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HRH Sumaya bint El Hassan

President, Royal Scientific Society of Jordan (RSS)

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Princess Sumaya founded in 1991 and since then participated actively to the management of the… (more)

Princess Sumaya founded in 1991 and since then participated actively to the management of the Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT), to build a regional hub for IT research and development.

She was appointed President of the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) in October 2006.

She was elected as Chair of the Board of Governors of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) Technology Centre, based on the RSS campus. She has been a supporter of SESAME for over a decade and has raised awareness of the project at numerous global high-level fora. In May 2017, the King of Jordan invited Sumaya to head the Jordan Delegation at SESAME’s official opening.

Princess Sumaya chaired the 8th World Science Forum 2017 held in Jordan from 7-10 November 2017 under the theme of "Science for Peace". The World Science Forum 2017 marked its first time in the Middle East.