Amman – Student Abdulkarim Abdullah Khaled (Faculty of Information Technology) participates in the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship for Universities that will commence Thursday in the Thai city of Chiang Mai.
In this regard, Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Saleem Shairf, pointed out that the University fostered student Abdulkarim Abdullah’s unique gift, and sponsored the champion by covering his participation requirements within the Kingdom’s borders. Student Abdulkarim was crowned champion in multiple occasions, while the University aims to plant the seeds of his international reputation by winning this championship as a representative of the Kingdom and the University.
Abdulkarim won the golden medal in the weight category (77) kgs within the Kingdom’s Jiu-Jitsu championship that was recently held at Amman Baccalaureate School in its seventh version. The championship witnessed fierce competition with the participation of 300 players from Jordan, Palestine, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia.
It is worth mentioning that student Abdulkarim excels in sports activities supervised by the Deanship of Student Affairs, and has achieved numerous athletic achievements on local, Arab, and even international scales, the last being placing fifth in the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship amongst forty participants, in addition to twice winning gold in the Kingdom’s championship, and silver in the Jordanian universities’ championship within various weight categories.
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.