Sunday, September 2nd marked the 57th anniversary of the founding of the University of Jordan (UJ), the first provider of university education in Jordan.
Jordanians remember with pride and honor when His Majesty the late King Hussein Bin Talal, on September 2nd, 1962, issued a decree to establish the University of Jordan to be one of the main engines in ensuring a promising future for the Jordanians.
The University’s records reveal that the University embarked firstly as a campus consisting of two small buildings, eight faculty members, and it welcomed the first class of students numbering 167 students, of which were 18 female students only, in one school; the School of Arts. The school's first graduating class, the Class of 1966, had only 60 students.
Currently, the University has a wide range of educational programs that cater to the needs of both the Jordanian and Arab markets. Students can choose from more than 250 academic programs offered by 24 faculties in various human and applied scientific disciplines, medical and health.
Moreover, the University has achieved advanced positions in various international rankings. UJ is one of the best 650 Universities worldwide, one of the best 10 Arab universities, and it has recently achieved 5 stars according to QS. In addition, UJ has obtained international accreditation in many of its programs, such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, engineering, rehabilitation, nursing, information technology and other disciplines.
The University of Jordan will continue in its endeavor to become a global, smart, productive, progressive, financially stable, and a catalyst for cultural enlightenment.