Yarmouk University (YU) was founded by a Royal Decree in 1976. As a leading institution in higher education and second largest university in Jordan, YU has been known for its dedication to service, its innovative approach to academic management and human resource development, and its relentless pursuit of excellence in all fields of research and instruction. As of 2016, the university had about 37, 000 students enrolled in the three levels: Bachelor, Master’s, and doctoral. Employing nearly 2,600 faculty and staff members, Yarmouk University has 15 faculties, 7 scientific research centers, and 5 research incubators. It offers high quality 62 Bachelor programs, 64 Master’s, and 18 doctoral. The University is expanding to meet the needs for new high-quality research and teaching facilities and to expand its network of international relations. YU has cooperation agreements with nearly 100 institutions worldwide and has several research grants funded by World Bank, EU, USAID, DFG, and others. YU has demonstrated excellent and practical experience with current and previous EU funded projects where it participated in a number of EU-funded projects through the Tempus and Erasmus programs and was the first university in Jordan to lead a Tempus project in 2010, entitled: "Industry Oriented Master’s Program-Towards an EU Approach". It is also heavily involved in Erasmus+ ICM exchange program for exchange of students and staff to EU. The university top priority has been to provide quality education to its students in the various fields of specialization and also to provide its programs with an international dimension in order to enhance the outcomes of its graduates. It is highly concerned with engaging its faculty members and students in relevant and quality research programs to effectively contribute to the national economic growth and development, which will be reflected on the human welfare and prosperity at a larger scale.