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Invitation to attend a Conference on An-Najah’s Journey from Past to Present

On the occasion of the centenary of the establishment of An-Najah National University

An-Najah National University will be holding a conference on 30 September, 2018 on the occasion of the ‎centenary of its establishment. The conference aims at introducing the university’s achievements ‎over the past 100 years.‎

An-Najah began as An-Najah Nabulsi School in 1918. In 1941, it became An-Najah College, and ‎in 1977, it transformed into An-Najah National University.‎

An-Najah played an important role in enriching the intellectual and scientific movements in ‎Palestine in particular and the Arab world in general and was able to defy the political challenges ‎it encountered over the past years. Nowadays, An-Najah is Palestine’s largest university, and it ‎aspires to document its academic and historical journey as well as its national and international ‎achievements through the conference.


The conference aims at:‎

  • Introducing An-Najah as an educational institution.
  • Discussing An-Najah’s role in the educational movement in Palestine and abroad.
  • Discussing the difficulties that encountered the educational movement at An-Najah and in ‎Palestine.
  • Discussing An-Najah’s role in defying the Israeli occupation.
  • Introducing An-Najah’s achievements over the past 100 years.
  • Discussing An-Najah’s role in the political and national actions.
  • Introducing An-Najah’s role in serving the local community.


  • Researchers from An-Najah and other Palestinian and Arab universities.
  • Institutions and entities that have cooperation with An-Najah.
  • Notable figures of An-Najah graduates from Palestine and other parts of the world.


  • An-Najah’s beginning (school – college – university)‎.
  • The cultural and scientific scene at An-Najah.
  • The struggle against occupation and the political scene at An-Najah.
  • The social scene at An-Najah.
  • Architecture at An-Najah.
  • An-Najah in the Media.
  • An-Najah’s achievements on the local, Arab and international levels.
  • Prominent figures.
  • Success stories.
  • Certificates.
  • Documents and archive ‎.

Preparatory Committee

  • Professor Khalil Odeh (Rapporteur)‎
  • Dr. Maha Atmeh
  • Dr. Saeda Affouneh
  • Dr. Nader Qassem
  • Ms Ymama Daoud
  • Mr. Ayman Nimer
  • Mr. Mohammad Wahbeh‏ ‏

Important Dates

  • Deadline to submit abstracts: September 3rd, 2017‎
  • Deadline to inform the researchers with the accepted papers: October 1st, 2017‎
  • Deadline to submit full research: January 2nd, 2017‎
  • Participants will receive the invitations after the submission deadlines.‎

Abstracts and full research must be sent to: [email protected]

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