An-Najah National University is a fully independent, non-governmental university, run by the Board of Trustees and the University President. The University Administration is composed of the University President, Assistant and Vice Presidents, University and Deans Council, Administrative Departments, and the University Controller. Our Faculties are divided into academic departments.
The University has more than twenty Centres which, in addition to their role in University life, give back to the Nablus community by providing a wide range of services. Two Centers which are particularly active in service to the community are the Community Service Centre (CSC) and the Energy Research Centre (ERC). The CSC runs numerous projects to assist the people of Nablus and the Northern West Bank. The Centre collects blood donations for transfusions and provides nutritious meals to elderly and needy families. Additionally, the CSC also runs a Housing Program which, in collaboration with the YMCA, the UN, and the Nablus community, has pioneered innovative ways to address accessibility issues for the disabled. In addition to the CSC, the Energy Research Centre also works directly to benefit the local community. The ERC undertakes Energy Research and has implemented numerous Energy Projects in Palestinian cities and villages. For instance, in the Attouf Village, the ERC harnessed solar energy for the first time to provide the village with electricity.
In addition to its numerous Centres, An-Najah also has its own Radio Station serving the Nablus community. The Radio Station provides practical training for An-Najah’s students and provides the University with a further avenue of exchange with the city of Nablus. An-Najah is also presently working to launch a satellite TV Station which will further link An-Najah and Nablus to the international community in addition to giving journalism students a forum to further develop their skills. Both within the Media Centre and throughout the University Departments, An-Najah is committed to utilising modern technology to enhance the learning experiences of its students. The University undertakes video-conferences on an international level and also offers e-learning to reach a wider section of the population.
An-Najah seeks to ensure that all students can enjoy the opportunities and programs which the University has on offer. The University welcomes physically- challenged and visually-impaired students and offers facilities which assist them in their university life. For instance, An-Najah is equipped with a special computer lab designed for the visually-impaired which allows students to share lectures, submit assignments and print Braille. There are also special accessible cars which are used to transport physically- and visually-impaired students between our campuses.