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On Thursday, March 1st, 2018, Professor Maher Natsheh, Acting President of An-Najah received Ms. Christina Stahlbock, Director of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in the Palestinian Territory to discuss possible means of further cooperation.

Prof. Natsheh welcomed the delegation and commended the DAAD’s role in providing scholarships to An-Najah graduates for the different post-graduate programmes and hence, enhancing higher education in Palestine.

He introduced them to the masters and PhD programmes the University has recently established.

After the meeting, the Scholarships Office at the university held a lecture where Ms. Stahlbock gave a presentation on the scholarships offered by the DAAD.

The lecture aimed at introducing An-Najah senior students, graduates, staff members and those who are interested to the scholarships and the short visits the DAAD offers.

Ms. Stahlbock gave a general introduction to university life in Germany and the post-graduate, PhD and staff short visit scholarships offered by the DAAD. She then elaborated on the post-graduate scholarships; the requirements such as the GPA, the English level, the deadlines for application and interviews and the provisions.

At the end of the lecture, Ms. Stahlbock answered the attendees’ questions on the subject.

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The meeting was also attended by Dr. Abdul Rahim Abu Safa, Coordinator of the Scholarships Office, Miss. Aya Jaber from the International Office and Mrs. Shatha Jararaa from the Public Relations Department at An-Najah.

The DAAD or The German Academic Exchange Service is the largest German support organization in the field of international academic cooperation, and it is a private, federally funded and state-funded, self-governing national agency of the institutions of higher education in Germany, representing 365 German higher education institutions (100 universities and technical universities, 162 general universities of applied sciences, and 52 colleges of music and art).

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