The Public Security Directorate and Princess Sumaya University for Technology signed a memorandum of understanding that opens new horizons for cooperation between them in the fields of consulting and scientific research, advanced technical habilitation programs, and exchange of expertise.
The memo was signed at the PSD headquarters by the Assistant Director of Public Security for Administration and Logistics Support, Brigadier General Dr. Mutassem Abu Shattal, and the President of PSUT, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai. Also present were Vice President of the Royal Scientific Society, Dr. Nabeel Al-Fayoumi, Vice President of PSUT, Prof. Arafat Awajan, and the deans of the Schools.
Abu Shattal praised the University’s excellence and its unceasing efforts to enlist all possible cooperation that serves to bring benefit to Jordan and its people. He also praised the positive reputation the University has succeeded in building both nationally and globally.
Abu Shattal said that the memorandum will act as a building block for future cooperation with the University, and that he looks forward to visiting it soon to discuss further aspects of cooperation and exchange of expertise, and to benefit from its academic and technological capabilities.
Abu Shattal stated that extensive cooperation with the University was possible via the Center for Innovation and Development established by the Directorate, which is working to set up smart security centers with the aim of facilitating citizen services, remote investigation, and other projects of a technological nature that the University can help in implementing.
Prof. Al-Refai praised the PSD’s efforts, expressing his pride in its capabilities and its keenness to support its work with the best of modern technology. He stated that the University is looking forward to exchanging expertise cybersecurity, especially in the field of information security and digital crime.
Al-Refai also indicated that the agreement is consistent with the visions and directives of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees regarding the necessity of cooperation and integration with major national institutions. He recognized the major role that the Royal Scientific Society plays in lending real support to the University in implementing its programs and supporting it with the available expertise and capabilities.
The memorandum includes cooperation in the field of training PSUT students in Engineering and Computing majors, especially those who are due to graduate in ICT specializations, and facilitating 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.
The MoU also covers cooperation in the provision of lectures, workshops, and specialized courses for PSUT students, according to the training plan of the Institute of Communications and Information Technology, in a manner that does not conflict with the courses available at the Consultancy and Training Center.
The MoU also includes providing the opportunity for PSD officers to benefit from the programs offered by the University and courses in cybersecurity, especially those held at the University's Criminal Evidence Laboratory.
PSUT offers pioneering technological programs such as the Master’s of Information Security and Digital Criminology, the Master’s of Data Science, the Cyber Security Diploma (joint with the University of Arizona in the US), the Bachelor’s of Cyber Security, the Bachelor’s of Network Security Engineering, the Bachelor’s of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, and the PhD program in Computer Science.