Within UJ’s seeking to shift towards the global through partnerships with international institutions and entrenching relationships between public and private sectors, the president of the University of Jordan, Prof. Ekhalif Tarawneh, inaugurated Samsung educational laboratory at King Abdullah II school for Information Technology .
During the opening, Prof. Tarawneh said: "The University give priorities to deepen the partnership between public and private sectors in the fields of scientific research and education as well as activate that positive relationship", praising a number of experiences at UJ such as the faculty of pharmacy halls, faculty for factory and Business portfolio project.
According to the President of Samsung Electronics Co. Middle East and North Africa, Mr. Hong, the laboratory includes (41) laptops and (30) tablets; to teach students to develop applications and software for smart phones.
In turn, the Dean of King Abdullah II school for Information Technology, Prof. Mohammad Qatawneh, said: "The lab will actively contribute to the development of teaching process in relevant areas in order to raise students’ level; to compete in the local and global labor market".
At the end, Prof. Tarawneh called the private sector to support research projects, create a real relationship with educational institutions and support efforts in order to provide training opportunities for students; to contribute to the development and prosperity of society.
It should be noted that UJ is seeking to shift towards the global through a strategic plan for the next five years that aims to be amongst the best (500) global universities by 2015 according to (QS) Ranking and the best (300) Universities by 2018.