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Canadian ambassador visits Yarmouk University

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Canadian Ambassador to Jordan Donica Pottie meets academics at Yarmouk University on November 14, 2021. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Canadian Ambassador to JordanDonica Pottie visited Yarmouk University Sunday, where she met with Vice President for Academic Affairs Muwaffaq Al-Omoush and Vice President for Administrative Affairs Riad Al-Momani.اضافة اعلان

The ambassador and her accompanying delegation discussed ways to enhance cooperation between Yarmouk University and Canadian universities and the embassy, the university said in a press statement.

During the meeting, Omoush praised the Canadian government’s support for several research projects implemented by Yarmouk University, stressing that the university is keen to strengthen relations and cooperation with international sponsors in a way that supports the process of developing scientific research at the university.

Omoush spoke about the university’s activities developing its scientific, medical, and humanities faculties, adding that 8 percent of its students are foreigners, originating from 45 different nationalities. The diversity of its students reflects the university’s international reputation, he said.

Pottie praised the university’s reputation and expressed the embassy's readiness to provide more support and assistance in facilitating cooperation agreements between Yarmouk and Canadian universities.

She also said that the embassy, through its academic and scientific exchange team, will work to strengthen cooperation agreements Yarmouk and Canadian universities. She also pointed to the possibility of benefiting from the Expo 2022 program for universities in this field.

The ambassador also met with those in charge of a project that seeks to increase the participation of female academics, which the embassy funds. She also met with the organizers of the Economic Development and Sustainable Energy Project in Jordan through which photovoltaic cells will be installed at the Deir Alla Station for Archaeological Studies of the Faculty of Archeology and Anthropology at the university, the statement concluded. 

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