The International Relations and Projects Department at Yarmouk University held an introductory session on the Erasmus + student exchange program funded by the European Union via Zoom app. Students’ questions and inquiries were answered and the conditions that must be met by the student to apply for the grant were clarified.

The International Relations and Projects Department planned an Orientation Day in the 27/2/2022 for Erasmus+ new students to get acquainted with university campus and how life is going to be like. A variety of events were held to orient and welcome new students. Prof. Mwaffaq Otoom, Director of the department welcomed the student and wished them an enjoyable and successful semester and asked them not to hesitate to contact our staff if they need any help.
The day was great with the participation of the YSN students who did a great job in making this special day a success.

The Department of International Relations and Projects organized an introductory workshop on how to prepare and submit proposals for the Erasmus + program funded by the European Union, on Wednesday 5/1/2022, in the main hall of the Conferences and Seminars Building.

This workshop comes before the submission for the second phase of the Erasmus Plus program 2021-2027, where a committee from the faculties and centers was formed aiming at submitting project proposals to the said program.

The Director of the Department of International Relations and Projects, Dr. Mwaffaq Otoum presented on the second phase of the program, stressing the importance of participating in the submission to this program due to its significant impact on developing the skills and abilities of students and faculty members. Dr. Otoum explained that the Erasmus plus program has set specific objectives for the 2021-2027 period, namely: to promote learning mobility of individuals and groups, as well as cooperation, quality, inclusion and equity, excellence, creativity and innovation at the level of organizations and policies in the field of education and training; to promote non-formal and informal learning mobility and active participation among young people, as well as cooperation, quality, inclusion, creativity and innovation at the level of organizations and policies in the field of youth; and to promote learning mobility of sport staff, as well as cooperation, quality, inclusion, creativity and innovation at the level of sport organizations and sport policies.

He explained the mechanisms, conditions and criteria for writing applications and submitting proposals and also outlined that the new Erasmus + program focuses on inclusion, digital and green Erasmus+.

The workshop was attended by 50 faculty members from the nominated committee members.

The International Relations and Projects Directorate organized in cooperation with the Jordanian-American Committee for Educational Exchange "Fulbright"  an introductory workshop via remote video communication technology, on the various grants offered by the program to Jordanians for the academic year 2023/2024.

In his welcoming speech, President Dr. Islam Massad stressed the importance of cultural exchange programs at the level of educational institutions in Jordan and at the national level. He added that Yarmouk University has sent and received many researchers and students during the life of the program, which extends in Jordan for more than a quarter of a century.

Mrs. Rana Anani and Mr. Nasr Malkawi, grants officers at the Jordan-US Committee for Educational Exchange, spoke about post-doctoral research and the FLTA program, which is a program for teachers who want to teach their mother tongue in the United States of America.

The workshop included the conditions and dates of application and best practices in applying for applications with high chances of being accepted. At the end of the workshop, the workshop organizers answered the questions of the participating students and researchers.

A Student exchange Agreement has been signed with Sciences Po as part of the collaborative endeavors of both parties, noting that this agreement builds on existing relationships between both universities. The agreement puts in place an exchange program of students of both institutions in the humanities, social sciences with emphasis on civic, linguistic, artistic, and digital education, aiming at strengthening mutual understanding and cooperation between both universities. It also seeks to enhance the exchange of faculty members, develop intensive language programs, and conduct joint research programs as well as organize joint conferences.

In this context, Yarmouk University participated in “Choose France Jordan 2021” event which was organized at the French Institute in Jordan on November 8th and 9th in collaboration with Campus France and the Embassy of France. The event included Institutional Meetings between representatives from Jordanian Universities and a number of higher education institutions in France to discuss possible collaboration in terms of student and staff exchange, summer courses, internship opportunities and to boost new partnerships. A Student fair for French higher education institutions was also organized where presentations and meetings were conducted for interested students.