|Wajih Mousa Owais
وجيه موسى عويس
|Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research|
9 February 2011 – 17 November 2011
November 5, 1947 |
Wajih Mousa Owais (Arabic: وجيه موسى عويس) (born November 5, 1947) is a Jordanian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. He was appointed as Minister in February 2011. Dr. Owais was the Professor of Genetics, a researcher, Chairman of Board of Directors of King Abdullah University Hospital, and the President of Jordan University of Science and Technology from September, 2003 to February, 2011. In 1972, he got his B.Sc. in the field of Biology from the American University of Beirut. In 1975, he got his M.Sc. in the field of Biochemistry from the University of Jordan. In 1979, he obtained his Ph.D. in the field of Molecular Genetics from Washington State University.
Owais was awarded the "Commemorative Medal" by Czech University of Agriculture Prague, a "Sculpture of Honor" by Czech University of Agriculture Prague in May, 2005, and an honorary degree "Doctor of Science" from New York Institute of Technology in 2005. Owais supervised 45 graduate students (M.Sc.) who all have graduated and he has published more than 34 research papers.
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