A visit from the British Institute in Amman

Dr Carol Palmer, from the British Institute in Amman, met with colleagues at Bath to discuss our research in water, policy and higher education management. As a result of the meeting, we have made a promising development in linking our research with Jordan.

The British Institute facilitates collaboration between UK and Jordanian researchers by hosting events, lectures and short courses.

Members of the Institute for Policy Research, School of Management, Department of Social & Policy Sciences, and Department of Chemical Engineering attended the meeting on 21 April.

A visit from the Princess Sumaya University of Technology

Professor Peter Lambert, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching), welcomed Professor Abdallah Al Zoubi (Vice President) and Dr Omar Hasan from the Princess Sumaya University of Technology (PSUT) on 6 May.

As a result, PSUT invited Bath to visit Jordan in the future, to take forward the opportunities identified and initiated during the meeting.

As a relatively new university, established in 1991, PSUT is interested in expanding its portfolio of international partners. Following a meeting between PSUT and Bath in January this year, we noticed that there are synergies in our areas of research.

To advance the initial discussions held in Jordan, academic colleagues were invited to discuss the potential for collaboration with PSUT. Members of the School of Management (Dr Robin Shields), the departments of Computer Science (Professor Guy McCusker and Professor James Davenport), Mathematical Sciences (Professor Peter Mörters, Professor Jonathan Dawes and Dr Joanna Jordan), Architecture & Civil Engineering (Professor David Coley), and Chemical Engineering (Dr Emma Emanuelsson Patterson) attended the meeting.