Amman- 11 May 2022

A delegation from The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) central, independent research funding organization in Germany, visited the German Jordanian University (GJU) to discuss ways of collaboration in Scientific Research and the DFG initiative to reach out to universities of applied sciences (UAS) whose application-oriented research is highly regarded in an international context.

The President of GJU, Prof. Ala’aldeen Al-Halhouli, stated the university’s interest in the DFG initiative and collaboration as GJU is based on establishing and strengthening links between Jordan and Germany in all possible ways.

Dr. Al-Halhouli briefed the delegation on the applied sciences approach at GJU and its mission. In addition, Dr. Al-Halhouli mentioned the Deanship of Scientific Research plan and accomplishments regarding the applied research and research clusters.

 The DFG delegation, which consisted of the Director of DAAD Regional Office Amman, Benjamin Schmäling, the Head of Division of International Affairs, Dr. Jorg Schneider, Dr. Jennifer Groau, and Ute Stotz, expressed their interest in collaborating with Jordan. They mentioned the strong relationships between both countries and their desire to strengthen it further, especially after the success of the DFG’s virtual matchmaking meeting “Water nexus research – challenges and strategies for a sustainable issue” that was held in February with the participation of GJU.

The meeting was attended by the Vice President for International Affairs at GJU, Prof. Ralph Ralf Roßkopf, the Dean of Deanship of Scientific Research, Prof. Samer Al-Gharabli, the Dean of the School of Natural Resources Engineering and Management (SNREM), Dr. Qasem Abdelal, and Dr. Muna Hindiyeh from SNREM.

*The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is the central, independent research funding organization in Germany. It serves all branches of science and the humanities by funding research projects at universities and other research institutions.

The DFG promotes excellence by selecting the best research projects on a competitive basis and facilitating national and international collaboration among researchers.