Vice President of the University of Jordan (JU), Prof. Kifah Jama'ani on Tuesday met with the Irish Ambassador to Jordan Vincent O'Neill.
The meeting addressed prospects of cooperation in the fields of higher education, especially medicine.
The two sides discussed mechanisms to enhance joint cooperation in academic fields, and the possibility of developing joint academic and research programs, student and faculty exchange programs between the JU and Irish universities.
During the meeting, Jama'ani highlighted JU’s achievements and position locally and internationally, lauding the deep-rooted ties between the two friendly countries, especially in the higher education sector.
In turn, Ambassador O'Neill expressed pleasure to visit the university, lauding its prestigious academic reputation in the region and the world. He also expressed keenness to strengthening cooperation between JU and higher education institutions in Ireland.
Dean of the School of Medicine, Prof. Yasser Rayyan pointed out the possibility of cooperation with the School of Medicine at University College Cork (UCC), and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) on bachelors, higher specialization and post-higher specialization.
The meeting was attended by President Assistant for International Program and Marketing Affairs Dr. Zaid Obaidat, and School of Medicine Vice-Dean Prof. Manar Lawama.