Organized by the International Affairs Unit (IAU), the University of Jordan (UJ) recently hosted the first in-person meeting and workshop since the pandemic for the Professional Training Diploma in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles (ECO-CAR).
The meeting of the project, which is supported by the European Union within the Erasmus+ program, aimed to discuss plans and study curriculum that will be developed within the professional diploma in the partner universities and other related issue.
The project is implemented in partnership with 14 Jordanian and European universities: Jordan University of Science and Technology, Mutah University, Tafila Technical University, AlBalqa Applied University, Al Hussein Technical University, Applied Science Private University, AlZaytoonah University of Jordan, OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts, RWTH Aachen University, University of Deusto, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, National Technical University of Athens, University of L'Aquila, in addition to University of Jordan.
The main objective of the project, which is led by UJ, is to develop a multidisciplinary diploma in the field of Electrical and Hybrid cars as well as to bring together and strengthen the cooperation between companies and higher education institutions.
The purpose is to develop the capacities in the field of Electrical and Hybrid cars in Jordan, and bring together and strengthen the cooperation between companies and HEIs through the empowering the engineers with needed skills in that meet the market need. This include providing specialized engineers to work in servicing and maintaining EV/HEV companies and also providing the vocational training centers with qualified trainers to graduate qualified technicians that able to meet market needs.
The meeting was attended by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the Jordan University of Science and Technology, Prof. Zuhair Kiwan; Dean of Graduate Studies at Mutah University, Prof. Omar Al-Maaytah; and a number of professors from the engineering faculties in the partner universities.