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On October 26th, 2017, An-Najah National University received a delegation from the Open Society Foundaion (OSF).

This delegation was received by Dr. Mohammed Al-Amleh, Vice President for Academic Affairs and the International Relations Office of An-Najah. The aim of the visit was to provide an informational session regarding the Open Society Internships for Rights and Governance and to explore options of involving the university in other aspects of the programme.

Dr. Al-Amleh welcomed the delegation and briefed them on the history of the University, its academic programmes, its students, its academic and research achievements and the political and economic obstacles facing higher education in Palestine regarding the difficulty of attracting foreign expertise to the university.

The participants talked about the programme and its current initiatives to build a global network of internship alumni to continue to support the development of the participants and their projects. The importance of joint cooperation between the parties was stressed, putting forward the idea of ​​expanding An-Najah’s participation to include university academics.

The delegation met with Dr. Moayad Hattab, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Dr. Sameh Atout, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences and Dr. Hassan Ayoub, Head of Political Sciences Department at the University to discuss the importance of the internship and the opportunities it will offer for graduate students.

The delegation also met with Dr. Mohammed Al-Najjar, Director of the Projects Unit, Dr. Nidal Dwaikat, Deputy President for Planning, Development and Quality Assurance and Dr. Rani Shahwan, Director of the Continuing Education Unit at the University to discuss possible joint projects in the future.

Afterwards, the delegation went to the Zafer Al-Masri Auditorium in the Old Campus to give an information session on the Open Society Internships for Rights and Governance for law, economics and political sciences MA students at An-Najah.

At the end of the meeting, the delegation toured the old and new campus to learn about the university's colleges and facilities.

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