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The Office of International Development and External Affairs at An-Najah University hosted a diplomatic delegation of Mr. Arturas Guailiunas, Mr. Reuben Gauci, and Mr. Vojko Kuzma, Representatives of Lithuania, Malta and Slovenia.Their visit aimed to share information about An-Najah University and seek out new promising areas of cooperation in terms of academic and research exchange.

The meeting was attended by Prof. Maher Natsheh, An-Najah President; Dr. Kherieh Rassas, Vice ‎President for International Development and External Affairs; Prof. Mohammed Al-Subu, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Shaker Bitar, Vice ‎President for Administrative Affairs; Dr. Nidal Dwaikat, President's Assistant for Planning, Development and Quality Assurance; Dr. Maher Abu Zant, President's Assistant for Community Affairs; Prof. Naji Qatanani, Dean of Graduate Studies; Dr. Imad Ibrik, Coordinator of Scientific Centers and Dr. Saida Affouneh, Dean of Faculty of Educational Science and Teacher Training as well as IDEA Office staff.

Prof. Natsheh welcomed the diplomats in his opening remarks and introduced An-Najah University, which offers more than 97 programs and has cooperation agreements with several institutions around the world. He also briefed their excellences on the University's history and talked about the challenges that faced the University over the past years.

Dr. Rassas emphasized the importance of promoting student and staff exchange and increasing cooperation with EU countries. She also stated the need for facilitating mutual exchange and conducting joint projects to enhance staff and students' competencies.

On his part, Mr. Guailiunas thanked An-Najah staff for the hospitality and mentioned that this meeting is a fruitful opportunity to explore new areas and best possible ways of cooperation.

Mr. Gauci talked about the ongoing cooperation programs between An-Najah University and Malta pointing out the possibility to facilitate students' travel to Europe through Erasmus+ program.

Mr. Kuzma praised the University's strategic plan that focuses on dispatching students to Europe, to pursue their graduate studies.

The delegation concluded the visit with a tour of the New Campus where they visited the Media Center and the Library. They also met with the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) Director, Dr. Abdel Karim Daraghmeh, who briefed them on the center's activities and work.

A dialogue workshop followed at CELT where they talked about their countries’ political attitude on the Palestinian cause.

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