Amman- 22 May 2019

Prof. Manar Fayyad the President of the German Jordanian University (GJU) had fruitfully taken part at two of the DAAD Forums of the Universities of Applied Sciences in Berlin with the participation of many highly ranked representatives from the education sector worldwide. Her participation had been covered in the DAAD May 2019 special edition news magazine for science and society. See the full article below.

Forum of the Universities of Applied Sciences; Internationalization in Many Directions

One of the many emphasis and recommendations is to advance the transnational learning offerings of many major specialized universities of Germany In order to step up the mobility capabilities of the students in these universities as well as putting the universities on a more international level.

Consequently, other international partners of these universities will also profit from their specialized model in learning like the German Jordanian University

The most fundamental basis about the GJU is its ability to comprehend what is important for its graduates in the job market respectively from its German counterpart which comes from the University of Magdeburg. Therefore, and according to the president Manar Fayyad, 85 percent of GJU graduates find jobs within 6 months after their graduation, which is unnatural in an economic environment such as Jordan.

The internationalization program works on many levels; on one level the DHIK Is linked with 28 German universities and a Swiss one. On another level, the Swiss university is linked with outside universities for engineering sciences in China and Mexico.

Professor Dieter Leonhard, President of the University of Mannheim, says that the internationalization program is very compelling, even for the small universities that find it very easy to dedicate themselves to this subject.  A great example and consideration of this is the Chinese German University of Applied Sciences (CDHAW).

Furthermore, President Manar Fayyad also explains the necessity to convince their industrial partners that it is not only for the benefit of the Universities, but also for them. She strongly believes in the German Jordanian Collaboration as it allows the exchange of learning, better researches and the overall satisfaction of both countries.

To view the article in Germany, please click here.