The President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, said that the departure of some outstanding students from traditional disciplines represents a positive milestone that breaks with the prevailing thinking in society, and constitutes a promising start for building an economy that can keep pace with the spirit of the times.
In a meeting with a number of high school graduates who have enrolled at PSUT for the next academic year, Al-Refai expressed his satisfaction with the students' willingness to study majors that belong to the future and keep pace with its actual needs, affirming that the University’s achievements at the local and international levels lie behind this demand.
The President indicated that PSUT, under the directives of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of its Board of Trustees, touches in its offered specializations the needs of the new market, builds partnerships with major international educational institutions, takes care of students’ creativity, appreciates their efforts, and takes care of them along their educational and life’s path, and focuses on enhancing their skills.
The President called on students not to rely on the good results that they obtained in high school, but rather urged them to make their best efforts, to forge their own way to globalization, stressing that the windows to this trend are open, saying: "The race for excellence has no limits, and the successful must remain on the racetrack."
New students Faisal Anqur and Omar Al-Rifai indicated that PSUT's great reputation made them turn to it specifically, calling it the dream university.
Dana Al-Taher, who scored 100%, expressed her great happiness at her enrollment in PSUT, explaining that she visited the University five years ago, accompanied by her classmates. The President of the University honored her then, and from that day she set her sights on being a student in this academic edifice.
Student Muhammad Ramadan indicated that his family wanted him to study Medicine, but his passion for electronics engineering and his insistence that he could excel in it made them give their blessing to his choice.
Two students, Marwan Al-Morli and Muhammad Al-Mady, said that they will focus on the skills they will learn at PSUT to achieve their ambitions.
Badr Al-Hassan said that he had intended to study dentistry, but he realized at the last moment that the world was heading to technology and its branches, so PSUT was his first choice.
Lynn Shawky said that, through her monitoring of the labor market, she noticed the demand for PSUT graduates, and thus she wanted to enroll in the University to be a part of its success and distinction.
Freshman students Nour Darwaza and Al-Walid Alameh affirmed that they would put the same effort needed to study Medicine into the study of technology, and would go on to help society in this vital, ever-changing field.
The halls of PSUT’s Deanship of Admissions and Registration are witnessing a great turnout by high school graduates to enroll for the 2020/2021 academic year, including hundreds of outstanding students, and those who achieved full high school grades.
The University is currently striving towards competition at the international level, obtaining advanced positions in international university rankings, creating a Center of Excellence in Cyber Security, launching PhD programs in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration, and other qualitative “remote” programs at both Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. It is also working to increase the number of partnerships with the private sector, raise the proportion of graduate students, and strengthen the foundations of scientific research.
Moreover, all of PSUT’s Schools have obtained the two American accreditations: ABET and AACSB. The University won second and third places in the Crown Prince Award for Best Government Service Application for the year 2020 and, according to the QS World Rankings 2020, PSUT ranked first in Jordan and 16th in the Arab region regarding the ratio of the number of scientific research works published compared to the number of faculty members. The University is also the recipient of a number of awards in international programming competitions.