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Jordan, UK discuss higher education cooperation

Amman, March 8 (Petra) - Secretary General of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Ahed Al-Wahadneh, Thursday discussed with a delegation from the British Queen's University Belfast, holding joint workshops on linking industry with teaching and learning as well as turning scientific research towards innovation.
 
Talks also touched high on efforts of Queen Belfast University in developing cultural relations in higher education and research between the two countries.
 
Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, one of three Queen's Colleges in Ireland, it became an independent university in 1908 and is the ninth oldest university in the UK. Today, Queen’s is a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a centered ethos.
 
In 1909 there were around 600 students, mostly drawn from the historic nine counties of Ulster. Today the university has approximately 23,000 from the UK and Ireland and more than 80 other countries.
 
Named the 24th most international university in the world and ranked 9th in the world for research collaboration, Queen’s is globally connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world.
Petra News Agency