The development projects and the research and academic achievements were discussed in the meeting
The Board of Directors of Arab American University held its regular meeting in Jenin Campus to discuss the annual financial an administrative report and review some of the development projects, the academic and research achievements and the partnerships and collaboration relations between the university and the different centers and universities.
The Board meeting was headed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors Dr. Yousef Asfour with the presence of his deputy, Eng. Abdul Halim Muwahid and members of the board, Eng. Zuhair Hijjawi, Dr. Rashad Batta, Mr. Osaid Asfour, Mr. Baha’ Asfour, Eng. Mohammad Mowahid, Dr. Ra’id Dalbah and Mrs. Sabah Asfour either by being in the place of the meeting or through ZOOM. Also the meeting was attended by Prof. Waleed Deeb- the Academic Advisor of the Board of Directors and the Founding President, Prof. Ali Zeidan Abu Zuhri- the University President, Eng. Bara Asfour- the Assistant to the President, Prof. Mohammad Asia- the VP for the Medical School Affairs, Dr. Hasan Yassin- the VP for the Administrative and Financial Affairs, Mr. Faleh Abu Arrah- the General Director of the Arab American University Company, Mr. Salah Joudeh- the Legal Advisor of the University and both Shareholders, Mr. Bassam Dalbah and Mr. Laith Hijjawi.
Dr. Asfour started the meeting by welcoming the members and thanked them and the shareholders for their continuous support to the academic, scientific and development achievements of the university to become one of the best universities locally and internationally.
Dr. Asfour said: this university that has just celebrated its 20th anniversary holds the motto of: giving, excellence and creativity, a motto that this university achieved because we believe that we can. This belief is what made the great founders who believe in education to contribute in, in spite of the challenges and obstacles we continued our way with patience and wisdom to achieve this dream. And now Arab American University is a University for all Palestinians, a university that graduated thousands of creative and distinguish individuals who work all over the world.
Dr. Yousef Asfour also assured that the university will always keep to provide the unique academic programs that are needed by the labor market and to bring in the Palestinian and international scientific competencies to provide the highest level of education. Moreover, the board will keep providing all the necessary needs for the infrastructure, and the latest and modern educational facilities.
Dr. Asfour congratulated the university on the new Bachelor in Medicine Program and other new Bachelors’, Masters’ and PhD programs, an stressed that AAUP keens to provide the modern and contemporary sciences and programs from the different US and European universities to be taught in Arab American University in order to meet the local needs and save students who want to study such program from the trouble of traveling away from their homes.
The Board listened to a detailed explanation from Prof. Ali Ziedan Abu Zuhri – the University President who discussed the annual report and presented the accomplishments of AAUP and its academic development plans of the new programs that the university has accreditation for and the ones that they are submitted to the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission (AQAC). Prof. Abu Zuhri also talked about the procedures that the university followed to keep a high academic level, the activities’ plans for the community affairs and the international relations and the agreements that were signed and its effect on the university and its students. Additionally, the board presented the projects that are under construction and the future projects and discussed some of the suggestions that aim to improve and develop the financial and administrative performance in AAUP, encourage the scientific research, the technological and electronic development and the e-learning through zoom especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
After discussing the achievements and accomplishments of Arab American University, the Chairman and members of the Board congratulated the university on what have been done in a record period and provided some supportive suggestions for such accomplishments.
The Board also ensured that they will keep supporting the university and provide all the needed support, and appreciated all the staff and faculty members of the University for their loyalty as they are the main role in the success of AAUP.
After the meeting, Dr. Yousef Asfour- the Chairman of the Board of Directors and some members of the Board went into a tour around the university sites and buildings to see the development of the university.
They visited the new clinics of the Faculty of Dentistry and to the new building projects of the Medical and Engineering Laboratories in AAUP.
Dr. Asfour expressed his happiness of the latest accomplishments of the university saying: “the Board of Directors will always keen to build the development projects in both campuses of AAUP, Jenin and Ramallah Campuses, and will always support the university as we aim to make AAUP a modern, model and contemporary university to educate the Palestinian minds and graduate intellectual, creative and excellent individuals who will create a better future for Palestine and will be education ambassadors around the world”.