Amman- 18 April 2019

On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, under the Patronage of HRH Princess Sumaya Bint ElHassan, the German Jordanian University (GJU) participated in the launch of Alexander Von Humboldt- Kolleg conference, Cultural Heritage: at the Intersection of the Humanities and the Science.

In her speech at the opening ceremony, the President of GJU Prof. Manar Fayyad stressed the importance of the subject where she said, “Cultural Heritage expresses ways of living developed by a community and passed on to future generations. It does not include tangible legacies but also expressions, beliefs, and values.”

Fayyad indicated the university’s contributions toward Cultural Heritage through the work of the Center for the Study of Natural and Cultural Heritage (CSNCH), which carries out projects, serve the community and preserve cultural heritage based on scientific research.

She also mentioned the establishment of Architectural Conservation master's program, which was created as a response to the need to prepare specialists who can fulfill the gap between the needs of the society to preserve its built heritage and all the values associated with that.

The conference was organized by Yarmouk University in cooperation with DAAD, UNESCO Office in Amman, and the support of the German Jordanian University.

The conference agenda continues for three days, where at the third day, GJU will host more than one hundred researchers in the School of Architecture and Built Environment (SABE) at Jabal Amman. The topic of Information and Communications Technology and Digital Cultural Heritage will be discussed.