Princess Sumaya University for Technology hosted a symposium on "Peer Mentorship in Jordan’s Higher Education Sector". The event was a joint venture between PSUT and the British Council, and participants included British Council consultants from the UK, and representatives from PSUT, Al Hussein Technical University, and a number of Jordanian universities.
The aim of the symposium was to shed light on the concept of peer mentorship and its importance in developing higher education in Jordan. The event involved the sharing of experiences of universities that have already adopted the concept and examples of the proposed models were put forth.
President of PSUT, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, expressed his pleasure at any cooperation that would support higher education, enrich its progress and serve in its development. He stated that PSUT carefully follows the directives of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, the Chair of the Board of Trustees, in focusing on the international dimension in the fields of scientific research and student exchange. Exchange programs are in effect thanks to agreements concluded with prestigious international universities, and joint programs are being run in conjunction with American and European universities. In addition, PSUT is a participant in 40 European projects, serving as the grant holder for five of them.
After reviewing the University’s most prominent achievements, Prof. Al-Refai outlined his cooperation with a number of UK universities in developing curricula for specific academic programs and disciplines, in addition to achieving sustainable programs in innovation and entrepreneurship, expanding teaching opportunities, virtual creative learning, and opening up to all international networks that enhance and support this direction.
The Dean of the King Talal School for Business Technology, Dr. Abdul Rahim Abu Al-Basal, pointed out the importance of mutual guidance among faculty members, and the welcoming environment it creates in the academic community. It serves in the exchange of experiences in the fields of teaching, scientific research and networking with industry and business, which naturally gives direct and positive results on students and their readiness to enter the labor market.
Notably, this symposium was held through the Internationalization of Higher Education Program. This program is run by the British Council and is concerned with the development of higher education.