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The University of Jordan (UJ) was awarded 5 stars over the Employability field, according to the 5 star rating for excellence by the QS World University ranking “QS Stars”. 

 

UJ was also awarded five stars (the highest score) in the Facilities criterion, and the Access standard which refers to grants and services provided to students with disabilities, and got three stars for the overall classification standards, compulsory and optional ones.

 

President of the University of Jordan, Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh expressed satisfaction on the achievement, especially as it is UJ’s first participation in the QS Star classification, expecting a higher result next time.

 

Tarawneh noted that participation in world universities rankings aims at demonstrating the status of the university, facilities and services provided for students and staff, as well as the level it has reached in the field of scientific research both in quality and quantity.

 

Tarawneh also stressed the role in such classifications in highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the educational, research and administrative processes at the university, along with the extent to which the university interacts with internal and external communities, this allows, according to Tarawneh, to enhance strengths and correct weaknesses.

 

Director of the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Center, Dr. Amjad Hudaib said the classification (Qs Stars) rates universities based on a number of major criteria, in addition to other selective criteria and then awarded one to five stars.

 

According to Hudaib, the rating criteria includes Employability, which in turn includes: Employer Reputation, Graduate Employment Rate, and Career Service Support provided by the university, while the Facilities criterion includes: Sporting Facilities, Student Accommodation, Library, Medical and Technical services, and Student Societies.

 

Hudaib added that Access criterion stands for arrangements taken for people with disabilities; Gender Balance, Student Grants, also the ranking includes other standards such as Education, Scientific Research, Internationalization, Creativity and Accreditation.

 

The “QS Stars” has a profound importance because of its diversity with regards to rating criteria; it also takes into consideration the various aspects of teaching, research, administration and services, a thing that sets it apart from other international rankings of higher education institutions.

 

It’s worth mentioning that the (QS) network is working on the classification of world universities and institutions of higher education since 2004, and its primary mission is to provide services for undergraduate and postgraduate students and advise them on the best universities. Moreover, it’s a non-profit organization headquartered in London and has branches in the five continents.

9/17/20133/27/2014
  
The University of Jordan (UJ) has been awarded the QS international ranking of higher education institutions (QS Stars) certificate at the 9th QS-APPLE conference and exhibition held recently in Seoul, Korea.
 
The QS certification is the highest certificate in the field of higher education quality obtained by the University.
 
President of the University of Jordan, Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh said the university was able to exceed local competition and strengthen its international presence to compete on a global level. Tarawneh added that ongoing strategic plans seek to reach universality and obtaining this advanced rank confirms that work to achieve such goal is in the right direction.
 
Tarawneh referred to a new approach taken recently by the University to strengthen its academic position globally, for instance attracting prominent scientific expertise such as Professor Ali Nayfeh, and the development of the Excellence admission list for scientifically excelling high school students to stimulate scientific creativity.
 
According to the QS Stars rating, UJ has obtained five stars - the highest rank - in the employability of graduates factor (Employability), which stresses the employers’ interest in hiring UJ graduates and raises the completive level of UJ graduates.
 
Facilities offered by the University to students or in other words the learning environment, for example a sport, residential and medical facilities is also considered by this ranking. Given that as a result of painstaking efforts over the past 50 years; UJ was able to upgrade the quality of services classified under this ranking to obtain a five-star rating in the Facilities criterion.
 
In the Access criterion, UJ has confirmed excellence by obtaining five stars. The Access criterion looks at arrangements taken by the institution to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities, male-female student balance, and scholarships availability.
 
In the teaching criterion, UJ has received a four-star rating, provided that the University enjoys a competent and qualifying academic staff who obtained their degrees from reputable universities worldwide.
 
In addition, UJ is constantly pursuing modern educational methods such as e-education, joint programs with international universities and visual communication techniques. Moreover, the QS Stars rating comprises other categories including Research, Internationalization, Innovation, Overall and Specialist Criteria in which the University has received fine and promising ratings.
 
It is noteworthy that Dr. Amjad Hudaib, Director of the Accreditation and Quality Center, accepted the certificate on behalf of the University during his participation at QS-APPLE (Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education Conference and Exhibition) which was held in Seoul, Korea, a few days ago.
 
Hudaib described the (QS Stars) rating “of paramount importance”, because it highlights a variety of areas, including teaching, research, administrative and services aspects, a thing that sets it apart from other international rankings of higher education institutions.
10/11/20134/24/2014
  

The First 2014 edition of the “Webometrics Ranking of World Universities”, a ranking based on the evaluation of universities’ web presence, revealed that UJ has made tangible progress in the World list.

UJ has been ranked 1633 out of more than 20 thousand Universities worldwide, moving up 245 places compared to its position in the previous edition.

The new edition also shows that UJ has been placed at position 492 on the continent level, advancing 101 positions in the list which classifies more than 7500 universities in Asia.

UJ has maintained the first place among Jordanian universities, yet has been ranked 14th in the Arab world.

This progress came as a result of UJ’s growing interest to enhance its web presence and display its academic and research output on its website.

UJ’s website has recently witnessed a quantum leap in terms of the quality of content, design and services provided.

The President of the University of Jordan, Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh considered this development as an indication that the University’s policies and strategy to reach the world began to bear fruit and proves that UJ is proceeding in the right direction.

Tarawneh indicated that the University has recently received a three-star rating from the (QS) World University Ranking for the quality of higher education, which, according to Tarawneh, confirms UJ’s persistence to reach its goals.

The President thanked all UJ staff in all positions for their efforts, calling them to put more effort for the sake of boosting the University.

Tarawneh urged staff at UJ to follow strategic plans set for their faculties and departments, being built on the basis of scientific and practical experiences.

2/18/20148/29/2014
  

In the presence of the Prime Minister, Dr. Abdullah Ensour, The University of Jordan (UJ) on Tuesday has awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Management Science to former Prime Minister, Prof. Abdul Salam Al-Majali for his immense contribution to science and knowledge for over 50 years.

"We are honoring a national figure, a march of accomplishments and a man who had a fingerprint in all positions he held and used to serve the nation," Tarawneh said in a speech he delivered in a grand ceremony held for this occasion.

According to Tarawneh, UJ sought to honor Al-Majali as a model for pioneering political behavior and a role model for all generations in our beloved country.

The president recited the Council of Deans’ order to award Prof. Al-Majali an honorary doctorate degree in Management Science based on UJ’s policy on the awarding of degrees and honorary degrees and certificates.

Al-Majali held several renowned positions in Jordan including Minister of Health, Minister of Education, and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs.

Al-Majali made many contributions on the national, regional and international levels. He helped in passing and developing a number of national laws. Furthermore, he was the first doctor to hold a military rank and the fist president of the Jordanian Royal Medical Services.

Al-Majali helped expanding education in Jordan. He participated in founding all of the University of Jordan and Princess Muna College of Nursing for the Jordanian Armed Forces. Moreover, Al-Majali was the president of The University of Jordan for 14 years during which he brought in the Credit Hours system.

Also, Al-Majali has participated in many WHO and UNESCO conferences, and presided over the Jordanian delegation to the peace negotiations in the Middle East in 1991.

In his speech Prof. Al-Majali recalled the founding of The University of Jordan in 1962 as one of the most important milestones at the time of His Majesty the Late King Hussein bin Talal, May God rest his soul.

Al-Majali also urged universities to promote higher education and research centers by introducing smart environments that contribute to the development of scientific research aimed to boost development and production, In addition to promoting freedom, dialogue and respect among students on campus.

Al-Majali expressed appreciation for UJ on this honoring, commending the first generation faculty and staff who was the principal force behind the development of The University of Jordan.

Prof. Kamel Ajlouni, Director of the National Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Genetics (NCDEG), delivered a speech in which he commended the biography of Al-Majali since he was a medical doctor in the Armed Forces until he became Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense during the Arab-Israeli peace negotiations.

Tarawneh handed Prof. Al-Majali the Honorary Doctorate in the presence of Jordan’s Senate President Abdul Raouf Rawabdeh and a number of current and former ministers, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Prof. Khaled Touqan and a number of heads of Jordanian universities, as well as the Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities and senior staff at the University.

 

2/19/20146/27/2014
  

AMMAN — In a ceremony attended by Her Majesty Queen Rania on Tuesday, the University of Jordan (UJ) awarded Saudi Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal an honorary doctorate in international business.

Prince Al Waleed was granted this degree in recognition of his regional and international efforts in the fields of business, economic development, administration, tourism and media, according to a statement released by the Queen’s office.

During the ceremony, which was held on the university’s campus, the prince addressed attendees after receiving the degree from UJ President Ekhleif Tarawneh.

Prince Al Waleed expressed his gratitude to Her Majesty and the attendees for their hospitality and support.

Thanking UJ for “this honour”, he said it proves that the university’s vision is in tune with that of his institutions, putting development before profit.

The prince also praised the Kingdom for the role it has been playing throughout the years in hosting refugees from war-torn neighbouring Arab countries.

 Despite Jordan’s scarce resources, it has welcomed suffering refugees with open arms, he said. Moreover, the prince praised UJ for its academic accomplishments, which have put the university on the international map, noting that UJ’s achievements are a reflection of its continuous efforts to improve standards and bring in the latest technologies.

Tarawneh said the council of deans at UJ chose to honour Prince Al Waleed to acknowledge his leadership in entrepreneurship, business, investment and media.

 He added that the prince is a role model when it comes to pushing for cross-cultural dialogue between Muslims and other cultures to promote peace and understanding.

Several officials attended the ceremony, in addition to a number of regional diplomats and academics.

Later on Tuesday, Prince Al Waleed visited the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Mafraq, some 80km northeast of Amman, to get a first-hand look at the situation of Syrian refugees in Jordan.

4/23/20147/31/2014
  

The University of Jordan on Thursday awarded the Saudi Minister of Higher Education, Dr. Khalid ibn Mohammad Al Ankary, an honorary doctorate in Educational Administration.

 

UJ President, Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh recited the Dean's Council decree to award the degree at the beginning of a ceremony held at the UJ on this occasion.

 

The award decision stems from UJ's vision in interacting with the international community and to acknowledge the Minister’s contributions to the promotion of mutual relations between Jordan and Saudi Arabia in the fields of higher education, Tarawneh said.

 

In his speech upon receiving the degree, Al Ankary affirmed his country’s keenness on expanding the higher education sector.

 

Al Ankary explained that expansion in higher education has witnessed an unprecedented breakthrough to meet the requirements of the labor market.

 

Al Ankary commended the Jordan-Saudi relationship laid by the leaders of the two brotherly countries, especially in the fields of higher education, pointing to UJ’s role in support of the fruitful cooperation between the two countries.

 

It noteworthy that since its establishment, UJ has awarded 18 honorary degrees, the first (an honorary doctorate in literature) was awarded to the late King Hussein in 1965. Recently, UJ awarded an honorary doctorate in International Business to Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal.

8/17/201412/31/2014
  

Within the joint efforts by Accreditation and Quality Assurance Centre, Computer Center and the website director in order to improve the University of Jordan website, a training session was held for Liaison officers in each faculty, center and unit at UJ, on Monday 27/10/2014 at lab (204), King's Abdullah II School for Information Technology, in the session all the officers have been trained on data entry and all aspects regarding the website. However, Accreditation and Quality Assurance Centre will hold also individual meetings with each liaison officer; to ensure that the process is going properly and to answer any further Enquiries.

To view the assessment report, Please Click Here

10/27/201412/31/2014
  

The University of Jordan is a full  Member in The Arab Organization for Quality Assurance in Education (AROQA)

To see the membership letter, Please Click Here

11/10/20144/30/2015
  

In line with UJ's vision for excellence and creativity, Accreditation and Quality Assurance Center urges all faculties at UJ to participate in El Hassan bin Talal Award for Scientific Excellence due to its great significance on the academic level and on the community.

Instructions

Application Form

11/20/20149/30/2015
  

To all academic staff and students

Kindly be advised that you can participate in the assessment process of academic staff, Dean and head of department in each faculty, Please find the links below:

Academic Staff Assessment/ Students

Deans Assessment/ Academic Staff

Head of Academic Department Assessment/ Academic Staff

9/29/201410/29/2015
  

To all Assistant Dean for Quality Assurance and Liaison Officers, to view QS Subject Report, Please Click Here.

9/30/20149/30/2015
  

The time table for the Competency Exam on December 1, 2014 has been amended.

First Session 9-11

Second Session 11:30-1:30

Third Session 2-4

11/27/201412/3/2014
  

Accreditation and Quality Assurance Center, represented by its director, Prof. Faleh Sawair, participates in a workshop on the assessment of training needs in order to develop the competencies of quality assurance directors on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at Grand Hyatt Amman, organized by the Higher Education Accreditation Commission in collaboration with the Council British.

11/10/201412/31/2015
  

Malaysian professors and managers specialized in quality Assurance, Research and Innovation from Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Visit Accreditation and Quality Assurance Center (AQAC) and discuss with Prof. Faleh Sawair, AQAC Director, key issues in the field of international accreditation and quality assurance . Prof. Sawair presented an overview about the center’s aims and Plans.  

12/4/201412/31/2015
  

In Collaboration with Accreditation and Quality Assurance Center, Computer Center and the Director of the University website, a training workshop for faculties at the Faculty of Shari’a was held on Thursday, 11/12 at 12 PM.

The workshop tackles the following aspects: the definition of Google Scholar and its importance, how to Create Google Scholar Account, and answer all inquiries faculty members, the importance of watching the explanatory video- it is available on the website of faculty members in English and Arabic- (Please Click Here). In addition, the workshop emphasizes that the faculty should unify the name of account and the name that appears in the published research.

12/11/201412/31/2015
  

The Vice President for Scientific Research and Quality, Prof. “Moh’d Walid” Musa Batsh and the Director of Accreditation and Quality Assurance Center, Prof. Falef Sawair, have recently participated in “seminar for the elaboration of a national report template on the higher education systems in Jordan and Palestine” in Rome from 10- 12 December, 2014.

This seminar has been held by RecoNow: Knowledge of recognition procedures in ENPI South Countries and Tempus. It has tackled several sessions, including restricted to government officials from MOHE and HEAC and one Academic Representative for BZU, ANNU, AARU, UJ, PU, PSUTM, Overall budget and deadlines, database and publication, Quality Assurance and Monitoring.

12/14/201412/31/2015
  

In Collaboration with Accreditation and Quality Assurance Center, Computer Center and the Director of the University website, a training workshop for faculties at the Faculty of Law was held on Sunday, 14/12 at 1:30 PM.

The workshop tackles the following aspects: the definition of Google Scholar and its importance, how to Create Google Scholar Account, and answer all inquiries faculty members, the importance of watching the explanatory video- it is available on the website of faculty members in English and Arabic- (Please Click Here). In addition, the workshop emphasizes that the faculty should unify the name of account and the name that appears in the published research.

 

12/15/201411/30/2015
  

In Collaboration with Accreditation and Quality Assurance Center, Computer Center and the Director of the University website, a training workshop for faculties at the Faculty of Medicine was held on Monday, 15/12 at 12 PM.

The workshop tackles the following aspects: the definition of Google Scholar and its importance, how to Create Google Scholar Account, and answer all inquiries faculty members, the importance of watching the explanatory video- it is available on the website of faculty members in English and Arabic- (Please Click Here). In addition, the workshop emphasizes that the faculty should unify the name of account and the name that appears in the published research.

12/16/201412/31/2015
  

In Collaboration with Accreditation and Quality Assurance Center, Computer Center and the Director of the University website, a training workshop for faculties at the Faculty of Educational Sciences was held on Thursday, 18/12 at 12 PM.

The workshop tackles the following aspects: the definition of Google Scholar and its importance, how to Create Google Scholar Account, and answer all inquiries faculty members, the importance of watching the explanatory video- it is available on the website of faculty members in English and Arabic- (Please Click Here). In addition, the workshop emphasizes that the faculty should unify the name of account and the name that appears in the published research.
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The 2014 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report ranked UJ Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) 10th among the Top Think Tanks in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

 

Under the worlds’ Top Think Tanks by Area of Research lists, CSS ranked 62nd (3rd in the Arab world) on the Top Defense and National Security Think Tanks list, and 48th (3rd in the Arab world) on the Top Foreign Policy and International Affairs Think Tanks list worldwide.

 

The Global Go To Think Tank Index Report is prepared by the Think Tank and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania, it examines the role and character of public policy research organizations around the world.

 

To be continued…

1/28/201512/31/2015
  

UJ News - The Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance organized a 33-hour workshop targeted 64 newly appointed faculty members.

 

The workshop comes in response to the need to introduce new faculty member to the principles of a successful education process and provide an overview of the latest best practices in higher education, student performance evaluation and test preparing, as well as the university’s laws and regulations.

 

According to the Center’s Director Dr. Faleh Sawair, the workshop falls within the university’s directions towards advancing academic work, focusing onthe student as the core of the educational practice.

 

In addition to other new courses, the Center organizes courses on methods of scientific research, statistics, e-learning, research visibility, and administrative development.

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UJ has launched a researcher's ranking on the main website of the university, ranking its scholars according to their reseach performance.

 

The ranking is part of UJ’s efforts to promote its researchers and scientific research efforts at the university.

 

According to UJ President Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh, such a step will motivate faculty members and researchers to produce and publish more research and will disseminate a spirit of competition amongst them.

 

Accreditation and Quality Assurance Center Director, Prof. Faleh Sawair said the ranking measures the impact of the researchers’ published work indicated through the scientist’s most cited papers and the number of citations he or she have received in other publications (H-index).

 

The ranking also listed top faculties according to the number of distinguished researchers at each faculty.

 

Moreover, the ranking also classifies UJ’s researchers according to the number of published research in the past five years in scientific journals indexed by SCOPUS.

3/8/201512/31/2015
  

The recently released January 2015 edition of the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities has placed UJ 9th out of 990 Arab universities; an improvement of 1 position over the July 2014 edition.


UJ also maintained first place among Jordanian universities, while advancing 85 positions worldwide to 1263; placing it among the top 6% of more than 23000 higher education institutions ranked worldwide.


The Webometrics ranking of world universities is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain.

 

The Lab is devoted to the quantitative analysis of the Internet and Web contents especially those related to the processes of generation and scholarly communication of scientific knowledge.  The ranking relies on four indicators: impact, presence, openness and excellence.

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