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RSS is a non-profit institution enjoying financial and administrative independence. It aims at conducting scientific and technological research and development work related to the development process in Jordan with special attention to industrial research and services. It also aims at disseminating awareness in the scientific and technological fields and providing specialized technical consultations and services to the public and private sectors. It seeks to develop scientific and technological cooperation with similar institutions within the Arab world and internationally.
A total of (693) engineers, researchers, technicians and administrators work at RSS. The area of the permanent site in Jubaiha, near Amman, is (340000) square metres. The buildings and laboratories cover a floor area of (36800) square metres comprising (41) specialized laboratories supplied with advanced equipment.
RSS comprises the following centres and departments:
) Computer Technology, Training and Industrial Studies Centre.
) Electronic Services and Training Centre.
) Mechanical Design and Technology Centre.
) Building Research Centre.
) Industrial Chemistry Centre.
) Environmental Research Centre.
) Administrative Department.
) Financial Department.
) Quality Assurance Department.
) Financial Audit and Communications Department.
) Princess Sumaya University College for Technology.
The Royal Scientific Society (RSS) was established in 1970 in accordance with a Royal Decree. Since its inception, His Royal Highness Prince El -Hassan has sponsored its march and was Chairman of its Board of Trustees.

In 1987 the Higher Council for Science and Technology (HCST) was established under the chairmanship of His Royal Highness Prince El-Hassan. HCST replaced RSS Board of Trustees and RSS became one of its affiliated institutions.

(last updated: 07-May-2002)

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