Amman- 18 March 2019

A delegation from the National Bureau for Academic Accreditation and Education Quality Assurance (NBAQ) in Kuwait visits the German Jordanian University (GJU) to view the accreditation system at the university and to have an overview of the university and the majors.

During the visit, the delegation met the president of GJU Prof. Manar Fayyad, and the vice president, Prof. Atef Kharabsheh, Director of Admission and Registration Department Dr. Ahmad Barghash and Director of Accreditation and Quality Assurance Department Dr. Anas Atieh.

During the meeting, Fayyad presented an overview of the university and the majors, noting that the university is currently moving towards the German Accreditation System for some majors, especially Engineering and Administrative majors.

She added that the university focuses on the quality of education, so that the labor market is supported by qualified graduates with high skills and competencies that suites with the needs of the labor market and to reduce the unemployment rate.

Atieh reviewed the general conditions for the admission of students at the university and the most important features of the university, such as the German year in which students are sent to Germany for one year in the penultimate year to study at one of the German university partner, as well as getting training opportunities in German companies or factories. Pointing out to the partnerships that the university holds with the German institutions that receive German students and academic staff within the programs of "Flying Faculty", “Train the Trainers” and “Students Cultural Exchange".

He also referred to the role of the university in developing non-traditional programs such as, Dual Studies Programs in Logistics Science, which is the first of its kind in Jordan in cooperation with the Industrial Sector. The program contributes to enrichment of academic education within the university through the practical and training stages that students experience with companies participation in this program.

On the other hand, Barghash said that “about 15% of the students are expatriates from several countries such as UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain”. Noting that the university is constantly seeking to increase this number, which gives a cultural diversity.

Several issues were discussed, such as scientific research conducted by faculty members and participation in international conferences.

The delegation included from the Director of NBAQ Dr. Hamad Al-Adwani, the Responsible of Academic Affairs Khalid Hamdan and members of NBAQ: Dr. Khaled Al-Saad, Farih Al-Enezi and Hamed Al-Hamdi. In addition to the Cultural Annex in Jordan Bader Al-Mutairi.