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HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan

President, Royal Scientific Society (RSS)

Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan is President of the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT). She is an advocate of science and technology as a catalyst for change in the Arab World, through education, research and innovation, seeking to promote sustainable development by maximising human potential through education and opportunity.


In June 2017, HRH was named UNESCO Special Envoy for Science for Peace. This unique honour recognises HRH’s efforts to combine science and research with cultural heritage to foster peace, opportunity and prosperity. The Princess is an avid archaeologist and is closely involved with the work of the British Institute in Amman for Archaeological Research and the Council for British Research in the Levant. HRH was appointed by HM Queen Rania as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the first Jordan National Museum, where she is overseeing its development.

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