The President of Yarmouk University, Prof. Zeidan Kafafi, met the British Ambassador in Amman, Mr. Edward Oakden and the accompanying delegation to discuss possible cooperation between the two sides in areas of mutual interest. During the meeting, Kafafi confirmed Yarmouk’s interest in collaborating with various international educational and research institutions and emphasized that the University has always been devoted for collaborating with British universities, especially in the field of conducting joint scientific research and exchanging scientific visits of faculty members and students.

Stressing Yarmouk's mission to qualify and prepare the students to play their role in building and developing the national institutions and achieving the comprehensive renaissance of the various sectors in Jordan, Kafafi reviewed the growth of Yarmouk University: its faculties and academic programs. Also, he pointed out how Yarmouk paid close attention to developing its academic programs and establishing programs that meet the aspirations of youth, the many global changes, and the requirements of the local and international labor market. Then he emphasized the possibility of attracting several British students wishing to learn Arabic at the University's Language Center, which attracts hundreds of students from around the world every year by offering a distinct program of teaching Arabic to non-native speakers. In addition, he highlighted Yarmouk's sincere belief and support of its students and outstanding human resources, which is expressed by sending outstanding students to complete their graduate studies in a number of prestigious international universities.

In return, the British Ambassador praised the level of the Jordanian higher education sector in general and the prestigious academic reputation of Yarmouk University in particular. Acknowledging Yarmouk’s active role in preserving the cultural heritage and its resources, the Ambassador expressed the embassy's interest in extending the bridges of scientific and cultural cooperation with Yarmouk University in areas of common interest. He stated that the British embassy is interested in collaborating with Yarmouk to conduct several joint research projects and studies in this field of archeology and heritage maintenance.

After the meeting, which was attended by the deans of the faculties of Arts and Archeology and Anthropology and a number of officials at the University and the British Embassy in Amman, the British Ambassador met with a number of Yarmouk students and heard from them about their future aspirations and views on the latest developments in the region at the political, economic, and social level. He called on the students to believe in themselves, to pursue their ambitions, and to take advantage of the available opportunities.

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