Dr. Rania Abu Seir is an Associate Professor of Hematology at the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, the Dean of the Faculty of Health Professions, and the Assistant President for Medical and Health Affairs at AQU reporting directly to the President and serving as a member of the President’s senior leadership team.
Dr. Rania Abu Seir is a leader, educator and researcher dedicated to improve health and health education by training future health care professionals and contributing to the scientific knowledge base through high-quality scientific research.
Throughout her 20 years at AQU, Dr. Rania has continuously worked on capacity building projects that aims to improve education and scientific research. She managed the World Bank Project for quality improvement of competency-based-education and training of health professions, through which she supervised the curricula development at the Faculty of Health Professions, and she is a member at the Academic Development Committee at Al-Quds University.
Dr. Abu Seir undertook several consultancy activities. She supervised and consulted on several capacity building projects in scientific and clinical research at the Palestinian Medical Technology Association (PMTA), Augusta Victoria Hospital, Arab Istishari Hospital, and Thalassemia Patients’ Friends Society (TPFS). She consulted with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research as an external reviewer for the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission (AQAC) to evaluate new programs submitted by other universities. She developed and taught several intra- and extra-curricular courses to different programs according to international standards for several curricula development projects.
Dr. Rania has been a leader researcher in the fields of cancer, hematology and blood banking, and other fields of medical laboratory sciences. In addition, she is a member in several prestigious scientific international organizations and has represented Palestine and the university at several national and international conferences.