Al-Asriya University organizes a welcome and introductory day for nursing diploma students


The Department of Allied Health Professions at Modern University College organized a welcome and introductory day for new students accepted into the Diploma in Nursing major today, at the building of Attorney Dr. Hussein Al-Shuyouki in Ramallah.



The students were received by Dr. Ribhi Bsharat, Dean of the Modern University College, Mr. Qutaiba Alawneh, Director of the Student Affairs Department, Mr. Yasser Al-Sabti, Director of the Practical Training Office, and a group of academics and administrators.



Dr. Bisharat explained to the students the systems and laws in force in modern university settings, pointing out the necessity of adhering to the face-to-face work, and explaining the nature of the curricula and educational supplements and the ways to obtain them, in addition to clarifying the standards and conditions required for bridging in terms of grades and others.



Bisharat stressed that nursing is a vital artery that provides society and countries with the necessary competencies to maintain people’s health and provide them with the necessary health care in light of the challenges surrounding public health locally and globally. He explained that they undertake a great humanitarian mission that requires them to master what they have learned and reflect it in the best way in the labor market after graduation. .



Dr. Bisharat pointed out that Al-Asriya University, throughout its continuous forty-year journey in university education, has provided an educational environment and structure that responds to the requirements of the profession and the era, including basic laboratories and advanced simulation laboratories equipped with the latest medical devices and models for training, in addition to launching Al-Asriya Life Support Training Center, which enables students to Take basic and advanced courses in basic and advanced CPR and more.



For his part, Alawneh stated that the Student Affairs Department has been working from day one to involve students in extracurricular activities such as sports, literary and artistic activities, in addition to participating in local, Arab and international conferences in order to strengthen the students and provide them with life experiences that will remain a moral asset for them that will strengthen and support them with the knowledge they acquire. Theory and applied exercises in the academic field.



A. Alawneh added that the door of the Student Affairs Department is wide open for their suggestions and initiatives, considering that university modernity and its students complement the development role of the institution, and that providing them with a model educational environment is the department’s goal and its tireless endeavor.



Regarding practical training, Mr. Yasser Al-Sabti, the training officer at Al-Asriya University, explained the training stages that nursing diploma students go through, starting from the first semester until the last, stressing that commitment to practical training must be double that of its theoretical part, by wearing the official uniform and adhering to training protocols and applications. The students’ commitment will later reflect educational outcomes and the ability to fulfill the requirements of the profession in the Palestinian labor market.



At the conclusion of the meeting, the academics and students went on a tour of the Al-Asriya University campus to learn about its important halls and facilities.



It is noteworthy that Al-Asriya University will organize an introductory day for the bachelor’s degree in nursing and other allied health professions, on Wednesday, 9/13/2023



Source: Maan News Agency

On Monday, the Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities, Professor Dr. Amr Ezzat Salama, presented a symposium entitled “The Reality of Higher Education in the Arab World” at the theater of Palestine National University, in the presence of the Chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees, Professor Daoud Al-Zeer, and the Acting Governor of the University of Palestine. Lahm Muhammad Taha, the President of the University, Dr. Imad Al-Zeer, a member of the Board of Trustees, Professor Shawqi Al-Issa, Major General Kamel Hamid, the Deputy and Assistants to the President of the University, and members of the academic and administrative bodies.


The President of the University, Dr. Imad Al-Zeer, welcomed the guest and the attendees, pointing out that the invitation comes in the context of the University’s constant endeavor to strengthen relations with Arab organizations and universities, pointing out that the Union of Arab Universities is considered one of the most important Arab organizations working to unite Arab universities and enhance communication between them.



For his part, Professor Dr. Amr Ezzat Salama expressed his great happiness to be alone on this good land, the land of Palestine, saying, “Since the first day I assumed my position, I have been keen to visit Palestinian universities, and thank God I was able to fulfill my desire to be hosted by Palestine National University, and I am happy to be there.” “With you and between you.”



He thanked Palestine Ahliya University for this generous invitation and facilitating the visit to get to know the reality of Palestinian universities closely and meet university presidents.



He gave an overview of the Association of Arab Universities, saying that it is a non-governmental organization founded in 1964 based on a decision issued by the League of Arab States. Its membership includes more than 450 Arab universities and its headquarters are in the Jordanian capital, Amman.



He presented a set of figures about the reality of higher education in the Arab world, most notably the enrollment of 65% of students in humanities majors in universities, and 35% of students in other majors.



He said that about 600,000 students from the Arab world are studying outside their countries, including 50% who remain in these countries.



He talked about the reality of Arab universities in the international rankings, explaining that there are about 14 Arab universities among the top 500 universities in the world.



He said that scientific research and financing scientific research are considered the most prominent challenges facing higher education in the Arab world, adding that Arab countries spend less than 1% of their national income on scientific research only, and this percentage is very small compared to developed countries.



He talked about the role of universities in light of artificial intelligence, pointing out that there are many questions about the role of universities in the future and they will be discussed during a conference during the coming period.



He also spoke about the objectives of the Union, the most prominent of which are cooperation in controlling the quality of university and higher education and ensuring its quality, striving to achieve mutual recognition of academic degrees and certificates issued by educational institutions, supporting student excellence and creativity, encouraging joint student activities between educational institutions, encouraging the establishment of research centers and supporting the conduct of joint scientific research and exchange. Its results, paying attention to applied research, linking its topics to Arab economic and social development plans, strengthening cooperation between educational institutions and coordinating their efforts among themselves and with universities and relevant regional and international institutions, especially in keeping pace with the developments of the times and modern educational techniques and patterns.



He said that the Union includes under its umbrella 40 educational institutions distributed in various universities in the Arab world, and it also works to provide many awards in the subjects of scientific research, excellence and creativity



Source: Maan News Agency

Taif Education Launches Teaching Chinese Language in Taif Schools


The General Administration of Education in Taif Governorate has launched the “Chinese Language” enrichment program in more than 50 secondary schools for second-year students.



The administration said that the program will benefit more than 3,000 students, who will be taking one class per week during proficiency enrichment classes. The class will be equipped with audio and visual aids to display the content of the Chinese language enrichment program, which the Ministry of Education selects.



Source: Saudi Press Agency

TVTC Trainee Wins Gold at WorldInvent Singapore


Danah Ibrahim from the Technical College for Girls in Buraidah, which is one of the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) training facilities, has won a gold medal for her ” Magic Move” project at the International Invention Show “WorldInvent Singapore”, held from September 4 to 6.



The project helps autistic children communicate with the help of specific innovative tools. The children can make drawings in the air using a special stick that mirrors their drawings on a screen, thus helping them communicate their feelings and thoughts freely to others and allowing health professionals to assess their progress.



This achievement reflects TVTC’s keenness to support innovation, nurture and empower Saudi innovators and foster smart solutions.



Source: Saudi Press Agency

Saudi Team Receives U.S. National Science Foundation Research Grant Worth $1.2 Million


The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has provided a research grant worth $1.2 million to a research team consisting of three American universities led by Saudi academic and faculty member at the University of California, Dr. Faisal Nawab.



Dr. Nawab said in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) that the universities participating in the research team include the University of California at Irvine, the University of California at Davis, and New Jersey Tech, noting that the project aims to address the challenges of data protection and privacy in Internet applications and smart cities.



He added that the project seeks to enable the transformation of the current data infrastructure to comply with user data protection legislation and regulations, such as the personal data protection system that the Kingdom is working on, represented by the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA).



He stated that the team’s mission will last four years, and its first results will be revealed at the Data Systems Development Conference in Italy and will be presented and discussed annually at the NSF.



Dr. Nawab highlighted his cooperation with some Saudi universities and entities through his research laboratory at the University of California for this goal, adding that Saudi Arabia, represented by SDAIA, was the first to introduce systems and regulations for data protection in a way that guarantees user rights and that personal data protection.



Source: Saudi Press Agency

Kuwaiti volunteers distribute schoolbags to needy students

Kuwaiti volunteers have distributed schoolbags and stationery to hundreds of students from limited income families ahead of the forthcoming scholastic year.

The benefiting students belonged to 244 families.

The charitable work was coordinated by the voluntary teams “manarat ghadeer” and “batsa,” along with the societies “namaa al-khairiah” and “tanmiah al-khairiah.”

Source: Kuwait News Agency