​A Ceremony for the graduates from the Faculty of Marine Sciences was held in the university campus on May 4th, 2015

Upgrade Dr. Mohammed Zibdeh of the rank of Associate Professor to the rank of professor, Congratulations.

The Faculty of Marine Sciences, represented by Prof. Dr. Mohammed Al-Zibdeh and in collaboration with the Regional Environment, Science, Technology and Health Office (Middle East and North Africa), organized a lecture titled " Plastic Waste Input into the Ocean: Can we work together to solve this global problem?. Dr. Jenna Jambeck, an associate professor at the University of Georgia (USA), gave the lecture on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the auditorium on the campus of the University of Jordan, Aqaba Branch. She discussed the effects of pollution problems resulted from marine debris and plastic wastes on marine environment. Some issues related to the marine environment at the Gulf of Aqaba were discussed with attendees, and the importance of increasing environmental awareness between people was emphasized​. A meeting was held between academic staff and guests from US.embassy in Amman to discuss  the foundation of joint cooperation between the University of Jordan and the University of Georgia.​


Students’ union elections for Faculty of Marine Sciences at the University of Jordan - Aqaba branch on Thursday (19/4/2018).​


The Faculty of Marine Sciences, represented by Dr. Zeinab Arabeyyat organized the visiting of Dr. Tania Mazzuca from the University of Almeria-Spain to Aqaba, Jordan from 22/7/2018 to 26/7/2018. ​Dr. Tania Mazzuca gave two lectures at the auditorium on the campus of the University of Jordan, Aqaba Branch. The first lecture was: Application of microalgae for economic sustainable development and the second one was: Culturing microalgae from Petri Plates to large scale photobioreactors. Then two experiments were performed at the Marine Science Station laboratories. The first experiment was: Osmotic dehydration of microalgae cultures by forward osmosis, and the second was: β-phycoerythrin extraction with glycerol.

At the end of her visit, Dr. Mazzuca went to the aquarium at MSS and enjoyed a scuba diving with Dr. Zeinab to watch the unique biodiversity at the Gulf of Aqaba​


The Faculty of Marine Sciences, represented by Prof. Tariq Al-Najjar and Prof. Fu’ad Al-Horani participated in the Regional Meeting of Marine Academic and Research Institutes in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, 14-16 October 2018, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Prof. Al-Najjar presented an oral talk entitled “State of the Coast Environment, Report for Aqaba”.


​Under the patronage of her highness Sharifa Noufa Bint Nasser, the Red Sea Ecological News (RSEN) Agency for Environmental Information and Conservation of Marine Environment, in cooperation with the Office of Communication and Community Service at the University of Jordan/ Aqaba branch and Marine Science Station organized the activities of the Arab Environment Day 2017 under the slogan "I love nature". A number of presentations were introduced about environment, its importance, how to preserve it and reduce pollution. Then a video about the University of Jordan Aqaba Branch and the Marine Science Station was presented. Finally, all participants moved to the Marine Science Station to plant trees, and then they visited the marine aquarium in the Marine Science Station.​


​A Ceremony for the graduates from the Faculty of Marine Sciences was held in the university campus on May 14, 2014


​A Ceremony for the graduates from the Faculty of Marine Sciences was held in the university campus on March 13, 2013



Many ideas about recycling of home wastes were presented by the students of the environmental culture course at the end of the 1st semester 2018/2019 to raise awareness about the importance of recycling at home, as well as, to reduce the quantity of wastes that could be released to the environment. High quantities of wastes will increase the level of pollutants, which have negative impacts on the environment. The course instructor Eman Al-Absi gave a lecture about waste recycling in Jordan. At the end, the students presented their works at the auditorium on the campus of the university on Tuesday 18/12/2018 from 11:00 - 12:00 PM.


Prof. Tariq Al-Najjar from the Faculty of Marine Sciences and Dr. Mohammed Wahsha from the Marine Science Station participated in a training course to study the effect of ATP as an indicator of bacterial growth in RO membranes, which was organized by Delf, Netherlands from 6 to 8, December 2018.​

Many academics from the Faculty of Marine Sciences participated in the National Coastal Environmental Monitoring Program (NCEMP), which was organized by the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) on Sunday 9/12/2018 at the Hilton Hotel, Aqaba. Professors Marouf Khalaf, Tariq Al-Najjar, Mohammad Al-Zibdeh and Fuad Al-Horani presented many lectures in many fields about marine environment. Also, Dr. Zeinab Arabeyyat and Dr. Wissam Al-Hayek were attended this workshop.


​​Dr. Zeinab Arabeyyat have participated in the “Training Workshop on Developing Leadership Talents of Women in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)”. Organised by the International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation under the Auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC); Ministry of Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment; and the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on 17-20 July, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


One of the academic staff at the Faculty of Marine Sciences, instructor Majduleen Sbaihat, participated in the international training program organized by the US Embassy, entitled: "Our Planet Preservation and Sustainable Use of Our Oceans". During this program, four US states were visited. Washington DC, North Carolina, California and Boston / Massachusetts in the period from 5 to 23, June 2017.​

A number of students from the environmental culture course showed many ideas about recycling of waste at home. Manufacturing different types of soap by different methods will decrease the levels of used oils that may released to the sewage systems. Another group made compost from organic waste in the house. This idea reduces the amount of waste that adversely affects the environment, and uses it as a fertilizer to improve the soil. Finally, other ideas were presented, such as the renewal of an old table lamp and re-use of some plastic waste at home
In order to reduce pollution, awareness should be spread through individuals, and society. In fact, the culture of recycling at home is important to preserve our environment safe and clean for us and the future generations.
​On Wednesday, 17/4/2019, the Faculty of Marine Sciences organized a scientific day for the academic year 2018/2019 under the patronage of Prof. Dr. Musa Al-Lozi. The assistant of the President, Prof. Dr. Marouf Khalaf, was assigned to attend this event. The scientific day opened by the reading of verses from the Holy Quran. Prof. Dr. Marouf Khalaf, Dean of the Faculty of Marine Sciences, delivered a speech followed by a speech by the Head of both Coastal Environment and Marine Biology Departments, Dr. Zeinab Arabeyyat. Then a presentation about the Faculty during the academic year 2018/2019 was showed, included: academic and administrative staff members as well as students, laboratories (teaching and research) in the marine science station and finally some activities happened during that period (prepared by Eman Al-Absi). Then the external speakers gave many oral talks as following
​​- D​ealing with Difficult People - Dr. Nidal Majali (Ayla Oasis)
- Genetically modified foods (GMO) are good for human health - Group of students of Biology
- A Talk: "Safety/Risk Assessment of GMO" - Dr. Abdulmajeed Al-Ajlouni (Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority - Aqaba International Laboratories Bin Hayyan)
- Talk:"Hepatitis" - Dr. Zaid Al-Sudi 
The day was ended with a story of success from a graduate student from the Faculty of Marine Sciences "Muntaser Al-Mansi", where he described his success in studying his PhD at a university in France. ​
Besides the lectures, many students from biology department and the campus were widely participated in presenting various subjects and issues in our daily life such as drugs, junk food meals, diabetes, recycling of household waste, soap industry. Moreover, many scientific experiments were applied during that day. 
Students union elections for the Faculty of Marine Sciences were held at the University of Jordan - Aqaba branch on Thursday (18/4/2019). The percentage of voting in the faculty was the highest among the other faculties, which was 89%. It was a special day for both the election committee and students at the Faculty of Marine Sciences. Congratulations to the winners of the student union council.​

A number of students from health culture course showed many health issues such as: smoking, diabetes, junk food, drugs, first aid, vitamins and mineral, Hepatitis and cancer. There have also been many simple experiments and ideas, such as examining RBC’s, and extracting DNA from fruits.​


Prof. Dr. Maroof Khalaf attended KAUST workshop on the Future of Red Sea Biodiversity at King Abdullah University of science and Technology, Jeddah in October, 23 – 25, 2018.  ​


Dr.Zeinab Arabeyyat attended Erasmus+ staff mobility for teaching and training which held in the University of Almeria, Spain. Dr. Arabeyyat has given different lectures in biotechnology for bachelor students in the department of chemi​cal engineering between 29/4/2019-3/5/2019.   ​


The university of Jordan / Aqaba branch represented by Dr. Wissam Al-Hayek from the “Coastal Environment” at the “Faculty of Basic and Marine Sciences” participated in a workshop to verify the effectiveness of a training manual in environmental media on Monday, 11 November, 2019 in Amman. The workshop was organized by the “Royal Society for the Conservation of the Marine Environment” as part of the “Advocacy Journalism Project” funded by Henrich Boll Foundation. The guide will be used on the ground by the beginning of 2020.


Dr Sufian Khwaldeh from school of informatiom technology and systems gave a presentation to the academic staff at school of basic and marine sciences about using LMSystem in constructing exams on Tuesday 23th of November 2020. ​


A meeting was scheduled between the Dean of the school and students to discuss many issues regarding the teaching process and problems faced by online teaching. The meeting was held online on Wednesday 11, 2020 at 2:00pm.​ 


Prof. Maroof Khalaf, Prof. Mohammad Al-Zibdeh and Prof. Tariq Al-Najar were participated in marine biodiversity workshop organized by the Jordanian Society for Scientific Research entitled (Contribution of National Institutions on the National Network for Biodiversity in the South Region - Aqaba Governorate). Prof. Maroof Khalaf gave a lecture on marine biodiversity in the Gulf of Aqaba. Also, Prof. Mohammad Al-Zibdeh gave another lecture entitled "Integrated Measures for Coastal Management: A Vision for Progress in Jordanian Implementation". Prof. Tariq Al-Najar attended the workshop which was held on Saturday and Sunday (13-14 /2/2021).​


The instructor Majduleen Sbaihat and students from the school of basic and marine sciences were participated in a training workshop titled " Business Planning for Success", which was held online via zoom on Saturday 20/2/2021 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. It was organized by the Job Jo project in cooperation with INT@E in Leipzig / Germany.


An interview was introduced by the Associated Press (AP) with the Dean of the school of basic and marine sciences Prof. Fuad Al-Horani. The importance of coral reefs in the Gulf of Aqaba was introduced in recent environmental issues such as global warming.​


Arab TV in London conducted an interview with Prof. Fuad Al-Horani to talk about the production of coral reefs in the lab. The corals can be transferred from a place to another and grow in different places in the world. This will help in minimizing the effect of global warming. To watch the interview, you can follow this link:


Dr. Zeinab Arabbeyat participated in the "Jordan Nano- Symposium 2021" organized by the nanotechnology center at the University of Jordan -Amman, which was held from 16 to 18 of March 2021. Dr. Arabbeyat gave a lecture entitled: "Early-Warning Biomarkers to Assess the Exposure to Nanoparticles" on Wednesday 3/17/2021.


Majduleen Sbaihat gave a presentation about the use of Microsoft teams in teaching. Many attendees were joined from the school of basic and marine sciences and the school of nursing. Part-time lecturers were also attended the workshop which was held on Tuesday 23/2/2021 from 11:00 until 12:00 pm.


Majduleen Sbaihat participated in a training workshop (Job Jo project) titled Training of Trainers "TOT" . A number of members and partners from the Jordanian universities were participated in this workshop. The lecture was given online through zoom platform by Isabelle Felica from the Institute Superior de Leiria (ISLA) Foundation in Portugal, on Friday 4/23/2021 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm​

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