The President of Yarmouk University, Prof. Islam Massad, confirmed the university’s support of the “Network of Women Academies at Yarmouk University”, which aims at strengthening the academic role of women in the university and encouraging them to lead academic initiatives in favor of their communities, thus enhancing the university’s vision and philosophy of education, development of scientific research, and community service.

During the inauguration of the program implemented by Yarmouk University in partnership with the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives and funded by the Canadian Embassy in Amman, which took place in the Seminars and Conferences Building, Prof. Massad acknowledged the value of the project, emphasizing the significance of investing in internationally funded projects, building the capabilities of female academics at the university, and developing their leadership skills.

For her part, Dr. Ayat Nashwan, the Director of the program, said that such a pioneering project implemented by Yarmouk University and funded by the Canadian Embassy in Amman, is the first achievement of the Network of Female Academies who work hard to contribute to the development process that Jordanian universities, academics, and researchers are trying to accomplish. She explained that the network of leadership academics at Yarmouk University reflects the conviction of the university's administration and board of trustees concerning the active role of Yarmouk in developing education, scientific research, and community service in Jordan.

Noteworthy here is that the project, which lasts for nine months under the coordination of Engineer Hiyam al-Khatib from the Princess Basma Center for Jordanian Woman's Studies, focuses on skills related to communication, leadership, negotiation, management, writing proposals for internationally funded projects, networking, and mechanisms for obtaining funding.