Mahmoud Al-Shara'ah, Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages, received an
official invitation from the Director General of the Indian Council for
Cultural Relations (ICCR) to visit India as part of the Academic Visitor
Program 2017/2018 which will be held from 19-28 February 2018. The visit aims
at discussing Indian academic programs that teaches English and other languages
such as Spanish, German and Arabic. These academic visits help to promote
Indian the academic and cultural cooperation between the University of Jordan
and the Indian Universities and building cultural bridges between Jordan and
India. During the visit, the possibility of establishing an Indian course at
The Department of Asian Languages was also discussed.
of Foreign Languages prepared a memorandum of understanding concerning the
establishment of this Indian course in Indian language for university students.
The course may be a university requirement such as Japanese, Hebrew and other
Council for Cultural Relations has prepared a distinguished academic program
for this scientific visit which included the visit of five Indian universities:
- Jawaharlal Nehru University
- University of Delhi
- Melia Islamic University
University of Bangalore
University of Memphis
The visit included meetings with
deans, directors and heads of colleges, centers and academic departments that
teach languages such as English, linguistics and Sanskrit. The program also
included lectures given by Professor Al-Shara'ah to postgraduate students in
these scientific institutions in the presence of the deans , the directors of
the centers and the heads of the concerned departments. He also spoke in his
lectures about his research in literary studies and postcolonial theory as well
as Arabic versions of Shakespeare's work and the use Arabic references and
sources in dramatic and poetic works of Shakespeare.
lectures presented by Professor Al-Shara'ah was a lecture on higher education
and cultural studies in Jordanian universities where the audience expressed their
admiration and appreciation for Jordan's postgraduate programs.
scientific visit was accompanied by a special cultural program in which Dr.
Shara'ah visited the historical, cultural and historical monuments of the
Republic of India.
It is fortunate
that this scientific visit coincided with the visit of His Majesty King
Abdullah II to the State of India and His Majesty's endeavor to open new
horizons for cooperation with the Republic of India in all fields including the
academic, scientific and cultural ones. Signing the MOU between the faculty of
Foreign Languages and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations / Indian
Embassy only aims to achieve the vision of His Majesty the King and make Jordan