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Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT) has emerged in the past six years as a centre of excellence in ICT education, research and innovation and a model of the future university in Jordan. It was established in 1991 as a non-for profit academic arm of the Royal Scientific Society (RSS), which is considered as the only comprehensive applied research centre in Jordan. PSUT has a long track record in scientific cooperation with Europe in a number of FP7, Tempus and Erasmus Mundus projects and with close links with many European universities. PSUT strives to become a nucleus for a modern Jordanian knowledge industry, which actively animates the process of socio-economic and cultural development locally, regionally and globally. PSUT aims at supplying Jordanian, regional and global societies with technically and scientifically qualified ICT graduates and with solid applied research work. PSUT has been actively involved in the eLearning domain where it has led an initiative to promote online engineering in Jordan.
Mutah University was founded in 1981 by a Royal Decree as a national institution for higher education. University is established to respond to the needs of the local community in particular and the country's needs in general in terms of:
1- Creating opportunities for higher education, improving its quality, and promoting its level.
2- Providing the country with specialists in the fields of science, technology, arts, and fine arts to meet future challenges.
3- Deepening the students' national loyalty as well as developing their talents and emphasizing traits of leadership and productive citizenship.
4- Encouraging scientific research, especially that which is necessary for the industries in the southern part of the country.
The Hashemite University was established in 1991 as a four-year coeducational institution committed to excellence in teaching and research. Its grand mission is to offer service and consultation to the local community in addition to the larger society, and to be a cornerstone in the accumulative efforts with other sister universities in Jordan to enhance academic cooperation between Jordan and Arab nations and between Jordan and the world. HU actively participates in achieving the goals of the comprehensive national development through preparing men and women who are not only technically competent in their professional fields, but also life-long learners who have a breadth vision, loyalty to their nation, and a sense of civic and moral responsibility and a devotion to the fundamental values of human life. The total number of students in HU currently stands at 20,000 distributed over 11 faculties.
Sapienza-Università di Roma is Rome’s first university and among the oldest in Europe, founded in 1303. With its 11 faculties and 67 departments, it has established a reputation as an internationally recognized centre for teaching and research, now counting more than 145,000 students, 4,500 professors and  approx. 5,000 members of the administrative and technical staff. Sapienza is involved in an extensive range of international cooperation projects and actions and has developed sound operational and management experience. It has widely participated in the TEMPUS and ERASMUS MUNDUS programmes as well as in other EU funded projects in all fields of activity (research, culture, cooperation, etc.). Sapienza also signed over 300 bilateral agreements for cultural and scientific cooperation and is actively participating in the Framework Programmes 4/5/6/7 (Networks of Excellence, Integrated Programmes, Specific Targeted Research Projects and Specific Support Actions).
The Universitat de Barcelona was founded in 1450. It is structured in 5 campuses with 20 faculties and university schools, and has 106 departments teaching a complete range of courses including 69 undergraduate degrees, 67 PhD programs and 130 Bologna masters, as well as its own specially tailored postgraduate courses. UB is the only Spanish University to appear on the list of the world's 200 best universities. The UB participates in an average of 150 European projects per year, for an amount of about 20 million euro a year. The UB also is the leading centre for university research in Spain (with more than 5,000 full-time researchers, technicians and research assistants) and one of the most active in Europe, both in terms of the number of research programs that it runs and the excellence of its results.
ANECA   was set up on 19 July 2002 by agreement of the Council of Ministers, in compliance with article 31 of the Spanish Universities Act. Its mission is to contribute to the improved quality of the higher education system by way of the evaluation, certification and accreditation of degree programmes, teaching staff and institutions.
The main purpose of ANECA is to monitor the performance of the public service of university education according to objective procedures and transparent processes, and to reinforce transparency and comparability as a means for the promotion and quality assurance of both public and private universities and their integration into the European Higher Education Area. In order to achieve its ends, the Agency's activities are carried out in an independent, transparent and objective way that ensures and promotes the participation of the Spanish and international university community.
The European Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education was established in 2000 to promote European co-operation in the field of quality assurance. In November 2004 the General Assembly transformed the Network into the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA). The idea for the association originates from the European Pilot Project for Evaluating Quality in Higher Education (1994-95) which demonstrated the value of sharing and developing experience in the area of quality assurance. The European Commission has, through grant support, financed the activities of ENQA since the very beginning.

Yarmouk University (YU) which was established in 1976, now contains 12 faculties, and these faculties hold 55 majors in Bachelor programs, 63 in Master programs and 18 in PhD programs with 33000 students.  YU has joint postgraduate programs with some European Universities including an MSc in Health Services Management in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, an MSc in Information Technology Management, UK, and an ICT Diploma with collaboration with the University of Inholland. YU has also a rich experience in conducting research with cooperation with many European institutions including eight TEMPUS projects.
MoHE assumes the responsibility of supervising and having control over public and private higher education institutions, in addition to promoting the level of higher education in order to align and keep pace with developments witnessed by higher education sector in the world, humanitarian and environmental needs as well as expectations as a whole. The Ministry worked on developing several international programs aiming at supporting its work as well as the sector as a whole. Given the developments that took place in the sector of higher education in Jordan, laws and regulations that govern the work of the sector required a reconsideration in order to maintain the quality of higher education outputs and supporting universities autonomy. In the area of developing the institutional performance, the Ministry is recently working on restudying its strategic plan and developing it and building the organizational structure.
HEAC aims to advance quality and equity in higher education in Jordan whether in assessment, ranking, or conducting valid, reliable, and unbiased testing services. It also strives to improve the status of higher education in the Kingdom; assuring its quality; motivating higher education institutions to open up to and interact with universities, scientific research institutions, and international accreditation and quality control commissions; and developing higher education by employing internationally-comparable standards. HEAC will contribute to quality assurance of Jordanian higher education institutions in providing consultations, expertise, and technical support in areas of qualitative assessment of learning outcomes, testing and measurement, evaluation tools, software and techniques, and professional training of faculty and employees through conducting specialized workshops and seminars.
The Association of Arab Universities is a non-governmental organization that has an independent legal character. Its membership includes 223 Arab Universities at the present time. AARU aims at assisting and coordinating efforts of Arab universities to prepare capable persons who can serve their communities and preserve its unified culture and civilization, as well as to assist in developing its natural resources. The Association seeks to achieve the several goals including working to make Arab universities remain faithful and committed to the values inherent in the faith of Islam and its noble message, and to give due attention to the Arab and Islamic heritage. In addition, AARU strives to make Arabic language the medium of instruction at Arab universities, and paying attention to other vital languages, as well as unifying scientific terms and translation in general.
Tafila Technical University (TTU), was established by the Royal Decree in 2005 as the ninth public and first Jordanian Technical University. TTU comprises five faculties and offers: 25 majors for undergraduate studies, two majors for high diploma and 12 majors for associate diploma. Currently, about 6200 students are enrolled at TTU. TTU is a member of the Arab Universities Union and since its establishment it signed many agreements of academic collaboration with international and regional institutions in Europe, USA, Pakistan and Malaysia. A Language Center has been established at TTU in 2008 as an independent academic unit directly linked with the presidency. Its main task is preparation and executing programs for non-native Arabic learners.  This is achieved through various international agreements with academic and government institutions to enhance cultural dialogue and interaction. TTU is involved in many national, regional and international projects.
Al-Hussein Bin Talal University was founded in 1999  in the city of Ma’an. AHU is a public coeducational university located in the heart of the southern region. AHU is a comprehensive public university in a self-contained campus, and has student population representing nearly every Governorate in Jordan.  AHU has grown to eight colleges offering bachelor degree programs in natural and environmental sciences, business, nursing, education, humanities, IT and engineering;   AHU has nine scientific centres that are heavily engaged in research and development projects to serve local and national communities, to improve students’ life quality and delivery of study programs. The Planning and Quality Management Department ) mission is achieving the highest level of quality in education and administrative fields .as well as developing and integrating the latest quality standards and criteria on  university colleges, units operations and activities.
The Tallinn University was established on 18 March 2005 as the result of a merger of several universities and research institutes in Tallinn as well as the Estonian Academic Library. Having merged with such well-established institutes as the International Institute of Social Sciences and the Estonian Institute of Humanities, its main strengths lie in the fields of humanities and social sciences, but it also has a strong and constantly growing component of natural and exact sciences, as well as a long tradition of teacher training and educational research. The University consists of 19 academic institutes and 5 colleges. At present, it has around 10 000 students as well as close to 500 faculty members and research fellows, on the whole being the fastest growing university in the country.
AQU Catalunya  is the main instrument for the promotion and assurance of quality in the Catalan higher education system. The purpose of AQU Catalunya is the assessment, accreditation and certification of quality in the sphere of the universities and higher education centres of Catalunya. AQU Catalunya is full member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), and has been one of the first three agencies to be included in the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR). AQU is also member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE), the Spanish Network of Spanish Quality Assurance Agencies (REACU) and the European Consortium for Accreditation (ECA). AQU Catalunya was the first European quality agency to be ISO certified.
University Montpellier 1 is a pluri-disciplinary university with 7 faculties and two institutes:  ISEM (Business School) and IPAG ( In 2010/2011, 23512 full time students have enrolled in the University at bachelor, master and PhD levels. With its tradition of hosting a large number of international students the university is fostering the mobility of its students, professors and administrative staff. UM 1 participates in 198 international exchange schemes together with universities all over the world among them with 139 European Universities. As the oldest School of Medicine still active in Europe, UM1 has always been involved in the international academic community. It is a member of the Latinus Network for the promotion of the roman culture and of the Coimbra Group, a network of historic European Universities.  UM1 has a high level scientific potential through its 47 research units mainly in health and biological science and law, economics and management.