PSUT participates in the Fourth RISE Project Workshop in Tallinn, Estonia

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 10:45


A delegation from Princess Sumaya University for Technology participated in the fourth workshop of the RISE project, which was hosted by Estonia and attended by delegations from 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 Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra. The workshop will continue for three days.

The Project Director, Prof. Walid Salameh of PSUT, opened the session by welcoming Prof. Olaf Arna, Vice President of the Estonian Business School, and all of the participants, stressing the importance of this workshop, which will address the important topic of recruitment, retention and promotion of teaching faculty members, looking in particular at the conditions that must be taken into consideration in this regard. Prof. Salameh expressed his hope that the discussions that take place during the three-day workshop are fruitful, noting that the previous three meetings that took place in Rouen in France, Tunis and Marrakech were very helpful. Dr. Salameh pointed out that other workshops will be held in the near future, dealing with important topics directly related to human resources.

Professor Olaf Arna welcomed the attendees, stressing the importance of this project. He then gave a summary of Estonia, giving details about its population, geographical area and economy, in addition to what Estonia is most well-known for, its relations with EU countries, and the participation of the Estonian Business School in several Erasmus projects. He also presented a short description of the higher education system and institutions of higher education in Estonia, as well as the criteria adopted by the Estonian Business School for the recruitment, promotion and retention of teaching faculty members.