Jordan, Malaysia discuss academic and scientific cooperation

Secretary General of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Mamoun Deibi, discussed with the Malaysian Ambassador to Jordan, Datuk Bin Kuminding, the academic and scientific relations between the two countries’ higher education institutions.


This future cooperation especially focuses on exchanging faculty members, and attracting Malaysian students to enroll in universities Jordanian, as well as conducting joint university research, according to a media statement.


During the meeting, Deibi highlighted arrangements expected to be approved by the Higher Education Council on the Kingdom’s future teaching mechanism, adding facilitating the process to foreign students to join Jordanian universities is guaranteed as undergraduate admission applications are processed online.


Malaysian students can benefit from the council’s decision that treats foreign students from non-Arab countries to study Islamic (Sharia) law and the Arabic language as their Jordanian peers in regard to university fees, according to Deibi.


For his part, the Malaysian envoy affirmed his country’s keenness to enhance bilateral cooperation over the next stage, and increase the number of Malaysian students at Jordanian universities.


Bin Kuminding said about 300 Malaysian students will enroll in Jordanian universities in the next academic year.


The number of Malaysian students currently studying in Jordanian universities stands at 684.


Source: Jordan News Agency

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