Targeted to international relations officers and staff engaged in student and staff mobility activities, “The University of Jordan Erasmus+ International Staff Week: Window for Cooperation” was successfully concluded with the participation of 12 European universities.
Held from 14 to 18 April, the activities of the event saw the participation of the University of Bath/UK, Södertörn University/Sweden, University of Bradford/England, University of Bergen/Norway, University of Barcelona/ Spain, University of Warsaw/Poland, Estonian University of Life Sciences/Estonia, Jagiellonian University/ Poland, Bucharest University of Economic Studies/Romania, University of Beira Interior / Portugal.
Director of International Affairs Unit, Dr. Hadeel Yaseen, said that the event aimed at the exchange of experiences and best practices and the discussion over capacity-building projects management mechanisms and challenges facing staff and student exchanges.
One session was dedicated to the discussion of challenges facing refugee students' access to higher education, while another was dedicated to networking European universities with other Jordanian universities.
Director of the National Erasmus+ Office, Dr. Ahmad Abu-El-Haija, delivered a presentation on the history of cooperation between Jordanian and European universities through a number of EU capacity building and mobility projects, including Tempus, Erasmus Mundus, and Erasmus Plus.
According to statistics issued by the International Affairs Unit, the total number of international mobilities (incoming and outgoing) at UJ since the program started in 2015 is 705: 100 incoming students, 255 outgoing students, 150 incoming staff, and 200 outgoing staff.