Univ of Philadelphia

Beirut, 27 July 2017 –The Philadelphia University in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan joined the Non-Governmental Group of the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network (ACINET), thus becoming the 24th member alongside other independent organizations representing civil society, the private sector and academia from different Arab countries. The group works to empower specialized non-governmental organizations in the Arab Region by developing their technical capacities, providing support to their initiatives and facilitating dialogue among each other and with official authorities and peers in the countries of the region and the world.

The Philadelphia University was established in 1989 and was accredited in 1991, it includes 8 faculties for administrative and financial sciences, arts, engineering, information technology, pharmacy, science, law, and nursing. Recently, the University became active in raising awareness on anti-corruption; it organized several activities in the framework of its “Initiative for partnering with national efforts for its transparency, integrity and anti-corruption”, including an interactive workshop in March 2017 in cooperation with Jordan Transparency Center and with the presence of representatives of Jordan Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission (JIACC). Furthermore, the University encouraged its students to develop related research, which resulted in producing 40 graduation theses for students of the “Masters of Development class”.

It is noteworthy to mention that the “Non-Governmental Group” was established in 2010, and as an independent entity within ACINET which also comprise 47 ministries and independent agencies from 18 Arab countries and 2 observers from Brazil and Malaysia, and is considered as the leading Arab mechanism to support Arab countries in their anti-corruption efforts in accordance with national priorities and related international and regional standards.