Student Training and Development
An-Najah National University is dedicated to providing strong support for the personal, and professional development of its students in accordance with its mission and vision. To achieve this goal, we aim to support students in the continual development of a variety of skills to develop their personalities and to enhance their future careers. In doing so the University is committed to providing opportunities and support for all of its students to achieve their full potential, both personally and professionally. There is a range of training provision offered by the University's training units and centers which covers research, academic and transferable (career) skills.
Practical training is an essential part of studies at An-Najah National University. All the study programs offered by the University involve a period of practical training which is designed to provide students with the opportunity to put theory into practice. The aim of the University's Practical Training Center is to help students develop skills and abilities that support professional studies and prepare them for work later on.
This Center undertakes the coordination of student training on a wide scale by facilitating coordination between academic departments in the University's various faculties and members of faculty who are assigned to supervise the training of students in their faculties. It further coordinates between students seeking training opportunities and authorities, institutes, agencies, and companies, which agree to take part in student training. This type of cooperation facilitates student training, and involves both a special Field Supervisor in the training institute and an Academic Supervisor at the University.
Furthermore, the Center also builds bridges between private and public institutions within and outside the country.
An-Najah University established centers that are dedicated to offer foreign language learning opportunities for University students. Second language learning provides cognitive benefits that help to support academic achievement, and improve one’s beliefs about other’s cultures. These centers include the Language Resource Centre(LRC), and the Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Institute.
Language Resource Centre(LRC)
The Language Resource Centre aims to equip language learners with the necessary skills and resources to experience language acquisition as a living process. It homes students from various faculties and offers training courses moderated by a qualified staff of international volunteers, and native language instructors, who allow the LRC to be at the forefront of language instruction. The center is equipped with modern multimedia equipment and facilities, which maximize the efficacy of the learner's language acquisition.
An-Najah Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Institute
The Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Institute aims at developing its foreign enrollees skills in Arabic language and introducing them to the Arabic and Islamic culture.
An-Najah University established a number of units and institutes, which offer training courses in various technical and administrative. These centers and units include the Korean-Palestinian IT Institute of Excellence, the Continuing Education Unit, and the Competency Development Unit and the Career Unit.
Korean-Palestinian IT Institute of Excellence
The Korean-Palestinian IT Institute of Excellence was established at An-Najah National University in 2005, and was funded by the Korean Government. It is a leading institute in the field of information technology as it includes many labs, which can accommodate up to 200 trainees. It is fully equipped with the latest modern technologies such as smart boards, projectors, and the latest computer hardware and accessories needed by the trainee to complete advanced training on different software and hardware.
Continuing Education Unit
The Continuing Education Unit offers several training courses in different fields such as: human resources development, modern means of communication, detection of forged security documents, design, and pleadings. Also it holds administrative, financial legal, and language courses (German, English, Hebrew) in addition to scientific and professional training courses. At the end of a training course. Participants who attend a full course will receive a certificate recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
Competency Development Unit
The Competency Development Unit focuses on the quality of student performance. To complement the educational readiness and knowledge building process, a student's personality goes through a model of Competency- Based Learning through which knowledge; talents, attitude, and skills are all integrated and evaluate performance levels in categories of creative thinking, personal skills and attitude – characteristics required to operate effectively in the real world.
An-Najah University seeks to foster a culture of innovation among its students, provide them opportunities to learn and explore entrepreneurial thinking, and support entrepreneurship (to start a startup). The University holds entrepreneurship training courses with the aim of developing the university students' entrepreneurial and business skills, which they need in the future to be entrepreneurs.
An-Najah Business Innovation and Partnership Center (NaBIC)
The University's Business Innovation and Partnership Center promotes a culture of innovation among university students through establishing and developing a variety of projects and competitions in cooperation with business incubators.