The President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, received a delegation from Queen's University, Northern Ireland, headed by Professor Margaret Topping, Dean of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research. The visit was aimed at enhancing research cooperation between the two parties through joint supervision of PhD students’ academic research in the field of IT, in addition to research cooperation between faculty members of the two universities, as well as many joint academic activities.
Prof. Al-Refai explained that PSUT focuses on the international dimension in the fields of scientific research and student exchange through international agreements with several universities in the world, and has numerous joint programs with American and European universities. In addition, PSUT is currently participating in 36 European projects and is the Grant Holder for five of those projects. He also reviewed the distinguished achievements of the University, its unique programs, and its outstanding accomplishments in the course of its short history, culminating in the high standing it has attained among Jordanian and international universities.
The visiting delegation presented a briefing about Queen’s University and talked about the proposed areas in which the two universities can work together. Queen's University is willing to provide students with a discount of 20% on first year study fees, in addition to offering assistance with housing and other incentives.
Further potential opportunities for cooperation between PSUT and Queen's University were discussed, especially in the area of knowledge transfer, the University's links with the industry and business sectors, information security programs, and joint research between faculty members of the two universities. The parties also examined the possibility of PSUT’s postgraduate students undertaking one semester or a full academic year of study at Queen's University. Queen’s University is located in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was founded in 1845 and currently has 15 Schools and a student body of 23,000.
The meeting was attended by PSUT’s vice presidents, the deans of the Schools, and the Director of International Relations. The delegation from Queen's University comprised the Dean of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research and the Director of International Cooperation.