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On Thursday, June 13, 2019, Professor Maher Natsheh, Acting President of An-‎‎Najah received a delegation from the Faculty of Journalism and Communication of ‎the Open University of Cyprus in Greece. The delegation ‎was headed by Sofia ‎Iordanidou, Associate Professor of Journalism and Communication at the Open ‎University of Cyprus, and President of the Advanced Media Institute. The visit was ‎coordinated by Dr. Farid Abu Dheir, Staff member of the Print and Electronic ‎Journalism Department the University.‎


The visit focused on discussing possible areas of future joint cooperation between ‎ ‎the two universities in the realms of student and staff scholarship programs, ‎‏ ‏‎joint ‎‎exchange programs, and research partnership. Both parties have agreed ‎to develop academic ‎relations and work ‎towards developing joint courses in journalism in ‎the near future.‎

Prof. Natsheh welcomed the delegation, stressed the importance of the mutual ‎cooperation between An-Najah and Greek universities, and briefed them on An-‎Najah’s history, ‎students, staff, academic programs and campuses. He further talked ‎about the University's academic developments and the ‎national and international ‎achievements including global rankings.‎

The delegation then headed to the New Campus Library where they held a workshop ‎in cooperation with the Print and Electronic Journalism Department, titled: "The ‎critical approach & Reflection to the message that is considered necessary today for ‎the journalists."‎

The workshop included the screening of three films on different topics including ‎international law, human rights, and the missing people from the war, and was ‎attended by a number of An-Najah staff and journalism students.‎

At the end of the workshop, the speakers answered the audience questions on the ‎topics discussed. Thereafter, the delegation was taken on a tour of the New Campus, ‎including the Media ‎Center, (located in the Faculty of Fine Arts) and the Old City of ‎Nablus. ‎


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