To academically, socially, and psychologically empower special needs students within the university’s community; bolster their independence; and build their capacities as active members of the society capable of contributing to its advancement.
Committee for Persons with Special Needs
Birzeit University has always been committed to providing equal opportunities for its special needs students and staff, who are persistently encouraged to benefit from its academic programs, services, and activities. Further, the University continuously aspires to create an academic environment conducive to those person’s needs and interest by supporting them with suitable equipment, tools, and relevant policies.
Since its inception, dozens of special needs students have enrolled at Birzeit University. They found a welcoming place here, with facilities and services, which follow international standards, at their disposal. A Special Needs Committee was also established to attend to their academic social and psychological needs.
Fully integrating special needs students into the university’s community and providing a positive, empowering milieu have always been part of Birzeit University’s priorities. In general, students are Birzeit University’s main and primary concern, regardless of their physical status.