|President||Kamal Bani Hani|
8,519 acres (34.48 km2)
|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 1955. 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 AzZarqaand from there to Iraq And Saudi Arabia.
The Royal Decree to establish the Hashemite University was issued on 19th of June 1991. Teaching at the university started on 16th of 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 18 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 officiallyopened 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: Arabic Language and Literature, English Language and Literature (with a separate program in Literature and Cultural Studies), Humanities and Social Sciences, and Supplementary Humanities—which was introduced recently due to the expansion of university requirements and electives that fall under the umbrella of humanities.
The Faculty offers bachelor's degrees in four majors: Arabic Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, Literature and Cultural Studies (taught in the English language), and International Relations and Strategic Studies. The Faculty also offers graduate programs in the fields of Linguistics and Literature and Criticism (Department of Arabic), Peace and Conflict Studies (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences), and English Studies (Department of English). The college hopes to start, in the near future, a doctoral program in Arabic Language and Literature, and in two tracks: Linguistics and Literature and Criticism.
Since its beginning, September 1995, the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Science has extensive and diverse specialized programs that mainly fulfill its education, research, services and national missions. Under this general interest, the faculty offered four main BA courses i.e., Accounting, Business Administration, Economic, and Finance and through the years added Banking and Financial sciences.
Courses offering recognize the fundamental role of the offered courses in both business and liberal arts education, in addition to equip students for a very much wide range of economic, financial, banking and management careers.
The expansion of the BA courses has been reflected positively in the number of students 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.
The Faculty of Nursing at the Hashemite University (HU) is a four-year educational Faculty/
The Hashemite University Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences on November 10, 1998. The Faculty was brought to life in order to meet the increasing needs of the local community. In addition to the Hashemite University general and specific admission requirements, admission to the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences requires the successful completion of a health checkup and a motor educability test. NB: Admission to the Department of Sport Rehabilitation open's only to students of the Scientific Stream of the General Secondary School Certificate. Departments include Department of Sport Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, and Department of Coaching and Sport Management. Most sports facilities needed for the achievement of goals and objectives set by the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences are provided. These facilities include:
1 - Exercise Physiology Lab.
2 - Bio-mechanics Lab.
3 - Indoor sports arena.
4 - Gymnastic court.
5 - Weight training facility.
The Faculty of Educational Sciences was established in 1995 - 1996. It started with the three following departments, Department of Educational foundations and Administration, Department of Curricula and instruction, and The Department of Educational Psychology.
] The Faculty of Information Technology at Hashemite University has been established with three departments, Department of Computer Science and Applications (CSA), Department of Software Engineering (SWE), and Department of Computer Information System (CIS).
The college holds two departments, special education and child education.
The institute was established in September 2000 to assume an important role with collaborators within and outside the university to provide assistance and support to enhance sustainable management of natural, environmental and cultural resources. Departments Include Department of Conservation Science, Department of Sustainable Tourism, and Department of Cultural Resources Management and Museology.
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.
HU's pharmacy school accepted its first group of students during the fall semester of 2013, currently giving out two degrees, Administrative pharmacists and Industrial Pharmacists.
In collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, The Hashemite University issues three international peer-reviewed scientific journals:
The university library includes the main library building as well as five special purpose library halls, it houses a total of 233,814 books, of which the E-library has access to 47,000 E-books.
For applied sciences, engineering, and computer science, Humanities and social sciences. More than 165,000 volumes of library materials are available in forms of books, periodicals, theses microfilms, audiovisual materials ...etc. The library is currently subscribing to more than twenty-five databases and seven thousand electronic journals. 12,000 square metres is the total area of the library.
The library offers a number of services for the university members, students, academic and administrative staff, as well as researchers from outside the university, and the local community. The library also offers its daily services to visitors range number between 3,000 and 4,000 a day.
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 center is responsible for approving the academic quality of the study programs in accordance with national and international standards, as well as the analysis and development of strategic plans for the different college programs.
Which is located in the Arts and Sciences College.
The e-learning center is located in the Eastern Auditorium Complex, it controls almost anything computer related from WiFi, staff PCs, and Multiple Choice Question-Based tests that are taken by students in many of the laboratories around campus.
The University has many services for its students which include a very large cafeteria, swimming pools, recreational areas with ping pong and board games also many internet labs free of charge to all the students. Also almost each college has at least one cafeteria or a fast food cottage-usually called "kookh" in Arabic meaning "-HUT" inside it with reasonable prices that serves every kind of foods, sandwiches, juices, and many more. Also it has "THE VILLAGE" which is a large supermarket.
The University offers housing for girls only in the city of Abdallah ben Adelaziz (Madent Elsharq) located 10 minutes away east from Zarqa city.
Health care is available to all students, the cost of which is included in the semester fees. It covers 100% of most services offered by the University Health Centers, which includes an emergency room, radiology department, an ambulance and Physicians present throughout working hours from 8 am till 5 pm, also Prince Hamza Hospital (PHH). The university provides free life insurance coverage to all students.
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