The entrepreneurial formation of Birzeit University started in 1924 with its launch as primary school for girls. This first building block rolled out a legacy of knowledge and learning and ensued a process of documented planning and assessment that led to our strategy today.

This document presents our mission and vision for the future and the underlying themes and priorities that guide our interventions to achieve the strategic objectives for the coming five years (2017-2022).

BZU strategy was compiled with wide participation and consultations with the university constituency of students, staff, management and board of trustees. The participatory approach is evidenced by not only the number of contributors but also the fruitful collaboration between the university and the community in the reproduction of its vision. For the makers of the strategy are essentially part of its change recipients.