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9/17/2014
Direct admissions into all programmes offered by The University of Jordan in Aqaba is now open to high school graduates in accordance with the minimum competitive admission averages for the current year. Previous years' high school graduates who were not accepted into a public university are also allowed to apply, said UJ Aqaba President, Prof. Hani Dmour. Application begins as of September 16 until September 22 at the UJ headquarters in Aqaba . Dmour said this year student accommodation has been made available for female students . According to him, the student housing is properly furnished and equipped under the agreement signed with the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) and the Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC). Dmour pointed out that the Aqaba branch has witnessed a remarkable growth with nearly 1,500 students this year. In addition, the branch launched a new postgraduate program in marine sciences, and looks forward to starting new medical programs. UJ Aqaba offers key facilities required to secure suitable campus environment for students, such as the Marine Science Station and the SCUBA diving unit. It also offers transportation from and to student accommodation, and has arts, sport, and recreation facilities, a bank, post office, theaters, restaurants, and a library.
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4/9/2015
The University of Jordan/ Aqaba branch and Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) on Wednesday sealed a cooperation agreement. Under the agreement ADC will establish a Video Conferencing center at the branch. The agreement was signed by UJ president Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh and ADC CEO Eng. Ghassan Ghanem in presence of the president of the University of Jordan in Aqaba Prof. Musa Al lozi. Upon signing the agreement, Tarawneh priced support provided by the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) and its developmental arm ADC for higher education and health sectors in Aqaba. Tarawneh also commended the responsibility it assumes toward the University of Jordan in Aqaba. In turn, Ghanem said the agreement keeps up with the company's goals towards community development and providing local community members with the necessary skills that qualify them to build their own future. Ghanem stressed that supporting education is one of the most important objectives of the corporation. From his part, Al Lozi pointed to the importance of establishing a Video Conference facility to connect the branch with the mother university in Amman and to utilize it for postgraduate distance-learning. Al Lozi explained that it also serves the local community by providing access to modern educational tools.
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4/8/2015
The University of Jordan/ Aqaba branch and Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) on Wednesday sealed a cooperation agreement. Under the agreement ADC will establish a Video Conferencing center at the branch. The agreement was signed by UJ president Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh and ADC CEO Eng. Ghassan Ghanem in presence of the president of the University of Jordan in Aqaba Prof. Musa Al lozi. Upon signing the agreement, Tarawneh priced support provided by the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) and its developmental arm ADC for higher education and health sectors in Aqaba. Tarawneh also commended the responsibility it assumes toward the University of Jordan in Aqaba. In turn, Ghanem said the agreement keeps up with the company's goals towards community development and providing local community members with the necessary skills that qualify them to build their own future. Ghanem stressed that supporting education is one of the most important objectives of the corporation. From his part, Al Lozi pointed to the importance of establishing a Video Conference facility to connect the branch with the mother university in Amman and to utilize it for postgraduate distance-learning. Al Lozi explained that it also serves the local community by providing access to modern educational tools.
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4/8/2015
UJ president, Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh on Wednesday commenced a two-day visit to The University of Jordan’s branch in Aqaba (UJ Aqaba) . During the visit, Tarawneh met with the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) Chief Commissioner Hani Al Mulki and discussed further prospects for supporting UJ’s branch in Aqaba. Also, Tarawneh stressed that the university seeks to expand educational programs to provide man power that fit the various needs of the city. From his part, Al Mulki expressed ASEZA’s willingness to harness all its potentials to support UJ Aqaba. Al Mulki also expressed the authority’s readiness to sponsor local outstanding students. Moreover, Tarawneh visited the Ayla Oasis Development Company in Aqaba and met with the company’s CEO Sahl Dudin. Tarawneh discussed with Dudin promoting joint cooperation, commending the company’s support for the branch to establish a language lab and mend the university stadium. Furthermore, UJ Aqaba and Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) signed a cooperation agreement to establish a Video Conferencing facility at the branch.
UJ president, Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh on Wednesday commenced a two-day visit to The University of Jordan’s branch in Aqaba (UJ Aqaba) . During the visit, Tarawneh met with the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) Chief Commissioner Hani Al Mulki and discussed further prospects for supporting UJ’s branch in Aqaba. Also, Tarawneh stressed that the university seeks to expand educational programs to provide man power that fit the various needs of the city. From his part, Al Mulki expressed ASEZA’s willingness to harness all its potentials to support UJ Aqaba. Al Mulki also expressed the authority’s readiness to sponsor local outstanding students. Moreover, Tarawneh visited the Ayla Oasis Development Company in Aqaba and met with the company’s CEO Sahl Dudin. Tarawneh discussed with Dudin promoting joint cooperation, commending the company’s support for the branch to establish a language lab and mend the university stadium. Furthermore, UJ Aqaba and Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) signed a cooperation agreement to establish a Video Conferencing facility at the branch.
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4/19/2015
The President of The University of Jordan (UJ), Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh met on Monday with a delegation representing the Economic Growth for Sustainable Tourism Project (Siyaha), the latest in a three-phase USAID tourism industry development program. The meeting aimed to discuss plan on the development of the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality in Aqaba campus under the support of Siyaha. The meeting dealt with the outcomes of a study on the status of the Faculty in terms of facilities, curriculum and staff. The meeting also discussed updating the faculty’s programs and study plans to ensure compliance with international accreditation standards, and developing a two-year action plan to upgrade the faculty based on the results and recommendations of the evaluation study. According to Tarawneh, the development of the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality in Aqaba comes within UJ’s strategy to develop the academic process at the University. Tarawneh briefed the delegation about the recent achievements of the university derived from UJ's strategic goal of becoming a world-class university, indicating that the university has recently received a three-star rating from the (QS) World University Ranking for the quality of higher education. Mr. Ibrahim Osta, Chief of Party of the USAID/Jordan Tourism Development Project said: "We aim through our support to the University of Jordan to improve the quality of Hospitality and Tourism education offered by the Aqaba Branch by reviewing programs, developing global partnerships and obtaining the TedQual Certification from the World Tourism Organization, in addition to promoting scientific research that would help in the development of tourism and hotel services.” It’s worth mentioning that the University of Jordan in cooperation with the Tourism Development Project plans to hold an international conference on tourism education and scientific research next April in Aqaba campus with the participation of a group of academics and experts in the field of tourism and hospitality.
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5/24/2015
The University of Jordan in Aqaba (UJ Aqaba) on Thursday signed a cooperation agreement with Pioneers Academy to develop the activities of the Center of Consultation and Training at the branch. The agreement was signed by UJ Aqaba President Prof. Musa Al Lozi and Pioneers Training Academy Chairman Dr. Mustafa Al-Afore. Under the agreement, the Academy will provide specialized training courses and diplomas to university students, as well as the exchange of expertise in the various fields of training. The signing was attended by the UJ Aqaba Assistant President for Consulting and Training Dr. Adnan Smadi, and on the part of the Academy by Director of University Relations Ayman Laham, and Director of Training Diplomas Imad Wafa.
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6/15/2015
In the midst of the Kingdom’s celebrations of national holidays, the University of Jordan in Aqaba (UJ Aqaba) celebrated its 3rd graduation ceremony. 320 students from five faculties celebrated their achievements in presence of their families and friends in the ceremony on Wednesday, June 10. President of UJ Aqaba, Prof. Musa Al Lozi, attended the ceremony along with other university officials and public figures. Al Lozi gave a speech on this occasion, expressing his pride in the graduates for what they have accomplished. Al Lozi underlined that the branch is keen to continue to promote its role as a key player in the development of the Aqaba zone and the surrounding area. At the end of the ceremony, Al Lozi presented the students with graduation certificates.
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