Bachelor of Science, Oklahoma State University, 1959. Master of Science, Michigan State University, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, Michigan State University, 1963.
Doctor (honorary), Jungkyunwan University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 1981.
Professor biology University Jordan, Yarmouk University, Jordan University Science and Technology, Jordan, 1966-1968. Founding dean faculty of science University Jordan, 1971-1976. Founding president science and engineering campus Yarmouk University, Jordan University Science and Technology, 1976-1986.
Minister agriculture Government of Jordan, Amman, 1988-1989, minister education, 1989, prime minister, since 2005. Assistant director-general for science United Nations Educational, Paris, 1990-1993, acting deputy director-general, 1993-1994, deputy director general, 1994—1998.
(Book by Badran, Adnan)
Married Maha Mouwalla, November 3, 1968. Children: Serene, Samir, Raed, Dana, Samer, Firas.