Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Queen Rania Al-Abdullah Center for Environmental Science and Technology (QRACEST)
The Queen Rania Al-Abdullah Center for Environmental Science and Technology (QRACEST) at the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) was established in 1996. It is the home of the University's environmental research, technical services, and education and outreach programs. QRACEST's mandate is to participate in national and international efforts to foster sustainable development, using an integrated approach that includes education, research, and services.
The Center is governed by a Board of Governors entrusted with formulating general policies and work plans, mobilizing financial resources and soliciting external funds, establishing technical and research committees and task groups, and reviewing the overall performance of the Center. It is headed by a director who oversees the day-to-day activities of the Center and its projects, implements policies, establishes contacts, and reports to the Board for budgetary and administrative matters.