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JORDAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MARCH NEWSLETTER

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JUST and the University of Jordan signed a medical agreement. JUST holds a workshop on Microsoft Apps JUST President Meets Professor Saliba Global Chemists' Code of Ethics Field Trip for Students from the Faculty of Engineering

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Internationalization and External Cooperation

Talks between JUST and the Nigerian State of Katsina A Small and Medium-Enterprises (SME) promoting EU consortium visits JUST Delegates from HP visits JUST President of JUST Meets with a Number of Arab Cultural AttachĂŠs President of JUST Meets EU Delegation Cooperation between JUST and Zain Jordan

Research Activities

Consultative Center for Science and Technology Dr. Mohammad Irshidat Dr. Khaled Mayyas

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Students' activities

Pharmacist Guide OATH TAKING CEREMONY STUDENTS UNION ELECTION 2017 JUST Marks the 49th Anniversary of the Al-Karamah Battle

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Field Trip for Students from the Faculty of Engineering at JUST Social Responsibility

KAUH and JTV interactive forum on Media role in Health awareness Donation Dinner for Students at the Faculty of Medicine Training Workshop on the Hydroponic Green Farming in JUST Campus A smile of hope initiative

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News In Brief

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Alumni

Professor Ahed Al-Wahadni

JUST Participation in the 10th QS WorldClass Summit in Taipei QS International universities ranking announces the latest results

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CONTENTS 03

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Teaching and Learning


J ordanian with pride U nparalleled search for excellence S tudents as the focal point T endency to be the best among its peers

JUST ISSUED by President’ Office Editor-in-Chief: Professor Rami J. Oweis

Academic Development and Quality Assurance Center

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BUILDING FUTURE LEADERS


President message to the media, shows a clear commitment to excellence, clearly defined goals supporting the vision and a realization of the quick wins and strategic edges JUST is enjoying with the modern leadership styles.

Jordan University of Science and Technology’s advancement in international ranking proof of steady achievement — Al-Jarrah AMMAN — Since its establishment over 30 years ago, the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) has strived to be a leading academic institution and one of the top-ranked higher education institutions internationally, a university official said. JUST President Omar Al Jarrah said the university seeks academic excellence and competitive performance with leading academic institutions around the world. In an interview with The Jordan Times via e-mail, Jarrah said JUST's advancement in university world rankings is a proof of a steady achievement of these ambitions. According to the QS World Universities Rankings, JUST came in second at the Jordanian level and in the 650-700 category at the international level. The university, located in the northern governorate of Irbid, made it to the 351-400 range internationally in the fields of engineering — mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing — and in the 451-500 category for medicine.


JUST has also been ranked first in Jordan and in the range 601-800 at the international level by the Times Higher Education Rankings, as well as 119th among emerging economies' universities. The university also ranks number one in the webometric national rankings. The "Webometrics Ranking of World Universities" is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones CientĂ­ficas, the largest public research body in Spain. Jarrah explained that the university has also developed all of its own ICT services and has recently developed an online examination system to which instructors can add essay, multiple choice and listening questions, as well as graphics and equations. A major milestone for the university was the establishment of a nanotechnology institute, "which, we hope, will serve as the nucleus for a national center for research and development in the diverse fields of nanoscience and technology", Jarrah added. Another important step, he continued, was the establishment of the Centre of Excellence for Innovative Projects, as well as hosting world-class research centers, namely the Princess Haya Biotechnology Centre and the Pharmaceutical Research Centre. Established in 2002, King Abdullah University Hospital, which is affiliated to the university, has also secured several national and international accreditations for its medical and administrative departments. Since its establishment, the university, which has enrolled 57,000 students, has invested nearly JD50 million in sponsoring scholars to pursue postgraduate studies at top universities around the world. According to Jarrah, the university still aspires to improve its achievements. Its new strategic plan (2016-2020) includes several strategic goals, one of which concerns the advancement of the university's position in international rankings through improving the quality of education, research and administrative performance, its academic reputation as well as adapting program of study to job market's variables.

Prof. Omar Al-Jarrah President of JUST


Teaching and Learning

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JUST President Meets Professor Saliba, Professor of Architecture, Urban Design & Planning at American University of Beirut

Professor Saliba from the American University of Beirut delivered a lecture entitled “Urban planning in the Arab world� to the faculty of Architecture and design students. The lecture touched upon the importance and role of urban planning in architecture and city planning in the Arab world through a presentation of a study concerned with the relationship between western theories and Arab concept for urban and environmental planing. The lecture also discussed the uniqueness of the Arab cities identity and the influential accelerating changes especially in the postwar era. The lecture was attended by the academic staff and students of the faculty of Architecture and design.

JUST holds a workshop on Microsoft Apps JUST with a clear focus on its vertical and horizontal strategic integrations and believing in the synergy that will be brought along by providing training for internationally recognized championships Teaching and learning as it strategic pillar, JUST held a workshop on Microsoft App. The college of Computer and Information Technology organized a training workshop on the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship- Second National Competition (MOS 2017) in cooperation with Eqra Tech. The workshop included a set of lectures highlighting topical trends in information and computer technology such as cloud computing and web development, and latest development platforms. Such workshops are in line with JUST strategy in building a close relationship with the private sector and maintain alignment with the industry. During the workshop, the representative of Eqra Tech., Ms. Bayan Alsaudi, held a Q&A session with students. A special ceremony was held after the competition were the top student from each of the three competition tracks received an invitation to participate the world championship to be held in August, 2017 in Florida, USA. Moreover, the top 120 students in the national competition received certificates from Microsoft


JUST and the University of Jordan sign a medical agreement

JUST with a clear focus on its vertical and horizontal

strategic integrations and believing in the synergy that will be brought along by joining equally well positioned universities, with Teaching and learning as it strategic pillar, JUST and the University of Jordan signed a medical agreement. JUST and the University of Jordan (UJ) signed a cooperation and complementary medical agreement between the two colleges of medicine along with their attached university hospitals. The agreement, signed on behalf of JUST and UJ by Professor Omar Al-Jarrah and Professor Azmi Mahafza, respectively, aims at achieving integration, coordination, and exchange of expertise between the two parties in all medical avenues. The agreement spans all medical services including checkup, diagnosis, therapy, medical procedure and operations, laboratory and radiology reports, and consultancies provided by their constituent medical staff, among other services.

Moreover, attention to scientific research, training, residency and degree programs was emphasized, in addition to technical, nursing, and supportive services. The agreement covers all individuals included in the medical insurance from both universities. Professor Mahafza reiterated the importance of strengthening cooperative ties between the two universities, and supporting their academic endeavors toward promoting and elevating the status of the national higher education sector and the graduates. In his turn Professor Al-Jarrah pointed out the leading role that the two universities play in harnessing the great potential and capabilities of our students in a high quality and safe environment. Thus, producing potent graduates of high caliber and self-dependence ready for the Job market.


Global Chemists' Code of Ethics: Making Positive Change Happen As part of the chemistry department's activities and in collaboration with the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Jordanian Chemical Society (JCS), a presentation about "Global Chemists' Code of Ethics (GCCE)" was delivered by Dr. Muna Abu Dalu on March 16th 2017. More than 150 graduate and undergraduate students and faculty members attended the presentation. The presentation aims at promoting a positive perception, public understanding and appreciation of chemistry. This can be done through research, innovation, teamwork, collaboration, community outreach, and high ethical standards. The presentation covered the role of chemistry professionals in mentoring, and advocating of the safe and secure application of chemistry to benefit humankind and preserve the environment for future generations and in addition to their roles in providing professional inputs and opinions to government and other decision makers regarding industrial, environmental, and other issues. The presentation also revolved around the Global Chemists' Code of Ethics.


Internationalization and External Cooperation

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Talks between JUST and the Nigerian State of Katsina JUST president, Professor Omar Al-Jarrah met the envoy of the ruler of Katsina state and MP Dr. Abdullah Ibrahim accompanied by the Nigerian students’ coordinator in Jordan Mr. Ahamd Yahya. The talks focused on avenues to further recruitment of Undergraduate and graduate Nigerian students. Professor Al-Jarrah welcomed the expansion of the admission of Nigerian students to JUST, indicating that more than 125 students are currently enrolled in various programs. It should be noted that JUST has a signed MOU with the State of Katsina Ministry of Education to enroll students at various majors. In conclusion of the talks, the Nigerian envoy commended the excellent scientific level and reputation attained by JUST and the facilitation of services provided to the Nigerian students, which exhibits the deep cooperation between JUST and the Nigerian embassy in Amman.

A Small and Medium-Enterprises (SME) promoting EU consortium visits JUST Professor Omar Al-Jarrah met in his office the members of an EU consortium. The consortium recently won an EU-funded project to promote collaboration between SMEs in Jordan, Palestine, and EU countries. During the meeting, both parties discussed avenues for coordination and cooperation in establishing a long-term partnership in attracting funding for the establishment of common programs, projects, and workshops. Professor Al-Jarrah presented an overview of JUST mission, vision, academic programs, and partnership with various regional and international entities. He also pointed out recent efforts in supporting creative ideas, entrepreneurship, and scientific research. Such EU projects are in synch with recent JUST efforts to encourage and foster innovation The project idea pushes forward the development of SMEs in the areas of engineering, tourism, health, and IT, allowing for the involvement of business incubators and chambers of commerce and industry, and serving to support the national economy and local sectors, he said. At the end of the visit, the members of the EU consortium toured a number of facilities at JUST


Delegates from HP visits JUST HP regional manager in the Middle East and Turkey Eng. Ammar Enaya presented the services and solutions provided by HP in the areas of computer networks, information security, cloud computing, smart phone applications, and the role that HP played since its inception in the development of the information technology sector and effective solutions for higher education. This and more was discussed during the meeting attended from the JUST side by Professor Omar Al-Jarrah and Dr. Basheer Al-Duwairi (head of the CIC), and from the visiting side representatives from HP, Moasher Scientific and medical supplies. It was also agreed to organize a joint workshop on the latest IT developments for JUST faculty, staff, and students. Professor Al-Jarrah said that the university welcomes the establishment of private sector partnerships connecting academia and industry and promoting JUST graduates in the job market. HP currently works in cooperation with UNESCO to connect the main universities in the middle east region through the Brain Gain initiative. The goal is to establish a network of over 20 universities employing Grid and Cloud Computing. HP continues to invest and develop the digital societies as part of its response to the Global education initiative.


President of JUST Meets with a Number of Arab Cultural Attachés During a meeting with delegates of Cultural Attachés from a number of Arab embassies in Jordan, headed by the Head of the Board of Arab Cultural Advisors and Attachés, Dr. Abdulkarim Al-Warafi, Professor Omar Al-Jarrah, President of JUST discussed cooperation prospects and issues of interest to Arab students studying at JUST to strengthen the ties of scientific and cultural cooperation between JUST and Arab universities in addition to the future plans concerned with expanding Arab students admission opportunities.

Professor Al-Jarrah pointed out that there are about (4,950) students at JUST from 51 Arab and International countries that contribute to a thriving international community across JUST campus and receive ongoing support from the Deanship of Students’ Affairs and the International Students Office. Deanship of Students Affairs exerts every possible effort to resolve all the issues of concern to students and offer students the needed help to overcome the difficulties they face during their study, the Deanship also allows them to participate in beneficial extracurricular activities, he said. Dr. Abdulkarim Al-Warafi expressed gratitude for the efforts put by JUST President in building and strengthening ties of scientific and cultural cooperation between the University and Arab universities. He also commended the outstanding teaching and high quality programs offered by JUST.


President of JUST Meets EU Delegation President of JUST, Professor Omar Al-Jarrah received a delegation of the European Union to Jordan headed by Mr. Job Arts, the program Manager of Education and Youth Development and Regional Cooperation, and Mr. Oscar Marco, Head of Finance Section. During the meeting the two parties discussed ways to enhance cooperation between JUST and the European Union. The President of JUST delivered a brief presentation about the university establishment and development, particularly the development and the expansion of faculties and departments as well as research centers supporting the teaching and learning process and scientific research. Professor Al-Jarrah asserted that such meetings aim at increasing and solidifying the fruitful interaction and cooperative relationships with European institutions and institutions of Higher Education and training for the benefit of Jordanian students as well as the Syrian refugee students. Mr. Arts highlighted the EU future plans for developing faculty and students exchange programs between the two sides and plans to grant further scholarships for Jordanian and Syrian refugee students.

JORDAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Delegation of the European Union


Cooperation between JUST and Zain Jordan President of JUST, Professor Omar Al-Jarrah met with Mr. Ahmad Al Hanandeh, the CEO of Zain Jordan. During the meeting, the two parties discussed the prospects of cooperation in training the students of the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Information Technology at JUST. Professor Al-Jarrah expressed his gratitude to Zain initiatives and continuing support in offering JUST students vocational training opportunities. On his part, Mr. Al Hanandeh stressed ZAIN’s eagerness to enhance strategic partnerships with educational institutions and to provide services that would improve the educational process.


Research Activities

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Consultative Center for

Science and Technology The Consultative Center for Science and Technology (CCST) was established in 09/01/1996 in order to invest the university scientific and human potentials to serve the Jordanian and Arab communities. The center is referred as one of the most specialized centers to hold training sessions and workshops, and provide consultancy, feasibility studies and necessary designs in many areas and disciplines of engineering, industrial, medical, health, pharmaceutical, veterinary, agricultural, technical, artistic, banking, administrative, educational, and computer and information technology and others to serve both the public and private sectors inside and outside Jordan. The CCST offers many services such as consulting and technical services, continuing education, research as well as the civil society development services. The CCST center has built effective partnerships in the field of training and rehabilitation with several training institutional bodies in the private sectors at the local level. However, we are looking forward for building such partnerships on the regional and international levels, which will make our center a source of knowledge and a gathering of expertise in the region.

The CCST consists of three main epartments: I. Continuing Education:

Continuing Education department seeks with its available potential of expertise and scientific capabilities to qualify specialized cadres in line with the labor market requirements, and inform them of the updates in various fields, by holding several outstanding training workshops and programs, that can be conducted by faculty specialists in the university along with experienced professionals in many fields and disciplines. The department Performs the following functions: 1. Organization and marketing of training sessions and workshops 2. Preparation, organization & marketing of training programs and diplomas. II. The University-Industry Linkage department

The University-Industry Linkage department aims at establishing the grounds for efficient and sustainable relationship with the industrial sector in Jordan as a consumer of the university outputs of research and teaching. The department handles the responsibility of conducting need and capability assessment of Jordan University of Science and Technology and the industrial sector in Jordan so as to form a strong foundation for a reliable linkage. The university plays a key role in addressing the critical issues in the industry and help to realize the full benefits of the social impact of the research and development activities. The industry on the other hand provides the field for testing new theories, funding for research activities, feedback


on educational curriculum, acquiring practical knowledge useful for teaching and student internship and job placement. Therefore, a healthy relationship with the industrial sector is a key point in the university strategic plan for development. Currently, the department handles the following responsibilities, 1. Provide instrumental analysis services for the industrial sector and promoting the analysis capabilities of the university laboratories. 2. Provide consultations through the university faculty members. 3. Communications with the industrial sector and other stakeholders and maintaining the relationship with them. 4. Seeking funding opportunities and collaborative projects. 5. Encouraging patenting, licensing and spin-off companies. Recently, the department established a new Technical Assistance Program under the name "JUST TAP", a program aims at providing high value solutions and professional auditing services to Jordanian businesses to increase profitability and improve productivity. JUST-TAP helps organizations maximize their competitiveness through in-person consultations, unbiased technical advice, and professional auditing. JUST-TAP offers unique access to an abundance of resources from one of the premier universities in the country, including faculty, staff, and students. III. The Civil Society-Development Department

The Civil Society-Development Department assists in providing the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of modernity and sustainable development of society through the development of new cultural values, training and socialization for people within the new social era and highlights the role of the university in all economic aspects of political, social and cultural transformations in society. Based on that, the department major responsibility is to regulate activities that contribute to the exchange of knowledge and experiences between the university and various governmental, voluntary and private institutions of society.


Dr. Khaled Mayyas Dr. Khaled Mayyas received the B.S.E. and M.Sc. degrees from JUST, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Ottawa, Canada, all in electrical engineering. His research is in various aspects of adaptive digital signal processing and their applications. He focuses on the development and analysis of efficient low complexity algorithms particularly for acoustic echo cancellation and system identification models. His research is published in top signal processing journals as the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and leading signal processing conferences like the International Conference on Acoustic, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) and ISCAS. He is the single author of many of these publications. One of his journal paper has received so far 766 citations. He was a visiting Research Associate at the School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa, in summers of 1996–1999, and 2002. He served on the technical program committee of top international conferences in his field like ICASSP, etc., and is a reviewer in many well-known signal processing journals. He also was a member of the IEEE signal processing Technical Committee on Signal Processing Education for two years. He is a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Dr. Khaled was the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at JUST for 2007–2011 and Vice-Dean for 2005–2007. He was the recipient of a scholarship from JUST to pursue his Ph.D. studies.

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=bbMrLZsAAAAJ&hl=en


Dr. Mohammad R. Irshidat is an associate professor of civil engineering at JUST. Dr. Irshidat earned his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Mississippi, USA in 2010. He got his Master and Bachelor degrees in civil engineering from JUST. He was ranked number one in both degrees. His research focuses on nanotechnology applications in civil engineering. During the last six years, while serving at Jordan University of Science and Technology, he worked on various research projects. One of his major projects was aimed at investigating the viability of using nanocomposites for strengthening of new reinforced concrete (RC) structures and as well as for repair and rehabilitation of existing RC structures. The results of the project showed the ability of using nano modified composites to enhance the load capacity of RC structures.

Dr. Mohammad Irshidat

During his service at JUST, he applied for several research grants and received about $315,500 to sponsor his research activities, 73% of his fund was from an outside source. In addition, he published 15 high quality ISI journal papers and evaluated large number of manuscripts for several international journals. He also participated in several international conferences and symposiums and advised and co-advised 11 M.Sc. students. His future research plans will focus on investigating the ability of using different nanomaterials in more civil engineering applications. He will use various nanoparticles to enhance the mechanical strengths and durability of cementitious materials. He will try to investigate the ability of using these nanomaterials to protect steel reinforcement from corrosion especially in marine structures. He will also try to use various nanomaterials to enhance thermal insulation of concrete. Moreover, he will try to investigate the ability of producing geopolymer concrete (cement free concrete) from other locally available materials such as fly ash and slag, and then improve its strength by adding different nanomaterials.

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An Introductory Workshop Entitled "Pharmacist Guide" at JUST

Students' activities

Jordan Pharmaceutical Students' Association (JPSA) organized an introductory workshop entitled "Pharmacist Guide" at JUST in collaboration with the Faculty of Pharmacy and the Deanship of Student Affairs. The workshop aims at introducing students to educational pathways as well as professional opportunities available to them after graduation. The workshop also provides pharmacy students with a comprehensive overview of various fields of pharmaceutical sciences & pharmaceutical practices in addition to a comprehensive overview of Pharmacy law and ethics and the USA pharmacy equivalency certification and help them get a perception about their future career and enhancing their workplace readiness.


OATH TAKING CEREMONY STUDENTS UNION ELECTION 2017 Winning candidates of Students’ Union Administrative body took oath on Thursday, 23 March 2017. The Oath-taking Ceremony of the elected candidates by the winning representatives of faculties and departments across the University was held in the office of the president of JUST Professor Omar Al-Jarrah and in the presence of the Dean of students’ affairs, Professor Nizar Mhaidat. During the ceremony Professor Al-Jarrah stressed on his belief that the elected students will work to the best of their abilities to act in accordance with the university regulations and will strive to achieve the high level of students’ expectations. Professor Al-Jarrah during his talk also emphasized the role of the university to support all of the activities aiming at educating the students, crystallizing their personalities, developing their talents, and equipping them with the necessary knowledge to lead the society. He directed students also to reject extremism and accept others opinion, dialog is the best tool to persuade others, he said.


JUST Marks the 49th Anniversary of the Al-Karamah Battle JUST marked the 49th anniversary of Al-Karamah Battle. The ceremony, which was organized by the Deanship of Student’s Affairs under the patronage of Professor Omar Al-Jarrah, JUST President, included speeches, poems and songs and traditional dance performed by university students. During the celebrations, Professor Al-Jarrah delivered a speech through which he tackled on the history of the Al-Karamah Battle and paid esteem to the martyrs and the soldiers who sacrificed to regained the nation’s dignity and confidence. He concluded his speech by highlighting leadership of the Hashemite dynasty and their continuous keenness to support brave armed forces to perform their duties effectively.


Field Trip for Students from the Faculty of Engineering at JUST The Department of Civil Engineering at JUST has organized a field trip to the Steel Buildings Company in Amman, Jordan. This visit is an integral part of the educational process in the area of analysis and design of civil engineering structures. During this trip, students toured all the company's various facilities. They learned about the company's design services according to the latest design codes and specifications using state of the art computer software and programs; and the latest and advanced equipment and machinery in the steel industry. In addition, the students visited one of the projects implemented by the company. They met with the construction team and learned from them how steel structures components are installed and accurately fit to ensure trouble free construction. Student involvement in such field trips provides them with an insight into what a Civil Engineer encounters in the professional and social environment, thus helps the Civil Engineering Department to achieve their program objectives and outcomes.


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KAUH and JTV interactive forum on Media role in Health awareness

Social Responsibility

JUST President, Professor Omar Al-Jarrah, patronizes a joint interactive seminar between King Abdullah University Hospital (KAUH) and the TV of Jordan (JTV) about the role of visual media in Medical awareness. The president of JUST- chairman of King Abdullah University Hospital (KAUH) board patronized the interactive seminar organized by KAUH and the Jordanian TV titled “The official visual media and its role in health awareness� with a number of MPs and representatives of various media outlets in attendance.

The president of JUST, emphasized in his speech the importance of the national media in its various forms and the role it plays in health awareness. He also appreciated the initiative of the construction interaction amongst the various educational, health, and media entities to highlight the role of the media in raising the community health culture. He also called upon all media outlets to support health awareness campaigns through social media, TV, and newspapers to achieve far reaching results. The KAUH general manager Dr. Ismael Matalkah pointed out that such social activities in its many forms and as part of the individual and collective responsibilities reflect the strong social bond in our community. The media plays an effective and tangible role in supporting these initiatives. The general manager of the Jordanian TV Mr. Firas Nusair said that the radio and TV association will witness a new era built upon complete cooperation with all academic entities and health providers, especially JUST and KAUH, directing his staff to continuously promote their achievements. The workshop tackled on three key areas; partnership and complement between the health sector and visual media, the success story of the TV program "your health matters� and benefits of visual communication in reaching out to a larger audience.


Donation Dinner for Students at the Faculty of Medicine President of JUST, Professor Omar Jarrah patronized a donation dinner held by the Faculty of Medicine at the university to support students who are in financial need. Professor Al-Jarrah said events like this are a great reflection of the strong and solid social responsibility in the Jordan community, he voiced also appreciation and gratitude to JUST faculty members and staff for preparing such an event.

Training Workshop on the Hydroponic

Green Farming in JUST

Campus

Under the patronage of JUST President, Professor Omar Al-Jarrah a training workshop on Hydroponic Green Farming commenced on Sunday, 19 March 2017. The workshop was organized by the Faculty of Agriculture and sponsored by the USAID and the ECO consult company. The training initiative covers the necessary knowledge regarding hydroponic techniques and aims at introducing the latest approaches used in agriculture regarding water conservation and environmental protection. Representatives from different governmental institutions such as the ministry of agriculture, ministry of education, graduate student from the faculty of Agriculture as well as non-governmental organizations participated in this workshop.


A smile of hope initiative

In response to its social responsibility JUST organized on the occasion of the mother’s day (March 21) an event for orphans in collaboration with the local orphan center. The action centered around taking the orphans into a tour through the University, delivery of presents, and music concert. The main purpose of the event is to create a space where orphans feel safe, important and dignified. The action was organized by the faculty of Science and Arts in collaboration with the Deanship of student affairs under the patronage of Professor Omar Al-Jarrah, the president of JUST who took part in all of the event activities.


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JUST presidency and faculties, convey their warmest congratulations to JUST graduate, Professor Ahed Al-Wahadni, for his well-deserved appointment as the Secretary General for the Ministry of Higher Education

Alumni

and Scientific Research – Jordan

Alumni

Professor Ahed Al-Wahadni Professor Ahed Al-Wahadni graduated from the faculty of Dentistry at JUST in 1989. He holds MDSc from Leeds University (1992), Clinical PhD from Queen’s University of Belfast (1997) and FFDRCSI from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (2012). During 2008 and 2013 he served as a Vice President at JUST. He served also as the Dean of Applied Medical Sciences from 2004 to 2008, Head of Applied Dental Sciences Department (2000-2004), Director of Dental Clinics (1999-2000), and Assistant Dean of Dentistry (1998-1999). In addition, Professor Al-Wahadni is an examiner of the Royal College of Surgeons (Dublin) for the MFD examinations. He published number of books and more than 60 scientific papers, and was named Distinguished Researcher by Jordan’s Ministry of Higher Education and awarded the Shoman prize for Arab world scientists. Besides, Professor Al-Wahadni was awarded the Best Dental Researcher by the Society of Arab Dental Faculties (2014) and was nominated for the Asian Research Award by the Asian Board in 2005. In 2016. Professor Al-Wahadni was recognized among the best 50 Scientific Researchers in Jordan through a press release published in 2016. Professor Ahed Al-Wahadni taught at JUST aesthetic dentistry and fixed prosthodontics.


News In Brief

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JUST Participation in the 10th QS WorldClass Summit in Taipei, Taiwan, 31–29 of March 2017

The president of JUST, Professor Omar Al-Jarrah delivered a presentation entitled” Jordan University of Science and Technology and its Transformation Program Towards Excellence”. The presentation revolved around the ties between academia and industry, which are of crucial importance for efficient innovation systems. In his speech professor Al-Jarrah stated that JUST strongly believes that universities must lead the society to develop the country, and in response to this JUST initiated a wide transformation program that relies on ten strategic pillars among which are scientific research and innovation accompanied by university-industry linkage. “The basis of these two strategic pillars depends on forming an R&D programs that motivate public and private sectors investment to form synergy between scientific knowledge and commercialization. To achieve this, an action plan was designed to break down some of the barriers existing between universities and industry in Jordan” he said. Professor Al-Jarrah concluded his presentation with the specific actions taken and those in the planning process to enhance research partnership through bridging the gap between the university outcomes (graduates and research) and industry demand, the result of which might help in turning research into commercialized products.


QS International universities ranking announces the latest results QS has released "QS World University Rankings by Subject". The ranking this year feature four new subjects to cover a total of 46 disciplines. QS through such activities highlights the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas in an attempt to help prospective students identify the world’s leading schools in their chosen field. JUST has ranked in the range 351-400 in Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing engineering and 451-500 in Medicine. The ranking is based on academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper, and H-index.


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