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An-Najah National University is a pioneering university in the Arab World as it is distinguished with its faculties, staff and students.

It has also several important academic and research achievements, most important of which is obtaining the ABET accreditation for nine engineering programmes.

Established in the United States in 1932, ABET is a non-profit and non-governmental accrediting agency for academic programmes in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology worldwide.

An-Najah is the first Palestinian university to be granted the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) international evaluation.

The ABET accredited programmes are: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Engineering and Building Engineering.

Therefore, Newsweek in the U.S has recently published an article about An-Najah being a leader in the Arab World in ABET accreditation and excellence.

The article talked about the Faculty of Engineering and IT, which is the largest faculty of An-Najah in terms of number of students and staff, as it has more than 5200 students and 200 distinguished staff members. It offers bachelor degrees for 18 engineering and IT programmes. The Faculty attracts top high school students, and it is distinguished with its available infrastructure and campus.

The article also mentioned that the Faculty established the Quality and Accreditation Unit – ABET Centre in 2011 to follow up the ABET processes.

In the conclusion, Newsweek mentioned that the Faculty has achieved international recognition through this accreditation, and ranked among the top number of the accredited programmes in the Arab world. And all these programmes have Industrial Advisory Boards linking them to the industry as ten student chapters of scientific international organizations were established.


Newsweek is an American weekly magazine founded in 1933. It provides in-depth analysis, news and opinion about international issues, technology, business, culture and politics.

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