Jordan University of Science and Technology - Jordan

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Address: Jordan University of Science and Technology P.O.Box 3030, Irbid 22110, Jordan

Tel: +962(0)27201000

Email: public@just.edu.jo

Website: http://www.just.edu.jo/Pages/Default.aspx

Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) is a comprehensive, state-supported university located on the outskirts of Irbid, in northern Jordan, 70km north Amman, the capital city of Jordan. JUST was established in 1986 as an autonomous national institute of higher education with the aim to produce outstanding professionals in specializations that match the needs of Jordan and the region.

The university provides a wide range of advanced degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, many of them are not offered by any other Jordanian university. At the present time, the university consists of 12 faculties and 55 departments and offers 42 undergraduate programs and 95 postgraduate programs. Today JUST has more than 800 full-time faculty members, with 20,000 undergraduate and 1800 graduate students. JUST comprises more than 5,000 international students of 60 nationalities, rendering it the most cultural-diverse university in Jordan. In 2011, JUST has begun to make its mark in the QS World University Rankings which, in return, placed JUST at 601+ according to the QS World University Ranking System. JUST has been ranked 301 in academic field. In addition, the university was ranked 71 in recruiting top quality international students.

Role and Involvement in the Project

The Department of Urban Planning (DUP), which is part of the College of Architecture and Design of JUST, offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Urban Planning Studies with a variety of courses focused on Service Management, Regional Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Conservation, Urban Economics and GIS. JUST aims to provide society with high level professional planners who will further develop the urban environment  in the local region.

Participation in the Local-Sats project will expand the knowledge and experience of JUST in Urban Planning where particular attention will be paid to the 3D modeling and analysis and decision support. These are some geospatial tools to consider developing by the Municipal Management of Jordan as part of an attempt to ensure a good quality of life in cities.

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