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A delegation from the University of Bath (UK) visits PSUT to discuss cooperation in the fields of scientific research and graduate studies

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 14:00

 

The President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, received a delegation from the British University of Bath to discuss channels of cooperation between the two universities. The meeting looked at enhancing research cooperation between the two parties through joint supervision of academic research carried out by IT doctoral students, as well as furthering research cooperation between faculty members.

Prof. Al-Refai said that PSUT focuses on the international dimension in the fields of scientific research and student exchange by forging agreements with universities overseas, and joint programs with American and European universities. He added that the University is a participant in 36 European projects and plays a managerial role in five of those projects, highlighting the University’s most prominent achievements and the programs that it has introduced, some of which are unique in the region.

PSUT’s Coordinator of Cultural Exchange Programs, Prof. Omar Bani Ahmad, said that the University of Bath and Princess Sumaya University are currently working towards completing a project entitled "Healthy Housing Suitable for Refugees in Difficult Climates," funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). He also said that he was looking forward to undertaking further cooperation projects with the University of Bath.

The visiting delegation expressed their admiration for PSUT’s many accomplishments, expressing the desire to take advantage of the University's expertise in IT and Engineering.

The delegation from the University of Bath included Vice President for International Relations, Prof. Jeremy Bradshaw, and the Academic Director of International Partnerships, Prof. Catherine Montgomery, and Dr. Jason Hart from the Center for Development Studies. Attending the meeting on behalf of PSUT were Prof. Nihad Yusuf, Dean of the King Abdullah I School of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Dr. Khaldoun Abu Gharbieh, Dean of the King Abdullah II School of Engineering, Prof. Omar Bani Ahmad, Coordinator of Cultural Exchange Programs, and the University’s International Relations Coordinator, Ms. Leila Rawashdeh.