News & Events - Princess Sumaya New President of RSS




Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya, Chairman of the Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT) Board of Trustees, has assumed her duties as president of the Royal Scientific Society (RSS).
In a letter addressed to Princess Sumaya, His Royal Highness Prince Hassan, Chairman of the RSS Board of Trustees, expressed his confidence in her achievements in developing PSUT since its establishment and entrusted her with heading the RSS as its president as of October 1, 2006.
In his appointment message, Prince Hassan said, “I am certain that you will lead the Society to the highest of levels in terms of scientific research that is based on solid thought, worthwhile endeavours, team spirit and cooperation with universities in Jordan and abroad, and in terms of attracting necessary funding for the Society’s scientific and technological research.”
He added that the RSS is in need of a reinvigorated action plan that builds on what the founders have achieved.
Princess Samaya plays a leading role in the technological and educational fields. An advocate of scientific and technological advancement, the Princess has spearheaded efforts to restructure PSUT to make it a cornerstone of Jordan’s emerging status as an IT hub for the region.
Princes Sumaya’s interest and background complement the RSS’ new direction, which calls for vigorous cooperation between universities, industry as well as the private and public sectors.
As president of RSS, the Princess will be overseeing the country’s largest applied research institution, a consultation and technical service provider with over 600 staff members and seven technical centers and departments housing 38 specialised laboratories.


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