Prof. Abdel-Salam Majali

Born in Karak, Jordan, in 1925, Prof. Majali is married and a father of three children. He received his MD from the Medical College, Syrian University, Damascus, in 1949; Diploma of Laryngology and Otology, Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians London, 1953; Fellowship, American College of Surgeons in 1960; Doctor Honoris Causa, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 1974; and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London, 1986.

He held many important responsibilities, including Director General and ENT Consultant, the Royal Medical Services, Jordan Armed Forces, Amman, 1960-1969, Minister of Health of Jordan 1969-1971; President of the University of Jordan, Amman, 1971-1976 and 1980-1989. Minister of Education, 1976-1979, Minister of State for Prime Ministry Affairs 1970-1971, 1976-1979, and Professor of Medicine, University of Jordan, since 1973.

He established several Medical and Nursing Colleges in Jordan and is member of several professional organizations. He was Vice-Chairman, Board of Trustees, University of Jordan, 1980-1985, Chairman, University Council, United Nations University, Tokyo (Japan), 1977-1982, Member of the Executive Board of UNESCO, 1985-1990. He received several Honors and Awards including the Jordan Independence Medal, the Jordan Star Medal, the St. John of Jerusalem Medal, Distinction in Education Medal, etc.

Prof. Majali was appointed advisor to HM the King of Jordan during the late eighties and served as Prime Minister of Jordan for two terms during 1990s, 1993-1995 and 1997-1998. He is currently a member of the Jordan Senate (1997).

Prof. Majali is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Jordan (1999), President of the International Affairs Society (Jordan). He is a Founding Fellow of the Islamic Academy of Sciences, and IAS President (1999).

Prof. Majali's areas of academic interest include Higher Medical Education and Educational Development