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UJ receives Century Medal from IIE-SRF

By JT - May 24,2024 - Last updated at May 24,2024

AMMAN — The Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) has awarded the University of Jordan the institute's Century Medal. The university is recognised as the third most accommodating institution globally for the fund's fellows, following Harvard University and Cornell University. According to a statement from the university on Thursday, the medal was received by the President of the University of Jordan Nathir Obeidat, from the fund's director, James King. King awarded the university with a certificate of appreciation in recognition of its unique and strong contributions to international education and academic freedom. The university has been acknowledged for its support in building a world characterised by peace and justice by providing a safe haven, academic opportunities, and community engagement to support threatened and displaced scholars. The Scholar Rescue Fund is a global organisation launched in 2002 to practically implement its commitment to preserving the lives, voices, and ideas of scholars worldwide.


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