A Delegation from Al-Nabali and Al-Fares Holding Visits An Najah
On Thursday, October 7, 2021, Prof. Abdel Nasser Zaid, President of An-Najah University, received a delegation from Al-Nabali and Al-Faris Holding, represented by Eng. Khaled Fares, CEO of Al-Nabali and Al-Fares Holding to discuss possible areas of future joint cooperation in terms of conducting joint development projects between the two parties in different fields.
The guest delegation included Mr. Rami Alawi, Director of the Marketing Department, Eng. Firas Akkawi, Director of the Engineering Department, and Dr. Kamal Shaheen, Board Member of Al-Nabali and Al-Faris Real Estate Company and Strategic Planning Consultant.
The visitors were received by Dr. Abdulsalam Khayyat, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Samer Al-Arandi, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, and Mr. Khaled Al-Husseini, Director of the Public Relations Department at the University.
Prof. Zaid briefed the delegation on An-Najah's history, international rankings and other academic achievements, strategic plans and programs as well as the various specializations it offers. He also talked about the financial and political obstacles that higher education in Palestine faces in terms of attracting international students and staff to Palestinian universities.
The delegation in return commended An-Najah University for its contribution to upgrade the quality of higher education in Palestine. They also were impressed with the academic and research achievements of the University and emphasized on the importance of developing cooperation in various fields including project management, entrepreneurship, and engineering.
Furthermore, the visit included a lecture given by the visitors to the University students from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology on the foundations of engineering, project management and the future of engineering in general. The lecture included discussions on the importance of shaping skills and lifelong learning for the future of work as skills mismatches are a growing challenge in today’s labour markets.