Princess Sumaya University for Technology and Princess Tharwat UniversityCollege have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the exchange of knowledge and expertise. President Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai signed on behalf of PSUT, while the College was represented by its Dean, Dr. Sheren Hamed.
Prof. Al-Refai welcomed this cooperation, saying that it reflects the extent to which national academic institutions are willing to work in partnership, and enhances the level of leadership and excellence. He gave a summary of the University’s most prominent achievements, mentioning its joint programs with universities in EU countries and the USA, all of which meet with the directives of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, and her determination to strengthen international ties with a view to placing PSUT firmly among the ranks of prestigious universities.
Al-Refai pointed out that PSUT is prepared to put its staff and expertise at the disposal of the College, in addition to providing it with assistance in developing new academic programs. The University will also provide the College with technical support to promote the use of technology in teaching practices in its various disciplines, and help in the development and implementation of selected programs, bringing them into line with labor market needs and priorities. In addition, grants will be given to graduates of the College who wish to bridge into the University, according to the rules and criteria set for this purpose.
Dr. Hamed and the accompanying delegation expressed their pleasure in this cooperation, and their pride in the achievements of PSUT, praising its expertise in the fields of academic programs, capacity building and extracurricular activities. The MoU will provide the College with a unique opportunity to provide a distinctive model for intermediate university education in Jordan.
Dr. Hamed went on to explain that the College receives the continuous attention of HRH Princess Tharwat El Hassan, and stressed its work on comprehensive applications consistent with the needs and priorities found in the national strategy for human resources development, with emphasis on partnerships and networking in the sectors of education, employment and entrepreneurship, in addition to providing quality education based on renewable knowledge, as well as technical and technological skills.
The signing of the memorandum was attended by PSUT’s Vice President for Research and Development, Dr. Ghaith Rabadi, the Dean of Admissions and Registration, Dr. Abdul Ghafoor Al-Saidi, the Dean of the King Talal School of Business Technology, Dr. Abdul Rahim Abul Basal, the Vice Dean of the King Hussein School for Computing Sciences, Dr. Mustafa Al-Fayoumi, the Head of the Service Course Coordination Unit, Dr. Ayman Yassin, and the Head of the Technical Services Department at the El Hassan Library, Shadi Hameedat. The agreement covers the organization of training courses, workshops, lectures, and the participation of students from the College in some of the events and activities run by the University,
The delegation from the College included Dr. Abdullah Al-Ababneh, a member of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Fatima Al-Abdallat, Vice Dean, Dr. Saleh Al-Tamimi, Director of the Business Administration and Accounting Program, Omar Al-Hawashin, Director of the Applied Arts Program, and Nermin Al-Nabulsi, representing the Young Muslim Women’s Association.
Princess Tharwat University College is a non-profit organization, founded in 1980 under the umbrella of the Society to equip Jordanian women with the knowledge, skills and guidance to facilitate their entry into the labor market and increase their involvement in civic life. The College offers specializations leading to an intermediate degree in Business Administration and Accounting, Associate Medical Professions (Nursing, Pharmacy, and Medical Records), Graphic Design, Languages, Information and Library Management.