German-Jordanian University

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Coordinates: 32°1′32″N 35°52′38″E / 32.02556°N 35.87722°E / 32.02556; 35.87722

German Jordanian University
الجامعة الألمانيه الأردنية
GJU logo.svg
Established 2005
Type Public
Undergraduates 2,801 (Admin Toto), 41% female[1]
Location Amman, Jordan
Nickname GJU ( President Toto)
Website German Jordanian University

The German Jordanian University (ar: الجامعة الألمانيه الأردنية), or GJU, is a public university located in Al Mushaqqar near Madaba, Jordan. The university provides a variety of degrees, and differs from other Jordanian universities by offering German language courses as preparation for the fourth academic year at a university of applied science in Germany and an introduction to German industry.


German-Jordanian University is a public university located in Al-Mushaqqar, Naour, on the Amman-Madaba Highway. It holds academic distinction in teaching, research, and community service. GJU's undergraduate and graduate programs are oriented to the German Fachhochschule (“university of applied sciences”) model. GJU focuses on providing applied study programs of highest quality.[citation needed]

Financial support[edit]

GJU receives government aid through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany) and also the State of Saxony-Anhalt and the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences are contributing. Also, there are first commitments from the Jordanian private sector concerning financial support. The Jordanian government pays its part from resources stemming from a debt swap agreement.

Schools and programs at GJU[edit]

School of Applied Technical Sciences

  • B.Sc. Industrial Engineering
  • B.Sc. Mechatronics Engineering
  • B.Sc. Mechanical And Maintenance Engineering

School of Natural Resources Engineering and Management

  • B.Sc. Energy Engineering
  • B.Sc. Water and Environmental Engineering

School of Applied Medical Sciences

  • B.Sc. Biomedical Engineering
  • B.Sc. Pharmaceutical Chemical Engineering
  • M.Sc. Vision Rehabilitation

School of Management and Logistic Sciences

B.A Management Sciences B.A International Accounting B.Sc. Logistic Sciences

School of Computer Engineering and Information Technology

  • B.Sc. Computer Science
  • B.Sc. Computer Engineering
  • B.Sc. Communication Engineering

School of Architecture and Built Environment

  • B.Sc. Architecture
  • B.Sc. Architecture / Interior Architecture
  • B.A. Design and Visual Communication
  • M.Sc. Spatial Planning
  • M.Sc. Architectural Conservation

School of Languages

  • B.A. Translation: German/English/Arabic
  • B.A. German & English for Business & Applied Studies
  • M.A. German as a Foreign Language
  • M.A. Translation: German/English/Arabic

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Graduate School of Business

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The role of the German Fachhochschulen (universities of applied sciences)[edit]

In close cooperation with the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Science, the project team has already bound about seventy dedicated German universities of applied sciences to a cooperating consortium. Its members will support the designing of the study programmes' curricula, the recruiting and selection of qualified German academic staff and host students during their German year. The consortium is open to more German-language universities of applied sciences who are interested in joining the project.

The five-year study programmes at the GJU will be designed following the model of the German Fachhochschulen (universities of applied sciences). These universities are mainly characterised by their philosophy of strict relation to practice and their application oriented approach to knowledge transfer. The percentage of German professors among academic staff will be high. Studying comprises a large amount of German and English as foreign language lessons; after an initial phase in English, courses will be taught predominantly in German. Regional studies, as well as cross-cultural communication, are part of the curricula.

The founding process of the GJU takes place on a high-ranking political and institutional level in both countries; the new university is generally perceived as an additional contribution to traditionally excellent relations between the two countries. Its philosophy aims at an ambitious, excellent and reputable training of young people who will move back and forth between Europe and the Middle East, culturally at ease. With professional know-how they will economically and in many other ways strengthen and embellish existing good relations.


The new campus in Madaba plans to accommodate five thousand students. It is designed in a way to help people with special needs.


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