Adnan Badran

Adnan Badran
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
6 April 2005  27 November 2005
Monarch Abdullah II
Preceded by Faisal al-Fayez
Succeeded by Marouf al-Bakhit
Personal details
Born (1935-12-15) 15 December 1935
Jordan Jerash, Jordan
Political party Independent
Religion Islam

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.

Early life and education

Badran was born in Jerash, Jordan, on 15 December 1935.[1] He received his bachelor of science from Oklahoma State University and his MS and Ph.D. 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 with his wife, Maha. Together, they have six children; Four sons and two daughters.

Professor and politics

In 1987, Badran was appointed first Secretary General of the country's Higher Council for Science and Technology, the president of which is HRH 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. 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.[2]

Badran served as the president of Petra University,[3] one of the leading private universities in Amman, Jordan. In September 2014, he became Chancellor at the university.

See also


  1. 1 2 "Badran, Adnan". Rulers. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  2. "Prof. Adnan Badran". IAS. Retrieved 9 February 2010.
  3. Petra University

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