About Jordan

Jordan has a fast growing young labor force with more than half of its population younger than twenty years. The unemployment rate among young people is a pressing political and social issue. HM King Abdullah II aspires to transform Jordan into an innovation-based, knowledge producing society, which is strongly connected to the global economy and society. Therefore, new opportunities and jobs will have to be created in an increasingly competitive international market.

About the German Jordanian University (GJU)

The German Jordanian University (GJU), which was established in 2005 after an agreement was reached between the Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MoHE) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Culture. GJU is a Jordanian public university; its education is based on the German model the Universities of Applied Sciences. However, to fulfil the above mentioned Jordanian development goals – generating a highly qualified, creative and internationally educated workforce – and to optimize the career planning skills of GJU students, the university aims to establish a Career Service.

Within the DAAD DIES program, the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) funds the cooperation project “Establishing Career Service Structures and Processes at GJU” between Aschaffenburg University of Applied Science and German Jordanian University, GJU.


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Stand: 16.09.2016, ES (Career Service)