The German Jordanian University focuses on putting knowledge into practice and on promoting knowledge transfer in the applied sciences. The German-Jordanian University (GJU) is a public university located in Mushaqar. It was founded in 2005 by a Royal Decree, in accordance with a memorandum of understanding reached between the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of the Federal Republic of Germany. The University is intended to serve as a unique university of applied training, experiential learning, and professional excellence, oriented towards market and industry needs. It is thereby expected to have a remarkable impact on Jordan and the region as a whole, by capitalizing on the best practices and expertise in higher education in both Germany and Jordan. Its unique feature is the mandatory German Year, consisting of a study semester at a German partner university, and an internship in a German company. In order to be well prepared for this outstanding opportunity, all students learn the German language. The University has an objective to prepare highly skilled graduates with relevant knowledge of the industry, to contribute positively to socio-economic development, to be able to survive today's fiercely competitive and technologically oriented world, and to boost the industrial and economic standing of Jordan and the region.
Best Practice Success story: Solar-powered cooling in the German Jordanian University
Amman, October 2016: After 4 years of careful planning and developing, GIZ and the Jordanian Ministry of Environment (MoEnv) have successfully completed the solar cooling project at the German Jordanian University. The...