Amman- 4 January 2021

The Department of Mechatronics at GJU has been awarded to participate in FHWS-TWIN; a one-million-Euro project funded by DAAD for further development of the new study plan for Mechatronics and Artificial Intelligence in GJU towards the development of a TWIN international Robotics and Mechatronics program in a project led by University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS).

Starting from January 1st, 2022, the project will receive the sum of 1 million Euros for four years within the scope of the HAW. International Module B funding programme of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). With this programme, the DAAD is promoting the internationalization of the German universities of applied sciences, which aim to develop international curricula, digitized teaching formats and foster global university collaborations. The University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS) which has been a strategic partner to GJU will be the grant holder for this project. The total fund of the project is 1 million Euros which also marks a milestone in the internationalization history of FHWS, as it is the first time that a project with a seven-figure sum has been acquired in the context of university internationalization.

The project is carried out with five strategic partner universities and led by FHWS. These are German-Jordanian University, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology from Taiwan, University of Applied Sciences Wiener-Neustadt from Austria, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore from Pakistan and Shenzhen Technology University from the People's Republic of China. Moreover, the project will promote the development of a World TWIN network within the network of partners. The long-term goal is the worldwide establishment and creation of Mechatronics and Robotics international TWINS programs at the partner universities, which are based on the concept of bilingual teaching, English as well as German corresponding to the courses offered at FHWS. More importantly, the project will contribute to the expansion of the existing cooperation between GJU and FHWS as well as the with network of industrial partners in both universities.

It is worthy to be mentioned that the department mechatronics at GJU has recently updated the new study plan for its BSc program which is now offered under the name of BSc in Mechatronics and AI Engineering which was also developed to be harmonized with the Mechatronics and Robotics Programme in FHWS.  Professors Jean Meyer and Professor Abid Ali will be the technical project coordinators from the Mechatronics and Robotics art FHWS and Dr. Mutaz Ryalat and the head of Mechatronics Department Dr. Hisham ElMoaqet will be coordinators from GJU Mechatronics side.