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The Director of Energy Research Center at An-Najah University, Dr. Imad Brik, participated in a workshop that aims at encouraging research in renewable energy field organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

The workshop put forward a list of recommendations that included improving the educational curriculum for the technical fields concerned with renewable energy. It also suggested launching new MA and PhD programs in that discipline as the University has recently become authorized by the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission (AQAC) to offer a new PhD degree in ‘Sustainable Energy Technology’.

This program will be available in the fall semester 2020/2021, and it includes courses that deal with basics of energy engineering, sustainability science, usage of the traditional energy and its impact on the environment, scientific development of renewable energy, and many other topics.

Latter in the workshop was taken into consideration establishing laboratories for examinations, and preparing specialized scientific applied research, which would help the researchers in this field, and help solve the problems of the official and governmental institutes. This workshop was also attended by representatives from the Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority (ENRA), the Energy Research Center of An-Najah University, and other Palestinian universities.

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