Strategy

Internationalisation Strategy

Vision

Foster internationalisation to achieve excellence.

 

Mission

Embed the international dimension in all activities of the university to enhance the quality of education and research, produce well-prepare students to work in an intercultural and globalising world and provide service to society and community social engagement.

 

Goals

1.  Enhance the quality of education, research and international reputation of PSUT.      

2.  Prepare students to work in an intercultural and globalised world.     

3.  Provide service to society and community social engagement.

 

Objectives

1. Enhancing Relation with Jordanian, Arab, Islamic and world Universities.

2. Enhancing Relations with the European Commission and other Funding Agencies.

3. Creating a Proactive Environment for Obtaining Funds for Projects.

4. Consolidating and Increasing Membership in Regional and International Networks and Associations.

5. Supervision of Organisation of International Conferences.

6. Preparation of Agreements and MoUs with Universities and Research Centres Regionally and Internationally.

7. Focusing on Exchange Programmes for Staff and Students.

8. Institutionalizing the Relationship between PSUT and the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) and Enhancing Relations Towards the Organisation of External Relations.

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Enhance Quality of Education, Research and International Reputation of PSUT

Objective

Activities/Tasks

Timeline

Role

Resources

Measure

Status

 

Enhancing Relation with Jordanian, Arab, Islamic and world Universities

 

 

 

Form consortiums with Jordanian and Arab universities for EU joint projects.

10.2.2016

·VPI Office

·Deans

· 10  Days

 

· No. of participating HE institutions in Jordan and Arab universities in the consortiums.

· No. of successful submissions.

· No. of granted projects.

Achieved

 

Faculty and graduate students exchange, joint dissertations and theses supervision with good European universities.

31.12.2016

· VPI Office Dean of Graduate School

· Dean of IT

· 30 Days

 

·   Establishing exchange programme.

·   No. of PhD students participated in exchange with EU universities.

·   No. of professors participated.

Planned

 

Assisting faculty members in spending Sabbatical leaves in good research institutes.

31.12.2016

· VPI Office

· Dean of Graduate School

· 20 Days

 

·   Legalising and bylaws.

·   Identifying partners.

·    No. of professors participated.

Planned

 

Create an eLearning Centre.

30.6.2016

· VPI Office

· 40 Days

· Space

· Funds through EQTeL and OpenMed projects

· Director and  Employees

· Successful establishment of centre.

· Improved raking.

Ongoing

 

Enhancing Relations with the European Commission and other Funding Agencies.

Submit new proposals to Erasmus+ programme.

10.2.2016

·VPI Office

·Deans

· 30 Days

· No. of participating HE institutions in Jordan and Arab universities in the consortiums.

· No. of successful submissions.

· No. of granted projects.

Achieved

 

Submit new Horizon2020

30.9.2016

· VPI Office

· 20  Days

· Identifying and joining proper consortiums.

· No. of successful submissions.

· No. of granted projects.

Planned

 

Creating a Proactive Environment for Obtaining Funds for Projects.

Engage faculties and deanships in preparing a strategic plan for internationalisation.

31.12.2016

· VPI Office

· Deans

· 10 Days

· No. of strategies developed.

· No. action plans developed containing an explicit or implicit objective regarding internationalization.

Achieved

 

Engage faculty members in preparing proposals.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

·Faculty members

· 20  Days

·  Number of proposals submitted with international partners

· Growth in number and proportion faculty members engaged.

 

Planned

 

Organise training and awareness workshops.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

· 10 Days

· Number of training and workshops.

· No. of participants.

· No. of new active staff.

 

 

Planned

 

Update the International Office.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

· 20 Days

· Funds from MIMI project

·Enhanced international reputation.

·No. of activities.

·Improved international activities.

Ongoing

 

Create a Project Management Office.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

· 20 Days

· Funds from MIMI project

· Director and Employees

· Successful updating of office.

· No. of activities and functions of the office.

Ongoing

 

Team training with EAIE.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

· 10 Days

 

· No of staff trained.

· Enhanced skills and knowledge.

Planned

 

Consolidating and Increasing Membership in Regional and International Networks and Associations.

Maintaining coordination with AArU.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

· 10 Days

· Continuation of relationship.

·  Sustainable planning

· No. of active activities held.

 

Ongoing

 

 

Maintaining coordination with EUA.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

      · 10 Days

· Continuation of relationship.

·  Sustainable planning

· Successful coordination of AECHE.

 

Ongoing

 

 

Joining UNIMED.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

     · 10 Days

· Continuation of relationship.

·  Sustainable planning

· No. of joint activities held.

· No. of joint projects submitted and implemented.

 

Achieved

 

 

Joining other networks and associations.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

     · 20 Days

· No. of networks and associations joint.

· Enhanced partnership and joint activities held.

Achieved

 

Join INQAAHE

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

·King Talal School

· 5 Days

· Fees

 

· Become member of INQAAHE.

· Enhanced partnership and joint activities held.

Planned

 

Join  CIM Accredited Study Centre

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

·King Talal School

· 5 Days

· Fees

 

      · Become member of CIM.

     · No. of courses matched.

 

Planned

 

Join PMI Accredited Study Center and PDU Provider

 

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

·King Talal School

· 5 Days

· Fees

· Become member of PMI.

· Become accredited of PMI by establishing for PMP certificate. 

Planned

 

Supervision of Organisation of International Conferences.

Turkish-Arab Conference on Higher Education.

26-30 April 2016

·VPI Office

· 10 Days

 

 

· Successful implementation of conference.

Achieved

 

Arab-Euro Conference on Higher Education.

 

25-27 May 2016

·VPI Office

· 10 Days

 

 

· Successful implementation of conference.

Achieved

 

Arab-Asian Conference on Higher Education.

 

October 2016

·VPI Office

· 10 Days

 

· Successful implementation of conference.

Ongoing

 

Coordinate with deans for hosting scientific conferences at PSUT.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

·Deans

· 10 Days

 

 

· No. of conferences held.

· No. of participants.

· No. of research publications.

Planned

 

Coordinate with Jordanian Universities to propose and organize joint international conferences.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

·Deans

· 10 Days

· Funds

 

·  No. of conferences held.

·  No. of participants.

 

Planned

 

Create AACSB Annual Conference

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

·King Talal School

·      5 Days

·      Funds

· Successful implementation of conference.

Planned

 

Preparation of Agreements and MoUs with Universities and Research Centers Regionally and Internationally.

Implement running agreements and MoUs.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

      · 20 Days

·  Increased number of agreement and MoUs with partner.

Ongoing

 

Pursue cooperation through signing further agreements and MoUs on exchange, research and capacity building programs.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

·Deans

      · 20 Days

·   No. agreements and MoUs signed.

 

Planned

 

Strengthen relationship with private sector and NGOs organizations to implement and fund related research centers.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

·Deans

· 20 Days

 

·   Establish database for private organization and NGOs.

·   No. of contacts made.

·   Fund received.

Ongoing

 

Negotiations with world universities to develop further joint academic programs.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

·Deans

· 20 Days

 

 

· No. of universities contacted.

· No. of new agreements.

· No. of new joint academic programme.

Ongoing

 

Prepare Students to Work in an Intercultural and Globalized World

Focusing on Exchange Programmes for Staff and Students.

Establish a Students’ Service Office.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

·Admission and Registration.

· 20 Days

· Space

· Funds, Director and Employees.

· Successful establishment of office.

Ongoing

 

Establish Staff and Students Exchange Office.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

·Students Affairs

· 20 Days

· Space

· Funds

· Director and Employees

· Successful establishment of office.

Ongoing

 

Following up current Erasmus+ credit mobility projects.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

     · 20 Days

 

     · Successful project implementation.

     · No. of new scholarships. 

Ongoing

 

Submit new Erasmus+ credit mobility proposals, focusing on the possibility of financially supporting qualified Jordanian students in their graduate studies abroad.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

     · 20 Days

 

· Successful submission of proposals.

· Successful project and funding obtained.

· No. of new scholarships. 

Achieved

 

Develop Fulbright Links.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

     · 10 Days

 

· Increased exchange and scholarship opportunities.

· No. of faculty and students obtaining Fulbright scholarships.

Ongoing

 

Develop relations with universities to create sabbatical leave track.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

     · 20 Days

 

· No. of agreements with world universities.

· No. of faculty obtaining sabbaticals.

Planned

 

Enhance Participation in Students’ Competitions at regional and International Levels

Organise a Regional in Robotics Competition.

 

31.12.2016

·Faculty of Engineering

· 5 Days  

· No .of awards received.

· Ranking of university

· No of innovations and achievements.

Planned

 

Attract and Retain the International Students

Develop a plan to attract and retain the   international students.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

·Admission and Registration

· 10 Days 

· Increase the proportion of  international students to 10%

Planned

 

Provide Service to Society and Community Social Engagement

 

Devise a plan for joint actions and projects, including joint supervision of graduate students, and the utilization of existing facilities at RSS and PSUT.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

·Deans

     · 10 Days

 

· No. of meetings with RSS research leadership.

· Utilization of existing facilities at both RSS and PSUT.

· No. of joint research groups formed.

· Enhanced research reputation.

Planned

 

Provide Service to the Local Community

 

Form a network of international offices in universities in Jordan.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

 

      · 20 Days

 

· No. of universities joining.

· Network formed.

Planned

 

Organize a number of seminars and lectures for expatriates for national audience.

31.12.2016

·VPI Office

 

· 10 Days

· Travel Funds

 

· No. of scientific expatriates attracted.

· Number of seminars held.

· No. of people attending.

Ongoing