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  • 15 - Jan
  • 2024

KOICA Jordan Office Representatives, Korean Experts Visit UJ

​A delegation from the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on Monday started a visit at the University of Jordan (UJ), for the purpose of assessing the feasibility of the proposed project submitted by the university to establish "Korean Institute for Engineering Training" at the university.

The delegation, comprising officials from the agency and Korean experts in various engineering and technical fields, met with the president, Prof. Nathir Obeidat, along with his deputies, deans of relevant schools, and project officials at the university.

The meeting discussed the importance of the project, which has passed the initial selection stage, for both the university and the local community, emphasizing its impact on reducing the gap between the education sector and industry.

During the meeting, Obeidat highlighted the strength of the partnership between the university and the agency, emphasizing the significance of the project submitted by the university on various fronts. He stated that the project would enhance the university's efforts to narrow the gap between academia and industry, education and skills. This will be achieved by equipping students with the necessary skills to enter the workforce with broader opportunities.

Obeidat mentioned several achievements and decisions supporting these initiatives, as well as numerous scenarios and agreements made with various parties in the industrial and private sectors. He also highlighted the decision to allow experts from these sectors to teach 20% of university curricula.

From their part, the vice presidents and deans pointed out several strengths that qualify the university to manage such projects. This includes assigning significant importance to training courses in various programs and graduation projects, emphasizing the importance of having an infrastructure that is capable of accommodating the educational, training, and qualifying needs of various programs.

The experts toured the university campus, visiting various facilities such as the library Unit, the archaeology and heritage museums, and the Korean Corner at the School of Foreign Languages. The visit program in the coming days includes meetings with officials at the School of Engineering; King Abdullah II School of Information Technology; Water, Energy, and Environment Center, Engineering Department and the Central Tenders Department.