PSUT Participates in the Fourth European RISE Project Workshop at the University of Slovakia

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 10:15




A delegation from Princess Sumaya University for Technology is participating in the Fourth European RISE Project Workshop, being held over a three-day period at the University of Slovakia’s School of Management and Business. Other participants in the workshop are the Jordanian universities of Muta and Tafila, the Tunisian universities of Gabes and Monastir, the Algerian universities of El Takween and Laghouat, the Moroccan universities of Qadi Ayad and Moulay Mohammed and the University of Slovakia. The workshop’s main areas of focus are the training and development of staff working in human resources departments, incentives and privileges for employees in higher education institutions, and ways to attract outstanding staff members.

PSUT’s President, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, who heads the participating delegation, presented a brief account of the University, its excellent performance, and its connections with many Arab and international universities. Prof. Al-Refai stressed the importance of the RISE project to Arab universities, noting PSUT’s focus on the international dimension. The University has obtained American ABET accreditation for three of its Engineering programs and a further program in Computer Science, and is seeking US accreditation for its Business programs. The University receives support from the European Union for 32 projects currently underway in Jordan. These projects facilitate the exchange of experience between European and Arab universities, and have resulted in the emergence of some new programs at the Master’s level. Prof. Al-Refai also pointed to the importance of the RISE project, which is managed by the University, which means assisting in the development of human resources employers.

Prof. Al-Refai expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to participate in the workshop, which opens up channels for the exchange of experience between the participating universities, in particular the European universities. 

Professor Jana Galatova, Dean of the Faculty of Business at the University of Slovakia, stressed the importance of this project, recounting the experience of the University of Slovakia in providing incentives to its employees and the privileges they enjoy.

Project Director Prof. Walid Salameh also emphasized the importance of this workshop, which addresses the important topic of incentives and privileges for employees in higher education institutions and ways to attract distinguished competencies to those institutions, looking in particular at the conditions that must be taken into consideration in this regard.  Previous meetings in Rouen (France), Tunisia, Marrakech and Estonia have yielded remarkable results. He pointed to future workshops which will address important topics directly related to human resources.

It is noteworthy that Princess Sumaya University for Technology is currently participating in 32 Euro-Mediterranean projects and is responsible for the management of five of those projects which contribute to the promotion of scientific research, the development of graduate programs at the Master’s level, and exchange programs for students and faculty members among the participating universities.