Middle East University and the British University of Bedfordshire Celebrate the First Anniversary of Hosting British Academic Programmes
Amman- Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Jordan, Edward Oakden, praised the distinguished academic partnership between Middle East University and British academic institutions, especially the University of Bedfordshire’s programmes hosted by MEU.
The statement was made during a reception held by his Excellency in celebration of the first anniversary of MEU’s hosting of the University of Bedfordshire’s academic programmes. The reception was attended by Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Prof. Walid Maani, Head of Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions, Prof. Basheer Al Zoubi, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Middle East University, Dr. Yacoub Nasereddin, President of MEU, Prof. Mohammad Al Hileh, Vice-President of the University of Bedfordshire, Prof. Ashraf Jawaid, and Mr. John Phillips as a representative of London School of Commerce (LSC). The event was also attended by the students enrolled in the University of Bedfordshire’ academic programmes.
Mr. Oakden confirmed that this partnership between the two universities aims to establish means of cooperation in academic and other various fields in order to promote the quality of Education. His Excellency assured that the UK and Jordan share strong relationships in many sectors, especially that of education.
In his turn, Prof. Walid Maani commended Jordanian universities’ establishment of partnerships with international academic institutions under the guidance of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to serve the interest of the higher education sector in Jordan.
Dr. Nasereddin expressed his gratitude to the ambassador for supporting this partnership and organizing this event, while stressing the significance of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions’ roles in supporting the establishment of this partnership, which proved successful and effective, pointing out that the two universities, despite the differences in cultures and distances, share the same values and objectives of achieving excellence in education and preparing students to be capable of uplifting their societies. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees also expressed his delight with this partnership between Middle East University and the prestigious British academic institutions.
The University of Bedfordshire’s Vice-President emphasized the university’s officials’ appreciation and support of this successful partnership with Middle East University, which contributes to the establishment of networks and common ground of joint values that encourage dialogue, exchange of knowledge, and openness to other cultures. Mr. Jawaid stated that the quality of the hosted programmes equals the original British programmes, as they are subject to the supervision of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
It is worth mentioning that Middle East University began executing its agreement with the University of Bedfordshire in 2018 through hosting academic programmes on its campus to grant Jordanian and Arab students a British university certificate (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD) in Business Administration, Cyber Security, Graphic Design, and Media.
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.