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Name : Adnan Badran

Academic Rank: Professor

Administrative Position : Faculty Academic Member

Office 1       Ext No 1100

Email : abadran@uop.edu.jo

Specialization: Biology

Graduate Of: Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

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Qualification

    Qualification

    University

    Country

    Year

    Bachelor
    Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
    United States of America
    1959
    Master's
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
    United States of America
    1960
    Ph.D
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
    United States of America
    1963

     

 

     Employment History

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2007-present

 Professor of Biotechnology, University of Petra, Amman.

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2007-2014

 President, University of Petra, Amman

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2009-2012

 Chairman of the Administrative Board of Arab Thought Forum, Amman

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2006-2010

 Senator and chairman of the senate Committee on education science, culture and media.

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2005

 Prime Minister of Jordan & Minster of Defense.

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1998-2005

 President of Philadelphia University

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1994-1998

 Deputy Director General (DDG), UNESCO, Paris

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1990-1994

 Assistant Director General for Science (ADG/SC), UNESCO. Paris

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1989

 Minister of Agriculture, Jordan and Minister of Education. Jordan

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1986-1987 

 Secretary General of the Higher Council for Science and Technology, Jordan

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1976-1986

  Founding President of Yarmouk University, Jordan and Founder of the Science and Technology University Campus (JUST    University),Jordan

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1976-1986

 Professor at Yarmouk University and at Jordan, University for Science and Technology and University of Jordan.

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1971-1976

 Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Jordan

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1966-1971

 Assistant, Associate, Professor, Faculty of Science University of Jordan.

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1963-1966

 Senior Research Plant Physiologist and Biochemist at the United Fruit Research Laboratories, U.S. and Central America, and member of the Board of Management

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1960-1963

 Research Assistant at Michigan State University. USA.

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  • Book





      Badran & Kanawati, " Laboratory Manual-General Biology " , "",Vol.,No., , , 01/01/1968




      Badran, Lutfi, Nazer, " General Biology for the lst Secondary Education " , "",Vol.,No., , , 01/01/1973




      Badran, Lutfi, Awad, " General Biology for the 2nd Secondary Education " , "",Vol.,No., , , 01/01/1974




      Badran, Alawi, " General Biology for the 3rd Secondary Education " , "",Vol.,No., , , 01/01/1975




      Editor, Badran, " General Biology for the Secondary Class " , "",Vol.,No., , , 01/01/1975




      Badran, Buchari, Awa, " General Biology for the Agricultural Secondary Education " , "",Vol.,No., , , 01/01/1976




      Badran et al, " General Biology for the 2nd Secondary Class " , "",Vol.,No., , , 01/01/1976




      Badran, " Energy chapter in a book on environment " , "",Vol.,No., , , 01/01/1976




      Badran, Alawi, " Manual of Biology Laboratory " , "",Vol.,No., , , 01/01/1976




      Badran, " General Biology for the 3rd Secondary Class " , "",Vol.,No., , , 01/01/1977




      Badran and Baydoun, " General Biology 1st Secondary Class " , "",Vol.,No., , , 01/01/1981




      Badran and Baydoun, " General Biology 2nd Secondary Class " , "",Vol.,No., , , 01/01/1981




      Badran and Baydoun, " General Biology 3rd Secondary Class " , "",Vol.,No., , , 01/01/1981




      Badran and Baydoun, " Teacher’s Guide for Biology books of the Secondary Cycle " , "",Vol.,No., , , 01/01/1983




      Badran and Baydoun, " The Cell,A textbook for Teacher’s Training College " , "",Vol.,No., , Oman, 01/01/1985 Abstract:
      A textbook for Teacher’s Training College




      Badran and Baydoun, " Biology of the Living Organisms. A textbook for Teacher’s Training College " , "",Vol.,No., , Oman, 01/01/1985




      Badran, " The University - a creating process " , "",Vol.,No., , Belgium, 01/01/1985 Abstract:
      Louvain Center of Middle Eastern Journal, Louvain.




      Badran, " Education in the Middle-East: Transition from traditional to modern society " , "",Vol.,No., , , 01/01/1987 Abstract:
      Paragon Book in press (edited)




      Badran, " The Economic Development of Jordan " , "",Vol.,No., , London, 01/01/1987 Abstract:
      edited by Khader & Badran, Croom Helm, London




      Badran, " Strategy of Science and Technoloogy for development in the Arab Region " , "",Vol.,No., , Lebanon, 01/01/1989 Abstract:
      ALESCO-UNESCO, publication center of Arab Studies, Beirut, Lebanon, Badran




      Badran, " At the Crossroads: Education in the Middle-East " , "",Vol.,No., , N.Y, 01/01/1989 Abstract:
      PWPA Book, Paragon House, N.Y


  • Journal Paper





      Badran, " Polyethylene Glycols - Tannins Interactions in Extracting Enzymes " , "",Vol.206,No.622-624, Nature , , 01/01/1965




      Badran, " Mechanism of Core Browning in Bananas " , "",Vol.104,No.21, ASHA , USA, 01/01/1965 Abstract:
      Physiology and Storage Section, AIBS Symposium, University of Illinois, Urbana




      Badran, " Preparation of Enzymes from Plant Tissues Containing High Molecular-weight Polyphenols " , "",Vol.10,No., AIBS , USA, 01/01/1965 Abstract:
      Phenolics, Auxins and Oxidases Section. Plant Physiology Suppl




      Badran, " Polyphenolexidase Preparations and the Interaction of Polyethylene Glycols with Tannins " , "",Vol.,No., University of Damascus, Damascus,Syria, 01/01/1967 Abstract:
      8th Science Symposium




      Badran, " Endogenous Activation and Inhibition of Polyphonoloxidase in Plant Tissues Containing Phenols " , "",Vol.,No., , Beirut, Lebanon, 01/01/1972




      Badran, " Biochemical Study on Changes of Phenolic Compounds in Banana Fruit during Ontogeny, Chilling and respiration Climateric " , "",Vol.2,No.2, Disarat, , 01/01/1972




      Badran, " Biology and Health Education : Innovative Techniques " , "",Vol.,No., UNESCO, Paris, France, 01/01/1986 Abstract:
      UNESCO Book on New Trends in Education




      Badran, " Orientation of Education and Training Policy Toward Science and Technology Self-reliance " , "",Vol.,No., IAS Journal, Islamabad, Pakistan, 01/01/1988




      Badran, " Science and Technology and Human Resources " , "",Vol.,No., ISESCO, Dakar, Senegal, 01/01/1988




      Badran, " New Trends in Computer Education " , "",Vol.,No., IUBS-CTS, Sydney, Australia, 01/01/1988




      Badran, " Higher Education in the Arab world " , "",Vol.,No., International Association of Universities (IAU) Publication, Rio, Brazil , 01/01/1988




      Badran, " Access to Higher Education in the Arab World " , "",Vol.2,No.1, IAU, Higher Education Policy, , 01/01/1989




      Badran, " Meeting the demand for Higher Education " , "",Vol.,No., PWPA Book, Paragan House, New York, USA, 01/01/1989




      Badran, " Protected Cultivation in the Middle East: A promising future " , "",Vol.,No., Agriculture in the Middle East, Paragan House, New York, USA, 01/01/1990




      Adnan Badran, " ntegration of Traditional and Frontier Technologies.New Technologies: Reaching the Unreached " , "",Vol.,No., Biotechnology, Swaminathan Research Foundation, Madras, India, 01/01/1991




      Adnan Badran, " Global Change and the Human Prospect " , "",Vol.,No., Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society, Washington D.C., USA, 11/01/1991




      Adnan Badran, " The Role of UNESCO in science and technology manpower development in developing countries " , "",Vol.,No., IAS Journal: Royal Scientific Society Press, Amman,Jordan, 01/01/1992




      Adnan Badran, " Sustainable Development and the changing ecosystems " , "",Vol.,No., IAS Journal, Kuala Lumpar, Malayisa, 08/01/1993




      Adnan Badran, " The Role of Education in the protection of the environment " , "",Vol.,No., IAS Journal, Malaysia, 08/01/1993




      Adnan Badran, " Transboundary Waters: Prospects for Peace or Conflict " , "",Vol.,No., IAS Journal, Ankara, Turkey, 01/01/1995




      Badran, " The Role of Education in Health, Nutrition and Development: Experience of UNESCO " , "",Vol.,No., IAS Journal, Ankara, Turkey, 01/01/1995




      Badran, " Global Overview: State of Health Education in the World: Towards Partnership; Health Care Delivery and Medical Education: A blueprint for change " , "",Vol.29,No.1, Medical Education Journal, , 01/01/1995




      Badran, " Promoting Clean Technology Through the Use of Multimedia Learning Material in Environmental Engineering " , "",Vol.20,No.2, European Journal of Engineering Education, , 01/01/1995




      Badran, " UNESCO Policy on Data Exchange: Grave disparities in scientific data access (Data and knowledge in a changing world) " , "",Vol.,No., CODATA-ICSU, Paris, 01/01/1995




      Badran,A.M. , " Globalization and Higher Engineering Education " , "",Vol.7,No.2, Australian Journal of Engineering Education, Australia, 01/01/1996




      Badran, " Higher Education and Community Development " , "",Vol.,No., American Universities Alumni, Amman, Jordan, 01/01/1988




      Badran, " Access to Higher Education " , "",Vol.,No., IAU-ArAU, Amman, Jordan, 01/01/1988




      Badran, " Address, Regional Conference on Progress in science and technology for development in West Asia region " , "",Vol.,No., UNCSTD, ESCWA, Amman, Jordan, 01/01/1988




      Badran, " Address, Regional Conference on Pharmaceutical industry development in the Arab World " , "",Vol.,No., , Amman, Jordan, 01/01/1988




      Badran, " New Approaches in Science and Technology " , "",Vol.,No., UNCSTD, DES, Feldafing, Germany, 01/01/1989




      Badran, " Science and technology in economic and social development " , "",Vol.,No., , Kias, Kuwait, 01/01/1989




      Badran, " Keynote address to the World Summit on Medical Education: World Federation for medical education proceeding " , "",Vol.28,No., University of Edinburgh, Medical Education Journal, , 01/01/1994




      Adnan Badran, " World Summit on Medical Education " , "Medical Education Journal",Vol.28,No., World Federation for medical education proceeding, University of Edinburgh, 01/15/1994 Abstract:
      Keynote address to the World Summit on Medical Education: World Federation for medical education proceeding, University of Edinburgh, Medical Education Journal, Vol. 28, supp. I, pps. 15-16, 1994






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      Abstract:
      Water sustains life, the environment and development. Human rights to water, as water is becoming a commodity threatens the poor. Global water crisis in term of quantity and quality is a man-made disaster linked to environmental imbalance and degradation of the life-support ecosystem. It is a crisis of water management, fragmented institutions, inadequate policies and legal systems, lack of political will, and widening gap between science and policy making at the national, regional and global levels. Already one third of the world population is living in water-scarce or water-short areas. Climate change will accelerate the figure to one-half. 12% of the world’s population uses 85% of its fresh water. And water supply resources are being stretched to their limits. By 2050 an additional 3 billion people will be born mostly in countries already suffering from water shortage. According to the IPCC-Nov 2014 report, the world’s electricity must be produced from zero carbon sources by 2050; otherwise, our planet faces irreversible damage. The report says renewables have to grow from 30% share of the power sector to 80%. And all fossil fuel generation without carbon capture and storage (CCS) have to be phased out by 2100. Global warming is unequivocally linked to human interference in the ecosystem, causing glaciers to melt on the polar ice caps resulting in the rise of sea level flooding of agricultural coastal areas. The Nile delta, which is the food basket of Egypt housing 46 million, may disappear. Coastal fresh water aquifers may be flooded by seeping seawater threatening food security of many large regions of the world. With the advent of climate change, most of water stressed areas particularly in arid and semi-arid zones (Middle East and MENA regions) will face a rainfall decline of 20% and a temperature rise of 2-30C that would result in large losses of water resources, basic food, basic needs, and increased poverty. Water science is a “must” in developing a unique water management scheme. It contributes to well-defined policies for efficiency, sound strategy and sustainable plans of action. There is unlimited potential with what science can do on our planet, where salt water and fresh water comprise 97.5% and 2.5% of planet waters, respectively. With 70% of waters tied in polar caps, only 30% is left in rivers, lakes and ground waters to humanity. Food production accounts for 70% of water used in the world. Through the efficient use of water by renewables for desalination, recycling water for agriculture, using new cultivars under stress of low level of waters and brackish waters and genomes resistant to pests and droughts etc., have to intrigue scientists in our part of the world to find a lasting solution to the challenging problem. Fundamental change in water policies and engaging science to develop a unique water management scheme is imperative. Currently, water policies are divorced from sound science. Demands should be managed by a new culture of efficiency, cutting losses, and protecting water from overuse and pollution. There is no doubt that the Climate change and Water - Energy - Food security Nexus in the Arab Middle East, is becoming more complex due to rapid population growth and growing demands by industrial and agricultural developments. Therefore, science becomes crucial in providing the basis for sound governance and a holistic approach enlightened policy linked to energy and water management for sound food security. The potential of what modern science R&D can do is without limits. Download










  • Conference paper





      Badran, " Role of International Cooperation in the Development of Software Computer Technology " , "",Vol.,No., Saqre Conference, Amman, Jordan, 01/01/1989




      Badran, " UNESCO and Science and technology for development " , "",Vol.,No., , New York, USA, 01/01/1991 Abstract:
      Paper presented at UN meeting of Intergovernmental Committee on Science and Technology




      Badran, " Toward a sustainable use of energy " , "",Vol.,No., UNESCO, Paris, France, 01/01/1992




      Badran, " Higher Education and S & T Policies in the South " , "",Vol.,No., UNESCO, Paris, France, 01/01/1993




      Badran, " Science and technology for sustainable development: Commission on S & T for sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) " , "",Vol.,No., , Islamabad, 10/01/1994




      Badran, " Contemporary science for 2000+: Challenges and vision " , "",Vol.,No., ASTA Congress, Amman, Jordan, 07/01/1994




      Badran, " Fundamental sciences for the 21th century: prospects and challenges " , "",Vol.,No., , Bucharest, 05/01/1994 Abstract:
      International Conference on Romania and Romanians in Contemporary Science




      Badran,A.M. , " Opening address: Capacity building in science : prospects for development " , "",Vol.,No., Third World Academy of Sciences Congress (TWAS), Abuja, Nigeria, 09/18/1995




      Badran, " The Academic Exchange: Propects for mutual understanding between Europe and the Middle East " , "",Vol.,No., UNESCO, Paris, France, 01/01/1995




      Badran, " Keynote address: Global civilization and cultural roots: Bridging the gap and the place of International University Cooperation " , "",Vol.,No., International Association of Universities (IAU) Conference, New Delhi, 02/01/1995




      Badran, A.M., " Israeli and Arab Waters: Prospects for Peace or Conflict " , "Water in the Islamic World an Imminent Crisis",Vol.,No., IAS, Amman, Jordan, 01/01/1995



      Badran,A.M. , " Keynote address: Health education for all: ministerial consultation on medical education and health services " , "",Vol.,No., WFME, WHO, UNESCO, Cairo, Egypt, 12/01/1995




      Badran,A.M. , " Basic and applied sciences in the world: past strategies and present status " , "",Vol.,No., UNESCO, Paris, France, 01/01/1995




      Badran,A.M. , " Keynote address: From xenophobia to tolerance: Jews and Moslems " , "",Vol.,No., Simon Wisenthal Center - Europe, Paris, France, 10/01/1995




      Badran, " Keynote address: Sharing knowledge for globalization and social development " , "",Vol.,No., International Congress of Engineering Deans and Industry Leaders, Melbourne, Australia, 07/01/1995




      Badran, " Keynote address: Narrowing the gap: developed and developing: South South cooperation and international development. Special reference to Latin America " , "",Vol.,No., IBN-COSTED : ICSU, UNESCO, Mexico City, 01/01/1995




      Badran, " Keynote address: University, industry science partnership in Africa (UNISPAR) Accra " , "",Vol.,No., , Ghana, 09/01/1995




      Badran, " Keynote address: Solar Energy: The World Solar Summit Process " , "",Vol.,No., ISES Congress, Harare, Zimbabwe, 09/11/1995




      Badran, " Keynote address: Solar energy for rural Africa " , "",Vol.,No., University of Readings, U.K, 01/01/1995




      Badran, " Keynote address: Re-orientation of engineering education to local environment and priorities of development " , "",Vol.,No., World Federation of Engineering Congress, Cairo, Egypt, 01/01/1995




      Badran,A.M., " Symposium International: From partial insecurity to global security " , "",Vol.,No., UNESCO, Paris, France, 06/01/1996




      Badran,A.M. , " Keynote paper: Challenges to science in a globalized free market-economy " , "",Vol.,No., Congress of the Ensyclopedia of Life Support Systems, Bahamas, 05/01/1996




      Badran,A.M. , " Keynote paper: Charting new directions for international business in the Middle East " , "",Vol.,No., Bar-Ilan University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 01/01/1996




      Badran,A.M. , " Reforms in higher education for the Palestinian self-rule " , "",Vol.,No., Najah University, Nablus, 01/01/1996




      Badran,A.M. , " Presentation of the status of science in the World - UNESCO World-Science Report " , "",Vol.,No., The Royal Society, London, 04/15/1996




      Abstract:
      One way ticket to Science Download




      Abstract:
      تعزيز الثقة بين الحكومة ومنظمات المجتمع المدني Download




      Abstract:
      واقع الإنتاج المعرفي للأمة: تعريب أم تغريب Download




      Abstract:
      Introduction to Alternative & Renewable Sources of Energy Download




      Abstract:
      Promoting Science & Addressing societal concerns through international scientific collaboration Download




      Abstract:
      كلمة أ.د. عدنان بدران Download








      Abstract:
      What correlation do we have between science, technology (S&T) and human development (HR). Capacity-building and capability are at the center of the nexus of innovations, entrepreneurship and human development. Although humans existed and flourished for millions of years, emphasis on S&T leading to enlightenment and industrialization is the work of the past 300 years. So parameters of science, technology and human development were derived from Western science during that period. Nonetheless, earlier cultures and ancient civilizations were equally creative in evolving their science to suit their basic needs. Badran has shown earlier, in an intensive study (Oct. 2011) that “Science, technology and human rights (HR) nexus in the Arab World” has generated a linear model toward progress and quality of life by unleashing the creative minds of men in a free environment characterized by liberty, equality, justice, good government and rights of people to choose their own destiny. Quality education for building the inquisitive minds, from early childhood and further toward higher education, has empowered the human capital with creativity, innovations and entrepreneurial know-how, in promoting science, R&D and creating value-added knowledge (K) which has been incubated to evolve into technological advancement particularly in info-tech, biotech, nanotech and other frontier areas of technology. Therefore, it is imperative to nurture educational human incubators, with the state-of-the art teaching skills and pedagogical resources to bring-in future k-generations suitable to solve-problems and face the challenges of the new millennium. The author made a comparative study of some selected countries: developed, developing and least-developed, to identify the nexus of S&T and HR. Results clearly show that a linear correlation exists strongly between S&T and HR in building positive progress, per capita-income, employment, stability, and energetic democratic society. Download




























































































































































































































































































































































      Abstract:
      الاقتصاد المعرفي إلي أين Download








      Abstract:
      Research & Innovations for Development of Pharmaceuticals Download








      Abstract:
      Science policy in the Arab Region is in a state of dementia, due to incompatibility, instability, and most importantly an absence of the political well to capitalize on R&D for development and self-reliance. In 2009, Arab economic Summit in Kuwait proclaimed a resolution that priority of research r Download




      Abstract:
      Quality and relevance in higher education have become a bench mark for recognition in capacity building for Arab countries to excel in an interdependent competitive marketplace of the world economy. Mobility of students, recognition of degrees & certificates and internationalisation will never be Download












      Abstract:
      World population is 7 billions now, and by 2025 will be 8 billions, and with a newly two children born every second, world population is expected to increase to 9.3 billions by 2050 and 14 billions by the end of the current 21st century. There is one billion people are hungry, and 2 billion live Download




      Abstract:
      Water sustains life, the environment and development. Human rights to water, as water is becoming a commodity threatens the poor. Global water crisis in term of quantity and quality is man-made disaster linked to environmental imbalance and degradation of life-support ecosystem. It is a crisis of Download








      Abstract:
      - Science has spoken in IPCC-Nov 2014 report, that by 2050, world’s electricity must be produced from zero carbon sources, otherwise our planet faces irreversible, damage. The report says renewables have to grow from current 30% to 80% share of the power sector. All fossil fuel generation without Download




      Abstract:
      Water sustains life, the environment and development. Human rights to water, as water is becoming a commodity threatens the poor. Global water crisis in term of quantity and quality is man-made disaster linked to environmental imbalance and degradation of life-support ecosystem. It is a crisis of Download














































  • Doctoral Dissertation



  • Patent





      Badran, " Method of Preparing Enxymes from Plant Tissues Containing Phenols " , "Method of Preparing Enxymes from Plant Tissues Containing Phenols",Vol.,No., , U.S, 04/22/1969




      Badran,A.M., " Controlled Atmosphere Storage of Green Bananas " , "Patent",Vol.,No., United States Patent Office, U.S, 06/17/1969



      Badran, " Method of Packing Ripening Plant Foods with climacteric rise of respiration to Prolong Storage " , "",Vol.,No., , U.S, 06/17/1969




      Badran,A.M. , " Method of Packing Ripening Perishable Plant Foods to Prolong Storage " , "Patent",Vol.,No., United States Patent Office, U.S, 06/17/1969


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