PSUT joins the Abdulla Al Ghurair Education Foundation network of educational institutions

Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 10:30



As part of PSUT’s general policy, and the efforts of its administration to promote and develop its academic and research programs, the University has recently joined the list of regional and international universities that have established educational partnerships with the Abdulla Al Ghurair Education Foundation under the Al Ghurair Science and Technology Students Program, by offering scholarships to outstanding students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Six additional international universities have recently been added to the network of academic partnerships of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Education Foundation, which includes MIT, American University of Beirut, American University of Sharjah, American University of Cairo, University of Kutch, McGill University, Waterloo University, Polytechnic of Montreal, Arizona State University, and the University of Minerva.

PSUT’s President, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refa'i, expressed his pride in this partnership, which is the first of its kind in Jordan to support outstanding students and to provide scholarships in Bachelor's and Master's programs in STEM subjects. This is a further affirmation of the University’s continued excellence and leadership which have been achieved in response to the directives of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, the Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, who has carried the banner of leadership and excellence in this University. PSUT has formulated its strategic plan with the focus on the international dimension in its executive program, which has successfully made it a leader among Jordanian universities and within the region. This strategy has had a great impact on the development of both administrative and academic affairs and increased the University’s effectiveness in sending students to the world's top universities, in addition to organizing visits for faculty members. PSUT has made a sizeable contribution to the revitalization, development, and improvement in quality of scientific research, as it has become a role model of effort, service and commitment due to its determination to reach the pinnacle among national and international universities.

During a series of visits, the delegation, represented by its CEO Maysa Jalbout, praised PSUT’s widely-acknowledged reputation and the distinguished educational environment it offers, which formed the reason behind the desire to strengthen ties and means of cooperation between the two sides and to support its outstanding students.

This year, twenty full scholarships from the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation will enable twenty Jordanian high school graduates to study at Princess Sumaya University for Technology.

Notably, the Abdulla Al Ghurair Education Foundation has announced an increase in the number of scholarships it offers through its programs in the coming year from 700 to 1,500, with the additional aid being distributed to universities in three new Arab member countries, namely Al-Akhawayn University in Morocco, Princess Sumaya University for Technology in Jordan, Al-Quds University, An-Najah University and Palestine Polytechnic University in Palestine. These grants focus on undergraduate degrees in accredited programs and cover STEM subjects, in addition to providing opportunities for young Arab refugees or those from conflict-affected areas to obtain a Master's degree.

The Ghurair Foundation, launched in 2016, gives support to young students to allow them to take advantage of potentially life-changing educational opportunities. The awarding of grants is based on academic excellence and material need, and they are aimed at individuals who have made outstanding academic achievements despite the challenges and difficult circumstances they have experienced, including poverty and conflict. Recipients are selected through a highly competitive process that begins with an application made via the organization's online portal. In addition to financial support, grants provide the recipients with opportunities to develop leadership and other basic skills and serve the community. Scholarships are currently offered in 16 universities in 10 countries across the Arab world and in Turkey, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.