The University of Jordan (UJ) on Thursday, May 3rd, awarded an honorary doctorate in economics to the Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan, Dr. Ziad Fareez, in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the fields of economy and finance.
UJ President, Prof. Azmi Mahafzah, said the award decision aims to acknowledge Fareez as a leading economic figure who spent over 50 years in public service.
UJ Council of Deans approved awarding Fareez an honarary doctorate of economics for decades of service that have contributed to the financial and monetary stability of Jordan and to the development of significant monetary laws and policies.
In his acceptance speech upon receiving the honorary degree, Fareez thanked UJ, saying he was honored to be recognized by such a prestigious institution, and gratefully commended the University's achievements and efforts to develop a distinctive educational experience.
Fareez received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Baghdad, and holds a PhD degree in Economics from Keele University since 1978. He has been the Governor of the Central Bank since 2012, and has served as minister in several portfolios between 1989 and 2007.