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Deputy President for Planning, Development and Quality Assurance

Dr. Nidal Dwaikat joined An-Najah National University as a top student in the ‎Mechanical Engineering BSc programme. In 2006, he became a teaching and ‎research assistant, then he obtained his MSc in Industrial and Management ‎Engineering- Quality Management Division from the Polytechnic University of ‎Turin, Italy in 2008. Afterwards, he returned to Palestine and joined An-Najah again ‎as a teaching staff in the Industrial Engineering Department. ‎‏ ‏

Dr. Dwaikat also obtained his PhD in Industrial and Management Engineering- ‎Strategic Operations Management Division from KTH Royal Institute of Technology ‎of Stockholm, Sweden in 2016. Once again, he joined An-Najah and had other ‎positions in Luleå University of Technology (LTU) and KTH where he supervised a ‎number of MSc theses in addition to teaching and conducting research. Dr. Dwaikat ‎has an extensive experience in planning, development and quality assurance as he ‎worked in several local and international institutions as a business development ‎consultant and quality management system consultant. For example, he worked in ‎the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Palestinian ‎Federation Of Industries, PADICO Holding, Palestine Plastic Industries Company, ‎ID Management Consultants (IDMC), Ritaj Managerial Solutions, the National ‎Carton Industry Company and Palestine Poultry Company in addition of being a ‎member in the board of directors of several public shareholding companies.‎

Duties and Responsibilities

The Deputy President for Planning, Development and Quality Assurance has the ‎following responsibilities:‎‏ ‏

  • Discussing with the University President and following up with the development ‎of the quality of education in different faculties and departments
  • Supervising the implementation of the University’s strategic plans and projects
  • Participating in planning and implementing the University strategic plan
  • Representing the University when meeting with relevant parties and participating ‎in different conferences and seminars
  • Hosting guests and delegations of development, quality assurance and ‎institutional research
  • Coordinating with universities ranking institutions and providing them with the ‎required statistics for the ranking process
  • Conducting studies regarding international accreditation for programmes and ‎faculties
  • Making sure of the completion and accuracy of the accreditation forms for new ‎faculty programmes ‎
  • Following up with and auditing the quality of the academic programmes after the ‎accreditation process on the course, programme and faculty levels
  • Setting key performance indicators and metrics for the administrative ‎departments to ensure high quality administrative operations ‎
  • Coordinating with the  academic vice president to work on common ‎responsibilities regarding academics evaluation and teacher training ‎
  • Running An-Najah Quality Assurance Unit ‎
  • Running the Institutional Research Unit
  • Running the ABET Centre
  • Preparing studies and reports to obtain international accreditations for the ‎University's various programmes

Units under the supervision of the Deputy President for Planning, Development ‎and Quality Assurance‏ ‏
The following centres and units are under the supervision of the Deputy President ‎for Planning, Development and Quality Assurance:‎


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