University for Technology (PSUT)
Princes Sumaya university for technology (PSUT), founded in 1991, is the academic arm of the
El Hassan Science City. It is owned by the Royal Scientific Society with a full student capacity of 1500. PSUT is a non-profit private university. Its main target is achieving quality research and education.
It aims at supplying Jordanian, Arab and global societies with technically and scientifically qualified graduates and with solid applied research work. This is designed to graduate technology elites endowed with modern technical skills and capable of competing locally, regionally and globally, particularly in ICT and electronics; and build a solid research base in modern technological fields, and create a network of experts in modern technology for modernising industry and other productive sectors in Jordan. This is also intended to play a noticeable role in eradicating scientific and technological illiteracy in Jordan and the Arab world; as well as play a vital role in bridging the digital divide and digitally modernising Jordanian and Arab societies.
PSUT has several prominent achievements which include acquiring a high reputation locally, regionally and internationally despite its limited resources; attaining full employment amongst PSUT graduates for the last decade as demand for them is increasing; coming first, amongst Jordanian universities, both public and private more than once, in the achievement examinations conducted by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, which included the areas of general engineering and graduate employability tests; participating in a number of European educational projects such as Medforist, and several Tempus and Erasmus Mundus projects.
PSUT strategies for the 2010-2013 period include launching B.Sc. programmers in accounting, software engineering and medical electronics; as well launching an M.S. programme in communication engineering. Furthermore, there are plans to increase the total number of students from 1500 to 2500, and build a national library focusing on science and technology and a students village for extra-curricular activities.