In realization of the Royal Scientific Society’s (RSS) role in the academic field of knowledge transfer, HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President of the RSS, oversaw the inception and founding of Princess Sumaya University for Technology. Before talking about the university’s emergence as a contributing branch of RSS, we must give a brief account of RSS and its other prominent institutions:
The work of RSS touches the lives of all Jordanians and substantially contributes to building a better future for Jordan through scientific achievement. Founded by Royal Decree in 1970 through the commitment to equitable development of HM the Late King Hussein and his beloved brother HRH Prince Hassan bin Talal, the RSS aims to be the regional knowledge leader by nurturing first-class scientific and engineering research and practice to power sustainable economic development and equitable social progress. The RSS strategic plan takes its inspiration from their shared vision by spearheading the formation of a national innovation ecosystem encompassing higher education, scientific research, technology, science advice to government, innovation, and entrepreneurship so that science may serve humanity and support peace. HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President of the RSS, is internationally recognized for her commitment to promoting scientific endeavors at local and international levels. It is also a leading center at the regional level in the fields of science and technology, through more than 38 internationally and locally accredited laboratories.
The RSS provides advanced technical testing that serves both the public and private sectors. The Society is also proud of being a unique source for the implementation of technical and scientific projects in many fields, supported by more than 500 employees in the fields of science, scientific research, and high-level technical and administrative services. Furthermore, the Society has become a global center for research and development to be relied upon at the local, regional and international levels.
The Business Incubator (IPARK): The RSS has worked to establish a business incubator to contribute to advancing the economy in Jordan, creating job opportunities, and reducing unemployment. Forming the link between the academic and technological fields and the labor market, this incubator has established more than 250 startups and created more than 2,000 job opportunities.
The Jordan Museum: As a way of using science to serve the community through scientific communication, an agreement was signed with the Jordan Museum, with the approval of the Honorable Council of Ministers, for the RSS to provide the museum with technical and administrative services with the aim of promoting the museum to be a regional and international center to preserve the rich cultural heritage that reflects the deep-rooted values of our ancient kingdom. This heritage has been faithfully transmitted to future generations, serving to enhance a sense of national belonging through the celebration and presentation of the story of human creativity on the land of Jordan through the ages, a history that spans more than 12,000 years. The museum constitutes an advanced educational tool at the societal level and the gateway to Jordan’s civilization, culture, and tourism. In this context, the international exhibition “One Thousand and One Inventions” was held at the museum.
Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT): PSUT was established in 1991 under the name of Princess Sumaya University College for Technology. At that time, it awarded a single bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. The RSS founded the University to serve as its academic arm. In 1992, the University was officially opened by His Majesty the late King Hussein bin Talal. In 1995, the University celebrated the graduation of its first batch of 72 students.. The story continues here