During the Second Forum of Rectors of the Federation of Russian and Arab universities, held in Moscow, Princess Sumaya University for Technology and Lomonosov Moscow State University signed a cooperation agreement in the fields of scientific research and the exchange of teaching and e-learning expertise.
The agreement was signed by PSUT President, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, and the Rector of Lomonosov University, Prof. Victor Sadovnichy. The aim is to establish a faculty member and student exchange program, particularly for postgraduates, between the two parties, to hold joint training workshops, and to give students of PSUT’s Engineering and Computing Schools the opportunity to undergo training and study in Russian universities.
Prof. Al-Refai spoke at the main session of the conference, which was held at Lomonosov Moscow University, about the experience of student exchange offices in Jordanian universities and PSUT’s own successful experience in this field. He pointed out that the presence of foreign students is one of the main indicators of the level of internationalization of higher education. He stressed the need to establish specialized programs for these students, because of the important role they play in allowing students to get acquainted with different cultures and exchange experiences. He also talked about the international rankings of universities.
Al-Refai went on to talk about the University’s distinguished international dimension, particularly pointing out the international accreditation obtained by all of PSUT’s Schools, and its joint programs with European and American universities. PSUT has received EU support for 41 projects, being the grant holder for five of those projects. He noted that this helps in gaining expertise in the areas of scientific research, training and the development of quality programs, as does the University’s outstanding student exchange program.
It is worth mentioning that Lomonosov Moscow State University is ranked first among Russian universities and 84th in the world.