International Staff Week

Yarmouk University organizes its 4th International Education Week during April 23-25, 2024 at the campus of Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan. The event will be a platform for partnerships and networking between all participating institutions, and an opportunity to open channels of collaboration, encourage dialogue and exchange of best practices.

The event will gather participants from different Higher Education Institutions, Ministry of Higher Education, national, regional and international organizations, faculty members, representatives from international projects and other relevant stakeholders.

No fee is charged for participation in this event. Each participant will shoulder his/her travel and accommodation expenses. Please feel free to send this message to other parties who might be interested.


We look forward to fruitful and stimulating discussions and presentations in the following topics:

  • Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education.
  • Digital Transformation in Higher Education: Trends and Best Practices.
  • Toward the Integration of SDGs in Higher Education Strategies.
  • Mobility of Students and Staff: Challenges and Opportunities, including Virtual Exchange.
  • Innovation and Employability.
  • Boosting Vocational Education and Training.

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    Yarmouk University (YU) is distinguished as the second oldest and largest state university in Jordan, and it is considered one of the prestigious Jordanian universities. It was established by a royal decree in 1976. It is located within the city of Irbid, north of the Jordanian capital city, Amman, which facilitates access to all the services that the student and his family need. There are 16 faculties in YU, two deanships, nine scientific centers, and five scientific chairs. It offers various academic programs in various degrees; 65 bachelor's programs, 67 masters’ programs, 16 PhD programs, and three higher diploma programs. The university includes about 40,000 students from 45 different nationalities, 1,100 faculty members who are graduates of the most prestigious international universities, and 1,400 administrative staff. Since its inception, YU has graduated more than 210,000 students. Inside YU, there is the largest library in Jordan, three museums, sports and commercial complexes, and many sports, cultural and artistic activities, art exhibitions and musical performances are held in it.


    For registration, please complete the following e-form by Monday April 15th, 2024 , where you will find the updated agenda, as well:

    Registration Form

    Useful Information For Visitors

    Welcome to Yarmouk University. Welcome to the Second Largest University in Jordan. Welcome to the City of Irbid. Welcome to Jordan. Below is some useful information during your stay in Jordan. Yarmouk University wishes you a pleasant stay. If you have more questions or need further assistance please don't hesitate to contact the Department of International Relations and Projects.

    What is the best time to visit Jordan and how is the weather in Jordan?

    For cooler temperatures in the high teens, the best time to visit Jordan is March-May. Amman reaches a comfortable 32°C between June and September, while nights can drop below freezing from December to February. The beaches of Aqaba and the salty Dead Sea touch 40°C in July.

    What is the main Airport in Jordan?

    The main airport in Jordan is Amman Queen Alia International Airport , located south of the Jordanian capital city, Amman. It is an hour and a half away from YU by car; taxis, car rental companies, and private cars are available to transport travelers for an amount not exceeding 50 JDs (70 US Dollars).

    Do I need a visa for Jordan?

    Yes, you are required to have a passport and a visa. Jordan issues visas to non-Jordanians upon their arrival at Queen Alia International Airport . The cost of the visa is 40 JDs (57 US Dollars) for a single entry with a validity of one month.

    How to get from Queen Alia Airport to Irbid?

    How to get from Queen Alia Airport to Irbid?

    There are 3 ways to get from Queen Alia International Airport to Irbid:

    • By taxis (airport taxi): available at the airport entrance at a cost of 50 JDs (70 US Dollars).
    • Public transportation (buses): Take a bus from the airport to Tabarbour Bus Station (40 minutes), costing 5 JDs (7 US Dollars), then another bus (Jet or Hijazi) from Tabarbour Bus Station to Irbid (1.5 hours), costing 5 JDs (7 US Dollars).
    • Car rental companies: Available inside the airport, at a daily rental price of 50 dinars ($70).

    Currency Exchange

    You can exchange cash at the airport or through many exchange shops near YU, which are distributed in all areas of the city of Irbid. There is also Cairo Amman Bank inside the campus of YU, which can provide this service.

    The Country of Jordan

    Jordan, an Arab nation on the east bank of the Jordan River, is defined by ancient monuments, nature reserves and seaside resorts. It’s home to the famed archaeological site of Petra, the Nabatean capital dating to around 300 B.C. Set in a narrow valley with tombs, temples and monuments carved into the surrounding pink sandstone cliffs, Petra earns its nickname, the "Rose City."

    The City of Amman

    Amman is the capital and largest city of Jordan and the country's economic, political and cultural center. With a population of 4,007,526, Amman is the largest city in the Levant region and the fifth-largest city in the Arab world. It is considered to be among the most modernized Arab cities and a major tourist destination.

    The City of Irbid

    Irbid is an ancient university city, which the ancient Greeks called "Arabella" in relation to its fertile lands, green plains, and mild climate. It is the second largest city in terms of population in Jordan, with about 2 million people. It is located about 70 km north of the capital city, Amman, and about 20 km south of the Syrian borders. There are beautiful archaeological sites close by, the most important of which is the city of Umm Qais, which overlooks the Yarmouk River, the Golan Heights and Lake Tiberias. It has many restaurants, entertainment venues, and commercial and industrial centers, such as El-Hassan Sports City, which is located next to Yarmouk University. It also includes many public and private universities, most notably Yarmouk University. For more information about touristic places in Jordan, please visit Jordan Tourism Board website: http://ar.visitjordan.com/

    Places to stay in Irbid

    Visitors are welcome to use the Yarmouk University on-campus housing facility, which costs 15 JOD per night (or 250 JOD per month). Moreover, there are several hotels located near (walking distance) Yarmouk University. The cost is around 30 – 50 JOD per night. The hotels include: Seven Days Hotel, Sedrh Hotel, Irbid Plaza and Sara Crown Hotel.

    Where is Yarmouk University located in international rankings and ratings?

    In 2023, Yarmouk University obtained a 5-star rating in the QS-Stars evaluation from the British QS Foundation, as it achieved a 5-star rating in the axes: teaching environment, job reputation, academic development, facilities and support services, culture and arts, and inclusiveness in services for people with needs own.

    • Yarmouk University advanced 200 ranks in the QS World University Rankings in the 2024 edition, to become ranked 1001-1200.
    • Information systems and computer sciences subject was ranked 551-600 according to the QS classification of subjects at the level of international universities, and archeology was ranked 201-240 in the same ranking.
    • Computer Sciences subject is ranked 601-800, Arts and Humanities is ranked 601+, Engineering is ranked 801-1000, Business is ranked 801+, Social Sciences is ranked 801+, and Physical Sciences is ranked 1000+, according to the Times Higher Education classification of subjects at the level of international universities.
    • Yarmouk University was ranked 351-400 in the 2023 Times Ranking of Asian Universities, advanced 50 places compared to 2022.
    • Yarmouk University was ranked 301-350 in the 2023 Times Ranking of Emerging Universities, advancing 50 places compared to 2022.

    What are the international accreditations obtained by Yarmouk University?

    • Faculty of Tourism - TedQal UNWTO International Accreditation
    • Some bachelor programs of Hijjawi Faculty for Engineering Technology - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
    • Some bachelor programs of the Faculty of Information Technology and Computer Science - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
    • Some bachelor programs of Faculty of Science - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
    • Faculty of Pharmacy - Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
    • Faculty of Medicine – World Federation for Medical Education (WFME)
    • Faculty of Business – Membership of Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (AACSB)

    Things to do on Yarmouk University Campus

    YU guests are encouraged to visit the university library and museums. The university library (Al-Hussein Bin Talal Library) is one of the largest libraries at the national and regional levels in terms of its area and holding of references and scientific periodicals. Its building can take 2500 readers at the same time. The library is connected with the greatest world databases. The university has three museums on its campus: Jordan Heritage Museum, Natural History Museum and Numismatics Museum.

    What is the university's geographical location that I can track via GPS?

    • Through the geographical location, you can access the YU location via the GPS feature.
    • You can use the university's maps on the main website of the university.
    • You can navigate the university's units through the university's electronic map, in addition to the university's map for students with special needs.

    Things to do in Jordan

    Jerash is a city in Jordan, north of the capital Amman. Inhabited since the Bronze Age, it’s known for the ruins of the walled Greco-Roman settlement of Gerasa just outside the modern city. These include the 2nd-century Hadrian’s Arch, the Corinthian columns of the Temple of Artemis and the huge Forum’s oval colonnade. The Jerash Archaeological Museum displays artifacts excavated from the site.

    The ancient city of Petra is one of Jordan’s national treasures and by far its best-known tourist attraction. Petra is the legacy of the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. Admired then for its refined culture, massive architecture and ingenious complex of dams and water channels, Petra is a UNESCO World Heritages Site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Inhabited by the Nabateans, Edomite's and Romans, Petra brought together the knowledge and skill of these civilizations to create this world wonder. Caravans laden with incense, silks, spices and other exotic goods would rest at Petra.

    A spectacular natural wonder, the Dead Sea is perfect for religious tourism and fun in the sun with the family. With its beach living you can soak up the sun. The leading attraction at the Dead Sea is the warm, soothing, super salty water itself – some ten times saltier than sea water, and rich in chloride salts of magnesium, sodium, potassium, bromine and several others.

    Umm Qais, situated 110 km (68 miles) north of Amman on a broad promontory 378 meters above sea level with a magnificent view over the Yarmouk River, the Golan Heights, and Lake Tiberias, this town was known as Gadara, one of the most brilliant ancient Greco-Roman cities of the Decapolis. In ancient times, Gadara was strategically situated, laced by a number of key trading routes connecting Syria and Palestine. It was blessed with fertile soil and abundant rainwater. This town also flourished intellectually in the reign of Augustus and became distinguished for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, university's scholars, attracting writers, artists, philosophers and poets, the likes of satirist Menippos (2nd half of the 3rd century BC), the epigrammist Meleagros, and the rhetorician Theodoros (14-37 AD). Gadara was also the resort of choice for Roman’s vacationing in the nearby Himmet Gader Springs.

    For more things to do in Jordan, please visit: http://international.visitjordan.com/Discover

    Contact Us

    For more information, please contact Prof. Mwaffaq Otoom, Director of the International Relations and Projects Office, at




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