Amman – Middle East University's President, Prof. Mohammad Mahmoud Al Hileh, received the General Director of the National Library of Jordan, Prof. Nidal Al Ayasrah, to deliberate means of academic and scientific cooperation.
The meeting consisted of the deliberation of cooperation mechanisms and preparations for the organization of the first international and regular conference in the field of libraries and intellectual property on the University’s campus, with a wide participation of national, Arab, and regional intellectuals. Moreover, the meeting was attended by Chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees, Dr. Yacoub Nasereddin; Dean of Law, Dr. Ahmad Allouzi; and the Director of Human Rights Center at the University, Dr. Bilal Al Rawashdeh.
Part of the meeting’s discussions revolved around the National Library of Jordan’s contribution to the foundation of a public library that serves the local community, associated with the Greater Municipality of Madaba. Furthermore, it has held training courses, seminars, and workshops for the University’s employees in the field of libraries, information, and archiving.
At the end of the meeting, Chairman of Middle East University’s Board of Trustees, Dr. Yacoub Nasereddin, and Prof. Nidal Al Ayasrah exchanged honorary shields and a number of the two institutions’ publications.
It is worth mentioning that Middle East University has recently signed a memorandum of cooperation with the National Library of Jordan that aims to aid documentation processes and scientific research, and stipulates partnership in organizing international conferences focusing on the field of libraries and intellectual property.
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.