Amman- 30 September 2019

On Sunday, September 29, 2019, The International Office at the German Jordanian University (GJU) organized a welcome meeting for the new incoming students of cultural and scientific exchange who represent a number of German universities and spend a full semester in the university according to their specializations.

In the presence of the Vice President for International Affairs Prof. Dr. Ralf Roßkopf, the Dean of School of Natural Resources Engineering and Management (SNREM) Dr. Arwa Abdelhay, the Dean of School of Applied Medical Sciences (SAMS) Dr. Adnan Al-Lahham, the Director of International Office (IO) Jens Hegemann, a representative of the Office for Industrial Links (OIL) Simone Strasburger and a number of faculty members.

This meeting aims at welcoming students and introducing them to the procedures, regulations and instructions followed at the university. In addition to the programs, specializations available and the study environment in general.

Roßkopf pointed out that GJU is a bridge linking Jordan and the Arab world to Germany and the West in general, adding that GJU is one of the best universities in the world with its graduates, programs and specializations. He pointed out that it was built in the same way as the German universities in Applied Sciences, which harmonizes between theoretical science and scientific application.

He also encourages students to make friendships with their colleagues in order to learn more about the culture, customs and traditions in Jordan.

Hegemann pointed to the most important characteristics of the university, including the German dimension of the German year to which the university attaches great importance, ranging from language teaching to the conclusion of academic and industrial partnerships with German universities and companies. He also stressed the importance of effective communication and integration with university students.

Representatives from OIL and IO reviewed the services and activities they provide to students, showing them the right channels of communication when needed.

The program includes, in addition to the study, training courses to learn the Arabic language and culture, training opportunities in the commercial sector, in addition to a program of activities and trips to familiarize the German students with Jordan's history, civilization, tourist attractions and archaeological sites.