The President of Yarmouk University, Prof. Zeidan Kafafi met with a delegation from the University of Arkansas of the United States, headed by Dr. Douglas Rhodes, Director of the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at the University. The meeting was held to discuss ways of enhancing cooperation between the two sides in the field of exchanging students and faculty members and conducting scientific research of common interest.

Yarmouk’s intentions to enhance scientific and academic cooperation with various international universities were highlighted, and Prof. Kafafi expressed Yarmouk's willingness to attract several faculty members from American universities to teach in the various academic departments at the university. He explained that such cooperation contributes to enriching the teaching process and provides an opportunity to exchange knowledge among faculty members, which reflects positively on the University's students and academic status. Also, Kafafi confirmed that Yarmouk University is eager to receive American students wishing to learn Arabic at the University's Language Center through its unique program for language teaching. Moreover, Kafafi declared that the university administration has a sincere belief in the importance of exchanging scientific visits for students, as this process provides them with the opportunity to communicate with other people and consequently enrich their personalities, expand their perceptions, and trigger their creativity.

Representing the University of Arkansas, Rhodes explained how excited the university staff is for the upcoming collaboration happening with Yarmouk University. Rhodes stated that the cooperation agreement with Yarmouk to conduct scientific research of mutual interest will incorporate the exchange of students and faculty members. The opportunities offered here are for students to join one of the master programs at the University of Arkansas especially in the fields of pharmacy as well as medical, and basic sciences.