- the degree to which Jordanians approach scientific research without resorting to religious misinterpretation, national discrimination, nor conspiracy theories proliferation.
- the high level of importance the Jordanian government has given the higher education sector evidenced in its financial support and absolute intellectual independence.
- the availability of highly regarded and internationally celebrated scientists and the world renown rigorous scientific methodology adopted by Jordanian universities.
- the strong relationship between Jordanian research centers and private sector corporations resulting in significant partnerships and expedited "research to market" invention life cycle.
- the high level of transparency in the way the Jordanian government operates and how its success could be analyzed and duplicated in Europe and North America.
- the unprecedented free market policies followed by Jordan's central bank and how it could be studied to avoid future global financial meltdowns.
After months of analyzing a few possible locations in the Middle East, MIT's International Advisory Committee settled on recommending Jordan as the best suitable location for MIT's advanced programs in Public Policy, Economics, and Genetics. The committee recommendations listed many compelling reasons to why Amman, Jordan presented the optimal location for a Middle East campus. Some of the reasons are: