Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global University (TAG-GU), a member of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), launched its professional program ‘Journalism Diploma’ to enhance the knowledge and skills in the field of journalism and media, as well as to provide outstanding educational experiences that match labor market’s needs. The Program covers several topics including an introduction to journalism, perception of news, fake news and alternative facts, English language for journalists, films, photos, and historical interpretation in the 20th Century. That is in addition to other topics such as media ethics and governance, public relations, and audience outreach. The self-study Diploma will be conducted through the free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). During the course, students will present research papers that will be “digitally” discussed for an hour with experts in the journalism field at the end of each topic. At the end of the Diploma, the student will receive an accredited certificate from TAG-GU. It is worth mentioning that Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global University (TAG-GU), in line with the vision of its Founder and Chairman, HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, is expanding digital technology in distance learning to provide students and professionals with knowledge and sciences. This elevates the University standing as a beacon of excellence in online higher education, providing distance learning for postgraduate programs such as master’s and diplomas, in addition to other accredited educational services.

Source: National News Agency-Lebanon

An outstanding student appeals to charitable people to help him complete his university studies

Muhannad is in his fourth year of study at the university. He obtained a 95% average in high school and was able to enroll in the College of Engineering, to obtain in all his semesters the distinction of “Academic Excellence” and to be on the honor board and among the top students in the college. However, all of that He was unable to obtain a scholarship to continue his educational career without worry.

Muhannad is from a needy family. The father abandoned his family and there is no breadwinner for the family. He and his sister are forced to work outside of their university work to provide the basics of the house, including food and drink, in addition to the monthly house rent, which amounts to a thousand shekels. His mother suffers from high blood pressure and heart diseases, and her health condition is unstable.

Muhannad hopes to continue his university studies until he obtains a university degree that will provide him and his family with a better future. He would like to register for his first semester and may lose his university seat if his university fees of 5,225 shekels are not available.

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Source: Maan News Agency

Undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships in Pakistan

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research announced today the availability of a number of scholarships in the field of postgraduate studies (Master’s and Doctorate) in the Republic of Pakistan, for the academic year 2023-2024.

The Ministry also announced the availability of a number of scholarships for the year 2023-2024 at the Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences in Pakistan, to obtain a bachelor’s degree in various specializations.

The Ministry of Higher Education invited students wishing to compete for these scholarships to visit its website http://www.mohe.pna.ps to view the full details.

She explained that applications for the aforementioned scholarships, accompanied by the required and duly certified documents, must be submitted at its headquarters in the Al-Masyoun neighborhood in Ramallah or at one of the higher education offices in Nablus and Hebron, while applications for Gaza Strip students are submitted at the “higher education” headquarters in the Tal Al-Hawa neighborhood

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

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

Higher Education Council puts caps on medicine, dentistry enrollment

The Higher Education Council Monday announced a gradual timeframe setting the number of admissions in medical and dentistry disciplines in public universities for the years 2023-2024 and on to 2027-2028. Under the plan, which was endorsed at a meeting chaired by Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Azmi Muhafzah, 1,000 students will be admitted in human medicine studies, distributed as follows: University of Jordan (UoJ) 200, Yarmouk University 150, Mutah University 150, Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) 200, Hashemite University (HU) 150, and Balqa Applied University 150. The Council also said that 300 students will be enrolled in the dentistry faculties of UoJ, JUST and HU, 100 each (after the Hashemite University obtains special accreditation). In the 2024-2025 academic year, only 800 students will be admitted in the medicine major in all public universities, and admissions to dentistry faculties will be reduced by 20 percent. As for the academic year 2025-2026 and beyond,
only 640 students will be enrolled in medicine in all Jordanian universities, and there will be a 20 percent reduction in dentistry admission numbers for the year 2025-2026 only. The Higher Education Council stressed that the decision came to control the quality of higher education outputs, particularly in these two key specializations, and safeguard the reputation of Jordanian universities through abiding by the capacities of universities and check current increases in admission numbers. The Council highlighted the need to cut the number of graduates in these two specializations to curb unemployment among them in the future.

Source: Jordan News Agency