Yarmouk University

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Yarmouk University
Type Public
Established 1976
Endowment 123,000,000 JD
President Prof. Refaat Al-Faouri[1]
Vice-president Prof. Ahmed Al-Ajlouni (scientific research and international relations)
Prof. Ziad Al-Saad (academic affairs)
Prof. Abdullah Al-Jarah (administrative affairs)[1]
Students 40,100
Undergraduates 31,000
Postgraduates 9,100
Location Irbid, Irbid Governorate, Jordan
32°32′15″N 35°51′20″E / 32.53750°N 35.85556°E / 32.53750; 35.85556Coordinates: 32°32′15″N 35°51′20″E / 32.53750°N 35.85556°E / 32.53750; 35.85556
Campus Urban
1 square kilometre (250 acres)
Colors Green and White [a]
Nickname Al-Yarmouk
Affiliations IAU, FUIW, UNIMED, AArU
Website www.yu.edu.jo/en

Yarmouk University (Arabic: جامعة اليرموك‎‎, also abbreviated YU) is a public university in Irbid in northern Jordan. It was established by a Royal Decree in 1976.

The university library


There are nine colleges in the university that offer graduate and undergraduate degrees:

These departments offer B.A. programs. In addition to undergraduate programs, the Faculty offers M.A. programs in the Departments of Arabic Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, History, Sociology and Social Work, and Political Sciences. The faculty offers Ph.D. programs in the Department of Arabic Language and Literature and in the Department of History. The number of M.A. and Ph.D. students enrolled in the graduate programs of the faculty is 556 and 164, respectively (2009). The number of the Faculty teaching staff was 118 members, and that of its administrative employees was 28 in 2009.

YU's Medical college reopened in the fall semester of 2013.

  • Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical sciences

This college offers two degrees, 1-Administrative Pharmacist 2-Industrial Pharmacist

Deanships & Centers[edit]

  • Deanship of Student Affairs[14]
  • Deanship of Research and Graduate Studies[15]
  • The Language Center[16]
  • Computer & Information Center[17]
  • Faculty Development Center (FDC)[18]
  • Queen Rania Center[19]
  • Refugees & Displaced Persons & Migration Center[20]
  • Center of Theoretical and Applied Physics Center[21]
  • Speech and Hearing Center[22]
  • The Jordanian Design Center (JDC)[23]
  • Academic Entrepreneurship Center of Excellence[24]
  • UNESCO Chair for Desert Studies and Desertification Control[25]
  • Marine Science Station Center (MSS)[26]

Yarmouk University Press[edit]

The university publishes several journals that are internationally peer-reviewed journals, they are published in cooperation with the Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and other annual and semiannual periodicals:

Periodicals published by the university that include dissertations and masters thesis works:

  1. Abhath Al-Yarmouk (AYBSE). (ISSN 1023-0149)
  2. Abhath Al-Yarmouk (AYHSS). (ISSN 1023-0165)


Yarmouk University has an FM radio station that broadcasts 24/7 at the frequency 105.7 FM. The station Yarmouk FM broadcasts news, music, political, social, and academic programs, and weather forecast.[30]

Notable alumni[edit]


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