ICASIT Provides Funds for Yarmouk University

Posted: April 17, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Elena Barbre

Thanks to more than $15,000 in support from the International Center for Applied Studies in Information Technology (ICASIT), funded by a grant from the Mellon Foundation, the Refugees, Displaced Persons, and Forced Migration Studies Center at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan, now has a state-of-the-art Internet lab.

The lab, which includes six computers, two laser printers, and a full-time staff administrator, is open at no cost to Yarmouk University students as well as researchers interested in refugees, displaced people, or forced migration studies. The funding also made it possible for the center’s UNESCO Unitwin Network on Forced Migration to have sorely needed Internet connectivity, says Stephen Ruth, director of ICASIT and professor in the School of Public Policy.

“Without ICASIT’s sincere efforts and financial support, neither the Internet lab nor the electronic connectivity would have been possible,” says Ali Zaghal, director of the Refugees, Displaced Persons, and Forced Migration Studies Center. “I would like to express my gratitude to George Mason University and the Mellon Foundation for their generous contributions.”

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