Amman- 15 October 2020

On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, His Excellency Bernhard Kampmann, Ambassador of the German Embassy in Amman, visited the German Jordanian University (GJU), where the President of GJU, Prof. Manar Fayyad, and the Vice President for International Affairs, Prof. Ralf Rosskopf welcomed him.

The visit aimed at visiting the campus and knowing more about the latest progress and projects at the University. Prof. Manar Fayyad introduced the University since establishment, stating the applied science approach followed at GJU as German universities. She also introduced the schools and programs, academic activities, and research besides the collaboration between GJU and Germany in many aspects.

On the other hand, Rosskopf spoke about the German dimension and the distinctive transitional education with a focus on the German language to prepare the students for the German Year, where they travel to Germany to study one semester in one of the German partner universities and get an internship in the second semester in the German industry to attain a real experience in the actual market outside classrooms and laboratories.

The Director of the Office for Industrial Links (OIL), Britta Kähler, presented the Industrial Partners in Jordan and Germany, Projects and Trainings with Industry Partners, Industry on Campus, Incubation and Technology Transfer, and the dual studies.

Acting Director of the International Office (IO), Stefanie Kirsch, introduced the German Year and GJU Networks, the German Year Concept and Preparation in Collaboration with Embassy in Visa Process.

Also, the German Language Center (GLC) Director, Jacqueline Rogler, spoke about the Center’s roles, the German language exams, and cooperation with GI/TestDaF, Digital DaF Teaching, and with the Embassy, discussing some challenges in the learning process.

Representatives from the School of Applied Languages and Humanities (SAHL) also joined the meeting where they presented the School’s programs in the Bachelor and Masters the uniqueness of each program, challenges, and improvements.

At the end of the visit, the Ambassador visited the GLC and toured the campus.