Prof. Samir Najdi

Prof. Samir Najdi

Vice President for Academic Affairs
Al Quds Open University

Prof. Samir Najdi holds the Vice President for Academic Affairs position at Al Quds Open University in Palestine since 2012.  Prof. Najdi held other administrative positions such as Administrative VP at Al Quds Open Univ., and the Dean of Students at Al Quds Univ.  Prof. Najdi earned his BSc in Chemistry from Assuit University (Aswan, Egypt) in 1981, MSc in Organic Chemistry (1984), and PhD in Organomettalic Chemistry (1989) from the University of California at Davis, USA. Prof. Najdi Lectured and taught Chemistry courses at UC Davis, and Al Quds University.  He received Fulbright and DAAD Awards, participated as a consultant in international workshops on Leadership, Innovation, and Transformation held by the International Forum for Social Innovation in (Paris, Barcelona, Saint Lucia, Trinidad, Lima, and Jerusalem).  His research interests have focused on various aspects; his publications in chemistry focused on Solid phase Polymer-Supported Synthesis, Synthesis of Lactose polymers, C2 Symmetrical molecules which appeared in leading international chemistry journals such as Journal of American Chemical Society (JACS), J. of Organic Chemistry, Tetrahedron, Macromolecules.  Prof. Najdi has publications in education on Critical thinking, e-learning, Educational Games, and quality. He is a HERE (Higher Education Reform Expert) member, and a Palestinian Higher Education Council Member.