The University of Jordan (UJ) hosted on 22 and 23 June, the 2022 UNIMED General Assembly under the theme: "Shaping the Mediterranean From Cooperation to Integration".
The event, which is organised by the union in cooperation with the university, was inaugurated by UJ President Prof. Nathir Obeidat on behalf of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Jordan Prof. Wajih Owais.
The opening ceremony saw welcoming addresses from UJ President Prof. Nathir Obeidat; Director of International Affairs Unit, Dr.Hadeel Yaseen; European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel (through a video message); and UNIMED President Francisco Matte Bon.
The meetings discussed topics such as peace and security, media and skills gap, Euro-Mediterranean academic cooperation, international credit mobility opportunities, digital and open education, employability and entrepreneurship, intercultural dialogue and students’ organisations, good governance, quality assurance and responsibility in higher education in the MENA region.
UNIMED, the Mediterranean Universities Union, was founded in October 1991 as an association of universities from the countries of the Mediterranean basin. Until now, it included 144 Universities from 23 countries on both shores of the Mediterranean.