6th Technology Day at Birzeit University

Birzeit University’s Faculty of Information Technology opened the 6th Annual Technology Day, sponsored by Wataniya Mobile Company, on April 3, 2013.
The ceremony was attended by BZU President Khalil Hindi, Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology Safa Nasser Eldin, Vice President for Academic Affairs Adnan Yahya, Faculty of Information Technology Dean Ali Jaber, Wataniya Chief Executive Officer Fayez Husseini, members of the University Council, faculty members, representatives of participating companies and many university students.
Opening the festivities, VP Yahya said, "Birzeit University is aware of the complementary relationship between academia and industry, and the university is very keen on connecting its students with the labor market.”
Minister Nasser Eldin emphasized the strong relationship between the ministry and BZU’s faculty. She told the students, "You should make the best out of your study years to prepare for engagement in the labor market - you need to develop skills, including communication skills, that will assist you in getting involved in the job market.”
Dean Jaber lauded the 6th Annual Technology Day as “activating the partnership between the faculty and Palestinian technology companies to promote Palestinian information production, so as to keep pace with the worldwide information technology revolution.”
The two-day event incorporates a number of scientific lectures by representatives of local and international companies and BZU faculty members, in addition to employment meetings between company representatives and graduate students, said event coordinator Iyad Jaber.
Husseini told the gathering that he valued student’s performance in the labor market, and said that the majority of Wataniya staff are graduates of Palestinian universities, thanking Birzeit University for inviting Wataniya for this important event. Husseini confirmed that Wataniya’ relations with Birzeit University is not limited to sponsoring such events, but is part of a broader sustainable partnership begun in 2013.