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In the last week, An-Najah National University received multiple academic ‎delegations to identify the capabilities and achievements of the University and ‎possible areas of future joint cooperation. Student and expertise exchange, research ‎cooperation, and joint research were just a few areas that were discussed during the ‎visits. These delegations were received by An-Najah's Administration represented by ‎the Acting President of An-Najah University, Prof. Maher Natsheh.‎


The Queen's University Belfast in Ireland represented by Professor. Paul Connolly, ‎Interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise, and Shimon Fitzpatrick ‎visited the University to learn more about An-Najah, and to discuss the possibilities ‎of implementing many joint projects between both parties. They discussed academic ‎matters of mutual interest such as childhood and public health issues.‎

A delegation from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) also visited the University and met with Dr. Khalil Issa, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences at An-Najah and Dr. Iyad Al-Ali, Director of the Scientific Research Unit at An-Najah's Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences.

Dr. Al-Ali welcomed the delegation and expressed optimism that ‎they will establish cooperation in joint research and academic programmes. He then briefed the delegation on An-Najah's history, development, students, campuses, academic programmes, scientific centres and faculties, with particular focus on the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences. He also noted that despite the difficult political situation Palestine is ‎facing, An-Najah was able to progress in terms of international ‎academic rankings. ‎

The delegation discussed possible means of mutual cooperation between the two universities, noting that QMUL pays particular attention to research.

Another delegation from the University of Konstanz in Germany represented by Prof. Dr. Kerstin Krieglstein, President of University of Konstanz, visited An-Najah and met with Dr. Mohammad El-Amleh, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Khalil Issa, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences and Dr. Bilal Rahal, Director of Biomedical Sciences Department at the University.

The visit focused on discussing means of mutual academic and research ‎cooperation between An-Najah and the University of Konstanz in ‎terms of conducting joint research on basic medical sciences.

In conclusion, the University of Konstanz delegation was taken on a tour of the New Campus, including the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences.  Dr. Krieglstein was impressed with An-Najah University and commended its role as a leading university in Palestine and the distinct academic relations it has with institutions around the world.


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