An international memorandum of understanding was signed between the University of Jordan and Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. The memorandum calls for collaboration in research, instruction, and faculty exchange between the University of Jordan and QAU.
The memorandum was signed by President of the University of Jordan Prof. Ekhlief Al-Tarawneh and Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Vice-Chancellor QAU. Whereas the two universities desire to develop academic cooperation in various fields, and agreed to initiate collaborative activities in academic areas of mutual interest such as exchange of faculty and researchers for purpose of teaching, conducting lectures and research, exchange of expertise, exchange of students, conducting collaborative research projects, jointly organizing symposia, seminars, and conferences as well as sharing of academic information and materials.
QAU Vice-Chancellor while addressing the ceremony said the memorandum of understanding would lead to exchange of faculty and students and collaboration in joint projects. The linkage is a significant step taken by Quaid-i-Azam University in promoting higher education through international linkages. He expressed his belief that academic collaboration can make an important contribution to enhancing higher education in countries like Pakistan if it is developed and delivered responsibly and effectively.
President of the University of Jordan Prof. Ekhlief Al-Tarawneh briefly mentioned the University of Jordan’s background. He said that the University of Jordan is both a modern as well as old institution of Higher Education in Jordan. Established in 1962, the University has, since then, applied itself to the advancement of knowledge no less than to its dissemination .In its capacity as a comprehensive teaching, research and community-service institution, the University of Jordan enables its students to choose from a wide range of programs- more than 3500 different courses are offered by some 18 faculties.
Talking about Pakistan-Jordan relations, he expressed his optimism in establishing strong relations between both the countries. The President of the University of Jordan Prof. Ekhlief Al-Tarawneh emphasized that he is keen to build Jordan’s positive image in Pakistan. He saw this visit to QAU as a start toward an enhanced understanding and broad relationship with Pakistan at different levels.