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On Monday, January 8th, 2018, Professor Maher Natsheh, Acting President of An-Najah National University received Dr. Ali Abu Zuhri, President of the Arab American University of Jenin to sign an MOU regarding a joint master's programme in Public Relations.

The agreement will result in the accreditation of the joint programme by the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Palestine.

Prof. Natsheh expressed his pride in the long-standing academic relation An-Najah has with the Arab American University. He said that the programme accreditation conveys the universities' commitment to develop academic cooperation. He added that they are waiting for the Accreditation Commission's response now that the programme description has met the accreditation standards.

Dr. Zuhri in turn mentioned that An-Najah and the Arab American University will be the only universities in Palestine to offer such a programme. He also talked about the importance of this in-demand programme as it will provide the labour market with qualified competencies in public relations.

Based on the agreement’s terms, the two universities will jointly announce the opening of the registration for students willing to enroll in the programme. The programme courses will be offered at An-Najah Campus in Nablus and the Arab American University Campus in Ramallah.

The agreement also included establishing a joint committee to set instructions regarding obtaining the master's degree, follow-up on the programme’s implementation process, solve problems that may encounter the implementation process and set the admission requirements and the registration system.

It is expected to launch the programme at the beginning of the academic year 2017/2018.


Expected graduates will obtain a certificate that bears the name and logo of both An-Najah and the Arab American University.

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