|President||Kamal Bani Hani|
|Colors||Orange and Red
|Affiliations||IAU, FUIW, UNIMED, AArU|
The Hashemite University (الجامعة الهاشمية), often abbreviated HU, is one of the Jordanian state- run universities. It was established in 1995. The University is located in the vicinity of the city of Zarqa. As regards to the study systems, it applies the credit hour system. Each college has its own number of credit hours. The university is the first university in Jordan to apply the Two- Summer –Semester system. The Hashemite University offers a variety of different master programs. It also offers an international admission program which allows non-Jordanian students to enroll at the university.
The Hashemite University is located in the city of Zarqa on a site parallel to two international highways. The west gate of the university, which is the main gate, opens to the international highway that links Amman withMafraq and Irbid and from there to Syria .The south gate opens to the highway that leads to AzZarqa and from there to Iraq And Saudi Arabia.
The Royal Decree to establish the Hashemite University was issued on 19 June 1991. Teaching at the university started on 16 September 1995. The total area of the university's campus is 8519 acres. The university received the order of Independence of first class for its achievements in renewable energy and higher education.
The university comprises 19 colleges (faculties) and institutes. It offers (52) specialties at undergraduate level and (35) specialties at postgraduate level (doctorate, master, higher diploma, in addition to a number of professional diploma programs.)
The decree of establishing the Faculty of Medicine at the Hashemite University was issued in the academic year 2005/2006. The faculty admitted the first intake of students in the academic year 2006/2007. It signed a collaboration protocol with the Ministry of Health and the Royal Medical Services. The agreement includes a number of terms that contribute to aiding and supporting the knowledge in the field of medicine, and to enhancing the exchange of scientific and practical experience. The Permanent Council of the faculty was established to implement the Standards and the guidelinesof granting the Bachelor Degree of Medicine. The council accomplished the study plan and course descriptions for the award of this degree. The college grants the BA Degree of "Doctor of Medicine" after the completion of 257 credit hours. The plan was modified in the beginning of 2011 to bring about more focus on the practical elements. The faculty was officially opened in an opening ceremony attended by his majesty king Abdullah II in 2010.
The Faculty of Engineering was established in August 1998. The faculty offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight programs. The bachelor degrees are in Architecture, Civil, Electrical, Industrial, Biomedical, Mechanical, Computer, and Mechatronics Engineering. The Master programs offered by the faculty are Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Energy Systems, Maintenance Management and Testing Technology.
The Faculty of Science was initially established as part of a combined Science and Arts Faculty in 1995/1996. In 1998/1999, the Department of Geology was separated from the Faculty and become a part of the Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment and in 2001/2002. It holds four departments, which are Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biotechnology.
The Faculty of Arts has been active at the University since its establishment in 1995. The Faculty offers courses in four majors:
The Faculty provides MA degree in Arabic literature, Arabic linguistics, English Language and Literature, and Peace Studies and Conflict Management. Recently, an updated PhD program is established in Arabic Language and literature.
Since its establishment in September 1995, the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences has various specialized programs that aim at achieving the educational goals of the faculty. Under this general interest, the faculty offers the following specialties: Banking and Financial sciences, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Financial Economics, administrative Information systems,Insurance and Risk Management, Hotel Management,Accounting and Commercial law. The faculty also provides the following master programs: Accounting and Funding, Business Administration, Production and Operations, Funding and Investment, Business Administration (a mutual program with the University of Texas/ Arlington.) The expansion of the BA courses has been positively reflected in the number of students who got enrolled. Statistically, 3880 enrollments have been reflected by the faculty during the year 2007/2008 compared to 123 enrollments for year 1995/1996. Currently, there are 174 students at the master level and 3706 students at the undergraduate level.
The Faculty of Allied Health Sciences (FAHS) was established in 1998 by the decree of the board of trustees in (2/1/98). The students’ enrolment first start was in 2000 after a comprehensive study of the importance of such medical fields. The faculty provides a Bachelor degree in the following programs:
It also provides MA degree in Medical Laboratory Science.
It was established 1999 to keep progress in the health sector in Jordan. In addition the Faculty provides one BA program in Nursing and two MA degree programs in: Cancer Nursing and Adult Health Nursing.
The Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences was established in 1998. The Faculty was brought to life in order to meet the increasing needs of the local community and to keep abreast with. However, it was 1999/2000 when the faculty receives its first class. The faculty provides two BA degree programs in :
The Faculty of Educational Sciences is the heart and soul of Hashemite University The Faculty offers all undergraduate and graduate students a rigorous and forward-looking education in the educational, pedagogical sciences, and counseling psychology, and offers opportunities for students to major in many areas of study. EDS is a great place to explore fields of study that educate the person as a whole and open doors to careers that make a difference. The faculty was established in 1995/1996 offering the following programs on both BA and MA level degrees:
The Faculty of Prince Hussein Bin Abdulla II of Information Technology at Hashemite University was established in 2001/2002 In response to the continuous development in information technology and to keep pace with times and rapid changes in this sector, and because of the increasing regional and international demand for highly qualified specialists in information technology.
The faculty providesa Bachelor degree in the following programs:
It also provides MA degree in: Information and Creativity Systems and Software Engineering.
The Faculty was established in 2002, as the first faculty dedicated to early childhood education and services in Jordan. The main goal of the Faculty is to equip and provide highly qualified graduates who are professionally and ethically ready to work with children and their families locally and regionally. The Faculty offers undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Care, and in Special Education. It provides two BA Programs :
The Queen Rania Faculty of Tourism and Heritage was established in 1999/2000 to take a significant role in qualifying distinguished human resources in the fields of tourism, conserving antiquities and managing cultural resources, this group of graduates should be able to cope with the requirements of tourism employment market, especially if we consider that tourism forms a vital economic sector in Jordan. The establishment of the faculty is based on the core values of giving concern to human resources, conserving antiquities and heritage, training and self-development, achieving sustainability and nationalism.
It provides BA degree Programs in :
The Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment is an alternative name to The Institute of Land, Water and Environment which was established at the beginning of the year 1999. The objective of having such a faculty was to strengthen the involvement of the Hashemite University, these are its departments Department of Land Management and Environment, Department of Earth Sciences and Environment, and Department of Water Management and Environment.
The university grants a bachelor degree of pharmacy in two specialty tracks: the Administrative pharmacy and the Industrial pharmacy. This faculty accepted its first group of students during the fall semester of 2013.The faculty incorporated a hypothetical pharmacy established in 2015 to train students and enhance the practical aspect of the specialty.
The deanship was established in 1995-1996. It is mainly linked with students and the local community. It aims to develop students physically, mentally, socially and physiologically through fostering their personal characteristics in order to be the future leaders and be capable of bearing any responsibilities. The deanship aims at enhancing a sense of belonging and loyalty to the country (Jordan), to spread out the sense of group work, unity and sharing. In addition it strengthens national unity. The deanship is divided into seven departments.
There are different facilities related to the deanship such as: The Deanship’s Facilities
In collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, The Hashemite University Deanship of Scientific Research issues three international peer-reviewed scientific journals:
The Hashemite University offers 35 programs in master, doctoral and high diploma. It also offers several professional diploma programs. The Faculty of Graduate Studies accepts outstanding students into various graduate programs, based on top-of-the-line, up-to-date study-plans that meet with the latest ever-developing international standards and market needs.
The library contains nearly 250 thousand paper materials and about 430 billion a computerized database of scientific documents in various aspects of knowledge. The library also offers a computerized and comprehensive system for circulating books depending on radio waves for identification.
The library has undergone automation project offering computerized library information covering systems of acquisition, cataloging and circulation services using the HORIZON database management system.
The library is a member in the consortium of Jordanian Public University libraries (JoPULs). Jordan Library and Information Association, Arab Federation of University Libraries, and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the Center Of Excellence (COE).
It is located in the Ibn Sina Medical complex in the Medical college section and houses many medical books for the students.
The Childhood Library houses a special collection on childhood, children, family and related subjects to serve the information needs of staff and students at the Faculty of Queen Rania for Childhood. Houses a total of 7,000 books and periodicals that focus on childhood, children family, and related subjects.
Social Work Library (SWL) was launched within the context of a cooperation agreement between the Social Work Center at Hashemite University and Abdel-Hameed Shoman Foundation.
For resources on American Literature, Heritage, American Foreign and Domestic Policies, American Economy, American Society and Cities, Music and Arts, and Famous American Characters. It also organizes digital video conferencing with affiliated universities and institutions in the United States.
For English literature, English Language, and related subjects.
The University offers housing for girls only in the city of Abdallah ben Adelaziz (Madent Elsharq) located 10 minutes away east from Zarqa city.
The Succession for the presidency at the university includes:
the current President of the Hashemite University is Dr. Kamaluddin Bani Hani.
The university applied the open percentage lists since the 14th council that was conducted according to that system in 4 December 2014. The Hashemite University is considered the first Jordanian institution that applies such system. The numbers of seats reached 66 chairs in the fifteenth council as the percentage was one to 600 students. The university conducted to lists:
The Hashemite University is free from fiscal deflect and debt. It hasn't got any financial support from the government during the current administration under the supervision of the president Dr. Kmal Bani Hani. It has saved about JD7.1 million yearly compared to the previous administrations. This has been accomplished through reducing the expenses that don't negatively affect the teaching process. The reductions were for example: controlling overtime working hours for the academic and administrative staff, reducing the expenses of the university's celebrations, checking the sick leaves, and developing the programs of information technology throughout the university’s technological center instead of getting it from outside the university. The university has also suspended all the administrative occupations for about 4 years. The number of the academic employees compared to the administrative is 1-1.5. The university has increased its fiscal revenue through financing some projects from outside resources like the university’s Masjed which was built at the expense of Shaikh Salim Al-Mazroie from United Arab Emiratis. In Addition to establishing a virtual pharmacy to train pharmacy students on the expense of Dwakom Company The value of state contributions to the university is JD26 million in debts to the state. This number dropped in .2015 because of the lack of a deficit in the university’s budget.
The Hashemite University was ranked the tenth among the best universities in the Middle East according to the scientific research impact and was ranked one of the best 300 universities in the world. The university obtained 251-300 in BRICS & Emerging Economies 2017.
This Council at the Hashemite University consists of the President and 18 deans and three vice-presidents. The proportion of females in the Deans Council is 40 percent, it is an indication of the presence of the females in the academic, administrative and research areas.
The Council consists of a chairman and 12 members of the first university degree holders. the Board meets at least once a month, and whenever the needed. It handles several tasks, including drawing up the university’s general policy, and approve the annual plan and appointing deans and vice presidents and the heads of branches at the university as well as the establishment of colleges, institutions and departments of with its scientific centers followed by creating of disciplines and academic programs by merging or canceling them. The Board also determines the tuition fees in various disciplines upon the recommendation of the University’s Council and determining the annual budget of the university after the approval of the University’s Council. The Board includes two committees, one for academic affairs and is composed of five members and the second for Administrative and Financial Affairs and is composed of three members.
The Board consists of a Chairman and 43 members 18 deans and 15 representatives from the university colleges who are chosen by election as well as managers of each of these units: the library and the Financial Unit, the Centre for Information Technology as well as two representatives from the local community and the other two for the students, one on them is still a student and the other is a graduate with three vice-presidents.
the unit began its work in 1992 as the secretariat of the Royal Committee of the University then moved its business to take over the three boards of the university’s secretariat: the Council of Deans, University’s Council and the Board of Trustees as well as the secretariat for the Appointment and Promotion Committee and the Committee of scientific research support. The Circle became autonomous in 1998.[note 1]
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