Along with the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, and several non-governmental organizations, The University of Jordan will be a key partner in the Jordan Competitiveness Program launched by the U.S. Agency for International Development "USAID".
The five-year $45 million program aims to strengthen Jordan’s competitiveness in three key sectors: information and communication technology, clean technology, and medical services and life sciences; therefore enhancing the country’s economy.
The Program supports private and public sector leaders and organizations in their work towards increasing competitiveness, investment, and employment. It seeks to create 40 thousand jobs, attract $700 million in foreign direct investments, and increase exports from these sectors by 25% over the next five years.
Embracing some of the region’s most important health colleges, as well as the University Hospital; UJ’s participation will be focused mainly on the health and education sectors. UJ Vice-president, Prof. Azmi Mahafzah attended the lunching event and a workshop held by USAID in November to set priorities for these Sectors.