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President's Assistant for Community Affairs

Dr Shaker S. Bitar obtained his BSc degree in Civil Engineering from Yarmouk University in Jordan in 1983, ‎MSc degree from The Ohio State University, USA in 1985 and PhD degree in Structural Engineering from ‎The University of Manchester, UK in 1995.‎

Dr Bitar was appointed as an Assistant Professor at An-Najah in 1996. In addition to his academic duties he ‎was appointed as Head of Postgraduate Studies in Natural and Applied Sciences for one year, Head of Civil ‎Engineering Department for two years, Head of Building Engineering Department for two years, Vice ‎President for Administrative Affairs for two years and Dean of Hisham Hijjawi College of Technology for ‎one year.‎

He also worked as a Lecturer at the University of Manchester, UK for five years (1991-1996), an Assistant ‎Professor at Fahad Bin Sultan University (FBSU) in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia for one year (2013-2014) and a ‎Senior Assistant Professor at Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) in Brunei Darussalam for three years (2014-‎‎2017). ‎

Duties and Responsibilities

The President’s Assistant for Community Affairs Office aims at developing the university role ‎and performance in serving the Palestinian society and local communities. It also works hard to ‎unite the visions and strategies of the university’s faculties, scientific centres, facilities and ‎departments to promote its social responsibility in realization of the university’s vision and ‎mission in partnership and cooperation with governmental, nongovernmental and private ‎institutions.‎


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