AMMAN- Middle East University, MEU, has organized an orientation to its 2017/2018 new students to introduce them to university faculties, divisions, and equipment. The orientation was part of the university’s dedication to initiate transparency approach as one of its governance mechanisms. As part of the event, the new students were familiarized to MEU’s buildings and facilities such as, teaching rooms, laboratories, deanship of student affairs, library, and healthcare department, in addition to introducing them to the training programs, courses, and workshops provided by the university.
MEU’s President Professor Mohammad Al-Hieleh commented on the event saying that “MEU is a committed, serious, and seeks learning University and would not spare any effort to provide all the reasons of academic and professional excellence to its students whether by providing highly distinguished and professional faculty members or by creating a world-class learning environment that provides students with academic freedom.” Dr. Talal Aburjai, the Vice President, also stressed the importance of the distinctive training courses offered by the University to its students in order to develop their skills and knowledge and thus qualify them to compete in the labor market.
For his part, Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Saleem Shareef said that the deanship is working toward refining student’s personality by being engaged in extracurricular activities such as sports, artistic and musical activities, community service, and by integrating new students into the university community. In the framework of its policy to adopt an institutional participatory approach, MEU aims at providing advice and guidance to students about the nature of the disciplines and courses included in their study plans, in addition to the opportunities offered by these disciplines according to the needs of the labor market.
The Middle East University was founded in 2005 as a Graduate Studies University with twelve specializations. Towards the beginning of the academic year 2008-2009 the university opened twenty specializations for both Graduate and Undergraduate students with the ongoing growth in staff and students.