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Philadelphia University
جامعة فيلادلفيا
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Type Private
Established 1989
President Prof. Dr. Marwan Kamal
Students More than 5000
Location Amman, Jordan
Website www.philadelphia.edu.jo

Philadelphia University is a university in Amman, Jordan.

Philadelphia Private University was established in 1989 as a national higher educational institution. The university is located 20-km out of Amman, on the road linking between Amman and Jerash.

Philadelphia University has enrolled more than 5,000 students in the university’s 8 faculties in the year 2011. The university has more than 300 academic staff.

Name and Significance[edit]

The name "Philadelphia" is derived from the cultural heritage of Jordan. It is the former name of Amman, given to it by Ptolemaeus Philadelphus in the year 285 B.C. This phase of the history of Jordan is captured in the Hellenistic columns in the university's logo. The flag places the logo on a white background. Philadelphia Private University was established in 1989 as a national higher educational institution. The university is located 20 km to the north of Amman, on the road to Jerash. Philadelphia University has eight faculties and a student body of more than six thousand students. Its academic staff consists of over 300 faculty members, who hold degrees from a wide range of distinguished universities.


Message from the President[edit]

As a distinguished academic institution, Philadelphia University commits itself to becoming a full partner in the development of both Jordanian society and other societies at the regional and global levels [1]. The role of science, technology, information and means of communication is becoming absolutely vital to the well-being of humanity. In the coming few years, this role is bound to become a decisive engine of growth. Relevant high–quality education, supported by problem–oriented, inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional research, is the only means of leading any society to become an active partner in the development of human civilization.

The speed of globalization and the collapse of cultural and economic barriers require modern education, e-learning and interactive systems rooted in democratic interaction, human rights, complete freedom of thought and greater creativity by the younger sectors of society.

As the rapid development of knowledge, science and technology could widen the cultural divide between generations and society, modern approaches to education and lifelong interactive learning will become indispensable in alleviating effects of this trend.

Carrying a revered name, with deep roots in history, of a major city of the Decapolis on the King’s Road linking old civilizations, Philadelphia is committed to moving forward along the information highway through the twin engines of quality and modernity. It hopes to make a strong bond between knowledge, learning and modern civilization.

The keynote here is the provision of proper, fast-developing and morally informed education. Young men and women are the vehicle that launches societies into a future propelled by quality education to prosperity and innovation. Philadelphia University and its sister institutions will be instrumental in bringing this about.

Philadelphia University Mission[edit]

Philadelphia University is dedicated to excellence in the pursuit of knowledge and scholarship [2]. It is committed to providing its students and faculty with a learning environment conducive to the free exchange of ideas, and the acquisition of high quality education informed by inquiry and research. It strives to provide the private and public sectors in Jordan and the Arab World with highly qualified graduates who are knowledgeable, open-minded, caring, reflective, technology-oriented, professional, skilful, socially responsible, long-life learners, active participants in civic service and willing contributors to human capacity building and well-being.


Philadelphia University - Name and Significance[edit]

The name "Philadelphia" is derived from the cultural heritage of Jordan[3]. It is the former name of Amman, given to it by Ptolemaeus Philadelphus in the year 285 B.C. This phase of the history of Jordan is captured in the Hellenistic columns in the university's logo. The flag places the logo on a white background. Philadelphia Private University was established in 1989 as a national higher educational institution. The university is located 20 km to the north of Amman[4], on the road to Jerash[5]. Philadelphia University has eight faculties and a student body of more than six thousand students. Its academic staff consists of over 300 faculty members, who hold degrees from a wide range of distinguished universities.


Faculties[edit]

Philadelphia University is currently organized in 8 faculties:[6]

Faculty of Arts[edit]

The Faculty of Arts was founded in 1991 and received its first group of students at the beginning of the Academic year 1991-1992. Since then the Faculty has grown rapidly and attracted a large number of students from Jordan and from abroad.

The Faculty consists of six departments: [7]


Faculty of Science[edit]

The Faculty of Science was established in 1991. The first class of the Faculty graduated in 1995. Since its inception, the Faculty of Science has been providing courses in Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, and Nutrition for students of all majors at Philadelphia University.

The Faculty consists of two departments: [8]


Faculty of Nursing[edit]

Faculty of Engineering[edit]

The Faculty of Engineering was established in 1991. So far, 1371 engineers were graduated from the Faculty and they are working in Jordan and abroad.

The Faculty of Engineering provides seven disciplines: [9]

The Faculty awards a bachelor's degree after the student has successfully passed 160 credit hours and done field training in the specializations of Electrical, Communications, Computer, Mechanical, and Mechatronics Engineering.

At 2013 one of the biggest projects in the Engineering Faculty, exactly Mechanical Engineering Department has been made.. which is R.T. Solar Car. 5 students and their supervisor Dr. Shatha Ammoura made a Solar Car within three months (record time to build a Solar Car), and they participated at "Cyprus Solar Car Challenge 2013" and won "Best Design awards 2013" and 2nd place at Race and it was a great step for the Mechanical Engineering Department. the team consist of:

Supervisor : Dr. Shatha Ammoura. Co-Supervisor: Eng. Fatmeh Wdyan.

Members: Omar Qawasmeh (team leader & senior designer). Nadia Makhdemeh (Aerodynamics & senior designer), Omar Sabri, Mazen alHourani and Hazem Kannan.

At 2014 Philadelphia University started the greatest project; FORMULA STUDENT, which is a car competition held in United Kingdom every year, Formula Student (FS) is Europe's most established educational motorsport competition, run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Backed by industry and high profile engineers such as our Patron Ross Brawn OBE, the competition aims to inspire and develop enterprising and innovative young engineers. Universities from across the globe are challenged to design and build a single-seat racing car in order to compete in static and dynamic events, which demonstrate their understanding and test the performance of the vehicle. Philadelphia Formula Student Team was the first Jordanian team to participate at Formula Student UK 2014, the team got praised from most of the F1 judges.

Philadelphia Formula Student Team members: Omar EL-Qawasmeh (Team Leader & Senior Designer), Waleed Abu Ghazzi (Team Deputy & Suspension Senior Designer), Noor Abukashef (Engine & Powertrain Senior Design), Ahmad Odeh (Brake & Chassis specialist) under supervision of Dr. Munzer Ebaid.

Faculty of Law[edit]

Faculty of Pharmacy[edit]

Faculty of Information Technology[edit]

The Faculty of Information Technology consists of the following departments: [10]

Faculty of Administrative and Financial Sciences[edit]

The courses of the faculty are grouped into the following subject areas (departments): [11]

The Library[edit]

The university library

The Library was established with the University itself in 1991 [12]. It aims to contribute to the University's mission in teaching, research, and community development through providing and developing information resources using the latest trends in information technology.

In addition to its duties, the library provides guidance, and current awareness services along with the electronic resources services.

The Library building was officially opened on 1 November 1998. It consists of four floors comprising an area of 7,234 m2 and 2,145 seating capacity meeting the accreditation criteria requirements of 9,000 students.



University Centers[edit]


University Departments[edit]


International Memoranda of Understanding[edit]

Philadelphia has built up a large network of [22]: local, Arab and international relations which link it to major scientific and educational institutions in the Arab world, Islamic world, Europe and America. Likewise, cooperation between Philadelphia and Jordanian institutions covers a very wide area of activities starting with relations of cooperation with state universities, and ending in joint activity with the local community. The said cooperation, moreover, covers various academic, scientific, cultural, and sport activities

The University has also signed agreements and memoranda of understanding with a number of Arab and international universities, as follows:


International Programmes[edit]

Consortium of Global Education (CGE) Arabic Summer Program.

Philadelphia University (Jordan) and the Consortium of Global Education have signed a memo of understanding whereby PU will provide intensive training in Arabic for CGE'S students for a period of eight weeks each summer.

The program aims in the first place to enhance the students' proficiency in Arabic, to develop their critical thinking, and to prepare them for leadership roles in a world in which foreign language proficiency is a decided asset.

The program comprises on-campus courses and off-campus activities. In the on-campus courses, the students receive daily instruction and training in Arabic language skills as per curricula that emphasize using Arabic in classroom and off-classroom situations. On campus, too, the students will have all possible opportunities to mix with PU students and practice their Arabic in daily – life contexts.


Affiliations[edit]

The Philadelphia University became a member of several Local and International Associations

  • Member of the Association of Arab Universities.
  • Member of the International Association of Universities.
  • Member of the International Association of Electronic Libraries.
  • Member of the UNESCO AVICENNA Project.
  • Accredited Center for ICDL.
  • Local center for the CISCO Program for Computer Networks.
  • Local Center for Microsoft MCSE.
  • Member of the Association of Islamic Universities.


Agreements[edit]

The Philadelphia University entered into several agreements and memoranda of understanding with many academic institutions as follows:

  • Cornell University - USA [23]
  • International University of Science and Technology – Syria [24]
  • Ahliyya University – Bahrain [25]
  • University of Wollongong – Australia [26]
  • Arizona Training Institute - Kuwait [27]
  • The Royal British University of Science and Technology – Iraq [28]
  • Mackworth College – UK [29]
  • The University of Huddersfield – UK [30]
  • Massey University – New Zealand [31]
  • Emporia State University – USA [32]
  • The National Technical University of Ukraine
  • Sofia University – Bulgaria
  • Helwan University – Egypt
  • Charles Darwin University – Australia
  • Azusa Pacific University – USA
  • Le Havre University – France
  • Assafir Institution for University Affairs
  • Amoon News Agency
  • Al-Mustakbal Academy- Cairo
  • Baghdad University- Iraq
  • Basra University – Iraq
  • Salhuddin University- Iraq
  • The International University- Arbeel- Iraq
  • The International University for Science and Technology- Syria
  • Assalam Private University- Syria
  • Telal Asham Private University- Syria
  • Gulf American University – Bahrain
  • Narvik University – Norway
  • Hague University – Holland


Student Union[edit]

Philadelphia University Student Union is the University's student body which is elected annually, It acts as a liaison between the students and the university administration on matters of major concern to students.


Alumni[edit]

Graduates from Philadelphia University [33] have attained positions in many fields in many countries including government, science, business, literature, and military.



References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.philadelphia.edu.jo/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48&Itemid=55
  2. ^ http://www.philadelphia.edu.jo/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49&Itemid=56
  3. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan
  4. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amman
  5. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerash
  6. ^ http://www.philadelphia.edu.jo/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=111&Itemid=37
  7. ^ http://www.philadelphia.edu.jo/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=151&Itemid=626
  8. ^ http://www.philadelphia.edu.jo/science/depts.htm
  9. ^ http://www.philadelphia.edu.jo/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=316&Itemid=643
  10. ^ http://www.philadelphia.edu.jo/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=123&Itemid=659
  11. ^ http://www.philadelphia.edu.jo/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=152&Itemid=610
  12. ^ http://www.philadelphia.edu.jo/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1107&Itemid=810
  13. ^ http://www.philadelphia.edu.jo/AvicennaCenter/index.html
  14. ^ http://www.philadelphia.edu.jo/computer_center/index.html
  15. ^ http://www.philadelphia.edu.jo/TrainingCenter/
  16. ^ http://www.philadelphia.edu.jo/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=750&Itemid=177
  17. ^ http://www.philadelphia.edu.jo/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=590&Itemid=179
  18. ^ http://www.philadelphia.edu.jo/InnovationCenter/
  19. ^ http://www.philadelphia.edu.jo/LanguageCenter/
  20. ^ http://www.philadelphia.edu.jo/Press/
  21. ^ http://www.philadelphia.edu.jo/ConsultancyCenter/
  22. ^ http://www.philadelphia.edu.jo/iro/cooperations.html
  23. ^ http://www.cornell.edu/
  24. ^ http://www.iust.edu.sy/
  25. ^ http://www.ahlia.edu.bh/
  26. ^ http://www.uow.edu.au/index.html
  27. ^ http://www.arizona-training.com/
  28. ^ http://www.university-directory.eu/Iraq/The-British-Royal-University-for-Science---Technology.html
  29. ^ http://www.mackworthfc.co.uk/
  30. ^ http://www.hud.ac.uk/
  31. ^ http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/home.cfm
  32. ^ http://www.emporia.edu/
  33. ^ http://www.philadelphia.edu.jo/alumni/



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