Dec 13, 2012
Professor Ekhleif Tarawneh, president of the University of Jordan, visited the Tokyo Foundation on December 6, 2012. He met with Tokyo Foundation President Masahiro Akiyama and members of the Leadership Development team.
President Tarawneh was in Japan to participate in a forum to promote dialogue between young people from Islamic countries and Japan, hosted by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He led a group of students from the University of Jordan.
During his visit to the Tokyo Foundation, President Tarawneh offered his gratitude for the support provided by Japan, include Sylff, to his university and Jordan as a whole over the years, adding his hope that the relationship with Japan will continue to remain active.
The president is leading a drive to elevate the international stature of his university so that it not only boasts the highest research and educational standards but also nurtures young leaders capable of meeting domestic, regional, and global challenges.
President Tarawneh and the Tokyo Foundation agreed to continue collaborating on the Sylff program, such as through expanded participation in study abroad programs and future international events.