PSUT hosts CERN’s advisor for the MENA region

Sunday, December 5, 2021 - 12:30


Princess Sumaya University for Technology hosted CERN’ advisor for the MENA region Martin Gastal, in an interactive lecture in which he talked about the nature of the organization's work, the scholarships it offers to students and educational institutions, and its summer programs in the fields of nuclear engineering, IT, physical sciences, and mechanical engineering.

The meeting was attended by the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Prof. Wejdan Abu Elhaija, the Dean of King Hussein School of Computing Sciences, Dr. Ashraf Ahmad, and participants from Mu’tah University, JUST, the Hashemite University, PSUT, and the Royal Scientific Society. One point under discussion was the sending of graduates of Master's and PhD programs to work in the organization’s laboratories.

The Royal Scientific Society, PSUT and CERN previously signed a partnership agreement and scientific and research cooperation in late 2020, which allows researchers from the University to join more than 4,000 scientists and researchers representing more than 200 institutes and universities from 40 different countries.

Also, thanks to the Royal Scientific Society’s membership in the organization's research network, PSUT’s faculty members can conduct research in many innovative areas such as big data, artificial intelligence, materials science, applied physics and mechanical engineering in the organization's laboratories.

A PhD student in PSUT’s Computer Science program, Amal Seif, received a grant funded by the Sharing Knowledge Foundation which will permit her to spend a full year in the organization's laboratories.

The European Organization for Nuclear Research, which was founded in 1952 in Switzerland and currently has a membership of 23 countries, is the largest laboratory in the world for particle physics research, and provides particle accelerators and other infrastructure necessary for high-energy physics research.