Amman- 5 March 2019

On February 27 and 28, 2019, the School of Management and Logistic Sciences (SMLS)- Logistics Sciences Department together with the Dual Studies Advisors from the Office for Industrial Links (OIL) at the German Jordanian University (GJU), conducted an internal Strategic Meeting on Dual Studies. The meeting was joined by GJU’s Vice President Prof. Dr. Dorit Schumann.

The meeting had a very ambitious agenda aiming to introduce the progress made in the Dual Track in Logistic Sciences, discuss the internal selection criteria for students who are joining the Dual Track within GJU, as well as the companies’ matching process, discuss the dual studies courses’ content and delivery methods,

In addition, discuss the evaluation criteria for student’s practical phases at the partner company, and within the crash courses, discuss adding a 0 CH course to evaluate each practical phase with pass or fail results, suggest lecturers for each dual studies course, discuss the bylaws draft and finally announce the next related events.

Dual studies coordinator in the Logistics Sciences Department, Dr. AbdelRahim Alsoussi, had invited to this meeting in order to update the academic staff about the latest developments and involve them in the decisions that have to be taken in order to answer open academic and administrative questions. These topics need to be clarified before starting the first Dual Studies intake in this year’s summer semester.

Dr. Wolfgang Frohberg, Head of the MOVEHET Higher Education component at giz, which supports the Dual Studies programs at GJU, gave an overview to the participants of giz activities in the field of Vocational Training and Higher Education. He introduced the ongoing activities and how the Dual Studies are embedded in the overall strategy for the sector.

By the end of the two days, all participants have been very satisfied with the positive results and specific action points that were achieved within the one and a half meeting days.

"The meeting was successful. It did establish a much-needed informational symmetry, generate ideas and helped on agreeing on some controversial points", stated Dr. Malek Alsharairi, Dean of the School of Management and Logistic Sciences (SMLS).

The meeting was also visited by representatives from other schools, which are planning to introduce Dual Studies in their own programs. 

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