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The Hashemite University is the fifth biggest state university in Jordan. The Royal Decree ordaining the establishment of the Hashemite University was issued on June 19th, 1991. Teaching at the university started on September 16th, 1995 on a total area of 8519 acres. It is located on the outskirts of the city of Zarqa to the east (about 45 minutes drive) of the capital Amman.
The total number of students at the onset of the academic year 2010/2011 is 19,116 students and the total number of the faculty is 510 in all ranks. Our Library contains more than 250,000 printed sources and more than 50,000 electronic ones. In addition, it is linked with more than 27 data bases.
HU is a member in several international bodies and institutions. For example, HU is a member in the International Universities Council and the International Universities Union. Work in now undergoing to become a member in UNECO World Heritage Centre. HU has also signed many agreements and MoUs with many universities and institutions of higher education all over the world.
HU is committed to achieve excellence in all fields and aspects of higher education. The e-Learning Centre at HU is the first of its kind in the region. It provides many e-learning services to students and faculty as well. HU has distinguished internet labs that enable students and faculty to be linked to the whole world at any moment. HU has also established several excellence centres in collaboration with US and European institutions. Some of these centres are the Service Learning Centre and the Rehabilitation Centre. Work now is undergoing to establish more excellence centres like the CIBER Security Centre and the Microsystems Centre.
HU has close links with a number of European universities. Recently, two of our employees are admitted to a three-month internship at EMUNI University in Slovenia. HU has also a long record of collaboration with Europe in many projects like FP7, Tempus, and Erasmus Mundus. HU gets more fourteen scholarships from Erasmus Mundus in the last few years.