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HU President visits University of Warwick, gives presentation at Faculty of Medicine

HU President Dr. Salah Al-Zaru visited University of Warrick, UK, gave a presentation on education and Hebron University, and met with a number of Staff and Faculty there.

Dr. Al-Zaru gave a lecture in the University of Warwick School of Medicineon the reality of the Palestinian higher education and the challenges it faces in general, on the programs offered by Hebron University, and on its educational as well as socioeconomic role.

Dr. Al-Zaru also talked about health indicators in Palestine which show the need for promoting medical and health education there, and as a response to this need, HU seeks to establish a school of medicine.

The lecture, which was attended by a number of officials, staff and lecturers at the Faculty of Medicine, was followed by a discussion in which Prof. David Davies, a specialist in digital technology, talked about the applications of such technology in health and medical education programs in line with the mechanisms and policies employed by the University of Warwick. 

Dr. Al-Zaru met with University of Warwick Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Christina Hughes, and they both discussed the prospects of joint cooperation and partnerships between the two universities in order to develop a number of academic programs and activities.

He also met with Prof. Leslie Robert, a member of the Steering Board of the Faculty of Medicine. Prof. Robert gave a presentation about the nature of human medicine program at Warwick, including policies, procedures and standards related to this program.

Dr. Al-Zaru also met with Victoria Strudwick, the head of the International Office of the University of Warwick, had an idea about the activities and programs carried out by the Office, and discussed with her the possibilities of joint cooperation between the two universities.

Dr. Al-Zaru also met with the Dean of Warwick University School of Law,Prof. Rebecca Probert, and a number of law professors. He listened to their presentation on the School's programs, and discussed with them aspects of joint cooperation with Hebron University.

Finally, Dr. Al-Zaru met with Dr. Christina Harrison, Social Work Group

Director and the head of the Centre for the Study of Safety and Well-being. He was briefed by her about the Center’s programs and research, which focus on minorities and marginalized groups, combating violence against women and children, and encouraging political and civil participation.