Welcome to National Erasmus+ Office - Jordan

I am very pleased to welcome you to the Jordan National Erasmus+ Office (NEO) website. The website includes variety of important information, such as:

  • Summary of the projects funded under the Erasmus+ program
  • Statistics about the involvement of European and Mediterranean countries and the Jordanian institutions participating in such projects
  • National priorities of Erasmus+ program, as set by the government
  • Highlights about the main activities of the NEO for the past few years
  • Information about the higher education sector in Jordan
  • Links to the Erasmus+ and other EU programs
  • Roles and responsibilities of the NEO, which helps you understand how the NEO may better serve you,
  • and many more.

The Erasmus+ program aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernizing education, training, and youth work. Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships among education, training, and youth institutions and organizations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of education and work, in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe and many other countries in the world. It will also support national efforts to modernize education, training, and youth systems. Erasmus+ will last for seven years from 2014 until 2020. Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programs in the fields of education, training, and youth. As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the above sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.

The earlier Tempus and Erasmus-Mundus programs have significantly contributed to the reform and development of higher education system and institutions in Jordan. All public and most private universities in Jordan have participated in and benefited from fifty two Tempus projects were funded over the period 2003-2013. These projects have assisted in the development of new Bachelors and Masters programs in large number of disciplines, and the reform of existing programs. Tempus projects helped higher education institutions to establish new facilities, and enabled staff to enhance their teaching and pedagogical skills. Overall, these projects enhanced the quality of graduates and their relevance to the labor market. Erasmus-Mundus projects enabled hundreds of Jordanian students to spend study periods in Europe, and European students to study in Jordan.

We take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the European Commission for including Jordan in the Erasmus+ program and providing the necessary funds, as well as the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for hosting the NEO. We look forward to strengthening further the collaboration between Jordanian higher education institutions and their European counterparts, through the Erasmus+ and other programs in higher education and scientific research.

Professor Ahmad Abu-El-Haija

Director, National Erasmus+ Office (NEO), Jordan