About

University President

University President

About

University President

Professor Derar Eleyan

Professor Eleyan now holds the position of President of Nablus University for Vocational and Technical Education in Palestine. He has excellent experience in academic and industry fields. He obtained a doctorate in information systems and a master's degree in business information technology from the University of Manchester, Britain. He served as Assistant President and Vice President for nine years at Palestine Technical University Kadoorie. He worked for five years as an assistant professor at Birzeit University in the Department of Computer Science, where he taught various courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervised master’s students in scientific computing and software engineering. He also worked as a lecturer and course team leader in Computing at the University of Essex/UK, where he taught various modules such as Information Systems, Project Management, Databases, Web Database, Website Management, Computer and Business Ethics, Research Methods and Development of various programs at Bachelor's and Master's levels. He was a visiting lecturer at the University of Manchester, where he taught on the Master's program in Enterprise System Modelling and Business IT. He participated in organizing many international scientific and technological conferences in Arab and European countries and Turkey. He has served as an external reviewer for several international conferences and journals in information science, information systems, and business process modelling. His research interests focus on systems dynamics, software quality, information systems, business process modelling, customer service, satisfaction and return on investment, IT management, IT project management, service quality, academic quality and performance evaluation, business and computer ethics, software testing quality assurance, Ease of use, e-commerce websites, web-based decision-making systems. He has published many scientific papers in conferences and peer-reviewed scientific journals, and has nearly a hundred scientific papers available on the Scientific Research website (Google Scholar). Professor Eleyan was selected to be a member of the jury of the Reimagine Education for Education Awards, the Oscars in Education for the year 2020. He has good experience as an information systems advisor to the European Union Commission for a support project for the Ministry of Social Development. Software developer at the Arab Bank for two years, Palestine. Director of the German Technology Centre at the Ministry of Labour, Palestine, for four years. He participated as a member of the Steering Committee for the IT Strategy in Palestine in 2013 and is now a member of some associations such as the British Computer Society (BCS), the British Institute of Learning (IFL), and the Systems Dynamics Society (SDS). Professor Eleyan is one of the founding members of the Education Experts Initiative in Palestine. Member of the Board of Directors of Al-Isra Hospital in Tulkarem/Palestine. Member of the Board of Directors of the Supreme Council for Creativity and Excellence. National Coordinator of the European Cooperation Fund in Science and Technology in Palestine since 2020. Member of the Board of Directors of UNIMED since 2022, Member of the Board of Directors of the Palestine Monetary Authority since May 2023.

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