School of Agriculture:: The University of Jordan ::

Program Specifications

Ph.D in Plant Protection / Program Overview

·    Vision statements of the program:

The Plant Protection Department aspires to become a center of excellence that achieves its mission of improving the quality of life of the population in Jordan and the world, taking into consideration the recent scientific developments that serve pest management in order to improve agriculture. The department is interested in developing its expertise by attracting distinguished scientists to join it within the available means. Accordingly, the department will be one of the centers of the university that:
1.         Develop quality standards in education in all educational programs
2.         Support all employees to obtain training in various fields
3.         Develop scientific programs that serve pest management in different human societies
·    Mission statements of the program:
The mission of the Department of Plant Protection at the University of Jordan aims to provide its students with high quality education and to conduct research on various pests (insects, plant diseases and herbs), develop appropriate methods for managing them and provide accurate scientific advice to the agricultural sector in Jordan and the world.
The field of plant protection includes overlapping scientific fields. Therefore, the department includes a number of scientists in the fields of insects, spidermites, bacteria, fungi, nematodes, viruses and weeds. Members of the faculty members are concerned with the protection of crops from pests, taking into account the preservation of the environment. A number of them are conducting research on medical, domestic and veterinary insects. The department is also interested in strengthening cooperation with other departments in the college and inside and outside the university in different scientific fields. The international reputation of the department is one of the most important sources of attractiveness.
Teaching at the Plant Protection Department at the   postgraduate level is one of the activities of the basic department. In this way, the department personnel are interested in developing the means of teaching with the latest methods available in the world and enriching his various abilities in order to provide their  students with the necessary skills and skills to succeed in their scientific endeavors and rehabilitate their graduates to work in governmental and private agricultural institutions in the field of pest control, work in universities and scientific institutes and research centers to develop technology for agriculture in the future, and enable them to set up their own projects.
·    Program Aims:
1.    Meet the needs of the community and the local market of specialists in the field of plant protection, as well as in the field of medical and veterinary insects and the rearing of honey bees.
2.    Provide the regional and international market with highly qualified graduates in the field of plant protection, as well as in the field of medical and veterinary insects and the rearing of honey bees.
3.      Training environment-friendly plant protection expert that possess  knowledge, ability of analytical thinking-questioning, producing solutions and awareness of work  ethics with expertise on diseases and pests in agricultural products, host-parasite interactions, pesticides and their effects on the environment,   integrated pest management, integrated crop management  for the needs of public and private sector in our country.