Birzeit to Deepen Academic Ties with Russia

An academic delegation from the People's Friendship University of Russia headed by the Dean of Philogical Faculty Dr. Victor Barabash visited on December 5, 2016 Birzeit University, and discussed areas where the two parties can cooperate in the field of languages and translation.

University's President Prof. Abdullatif Abuhijleh, his assistant Prof. Abdel Aziz Shawbkah, the Dean of Arts Prof. Majdi Malki, the Director of the External Relations Office Dr. Amir Khalil, and a number of the university's professors met the delegation who was accompanied by the Palestinian Society for the Graduates of Russian Universities and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Abuhijleh pointed out to the strong relations that Palestine has with Russia. "Russian- Palestinian ties remain strong at the official, public and private spheres."

"We are keen to maintain a broad network of international partnerships, especially with such a long-standing friend as Russia, aiming to foster cooperation in academia, research and exchange, to help us succeed in achieving our mission to be a nationally leading and internationally recognized institution of research and education through a clear profile and well-defined quality objectives" Abuhijleh said.

Barabash reaffirmed his country's ongoing support to Palestine, and its efforts to promote academic and cultural development to Palestinian Youth to pursue their higher education degrees in all disciplines.