An-Najah offers extracurricular activities such as training workshops and symposiums and other projects and programmes that include practical training to develop students and staff professional skills. It also offers exchange programmes and scholarships to American and European universities.
Students' Practical Training
An-Najah aims at developing its students’ practical knowledge in cooperation with community organizations of practical training. Practical training introduces students to the labour market during their academic studies and offers them an opportunity to acquire important practical skills in various areas of specialization. It also drills in students commitment to work, creative thinking and teamwork which gives students an early exposure to work experiences and facilitate involving graduates with the labour market.
An-Najah is implementing several projects in cooperation with the Palestinian Food Industries Union that covers 47 well-established food industry firms covering 10 subsectors.
An-Najah holds training courses in various scientific fields such as computer training, language, management, economic feasibility, tourism guidance, surveying, electricity, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and AutoCAD that produce competent graduates meeting the needs of the labour market. Therefore, An-Najah has established the Korean-Palestinian IT Institute of Excellence, the Continuing Education Unit, Competency Development Unit and the Career Unit.
Foreign Language Capabilities
An-Najah established the Language Resource Centre to provide learners with the necessary lingual skills and resources. The centre homes students from various faculties and offers training courses moderated by a qualified staff of international volunteers.
The university also established the Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Programme that aims at developing its foreign enrollees skills in Arabic language and introducing them to the Arabic and Islamic culture.
Languages: Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Russian and Turkish
An-Najah aims at promoting the Palestinian culture to the world through cultural exchange and mutual understanding.
The International Youth Exchange Programme (Zajel) receives volunteers from all over the world to be in touch with the Palestinians and learn about the Palestinian cause and political realities.
- Voluntary work placements allow international volunteers to contribute to An-Najah development in various ways, for example; it allows them to teach English and establish contacts with youth organizations worldwide.
- Summer camps are organized annually for a period of three weeks; volunteers from all over the world are brought together to work at An-Najah and local refugee camps. These camps aim at creating a nostalgic relationship between the international volunteers and Palestine.
- Video conferences aim at engaging lecturers and students from Palestine and other parts of the world in an open dialogue on important and controversial topics within the Middle East.
- Study visits allow participants to examine other views of conflicts in the Middle East. They last for one or two days and include workshops, lectures and meetings with Palestinian leaders giving valuable insights into this complex region.
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