Vice President for Academic Affairs
Abdel Naser Zaid is a distinguished professor of Pharmaceutical chemistry and technology at An-Najah National University, Department of Pharmacy. He has taught and carried research in the field of pharmaceutical sciences since 2002. He was chair of the Department of Pharmacy from 2013 to 2020 where he was also the coordinator of the Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Professor Zaid has authored or co-authored more than 120 scientific peer-reviewed manuscripts in many disciplines of pharmaceutical sciences. He has served as a consultant for the pharmaceutical industry and government agencies and has served as an expert observer on the development of drug formulations, dissolution characteristics, modified release products, and bioavailability and bioequivalence studies. He received his undergraduate and graduate studies at Ferrara University – Italy. He conducted a Post-Doctoral fellowship in collaboration with King Pharmaceuticals, North Caroline, USA. He has many local and international scientific collaboration with local, regional and international research groups.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs is committed to implementing the academic mission of the University through administering an array of undergraduate and graduate programmes and maintaining standards for student achievement, faculty development and curricular innovation throughout the faculties and departments. The Office of Academic Affairs works closely with instructors and administrators in defining the academic priorities for the University, as well as advising the general student body and the professional development of educators. Along with deans and department heads, the Vice President oversees, reviews and revises all existing academic programs so that An-Najah graduates depart the University with the best possible education. Additionally, the Vice President facilitates academic policies, procedures and standards for both students and faculty.
The Vice President of Academic Affairs and his staff are dedicated to encouraging students and faculty members to engage in creative activities, applied research and service and outreach activities in order to provide optimum service to the University and the society.
The following centres are under the supervision of the Vice President for Academic Affairs Office: