An-Najah, Zarqa Launch "Entrepreneurial Prospects of Higher Education Systems in the Arab World" Conference
An-Najah National University and Zarqa University jointly launched the activities of the "Entrepreneurial Prospects of Higher Education Systems in the Arab World" Conference during the period April 28-29, 2021 via Teams platform. The conference included the participation of more than one hundred researchers and academics from several Arab and international universities
The conference focused on upgrading the higher education systems in line with international standards, developing academic programs, and bridging the gap between higher education and labour market.
The conference, according to the Conference Chairman Prof. Nader Abu Sheikha, covered several topics including student admission policy, methods of selecting academic leaders, teaching and learning skills, intellectual creativity, scientific research, technical and professional education, and societal partnerships.
Eng. Sameer Al Habashneh, Chairman of Zarqa University’s Board of Trustees spoke about globalization and its effects on higher education and educational policy. He pointed out that globalization requires a different education stressing that globalization and its impact upon education raises fundamental issues and should be a matter of considerable debate among educationists, researchers, and policy makers in the Arab World.
From his side, Prof. Maher Natsha, President of An-Najah University, explained that the conference recommended reconsidering higher education priorities in terms of the proposed outputs, international partnerships, and scientific research.
This conference discussed how to improve the educational system, and the importance of introducing and developing a global dimension in higher education in order to achieve the future vision of higher education in the Arab World, which can enable the system to compete in the world entrepreneurship, contribute to building knowledge-based economy and society, and meet the needs of socio-economic development.
This was followed by four scientific sessions about several topics including student admission policy, and methods of selecting academic leaders.