A team of students from Princess Sumaya University for Technology won first place in the "Not Impossible / Booking Hospital Appointments Challenge" which was held in Amman, Jordan over a period of 13 weeks. 36 entrepreneurial ideas qualified for the third and final round of the competition, which was shown on the independent Ro’ya TV channel.
The PSUT team from the Department of Business Information Technology at the King Talal School of Business Technology won first place in the Booking Hospital Appointments Challenge. The team representing the University comprised of Miss Ruba Al Mahasneh (project supervisor) and students Heba Ibrahim Mohammed Khair Barwaqah, Zaid Ismail Mohammed Odeh, and Tariq Amer Mohammed Al-Turk.
PSUT’s President, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, expressed his pleasure at this accomplishment, which will be added to the University’s record of outstanding achievements. He went on to congratulate the winning team and reaffirmed the University’s focus on both academic and extracurricular activities, as well as its determination to achieve excellence in all fields in the efforts to realize the vision of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of the Board of Trustees, locally and internationally. Prof. Al-Refai promised to provide continued financial and moral support to PSUT students, their supervisors and trainers, to help them reach the top.
Dean of the King Talal School of Business Technology, Dr. Abdul Raheem Abu Al-Basal, praised the efforts of the winning team in making this accomplishment, stressing that the student is the focus of the educational process, the source of its vitality and the reason for its existence. The basic goal of the School is to prepare students to face the challenges life brings, and from that standpoint, it strives to produce graduates equipped with both theoretical knowledge and practical experience who can use those skills to build their own character and contribute to the development of society towards international standards. The School also seeks to develop the level of academic services offered to students, keeping abreast of labor market demands, by promoting the philosophy of self-learning through problem solving, lifelong learning, and transforming ideas into useful, practical projects. The Dean of the School thanked the teaching and administrative staff who devoted their efforts to encouraging students to adopt the concept of entrepreneurship and motivating them to free their ideas and employ their abilities to serve their communities.
The “Not Impossible” initiative is the first and largest brainstorming program in the Arab world dedicated to bringing together the community in solving the numerous challenges that face it. It is also a social program aimed at finding applicable creative and innovative solutions to twelve challenges currently facing Jordan.