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On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017, Professor Maher Natsheh, Acting President of An-Najah received Dr. Michalis Gladbeckis, representative of the Greek commission for Bologna Process.

Prof. Natsheh started with a brief about An-Najah history, academic programmes and students. He also exhibited a short introductory film on the university’s faculties, campuses and scientific centres as well as its cadmic and research achievements.

He then talked about the obstacles that encounter higher education in Palestine and the lack of international students and teachers at An-Najah. He added that the university tried to fill this gap by dispatching its top students to continue their graduated and post-graduate studies in prominent international universities.

Dr. Gladbeckis also gave a session on the European Higher Education Area and Bologna Process.

During the session, he referred to the general goals and the preliminary principles of the Bologna process and the framework under which the modern European system operates. He also talked about the importance of education in Europe and mentioned that the European education strength sprung from the autonomy of institutions, academic freedom and the provision of equal opportunities for all.


  • The meeting was also attended by Dr. Mohammad El-Amleh, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Raed Abdulraheem, Director of the Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Institute and Mr. Khaled Mufleh, Director of the Public Relations Department as well as Dr. Adnan Shehadeh and Ms Suhad Nuirat.
  • The European Higher Education Area (EHEA) is the result of the political will of 48 countries which, step by step during the last eighteen years, built an area using common tools. These 48 countries implement reforms on higher education on the basis of common key values – such as freedom of expression, autonomy for institutions, independent students unions, academic freedom, free movement of students and staff. Through this process, countries, institutions and stakeholders of the European area continuously adapt their higher education systems making them more compatible and strengthening their quality assurance mechanisms. For all these countries, the main goal is to increase staff and students' mobility and to facilitate employability.

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