Yarmouk University

Mailing address: 
Shafiq Irshidat St. Irbid, 21163
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Zeidan A. Kafafi
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Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Zeidan A. Kafafi
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Focal point 2 - Name: 
Mwaffaq Otoom
Focal point 2 - Title: 
Director of the International Relations and Projects
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Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
Established in 1976, Yarmouk University (YU) has developed steadily into one of the largest and most prestigious public higher education institutions in Jordan. YU currently has 31872 students, 1087 faculty members, and 1039 administrative and technical staff spread over 15 faculties that offer 63 bachelor degree programs, 64 master degree programs, and 18 PhD programs in a variety of specialisations. YU also has 11 centres for research and career development.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
The university has carved a unique niche for itself in northern Jordan through the diversity of its programs which aim to strike a fair balance between humanities on the one hand and science, engineering and medical sciences on the other. YU hopes to inspire young Jordanian and international students by offering a variety of academic programs combined with excellence in teaching opportunities for community service and extra-curricular activities, and encouragement of innovation. Scientific Research has been one of YU’s top strategic priorities, especially within the context of Jordan’s social, economic, environmental, and developmental needs and has been one of the main aspects of which the university is known for. In recent years, internationalisation has been a priority for the university as it has been realised that it will contribute to raising the quality and reputation of academic programmes and research as well as the qualifications of its academic staff. Service to the society has also been a major aspect of the mission of the university. The university has realised this through offering courses and training programs for both students and staff through its centres, and by partnering with businesses, industries, NGO’s and other local or foreign institutions. Several companies have established incubators at the university to offer students training and work experience that prepares them for the wider job market and creates a climate conducive to entrepreneurship and innovation.