A public university in Jordan.
Established in 1976 on the outskirts of Irbid in northwest Jordan, Yarmuk University was the king-dom's second public university, opened in response to the rapidly increasing demands for higher education. The main campus of the university was built over a fifteen-year period and includes faculties of arts, economics, education and fine arts, engineering, Islamic studies, law, science, and an institute for archaeology and anthropology, as well as centers in various disciplines. At its inception, Yarmuk University pioneered new programs, including a center for Jordanian studies, a department of communications and journalism, a department of continuing education, a school for public health, and a department of computer science. In the 1999/2000 academic year, student enrollment was 17,800.
Gubser, Peter. Historical Dictionary of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1991.