Adnan Badran

Adnan Badran (Arabic: عدنان بدران‎) (born 15 December 1935) is a Jordanian scientist, academic and politician. He was the Prime Minister of Jordan from 6 April 2005 to 27 November 2005.

Adnan Badran
عدنان بدران
Adnan Badran portrait.jpg
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
6 April 2005 – 27 November 2005
MonarchAbdullah II
Preceded byFaisal al-Fayez
Succeeded byMarouf al-Bakhit
Personal details
Born (1935-12-15) 15 December 1935 (age 85)
Jordan Jerash, Transjordan, British Empire
Political partyIndependent

Early life and educationEdit

Badran was born in Jerash, Jordan (then located in the Emirate of Transjordan, a part of the British Empire) on 15 December 1935.[1] He received his bachelor of science from Oklahoma State University and his MS and PhD degrees from Michigan State University.

Badran's brother, Mudar Badran, is a politician in Jordan and served as prime minister several times.[1]

Badran resides in Dabouq. He has six children and six grandchildren.

On 1 April 2019, Badran's wife, Maha, died after a long illness at age 67.

Professor and politicsEdit

In 1987, Badran was appointed first Secretary General of the country's Higher Council for Science and Technology, the president of which is Prince Hassan.

Professor Badran also served as agriculture minister and education minister briefly during the late 1980s. During the 1990s he became president of the Arab Academy of Sciences and the Philadelphia University of Jordan, positions that he still holds. From 1992 to 1998, he was deputy director of UNESCO.

Badran was appointed prime minister on 7 April 2005 by King Abdullah II as part of a new government which was to be more reformist than previous governments. Badran also became defense minister in the new government.[2] After seven months, however, he and his government resigned over the slow progress of reforms and the frustration caused by the hotel bombings in Amman on 9 November 2005.[3]

Badran served as the president of Petra University,[4] one of the leading private universities in Amman, Jordan. In September 2014, he became Chancellor at the university.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Badran, Adnan". Rulers. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Jordan (09/05)". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Prof. Adnan Badran". IAS. Archived from the original on 13 August 2009. Retrieved 9 February 2010.
  4. ^ Petra University
  5. ^ "University of Petra | Professor Adnan Badran". Retrieved 10 February 2021.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Faisal al-Fayez
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Marouf al-Bakhit