ELEGANT is an EU-funded project aimed at improving the University-Enterprise cooperation for the benefit of all stakeholders. The objectives of this cooperation are:

  1. To improve the curricula of the IT Faculties (Computer Science and Computer Engineering areas) of universities in order to reflect the needs of the ICT sector companies and improve the employability of ICT graduates; and
  2. To facilitate the transfer of knowledge from universities to the ICT sector.

It is generally agreed that University graduates do not always possess the knowledge and skills required by companies, i.e., there is a mismatch between graduates’ knowledge and skills and what the companies need. 

This Enterprise Survey is designed to identify the gaps in the knowledge and skills of graduates with a view to improving their study programmes and enable the graduates to be ready for the world of employment. The survey also aims at identifying and assessing different forms of cooperation between universities and enterprises.

Your participation in this survey is therefore crucial for identifying the IT graduates’ knowledge and skill gaps. The survey is voluntary and you can stop the interview at any time if you so wish. The results of individual questionnaires will not be discussed or shared with anybody outside the research team. The overall results will be published in aggregate form for the benefit of universities and government departments dealing with higher education institutions.

The Jordanian participating institutions of the ELEGANT project (Princess Sumaya University for Technology, The Jordan University of Science and Technology and Al-Balqaʼ Applied University) are grateful for your time.