Jordan: Universities sign agreement to include education on resource-efficient production in their curricula
November 8, 2021
On 28 October, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in Amman, Jordan, between the SwitchMed project partners, the Amman Chamber of Industries (ACI), the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) and five universities.
The agreement anticipates integrating the concept of a Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP), including the UNIDO TEST methodology, into the educational programmes of the University of Jordan, theMutah University, the Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, the German-Jordanian University, and the Princess Sumaya University for Technology.
“These five MoUs will be a cornerstone for integrating the RECP concept into academia and pave the way towards continuous cooperation between the RSS, universities and the chambers of industries,” said HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan the President of the RSS.
The MoU foresees establishing a national standard, elective course or a course module for undergraduate and/or post-graduate students on RECP and the TEST methodology in Jordan. The agreement also includes practical training sessions and mentorship for graduation projects from RECP/TEST qualified professors. The cooperation will raise awareness on RECP among industries, students, and professionals while allowing students to apply the TEST methodology in theory and practice.