About the Center

About the Center

  • Brief 

The Center for the Study of Natural and Cultural Heritage (CSNACH) was established in September 2011. Since then, the center has focused on integrating and involving the German Jordanian University (GJU) in research and outreach projects to increase the knowledge and awareness of Jordan’s heritage and to help protect Jordan’s legacy.

CSNACH has several projects tackling different research areas such as rehabilitation, sustainable management, exploration, and conservation.
Browsing our website will give you more details about these projects. For example, the MEDSCAPE project aimed to help better land-use planning in the eastern Mediterranean region. Also, the project on Ancient Terraces enabled us to understand past methods regarding water harvest, soil protection, flood prevention, and sustained dryland agriculture. Moreover, the Phosphate Museum project aims to restore the buildings of the old phosphate mine at Russeifa, providing an educational resource on phosphate for Jordanians, as well as economic opportunities and civic pride for the people of the area.

To learn more about our projects, do not hesitate to click on the Projects tab on the left side of this page.


  • What do we offer?

    Besides the different projects conducted by the center, we also organize various lectures and events to increase the awareness of the students and other interested people.

    Moreover, we offer workshops and lectures in different disciplines, such as the terrace and Jawa workshops organized by the center. 


  • Awards

CSNACH is proud to have won second place in the 2015 El Hassan Award for Scientific Excellence.


In November 2020, the Restoration of the Ancient Nabatean Flood Control System at Petra, Jordan project won the Recognition of Excellence Award for Archaeological Site awarded by the ICCROM-Sharjah.