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German president commends GJU

By JT - Dec 07,2015 - Last updated at Dec 07,2015

German President Joachim Gauck attends a meeting with students and faculty members at the German-Jordanian University during a visit on Monday (Petra photo)

AMMAN — President of the Federal Republic of Germany Joachim Gauck on Monday paid a visit to the German-Jordanian University (GJU) and met with its president, academic staff and students.

GJU President Natheer Abu Obeid briefed Gauck, who was accompanied by the German first lady, on the quality of job opportunities awaiting the university’s graduates in local and regional markets, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Gauck commended “the advanced scientific and academic level” of students at GJU and voiced his country’s pride in contributing to offering quality education to Jordanian students and training them in German companies and institutions.

The visiting president also expressed his appreciation for the security and stability enjoyed by Jordan despite its location in the middle of a turbulent region, highlighting the Kingdom’s humanitarian assistance to a large number of Syrian refugees.

Wondering what the situation would be like in Germany if it received such a large number of refugees compared to its population, Gauck said he will visit refugee camps on Tuesday to check on the situation.

A memorandum of understanding signed by Jordan and Germany in 2004 led to the establishment of the GJU, celebrated its 10th anniversary this year 

The GJU, from which over 1,600 students have graduated so far, is modelled on the German applied-sciences standard that focuses on putting knowledge into practice.


All students have to spend one year in Germany, in the course of their studies, and to make that possible, the GJU has a network of 80 other universities where visiting students study.

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