Raoof, the Vice President for Social Affairs, and Mrs. Amara Awais, who is Director of Student Affairs and Member of the Board of Governors at UOL, as well as being in charge of the Health Professions Education Program at the University. The final member of the delegation was Ms. Shahla Akram, who leads Pakistan’s Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is the first Vice President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI).