In line with its strategic objective of expanding the network of partner universities worldwide, Al Hussein Technical University (HTU), a Crown Prince Foundation initiative, has entered into an agreement with Clarion University of Pennsylvania, one of the state of Pennsylvania’s leading public universities.
The MoU was signed by both universities virtually, via Zoom, on 17 May, represented by Prof. Ismael Hinti, President of HTU, and Prof. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, President of Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
The MoU aims to explore opportunities for collaboration in the creation of faculty, staff, and student exchange programs, sharing of academic materials and other relevant information, the development of joint research projects, and other educational programs and projects of mutual interest.
The MoU also agrees that both institutions develop various collaborative activities of mutual interest, such as student exchanges, academic and administrative personnel exchanges, developing research proposals and working jointly to seek extra-mural funding, in addition to conducting joint symposia, seminar/conferences, and workshops, and permitting HTU students to "stream" into CLARION courses, colloquia, and other learning programs.
Prof. Hinti said that the collaboration between the universities will have a profound impact on HTU international partnerships. "The collaboration with Clarion University not only provides HTU students the opportunity to continue their studies with a well-known university, it further expands our network on a global level. We are confident that this collaboration will benefit technical education in Jordan."
For her part, the President of Clarion University, Prof Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, said, "Clarion University is excited to extend our global partnerships with our colleagues in Jordan. The open exchange of ideas and the opportunities for students, faculty and staff at both institutions demonstrates our commitment to local career preparation with a global perspective. We look forward to leveraging our virtual partnership as it builds to a robust face-to-face program in the future."
Founded in 1867 as a public university in Clarion, Pennsylvania, Clarion University is one of 14 universities that are part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). It offers associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees, post master's certificates and a doctoral degree.