AMMAN- During her participation in the International Conference Entrepreneurship of Tourism, Hospitality and Heritage “A Vision for Sustainable Development”, which was held in Egypt, President of the Arabic Network For Promoting Intra Tourism/ Vice-Chairman of the Board Of Trustees at MEU Dr. Sana Shiqwara stressed the importance of adapting governance and quality assurance standards in managing tourism institutions, preparing joint and comprehensive tourism programs between Arab countries and promoting the role of media and communication to upraise the tourism sector in the Arab region amid the challenges it faces. Also, Dr. Shiqwara highlighted the role of the Arabic Network For Promoting Intra Tourism in stimulating the cooperation between the public and private sector in addition to its role in reducing the obstacles that disrupt the advancement of the tourism sector.
During this conference, MEU has presented a research paper delivered the Head of Yacoub Nasereddin Heritage Revival Center Dr. Sa’ida Afanah, entitled " Khrebiet Al Souq between the Past and the Present", in which she presented an analysis study for this site to identify the strengths, weaknesses and challenges it faces. The paper provided several recommendations including paying more interest in archaeological sites, as well as launching awareness campaigns for the local community to preserve such sites and focusing on social responsibility in cooperation with the Department of Antiquities and the Ministry of Tourism in Jordan.
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.