Belgium Parliamentarians Visit Campus

A Belgian parliamentary delegation visited Birzeit University on March 1, 2016 to explore future cooperation.

President Abdel Latif Abu Hijleh received the group and explained the challenges facing higher education in Palestine, including the Israeli occupation’s regulations that bar the entry of academics wishing to teach in Palestine and prevent Gaza students from studying at West Bank universities. He also described the difficulties that the university faces in finding enough funding to develop the education sector.

The delegation met with a number of university academics and students from the Right to Education Campaign, who shared with them the obstacles facing education in Palestine and described Palestinians’ needs for development in the fields of academia, research and the labor market.