Professors receive Excellence in Teaching, Scientific Research awards

Birzeit University has named Mahmoud Srour, a professor and the chairperson of the Department of Biology and Biochemistry, as the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Professor Award and honored Khaled Abaza, a professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, for distinction in scientific research.

University President Abdullatif Abuhijleh honored the two professors in a special ceremony on campus. He praised Srour’s method of using real-life cases in his classes and taking students’ feedback into consideration; he applauded Abaza for publishing numerous papers in prominent international scientific journals.

The excellence in teaching award recognizes and rewards professors who demonstrate instructional expertise and creativity in their classrooms and make learning engaging and relevant for all students. The excellence in scientific research award, launched in 2019-2020, encourages engagement in scholarly work and research production.