Greek University Increases Queen Rania Scholarship to 50 Scholarships over 5 Years

October 12, 2009

(Office of Her Majesty, Press Department - Amman) Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, today, met with Thanasis Zesimopoulos, Managing Director of the Athens Information Technology University (AIT) to evaluate the Queen Rania Scholarship program for Jordanian students, originally inaugurated at AIT during Their Majesties visit to Greece in 2005.

Over the past four years, the Queen Rania Scholarship has attracted more than 90 Jordanian students who have successfully studied at the AIT. During the meeting, Zesimopoulos announced a five year extension plan as well as increasing the number of academic scholarships offered to IT students to a minimum of 50, in addition to the professional training programs offered.

The Queen Rania Scholarship, offered by AIT, comprises different graduate programs in the field of Information Communication Technology (IT) including: Masters of Science in Information Networking (MSIN), offered in association with Carnegie Mellon University in the US; Masters of Science in Management of Business, Innovation and Technology (MBIT); and Masters of Science in Information and Telecommunications Technologies (MSITT).

The AIT also offers scholarships in specialized professional training, in conjunction with Harvard University including: the Harvard Executive Training Program on Negotiation and Conflict Management (Harvard Executive Training Program) and the AIT Summer School Program.