An-Najah Receives an American Delegation to Discuss Future Means of Mutual Cooperation
On Thursday, March 28, 2019, Professor Maher Natsheh, Acting President of An-Najah received an American delegation from the University of Southern Califronia and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The delegation included Prof. Yael Hochberg, Research Affiliate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Dr. Daniel Fehder, Assistant Professor in the University of Southern Califronia.
The delegation was also received by Dr. Mohammad Al-Amleh, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Yahya Saleh, Head of NaBIC, Dr. Abdelrazzaq Natsheh, Head of CELT, the International Office and the PR Department at An-Najah.
The visit aimed at discussing possible areas of future joint cooperation between the University of Southern Califronia and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and An-Najah National University in terms of conducting joint development projects between the two parties in the fields of technology and entrepreneurship. Both parties have agreed to develop academic relations and work towards developing an MOU in the near future.
In turn, Prof. Hochberg said that this visit aims at discussing the possibility of establishing a project with particular focus on entrepreneurship, she also explained that this project focuses on teaching Palestinian students how to start high-tech businesses that do not require a large amount of investment. The Project will target a group of An-Najah Engineering, Economics, and Business students, who have taken at least one programming course and are about to enter the labour market whether they are Bachelor's or Master's graduates, as well as An-Najah professors who will be invited to participate.
Dr. Yahya, Dr. Mohammad, and Dr. Abdelrazzq briefed the delegates on the University's efforts to shift its educational system to a more entrepreneurial framework through strategies that include offering innovation courses which meet the project's goals.