The University of Jordan (UJ) was awarded the WTO Chair programme along with other thirteen Universities in a highly competitive process. This award is an acknowledgement of the competence and commitment of the UJ ‘s academics. It is also an encouragement to researchers and students to take an interest in WTO and multilateral trade matters, a cornerstone of international global governance.
The WTO will provide financial support to UJ, amounting to CHF 50,000 annually, for a period of four years to facilitate continuous interaction between the University and other think-tanks around the world. It aims at supporting UJ and associated individual scholars in course preparation, teaching, and research and outreach activities. This programme is part of the technical assistance and training programme that the WTO delivers, with a view to enhancing the quality and level of participation of developing countries in the multilateral trading system.