A Delegation from the Office of the European Union Representative visits An-Najah
On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, Prof. Abdel Naser Zaid, An-Najah University President received a delegation from the Office of the European Union Representative (West Bank and Gaza Strip, UNRWA) to discuss possible means of mutual cooperation in different fields. The delegation included Mr. Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff, European Union Representative, Ms. Inas Abu Shirbi, and Mr. Shadi Othman.
It was received by Dr. Kherieh Rassas, An-Najah’s Vice President for International and External Relations, Dr. Abdulsalam Khayyat, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Mr. Khaled Al- Husseini, Director of the Public Relations Department at the University.
At the beginning of the meeting, Prof. Zaid welcomed the delegation and commended the EU efforts in supporting higher education in Palestine, and encourage cooperation among different organizations and institutions through the variety of programs and projects that the UN offers. Also, He briefed the guests on An-Najah’s faculties, international rankings and other academic achievements.
Mr. Burgsdorff was quite impressed with the academic and research achievements of the University, and emphasized on the importance of developing cooperation in the fields of higher education, scientific research and community service. The delegation also discussed further means of academic cooperation with An-Najah through joint programs and projects, and commended An-Najah's academic progress on different levels.
The delegation also met with a number of An-Najah's students from different specializations to discuss several issues of concern to students. Additionally, the guests visited An-Najah Centenary Museum to learn more about An-Najah University's heritage and its great historical diversity.