Developing Curricula for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics


Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST)

Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) is a comprehensive, state-supported university located on the outskirts of Irbid, in northern Jordan, 70km north Amman, the capital city of Jordan. JUST was established in 1986 as an autonomous national institute of higher education with the main objective of producing outstanding professionals in specializations that match the needs of Jordan and the region. Since its establishment, JUST has been at the forefront of higher learning in the Arab World. It also maintains a high reputation among the Middle Eastern universities due to its faculty and administrative staff, multi-disciplinary educational system and broad diversity of students. JUST was described as the best scientific institution in Jordan by King Abdullah II during his last visit. It was ranked as the top research university in the country, amongst the top 500 universities in the world according to the TIMES 2017, 5-Stars University according to QS 2017, and top 50 universities in the Islamic World according to a study carried out by the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC). JUST is considered today as one of the region's leading universities in teaching and research. The number of students has increased significantly since the university’s establishment. Today JUST has more than 800 full-time faculty members, with 23,000 undergraduate and 1800 graduate students, in contrast to 2,300 students in the 1986/1987 academic year. JUST comprises more than 5,000 international students of 60 nationalities, rendering it the most cultural-diverse university in Jordan. The university provides a wide range of advanced degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, many of them are not offered by any other Jordanian university. Now, the university comprises 12 faculties (Medicine, Engineering, Science & Arts, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Architecture, Information Technology, Applied Sciences, Nursing and Graduate Studies) and 55 departments offering 42 undergraduate programs and 95 postgraduate programs. These programs are constantly reviewed to improve their quality and to ensure that the students are always updated with the latest scientific skills and knowledge. All departments, faculties and service units are working together to ensure that the education we offer is both supportive and rewarding. JUST has 11 research centres that help researchers of different areas to conduct their research. These include Princess Haya Biotechnology Centre, Pharmaceutical Research Centre, Nanotechnology Centre, Queen Rania Al-Abdullah Centre For Environmental Science and Technology, and Centre of Excellence for Innovative Projects (CEIP). The CEIP has many units and offices, such as Technology Transfer Office, and Industry Relationship Office. The centre has established incubators for the incubtees. It is equipped with 5 3-D printers, laser cutters, smart rooms, training tools, etc.