Rome, Italy. July 9-13, 2018

The faculty of the Sapienza University of Rome (UNIROMA1) hosted the GJU-led Erasmus+ DESIRE project’s steering committee meeting in Rome, Italy. In attendance were representatives from partner universities – German Jordanian University (GJU), University of Jordan (UoJ), Aswan University (AU), Technical University of Dresden (TUD), Tishreen University (TU), and University of Cyprus (UCY).

Prof. Ala’aldeen Al-Halhouli, of GJU’s School of Applied Technical Sciences and the DESIRE project’s coordinator, inaugurated the meeting with remarks on the status of the project along with the short-term and long-term goals. Dr. Al-Halhouli stressed the importance of disseminating the DESIRE project’s outcomes to all interested stakeholders.

The DESIRE project is nearing its conclusion with a main objective of creating teaching modules to be implemented by beneficiary institutions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region under the supervision of their European Union (EU) counterparts. Training of Trainers (ToT) sessions on “Climate Effects, Environmental Management, and Sustainable Development” and “Health, Well-being, and Environmental Quality” followed the steering committee meeting to guarantee proper implementation of the teaching modules and the utilization of an e-learning online platform.

The Development of Higher Education Teaching Modules on the Scio-Economic Impacts of renewable Energy Implementation (DESIRE) project was an inception of Erasmus+ at the German Jordanian University and is funded by the European Union.