The German Jordanian University (GJU)

The German Jordanian University (GJU) is a public university founded in 2005 on the basis of an agreement between both the Jordanian and the German Ministries of Education through an edict issued by King Abdullah II of Jordan. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) have supported the GJU since its establishment.

The GJU offers programs modeled after the German universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen). A one-year exchange program in Germany is an obligatory part of the study plans at the GJU, during which students spend a semester at a university and complete an internship in Germany.
Arabterm is of great significance for the GJU because of its role in facilitating knowledge, as it offers technical terminology in four languages as well as definitions and explanations in Arabic, which can be very useful for the university’s students and lecturers. The GJU was chosen as a partner for the Arabterm project because it acts as a bridge between the Arab World and Germany and networks with universities, organizations, and projects in Jordan and the region. It cooperates closely with Arabterm and has set up an Arabterm project office on its campus.


Team GJU

Hanan Shuqair

“We present ARABTERM at universities, educational institutions and partner organizations in Jordan and the region, at conferences and events. We establish contacts and build successful cooperative relationships.”

ARABTERM-coordinator Hanan Shuqair (M.A.) wrote on methods of Arabization and represents GJU at the regionally composed editorial board.