University of Jordan Launches First Cybersecurity Program

22.09.2023 Security
University of Jordan Launches First Cybersecurity Program

University of Jordan Launches First Cybersecurity Program

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Zain Innovation Campus (ZINC), in cooperation with Jordan Design and Development Bureau (JODDB), recently launched the first specialized cybersecurity program for University of Jordan (UJ)’s students.

According to its statement, ZINC is scheduled to kick off a series of training courses in the cybersecurity field successively, at a number of Jordanian universities, in joint cooperation, and will contribute to developing youth skills in this area.

ZINC announced the launch of the first program courses for students, in cooperation with JODDB at the UJ, which provides 120 intensive training hours, provided by cybersecurity experts from JODDB's “Cyber Shield” Academy, the statement said.

UJ-based ZINC branch hosts all the program activities, which were launched on September 6 with participation of 18 students.

The University of Jordan (UJ) was founded in 1962 and has grown to become Jordan’s largest university. In fact, it is the first university in Jordan, established in the capital city of Amman by a Royal Decree in 1962. It has evolved into a comprehensive university with a second branch in the port city of Aqaba. UJ has been rated five QS Stars and it has been ranked among the best 591-600 universities in the world according to the QS World University Rankings 2023. It offers a wide range of programmes with eight international accredited schools (24 Academic programmes.

The University is located in the heart of Amman and is surrounded by shopping centers, accommodation, restaurants, entertainment and public transportation links. The official currency is Jordanian Dinar. The official language is Arabic, and English is the first foreign language.

UJ’s mission is not only high academic excellence, but also applying the principles of quality management and the latest technologies in its programmes and strategies. UJ has achieved international accreditation for their Medicine, Rehabilitation, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, Engineering, Information Technology, and Natural Science programmes.

UJ has qualified academic staff who all work towards their ambitions to excel. Many of them have held key roles in academic, administrative and political fields in Jordan, some of them are ministers, advisers, deputies and heads of universities, while some have excelled in innovation, scientific research and literature.

The campus has a student clinic. The health care department provides services to students such as x-rays, laboratory tests and a pharmacy. Cases that require follow up are transferred to the University of Jordan’s Hospital.

Since its foundation, the number of UJ graduates has exceeded 200,000 around the world, and UJ’s employment reputation is 301-500 worldwide according to QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022. They offer support with their alumni office and 82% of their graduates find a job within 12 months of graduation.



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