Amman- 23 June 2019

Bonn — The President of the German Jordanian University (GJU), Prof. Manar Fayyad has been elected as a Member of the German Academic Exchange Service “DAAD” Board of Trustees starting 2020-2023, following a vote by the Organizations’ Board of Trustees on June 18, 2019.

Prof. Manar is the first and only foreign member of the world famous DAAD, and she was nominated by the DAAD members.

DAAD is the world’s largest funding organization of its kind, supporting over 100,000 German and international students and researchers around the world each year.

The organization’s Board of Trustees supports the Executive Committee in matters of fundamental importance to the organization and is entitled to file motions with the General Assembly.

About DAAD

The DAAD is a registered members association made up of German institutions of higher education and student bodies. Since it was founded in 1925, more than 1.9 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. DAAD supports the internationalization of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, provide developing countries with best practices in establishing universities and advises decision makers in the area of cultural, educational and developmental policy.

DAAD provides young people with the opportunity to gain international academic and research experience in Germany as well as worldwide.


About GJU

The German-Jordanian University (GJU) is a public university located in Mushaqar-Amman. It was founded in 2005 by a Royal Decree, in accordance with a memorandum of understanding reached between the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The University was modelled on the German applied-sciences model, characterized by their focus on putting knowledge into practice and on promoting knowledge transfer. GJU aims to play a significant role in promoting links between Jordan and Europe, particularly Germany. By taking advantage of the best educational practices in both Jordan and Germany, the University has positioned itself as a leader in its field.