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Dear DAAD Alumni!

On behalf of the DAAD IC Amman we would like to invite you to our page on the “Alumniportal Deutschland”. On our profile you will find the latest available information on the different scholarships we offer and other relevant information about graduate programmes, summer courses, research grants and university excursions for student groups. This platform is exclusively for German Alumni. If you do not have a profile on the “Alumniportal Deutschland” yet, we strongly encourage you to create one. This platform offers a variety of information on valuable contacts, innovation, career opportunities and cooperation and you can get in touch with other Alumni from all over the world. 

And this is how you will find us: click here , click on jobs and careers and then on discover companies. In the Company / Organization search field just type in DAAD IC Amman and our profile will be listed!

Please also visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/daad.jordan for current news and events in Jordan!


Experience Reports of former DAAD- Alumni

DAAD Alumnus- Prof. Dr. Moawiyah Ibrahim, Jordan Representative to the World Heritage Committee/ UNESCO

50 years ago, in 1964 to be exact, I received a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to go study at the Freie University (FU) Berlin. I studied Near Eastern Archaeology and in 1970 I did my PhD and returned to Jordan shortly after. In Jordan I started working for the Department of Antiquities. From 1979 – 1994 I then worked as a Professor of Archaeology at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan. 1994 till 2004 I taught at the Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman where I founded the Department of Archaeology. After my time in Oman I returned back to Jordan where I served as Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at Al-Isra University and became the representative of Jordan to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.

After receiving my PhD in Germany I traveled back many times as a visiting professor. I taught at the FU Berlin (1973-1974), Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen (1976) and Albert- Ludwigs University Freiburg (2013-2014). Additionally, I was a Fulbright professor at the University of Pennsylvania (1985-1986) and the University of Richmond (1992-1993) in the United States.  

I carried out excavations and other research projects in Palestine, Jordan, Germany, Bahrain, Kuwait, Yemen, and Oman.

I served on boards of several journals including Abhath Al-Yarmouk, Humanities and Social Sciences Series (Editor in Chief), publication series of the Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology – Yarmouk University, Jordan Journal for History and Archaeology, Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy, ADUMATU, Paleo Orient and others.

I am the author/editor of several volumes and over 100 articles in specialized journals and books.

1987 I was honored with the Federal Cross of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz) from the former President of Germany (Bundespraesident) Richard von Weizaecker for my commitment to the German-Jordanian relations. 2013-2014 I received the Reimar Luest Award for International Scholarly and Cultural Exchange from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

In the past years I have been engaged in several projects expanding the German-Jordanian relations. Especially during my time at the Yarmouk University I cooperated with the DAAD in order for students to receive a scholarship for studying at a German university. I have also invited several German academics to Jordan and Oman.

I am still in contact with many friends and former colleagues in Germany. Since my return to Jordan I have traveled to Germany many times, not only for work. I consider Germany as my second home, where I was able to build up long lasting friendships and collect valuable experiences. The exchange between Jordan and Germany is very important to me and thus I am still very much committed to maintain and expand this exchange, especially on a scholarly level.