Amman, Jordan

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Microsoft Innovation Center
Amman, Jordan
About Jordan
The relatively small, almost landlocked country of Jordan is strategically located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe and is home to 9.5 million people. Occupied since the Paleolithic era, Jordan’s history is rich and complicated, and has resulted in a culture that values hospitality and respect.
Considered to be one of the safest Arab countries in the Middle East, and among the most free – first among the Arab states in the Human Freedom Index in 2015 - Jordan has also been one of the most welcoming. With turmoil all around, Jordan has accepted refugees from almost all of the surrounding conflicts since 1948. In 2015 there were 2.1 million Palestinians residing in the country, and since 2010, 1.4 million Syrian refugees have entered Jordan to escape the violence at home.
The modern education system has produced a very high proportion of skilled technology and industry workers, attracting large foreign investments.
MIC Jordan– The place where great ideas are the seeds to success.
The Microsoft Innovation Center in Jordan (MIC Jordan) at the Royal Scientific Society aims to foster innovation and create capacity in the local software economy that focuses on local skills and job creation, strengthening innovation, and driving competitiveness. Programs and resource offerings are grouped into three areas: Acceleration of Skills, Partnerships, and Innovation.
MIC Jordan runs numerous programs that help develop local IT skills and provide support to local startups and companies, in addition to providing students with opportunities to create, innovate, and build successful careers in the ICT sector.

Recently MIC Jordan worked with the UNHCR to provide Digital Literacy training to Refugees which will empower them to get jobs in their adopted countries or when they get to go home.

Here is a link to this inspiring story from The Record. 
Royal Scientific Society, Al-Jubaiha
P.O. box 1438 Al-Jubaiha 11941
Amman, Jordan
962 6 5344701 Ext. 2772