Yarmouk University

Yarmouk University (YU) was founded in 1976 with a mission to provide quality education to its students in the various fields of specialization at the BSc, MSc, and Ph.D. levels. YU found that this cannot be done without international collaboration with leading schools, worldwide. Collaboration forms include the development and implementation of joint projects that can establish new structures and/or policies or modernize existing ones. Other forms include exchanging students to pursue graduate studies and exchanging academic and administrative staff for knowledge transfer via sharing projects development and implementations. One ultimate objective is to fuel the economic growth and development of Jordan, and that would also contribute to human welfare and prosperity in its wider context.

YU has 63 bachelors, 67 masters, and 18 Ph.D. programs located in 15 faculties. It has also 18 research and service centers, including the quality and academic development center and the Refugees, Displaced Persons and Forced Migration Studies Centre. Student enrolment at YU is approximately 30,000 students in the undergraduate programs and is approximately 5,000 students in the graduate programs. It has also approximately 1200 teaching staff and 1400 administrative staff. The instruction language in most fields of study of Yarmouk University is English.

YU has established the Refugees, Displaced Persons, and Forced Migration Studies Center (RDFMSC), July 1997. The Center is considered an extension of the refugees and displaced Studies Program, which was founded at the university on 12th, July 1992. The Center is mainly funded by YU and other contributions of regional and international organizations. The Deanship of Academic Research and Higher Studies also allocates an annual budget for research conducted by the Center. YU strives to raise the awareness of refugees’ issues and to conduct studies, research, and projects and it holds conferences, symposiums, and workshops related to the issue of refugees. The center aims to provide the values of tolerance and coexistence and to spread them throughout society. Respecting the diversity of multiple opinions, leaning to moderate points of view, and avoiding extremism. Raising awareness, hope, leniency, equity, and credibility in all aspects of life. Raising local awareness of refugee’s conditions and their humanitarian needs. Publishing the results of scientific research with optimum credibility and transparency.

YU is involved in several European funded projects including Erasmus+ CBHE and ICM, ENI CBC Med, and H2020 (Previously, Tempus, Erasmus Mundus, ENPI CBC Med, and FP7).

Moawiah Khatatbeh

Assistant Professor of Public Health in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at Faculty of Medicine- Yarmouk University

Moawiah Khatatbeh BSc, MPH, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Public Health in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine- Yarmouk University, Jordan. Dr. Khatatbeh is a Fellow of the responsible conduct of research program in Jordan funded by the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. His research interest focuses on the population health of both the local Jordanian community and Syrian refugees in Jordan through epidemiological studies.

Ebtesam Qassim Rababah

associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching Method

Ebtesam is an associate Professor (Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education) in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching Method. She received a Ph.D. in Education: Early Childhood Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)/ USA, May 2012. She is work as a coordinator of Course-Transfer committee: Investing equivalency of courses of students transferring within or outside the university / Yarmouk University, a member of the Certification Committee: Accrediting courses of community – college student for university enrollment/ Yarmouk University, and a member of Study- Plan Committee: Preparing study plans for courses/ Yarmouk University, a member in Social Studies Council of Alabama (SSCA). Dr.Ebsesam has many research publications in education, women, and refugees.

Ayat Nashwan

Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Work at Yarmouk University

The Director of refugees, Displaced Persons and Forced Migration Studies Center and Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Work at Yarmouk University, in Irbid, Jordan.  She received her Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Social Work, and her Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Sociology from The University of Jordan.  Dr. Nashwan’s research focus is on Arab families across the lifespan, with a current focus on women, girls, and adolescents.  The main research interest area for her is social work with immigrants and refugees.  In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Nashwan has worked in leadership positions with Disaster Health Care clinics that serve Syrian refugees in and outside the camps, presented research at several international human service workshops, and served as an expert panelist for a variety of professional workshops, presentations, and broadcasts.

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