An-Najah Signs an MOU with the French Institute of the Near East
An-Najah National University, represented by the Department of Tourism and Archeology at the Faculty of Humanities, signed an MOU with the French Institute of the Near East (French: Institut français du Proche-Orient, IFPO)/ Al-Quds Branch on Monday June 6, 2022.
The MOU will allow the University to broadly work with IFPO on a variety of mutually beneficial activities including training university students in the fields of archeology, cultural heritage, tourism, literature, translation, sociology, journalism, political science, Islamic studies and geography.
A special signing ceremony was organized for this occasion at the Tell al-Talul site in Anabta, Tulkarm. The signing ceremony was attended by a delegation from the IFPO headed by René Troccaz, the French consul-general in Jerusalem, a delegation from the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, and a delegation from the University that included Dr. Abdul Salam Khayat, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Ahmad Qabha, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, and Dr. Muhammad Al-Khatib, Head of the History Department as well as a number of the Faculty of Humanities ‘academic staff at An-Najah.
It is worth mentioning that the “Practical Training in Archeology” course’s students from An-Najah are being trained at the Tell al-Talul site in Anabta under the supervision of Dr. Loay Abu Alsaud, an Associate Professor of Archeology in the Department of Tourism and Archeology at the University in cooperation with a number of archaeologists from IFPO represented by Dr. Wael Abu Azizah, Director of the Institute, Dr. Ghassan Najajrah and Dr. Hussein Madina.
The training aimed teaching the students excavation methods in Archaeology, and how to document archaeological ruins through photography, drawing and recording during the training.