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Zarqa University (ZU)

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5,840
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Overview

arqa University (ZU) was founded in 1994 in a strategic location to the east of Zarqa City, just six kilometres away, to be the first private university in Zarqa Governorate, with an area that reached three hundred and fifty acres. The University aims at going in parallel lines with the objectives and the strategies of public and private Jordanian universities, It also supports the different goals of Jordanian higher education system and meets the scientific, social, economic, cultural and human needs.

The University started with six colleges that comprised one hundred and fifty students enrolled in twenty majors. In the academic year of 2017/2018, the number of students has increased to reach about eight thousand students distributed on thirteen colleges, including seven humanities faculties and six scientific faculties. The University comprises forty four undergraduate majors, and postgraduate programs in English Language and Literature, Accounting, Computer Science, Mathematics, Marketing, Software Engineering, Business Administration, Intellectual Property and Islamic Banking. It also includes three deanships; Deanship of Scientific Research, Student Affairs and Evening Studies, in addition to five centers: Islamic Cultural Centre, Computer Centre , Language Centre , Centre of Continuing Education and Community Service ,E-learning Centre and Energy Research Center. Other administrative departments; such as the Admission and Registration Department, Library and the Development and Quality Assurance Unit.

Believing in its scientific; practical and humanitarian mission, the university seeks to achieve excellence and leadership through providing the community with modern academic majors that meet its needs for developing its institutions, employing a group of dedicated experts and scholars in their areas and polarizing a large number of non Jordanian students from sixty Arab and foreign nationalities. 

The University has been chosen as a host of many well known scientific conferences and associations such as Arab conference on Information Technology "ACIT" since 2000, in addition to the General Secretariat of the Association of Colleges of Computers and Information, emanating from the Arab Universities Union since 2007, which publishes the International Arab Journal of Information Technology (IAJIT), which is an indexed journal by Thompson (ISI), as well as the General Secretariat of the International Arab Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education (IACQA) since 2011, and the Association of Professors of English and Translation at Arab Universities (APETAU) since 2016, which publishes the International Journal of Arabic and English Studies. The University also helps students financially, as it offers a range of discounts, grants, and exemptions from tuition fees, up to 70% for many specializations.

Zarqa Journal for Research and Studies in Humanities is the main Journal of the University. It Started in 1999, and is published quarterly by the Deanship of Scientific Research. The journal publishes in Arabic and English, and is internationally indexed in Ulrich’s Database.

The University was awarded the (ISO) certificate in 2009, which is accomplished through careful planning between the Board of Directors, the Board of Trustees, and the University Administration, who work as one team. It also obtained the Crown International Quality Certificate from UK in 2015

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University Highlights

    Total students - 5,840

    3%
    97%

    International students - 1,255

    98%
    2%

    Total faculty staff - 309

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    265

    Total students - 5,840

    3%
    97%

    International students - 1,255

    98%
    2%

    Total faculty staff - 309

    265
    44
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