Category: Features

BrandsJordan

The Brands of Jordan

As Jordan’s economy has gradually opened up to the world, giant international companies have rushed in with products and services designed to cater to the demands of the Kingdom’s increasingly sophisticated and discerning consumers. But despite this ever stiffer competition…

LG Electronics

Market Leader LG Electronics Perfects the Art of Essence

Integrating Aesthetics and Intuitive Usability: Market Leader LG Electronics Perfects the Art of Essence At this year’s IFA, the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, competition was fierce, with the globe’s top tech companies unveiling their latest…

EXCEL

Bank of Jordan: THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE

Bank of Jordan A BRAND FOCUSED AROUND “EXCEL”, IN THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE. Since its establishment in Jordan back in 1960, Bank of Jordan stands out as one of the major financial institutions that have contributed to national economic growth….

Young People Need Jobs, and So Do Their Parents

Young People Need Jobs, and So Do Their Parents

Efforts to get young people into work should come as part of a wider package of macroeconomic policies. By Mary Kawar and Zafiris Tzannatos The conclusion of yet another successful World Economic Forum in the context of this year’s timely…

A Double Shift in Education

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, and Jordanian-based initiative, Madrasati, have partnered together to promote double shift systems within Jordan’s schools. The idea behind this structure is to have an immediate solution…

Al Khalidi

Al Khalidi Center: Training Jordan’s Medical Professionals

Al Khalidi Eductaion and Training Center (KETC), a part of Al Khalidi Hospital and Medical Center, is the first of its kind in Jordan offering certificates, training, and research opportunities to healthcare and non-healthcare professionals seeking to continually improve and…

AMIDEAST

AMIDEAST: Expands Educational Opportunity for Jordanians

AMIDEAST Expands Educational Opportunity for Jordanians AMIDEAST’s mission is to expand opportunity through education and training. Founded in 1951, the American non-profit organization achieves that goal through a network of more than 20 offices in 11 countries in the Middle…

The battle for young minds

The Battle for Young Minds

An ideological battle is being fought in Jordan’s classrooms between reformers wanting to foster greater critical thinking and tolerance, and cultural conservatives alarmed by what they see as the creeping secularization of education. There has been much debate in recent…

Minister of Education Omar Razzaz on Tawjihi Reforms

Reforming Tawjihi

Ever since assuming post as the Minister of Education, Omar Razzaz has been busy engineering plans to upgrade the Kingdom’s education system, starting with the General Secondary Education Certificate Examination (Tawjihi). Razzaz, who has been a vocal advocate of the…

Jordan’s Higher Education Minister, Adel Tweissi

Helping Higher Education

From spiraling student numbers to funding shortfalls, Jordan’s Higher Education Minister, Adel Tweissi, is under no illusions about the size of the challenges facing our university system. With graduate unemployment at worryingly high levels, many wonder where the disconnect lays…