The President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, received a delegation from the Public Security Directorate headed by the Assistant Director of Public Security for Administration and Logistical Support, Brigadier General Dr. Mutassem Abu Shattal. Also present at the meeting was the Royal Scientific Society’s Vice-President for Technology Affairs, Dr. Nabeel Al-Fayoumi.
Prof. Al-Refai gave a detailed presentation of the University’s most prominent landmarks, the history of its achievements and the accreditations obtained by all of its Schools. He also reviewed the European projects managed by the University and the excellence of their students, who have a strong presence in international competitions. He stated that PSUT graduates enjoy great competitiveness with employers, and that the proportion of those who obtain jobs within the first six months of their graduation stands at 90%.
Al-Refai highlighted the importance of cooperation with the Directorate in order to obtain the necessary information, data and statistics in the field of digital crime and traffic accidents, to conduct research, studies and Master's and PhD theses. This is consistent with the visions and directives of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees which stress the necessity for cooperation and integration with major national institutions.
At the beginning of the meeting, Dr. Abu Shattal praised PSUT's superiority and its relentless efforts to consolidate any cooperation that would bring benefit to Jordan and its people. He praised the good reputation that PSUT has achieved locally and globally, indicating that the visit came in line with the memorandum of understanding signed between the two parties, and to facilitate its implementation. The Directorate also hoped to agree on additional areas in which the two parties can exchange expertise, and take advantage of PSUT's capabilities and expertise.
Abu Shattal praised the strategic partnership with the University in the fields of engineering and technology, as the Directorate seeks to build strong partnerships in the fields of engineering, investigations and cyber security.
The meeting was attended by the two Vice Presidents of PSUT, the deans of the Schools, the Director of ICT at the Directorate Brigadier Hashem Al-Khasawneh, the Director of Electronic Equipment Colonel Ayman Al-Rufo’, Head of the Cyber Crime Unit Lt. Col. Raed Al-Rawashdeh, and Chairman of the Center for Innovation and Development Major Wael Al-Ataiwi, and from the Communications and Information Technology Department Capt. Medit Abu Bakr, and Captain Muhammad al-Jarrah from Preventive Security.
The delegation toured the laboratories of the King Hussein School of Computing Sciences and King Abdullah II School of Engineering, and looked at the latest hardware and software used in teaching and training.
It is worth noting that the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding in June to cooperate in the fields of consulting and scientific research, higher and technical qualification programs, exchange of expertise, benefitting from PSUT’s academic programs and courses in cyber security, the use of the University’s Criminal Evidence Lab, and training PSUT students about to graduate in engineering and computer specializations at the ICT Department. The Directorate has agree to facilitate access to the necessary information, data and statistics in digital crime, and traffic accidents, with a view to conducting research, studies and Master's and doctoral theses.