University of Jordan
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The University of Jordan (also The Jordan University) (Arabic
Arabic language
Arabic is a name applied to the descendants of the Classical Arabic language of the 6th century AD, used most prominently in the Quran, the Islamic Holy Book...

 الجامعة الأردنية), is a government-supported University located in Amman
Amman
Amman is the capital of Jordan. It is the country's political, cultural and commercial centre and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The Greater Amman area has a population of 2,842,629 as of 2010. The population of Amman is expected to jump from 2.8 million to almost...

, Jordan
Jordan
Jordan , officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan , Al-Mamlaka al-Urduniyya al-Hashemiyya) is a kingdom on the East Bank of the River Jordan. The country borders Saudi Arabia to the east and south-east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and the West Bank and Israel to the west, sharing...

. Founded in 1962, it is the largest and oldest university in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Jordan
Jordan , officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan , Al-Mamlaka al-Urduniyya al-Hashemiyya) is a kingdom on the East Bank of the River Jordan. The country borders Saudi Arabia to the east and south-east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and the West Bank and Israel to the west, sharing...

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The University of Jordan has the highest admission averages in the country and is considered the premier university in Jordan and one of the most prestigious in the Arab World.
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The University of Jordan (also The Jordan University) (Arabic
Arabic language
Arabic is a name applied to the descendants of the Classical Arabic language of the 6th century AD, used most prominently in the Quran, the Islamic Holy Book...

 الجامعة الأردنية), is a government-supported University located in Amman
Amman
Amman is the capital of Jordan. It is the country's political, cultural and commercial centre and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The Greater Amman area has a population of 2,842,629 as of 2010. The population of Amman is expected to jump from 2.8 million to almost...

, Jordan
Jordan
Jordan , officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan , Al-Mamlaka al-Urduniyya al-Hashemiyya) is a kingdom on the East Bank of the River Jordan. The country borders Saudi Arabia to the east and south-east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and the West Bank and Israel to the west, sharing...

. Founded in 1962, it is the largest and oldest university in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Jordan
Jordan , officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan , Al-Mamlaka al-Urduniyya al-Hashemiyya) is a kingdom on the East Bank of the River Jordan. The country borders Saudi Arabia to the east and south-east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and the West Bank and Israel to the west, sharing...

.
The University of Jordan has the highest admission averages in the country and is considered the premier university in Jordan and one of the most prestigious in the Arab World.
The university is located in the Jubaiha
Jubaiha
Jubaiha is located in western Amman, Jordan. It is divided into seven districts, the University District حي الجامعة, Al-Rasheed District ضاحية الرشيد, Qutneh District حي قطنة, Al-Sadeeq District حي الصديق, Al Zaytooneh District حي الزيتونة, and Al Baladiya District حي البلدية.- Education :Jubaiha...

 area, University District
District of University
The District of University is one of Jordan's Capital Governorate districts. With Jubeiha considered as center, it includes the following areas of Amman:1- Jubeiha Area2- Sweileh Area3- Tla’a Al-Ali, Khalda, and Um Al-Summaq Area4- Abu Nseir Area...

, Amman
Amman
Amman is the capital of Jordan. It is the country's political, cultural and commercial centre and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The Greater Amman area has a population of 2,842,629 as of 2010. The population of Amman is expected to jump from 2.8 million to almost...

. It employs about 1400 faculty staff and has more than 37,000 enrolled students.

History

The university was established in 1962 by a royal decree in northern Amman
Amman
Amman is the capital of Jordan. It is the country's political, cultural and commercial centre and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The Greater Amman area has a population of 2,842,629 as of 2010. The population of Amman is expected to jump from 2.8 million to almost...

 at that time. Currently the area surrounding the university is one of the metropolitan districts of Amman, and is called the University District.

Academics

The University of Jordan offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in 20 colleges (Faculties) and institutes:

Scientific Colleges

  • Faculty of Medicine, established in 1972.
  • Faculty of Dentistry, established in 1982. The academic programs offered by the faculty are a Bachelor Degree of Dental Surgery (DDS), in addition to a four-year residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. A three-year master program in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry.
  • Faculty of Pharmacy, established in 1980. In 2010, there were 1585 undergraduate students and 82 graduate students, and 50 academic staff members.
  • Faculty of Nursing, established in 1972. It offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in Clinical Nursing, Community Health Nursing,Maternal and Child Nursing.
  • Faculty of Science, established in 1965. As of academic year 2009–10, there were 3,489 undergraduate students, 413 graduate students, and an academic staff of 121 members. Faculty of Science comprises five departments: Mathematics, Physics and Materials Sciences, Geology, Chemistry and Biological Sciences. In 2002, the Mathematics department added an Actuarial Science program, and in 2004 the Biological Sciences added a new program of Medical Analysis.
  • Faculty of Agriculture offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in six programs: Horticulture and Crop Science, Land, Water and Environment Animal Production, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Nutrition and Food Technology, and in Plant Protection.
  • Faculty of Engineering & Technology, established in 1975. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Architectural, Civil, Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, and Mechatronics Engineering.
  • King Abdullah II School for Information Technology.


Colleges of Arts and Humanity Sciences

  • Faculty of Foreign Languages, established in 2008, but many of its departments were established as early as 1962. There were 3,500 students (in 2010) enrolled in this college, of whom 85% are females. 14 languages other than Arabic are taught in the Faculty of Foreign Languages.
  • Faculty of Arts, founded in 2008, but most of its departments date back to 1962 when the university itself was established. The faculty has seven departments. All departments offer B.A. and M.A, while the Ph.D. is awarded by the History, Geography, Psychology and Sociology departments. There are 106 Faculty members and 2926 students currently enrolled (as of spring 2010).
  • Faculty of Humanities
    Humanities
    The humanities are academic disciplines that study the human condition, using methods that are primarily analytical, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural sciences....

     & Social Sciences
    Social sciences
    Social science is the field of study concerned with society. "Social science" is commonly used as an umbrella term to refer to a plurality of fields outside of the natural sciences usually exclusive of the administrative or managerial sciences...

    .
  • Faculty of Shari'a (Islamic Studies).
  • Faculty of Business.
  • Faculty of Law.
  • Faculty of Educational Sciences.
  • Faculty of Physical Education.
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies.
  • Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences.
  • Faculty of Arts and Design.

Centers and Institutes

Institutes:
  • International Institute for Teaching Arabic Language to Speakers of Other Languages





Centers

Directed at offering courses of Arabic language as a foreign language.
  • The Jordan Academy of Arabic
    Jordan Academy of Arabic
    The Jordan Academy of Arabic is one of the Arabic language regulators based in Amman, Jordan. Besides the Jordan Academy of Arabic, there are 10 other Arabic language and literature regulators in the world...


One of 10 academies in the world that regulate Arabic language and literature. The academy is considered one of the world's top references for Arabic language and Arabic literature. The main publication of the academy is the biannual journal "The Journal of Jordan Academy of Arabic" (ISSN: 0258-1094), as well as many dictionaries and other publications.

Established in 1982, it provides support for researchers on Islamic studies, it also organizes courses and seminars for Islamic history and literature scholars.
  • The Center for Documents and Manuscripts

Established in 1972 to promote the study of Arabic and Islamic heritage, and to provide researchers with original and primary sources. The CDM library boasts 31,000 manuscripts.

The objective of the establishment of the center is to provide research in water management and environment on the regional and international level.

  • Center for Strategic Studies Jordan
    Center for Strategic Studies Jordan
    The Center for Strategic Studies Jordan was established in 1998 with the objective of providing government bodies and organizations in the public and private sectors with high-impact studies of politics, foreign policy, economy and society of countries in the Middle East region. The center also...

    http://ujstrategic.ju.edu.jo/

The center was established in 1998 aiming to perform political and economical studies on the national and regional level. The center also performs polls with high levels of accuracy. The center occasionally performs studies for Aljazeera.

The University Hospital

The university hospital was established in 1973. The university has also affiliations with King Hussein Cancer Center
King Hussein Cancer Center
The King Hussein Cancer Center is a medical center in Amman, Jordan. It treats both adult and pediatric patients...

, which was the first Cancer Center outside of the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 to be accredited by the JCI Disease Specific Certification (DSC) - (November 2007).

Scientific Collections

The University research facilities contain collections of historic documents and manuscripts as well as fossil remains that are considered to be of valuable importance for the scientific community, "to provide primary and secondary sources for researchers", among which are the world's only discovered fossil bones of the Arambourgiania Dinasoaurs
Arambourgiania
Arambourgiania is a pterosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Jordan. It was one of the largest members of this group.In the early forties, a railway worker during repairs on the Amman-Damascus railroad near Russeifa found a two feet long fossil bone...

.

Jordan University Press

According to Nature
Nature
Nature, in the broadest sense, is equivalent to the natural world, physical world, or material world. "Nature" refers to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general...

 Journal, Jordan
Jordan
Jordan , officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan , Al-Mamlaka al-Urduniyya al-Hashemiyya) is a kingdom on the East Bank of the River Jordan. The country borders Saudi Arabia to the east and south-east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and the West Bank and Israel to the west, sharing...

 has the highest number of researchers per million people in the Arab World
Arab world
The Arab world refers to Arabic-speaking states, territories and populations in North Africa, Western Asia and elsewhere.The standard definition of the Arab world comprises the 22 states and territories of the Arab League stretching from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Arabian Sea in the...

, and the 30th world wide. In its objective to promote scientific research, the Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (Jordan)
The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research is the government body that is responsible for maintaining and implementing government policies in higher education in Jordan...

 established collaboration with the University of Jordan Deanship of Academic Research in the early 1990s to publish several internationally peer-reviewed scientific journals on the highest standards in applied and social sciences as well as medical and pharmaceutical sciences. These journals are:
  • Jordan Medical Journal
    Jordan Medical Journal
    The Jordan Medical Journal is a peer-reviewed medical journal that is published by the University of Jordan Deanship of Scientific Research and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Jordan....

    ( ISSN: 0446-9283 ) a peer refereed journal for researches in medical sciences and molecular biology.

  • Jordan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences ( ISSN: 1995-7157 )

  • Jordan Journal of Business Administration

  • Jordan Journal of Social Sciences

  • Jordan Journal for History and Archaeology

  • Jordan Journal of Agricultural Sciences


The University of Jordan Press issues the internationally peer-reviewed Dirasat Journal series, and several other journals in Arabic literature
Arabic literature
Arabic literature is the writing produced, both prose and poetry, by writers in the Arabic language. The Arabic word used for literature is adab which is derived from a meaning of etiquette, and implies politeness, culture and enrichment....

, Arabic and Middle East
Middle East
The Middle East is a region that encompasses Western Asia and Northern Africa. It is often used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East...

ern history, and regional culture:
  • The Cultural Journal A quarterly published journal in Arabic, founded in 1983. The Cultural Journal

  • Dirasat Journal Series:
    • Agricultural Sciences (ISSN: 1026-3764)
    • Human and Social Sciences (ISSN: 1026-3721)
    • Administrative Sciences (ISSN: 1026-3731)
    • Educational Sciences (ISSN: 1026-3713)
    • Engineering Sciences (ISSN: 1026-3764)
    • Shari'a and Law Sciences (ISSN: 1026-3748)
    • Pure Sciences (ISSN: 1026-4561)

Bilateral Agreements

The university of Jordan has hundreds of agreements mostly for student exchange programs, of which 16 agreements are with universities in the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

, such as Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a private research university located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1873, the university is named for shipping and rail magnate "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt, who provided Vanderbilt its initial $1 million endowment despite having never been to the...

 and Murray State University
Murray State University
Murray State University, located in the city of Murray, Kentucky, is a four-year public university with approximately 10,400 students. The school is Kentucky’s only public university to be listed in the U.S.News & World Report regional university top tier for the past 20 consecutive years...

.

Affiliations

  • International Association of Universities
  • Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World
    Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World
    Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World is an organisation working within the framework of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to support universities and higher education institutions in the Islamic world.-Members:United Arab Emirates* Ajman University of...

  • Mediterranean Universities Union
  • Association of Arab Universities
    Association of Arab Universities
    The Association of Arab Universities , also called the Union of Arab Universities , is an organization working within the framework of the Arab League. It is based in Amman, Jordan. The objective of the organization is to support and connect universities in the Arab world, and to enhance...


Students

The University of Jordan Student Union is the University's student body, a student council of 80 members is elected annually, It acts as a liaison between the students and the university administration on matters of major concern to students. It also publishes the student monthly Sawt al-Talaba (The Students' Voice), the annual Student Guidebook, and the University Yearbook.

Alumni

Graduates from UJ have attained positions in many fields in many countries including government, science, business, literature, and military.

Some notable alumni are:
  • John Abizaid
    John Abizaid
    John Philip Abizaid, AO is a retired General in the United States Army and former Commander of the United States Central Command , overseeing American military operations in a 27-country region, from the Horn of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, to South and Central Asia, covering much of the Middle...

    , former Commander of the United States Central Command
    United States Central Command
    The United States Central Command is a theater-level Unified Combatant Command unit of the U.S. armed forces, established in 1983 under the operational control of the U.S. Secretary of Defense...

  • Jeffrey Feltman, the current United States
    United States
    The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

     Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs
    Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs
    The Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs is the head of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs within the American Department of State. The Assistant Secretary guides operation of the U.S. diplomatic establishment in various countries of North Africa and the Middle East and advises...

  • Wadah Khanfar
    Wadah Khanfar
    Wadah Khanfar was the Director General of the Al Jazeera Network. He has been ranked by Fast Company as the first in the 100 Most Creative People in Business and as one of the most ‘Powerful People in the World’ by Forbes Magazine...

    , current Director General of the Al Jazeera
    Al Jazeera
    Al Jazeera is an independent broadcaster owned by the state of Qatar through the Qatar Media Corporation and headquartered in Doha, Qatar...

    Network


University of Jordan map
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