ATU Announces Partnership With Jordan University of Science & Technology


ATU Announces Partnership With Jordan University of Science & Technology
Arkansas Tech University President Robin Bowen, left, and Jordan University of Science & Technology President Dr. Khalid El-Salem, sign a memorandum of understanding between the two schools. (Arkansas Tech)

Arkansas Tech University has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Jordan University of Science & Technology (JUST) to promote scholarly activities and international understanding through mutually beneficial and cooperative programs.

Activities that could be explored under the partnership include mobility of faculty and/or staff, joint research activities and publications, participation in seminars and academic meetings and exchange of academic materials, Arkansas Tech said in a news release.

Also possible is joint supervision of graduate students and special short-term academic programs.

Located in Irbid, a city in northern Jordan, JUST serves more than 30,000 students offers 143 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Approximately 15% of its students are from outside the country.

Two of the university's leaders, including President Dr. Khalid El-Salem, completed residencies at UAMS.

Arkansas Tech President Robin Bowen said the partnership with JUST aligns with the school's
 newly-adopted strategic plan and its "commitment to pursue partnerships that create innovative educational opportunities."

"I look forward to the positive outcomes from this MOU, and I am appreciative to Dr. Julie Furst-Bowe, ATU interim vice president for academic affairs, for her role in bringing this partnership to fruition," Bowen said in the release.


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