The President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, held a meeting with the University’s students from sister countries. This meeting reflects the importance given by the University to its international students, who come from a number of Arab and other countries. It is one of a series of periodic meetings carried out between the PSUT administration, represented by Prof. Al-Refai, and the faculty members, employees, and students of the University.
To open the meeting, Prof. Al-Refai welcomed the visiting students, calling them ambassadors for Jordan and the University in their home countries. He talked about the University's excellent record and how it has joined the ranks of renowned international universities by offering disciplines which are unique in Jordan and the region. He also mentioned that PSUT graduates are now occupying top jobs around the world in the fields of IT, engineering and programming, and that students from the University had undergone training at the US space agency NASA, Airbus, and Toshiba in Japan, as well as taking top positions in international and national programming competitions. Also in attendance were the deans of the Schools, the dean of Student Affairs, and the dean of Admissions and Registration.
Prof. Al-Refai pointed out that the University offers a wide range of services through the Office of International Student Services, which is overseen by the Deanship of Student Affairs, the Deanship of Admissions and Registration, and the Department of Public Relations. These services include help in obtaining entry and exit visas for the purpose of study, annual residence permits, and finding suitable student accommodation.
The President also emphasized that the international students should contact the Deanship of Student Affairs to learn about the wide range of extracurricular activities available at the University, in addition to taking part in the annual international student festival which is organized by the Deanship of Student Affairs.
Prof. Al-Refai made it clear that foreign students have the right to apply for incentives and grants, as is the case for Jordanian students, and that they are included in the University’s various agreements and memorandums of understanding covering student exchange programs.
At the end of the meeting, the President listened to comments and answered questions from the international students.
During the coming week, Prof. Al-Refai will also be meeting with the University’s new students, where he will deliver a lecture entitled "Introduction to Community Science, Technology and Ecology".