Innovation & Enterprise


UCL partners with the Saudi Jordanian Investment Fund on major healthcare project in Jordan

17 June 2022

The UCL Medical School is partnering with the Saudi Jordanian Investment Fund (SJIF) and UCLA Health on a £318 million ($400 million) healthcare project in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

 the flag of Jordan on the background of sky waves in the wind above the city of Amman

The project will lead to the creation of a university hospital with at least 300 beds, 60 outpatient clinics, and an ambulatory care building. It will also have a medical school with capacity for 600 students.

UCL Consultants Ltd, part of UCL Innovation & Enterprise, supported UCL Medical School during the contract negotiations with SJIF.

Through this healthcare project, the partners hope to: 

  • attract global healthcare education expertise to Jordan 
  • improve Jordan’s healthcare sector 
  • strengthen its model of accountable care 
  • provide high-quality healthcare services 
  • boost Jordan’s offer for medical tourism

Professor David Lomas (UCL Vice-Provost, Health) said: “Our expertise in health education, research, and our experience of working closely with partner hospitals will enable us to support SJIF in creating a transformative strategy for the new university hospital.”

Construction work is expected to start later in 2022, following completion of the design work.

Read the full press release on the UCL website. 


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