Princess Sumaya University for Technology announced that it had appointed its first PhD program graduate, Dr. Wael Al-Ataiwi, as a University faculty member. He shall commence duties at the start the 2020/2021 academic year, less than a month after completing the defense of his thesis entitled: "Summarizing Arabic Texts Using Machine Learning of Meaning Networks" under the supervision of Prof. Arafat Awajan.
PSUT’s President. Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, said that the appointment decision is in line with the University's policy of supporting its outstanding students. PSUT spares no effort to encourage and motivate such students, and to ensure that they are provided with all their needs for academic and research work.
Al-Refai indicated that the University, under the guidance of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of the Board of Trustees, has paid great attention to the PhD program, allocating its students the utmost care and providing them with full scholarships. He went on to state that PSUT gives priority in academic and administrative appointments to its graduates, stressing that PSUT graduates enjoy a highly competitive status and are regularly hired by major companies and institutions.
87 of the top students in their specializations at the undergraduate and Master's levels from all of Jordan’s universities applied to be accepted among the first intake of the program. 10 students were chosen, and the University has provided them with supervisors from among its own top faculty members in addition to instructors from major international universities, such as the Indian Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan, USA.
The University’s future agenda includes a plan to introduce two new PhD programs in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration.