Visiting the partner university in JordanDelegation of Aalen University and Graduate Campus fosters partnership with the GJU

From the left: Marie Regel, Dr. Alexandra Jürgens from the Graduate Campus, Prof. Ala'aldeen Al-Halhouli (President GJU), Prof. Ralf Rosskopf (Vice President for International Affairs at GJU), Stefanie Kirsch (Head of International Office GJU) at the meeting in Jordan. Photo: Graduate Campus Aalen University

Sa, 02. April 2022

After two years of no personal contact with the German Jordanian University (GJU) in Amman due to the corona virus, a delegation from Aalen University and the Aalen University Graduate Campus traveled to the GJU to further develop the strategic partnership.

With the founding of the GJU in 2005, the Jordanian government responded to the lack of practical training in the country. The founders used the German universities of applied sciences as a model. The curricula were gradually developed together with German professors. German teachers are still part of the academic staff today.

A special feature of the GJU is an obligatory year in Germany, half of which the students spend at one of the 120 German partner universities and half in a company in Germany in the form of an internship.

In May, students of the Graduate Campus, the institute of further education at Aalen University, will complete a one-week short program at the GJU as part of their part-time studies. "We are very pleased that study abroad modules can now be offered again; these are usually part of all study programs," says Dr. Alexandra Jürgens, Managing Director of the Aalen University Graduate Campus. "This not only promotes professional skills, but also expands the intercultural skills of the students."