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Besides Dr. Hisham Al-Masid of al-Hajjawi Faculty of Technological Engineering and Dr. Yazan Al Shboul of the Faculty of Information Technology and Computer Science, eight students from al-Hajjawi Faculty of Technological Engineering and the Faculty of Information Technology and Computer Science at Yarmouk University participated in an online training workshop of cybersecurity organized by the University of Bordeaux, USA.

The dean of al-Hajjawi Faculty of Technological Engineering, Dr. Muwaffaq Otoom, said that this workshop is one of the many opportunities for cooperation included in the memorandum of understanding between Yarmouk University and the University of Bordeaux. He explained that the workshop includes using one of the most well-known simulation systems in cybersecurity, through which students have experienced real scenarios of cyber-attacks through the system.

For his part, Dr. Samer Samara, the dean of the Faculty of Information Technology and Computer Science, pointed out the importance of such training workshops in developing the program at the university and enhancing students' skills required by the labor market, considering that the University of Bordeaux is ranked as the sixth American university in the field of cybersecurity education.

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Considering the strategic plan of the World Tourism Organization and the international certificate granted to the tourism management program of Yarmouk University, the faculty of Tourism and Hotels, through the Department of Tourism and Travel, held a scientific conference entitled "The Corona Pandemic and its Impact on Tourism and Hospitality Sector”. This conference was held in partnership with the University of Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz in Saudi Arabia, the University of Fayoum in the Arab Republic of Egypt, and the World Tourism Organization represented by Dr. Saeed Al Batouti. The Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Mohammed Al-Shunnaq, said that the Corona pandemic has had its economic impact on various sectors and economic activities, especially the tourism and hotels sector, which demands that the conference highlights the nature of such a vital sector as well as its situation and hardships during the Corona crisis.

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The Dean of al-Hajjawi faculty of Technological Engineering, Dr. Muwaffaq Otoom and the head of Princess Basma Center for Jordanian Women's Studies, Dr. Amnah Al-Khasawneh, participated in the Conference of the Jordan-American University Network, which is held through visual communication technology. Al-Otoom talked about the significance of GRE for students wishing to complete their postgraduate studies in the United States. Al-Khasawneh participated in the session that focuses on the association between education and the needs of the labor market, where she delivered a presentation about the problems facing Jordanian women when trying to get a job.

Noteworthy is here that the Jordanian-US Network of Universities was launched in 2018 through the support of the U.S. Embassy in Amman, and it included Jordanian public universities and ten American universities. It aims at strengthening cooperation between these universities at all scientific levels, as evident in some joint activities between Yarmouk University and some American universities of the network.

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The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Mohammed Abu Qudais, said that the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah II, even before the Corona pandemic, have always been stressing the need to integrate e-learning in the educational system at schools and universities. During his visit to Yarmouk University and his meeting with the President of the University, Prof. Nabil al-Hilat, vice presidents and deans of faculties in the seminar and conference building, Abu Qudais said that Jordanian universities will continue using blended and online education after the end of the pandemic. He explained that while there will be lectures in the traditional image on campus, other lectures will be delivered remotely.

Abu Qudais then pointed out that the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research is developing plans and study programs and that it is setting new general principles for admission into Jordanian universities by reviewing the requirements of universities and establishing a general framework for their development in line with the requirements of the labor market and its need for skills like innovation, management skills, English language skills, leadership skills, and community responsibility. The Minister stated: "We want the graduate student to create a job, not to find it”. Moreover, he emphasized the importance of scientific research in serving national priorities and providing solutions for the issues that afflict the Jordanian society.

The President of the University, Prof. Nabil al-Hilat, said that the Minister's visit to the university reflects the government's interest and support of the university and its students, professors, and staff. He added that Yarmouk University, through its distinguished human cadres, will spare no effort in continuous improvement and modernization at the levels of the on-campus education, distance learning, hosting distinguished students, supporting scientific research, and raising the capabilities of researchers towards research and innovation projects. He also stressed that Yarmouk University, in accordance with its strategic plan, seeks to facilitate networking with national, regional, and international scientific research institutions.

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The first student branch of the American Society of Engineering Education outside the United States was inaugurated in the Hajjawi faculty of Technological Engineering at Yarmouk University. Dr. Ali Shehadeh, the supervisor of that Branch in the Department of Civil Engineering at al-Hajjawi faculty of Technological Engineering, said that the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) is one of the most important entities concerned with the advancement of engineering education, which contributes to enabling engineering students to create a better world by motivating them towards creativity, innovation, and excellence at all levels of teaching and learning engineering. He then pointed out that this student branch aims at developing the approach of engineering learning among students and serving the local community by urging school students to think about learning and practicing engineering, choosing the most suitable engineering discipline that meets their aspirations and mimics their desires, and improving the teaching, presentation, and communication skills of academics and specialists in the field of engineering.

The head of the department of civil engineering at al-Hajjawi faculty of Technological Engineering, Dr. Mazher Amena, praised the progressive support provided by Yarmouk University to students to improve their level, as this has a positive impact on the advancement of the local and regional labor market and contribute to the construction of economies.

The Dean of al-Hajjawi faculty of Technological Engineering, Dr. Muwaffaq al-Otoom, said that the establishment of this student branch in the faculty is an important step to develop engineering education, refine the skills of its students, prepare them for the labor market, and motivate them to pursue their graduate studies in various engineering fields. Al-Otoom also stressed the importance of achieving the vision of the university and the Faculty by supporting such initiatives that contribute to improving the educational process.

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