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On Sunday, February 17, 2019, Professor Maher Natsheh, Acting ‎President of An-Najah welcomed Dr. Hisham Hammad and Dr. Knut ‎Thedens from the City of Dortmund in Germany. ‎


The visit focused on discussing means of mutual academic and research ‎cooperation between An-Najah and Dortmund University Hospital in ‎terms of developing exchange programmes and expertise exchange for ‎students and staff in the field of health sciences. Both parties have agreed ‎to develop academic relations and work towards developing an MOU in ‎the near future.‎

Prof. Natsheh welcomed the delegation and commended the Palestinian ‎Community's role in Germany in supporting Palestinian Universities at ‎different academic and research levels.‎

He also talked about the political and financial obstacles that face higher ‎education in Palestine as well as An-Najah's academic and research ‎achievements. He added that the University is making great strides in ‎world rankings despite the many challenges faced under Occupation.‎

Dr. Khalil Issa, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences at the ‎University talked about An-Najah National University’s Hospital and ‎updated the delegation on recent developments and ‎activities of the ‎Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences.‎

The delegation thanked An-Najah administration for their hospitality and ‎stressed the importance of the mutual cooperation between the two ‎parties. ‎

At the end of their visit, the delegation was given a tour of the New ‎Campus to learn more about its faculties and was impressed with the ‎facilities as well as class curricula.‎


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