Birzeit & Jawaharlal Nehru Universities to expand cooperation in Social Sciences

Birzeit University and Jawaharal Nehru University in India intend to expand cooperation in academia, joint researchers and exchange opportunities. The idea was discussed during the Indian's representative's Anish Rajan meeting with the university President Abdullatif Abuhijleh, on February 2, 2017.

The parties agreed to build on the agreement that was signed between the two on October 2015. The previously-signed agreement aims to achieve joint programs and activities targeting the interdisciplinary PhD program in Social Sciences.

Birzeit University and Jawaharlal Nehru will be exchanging faculty and students, do joint research activities; organize seminars; short-term academic programs and joint cultural programs.

The meeting was attended by Birzeit University's Vice President for Academic Affairs Henry Giacman, the PhD Program Director in Social Sciences Liza Taraki, and the Director of the External Academic Relations Office Amir Khalil.

Abuhijleh said that the university seeks to empower its educational methods and tools, use dynamic learning scenarios, different modalities for earning academic excellence and international recognition, in line with the current paradigm of competencies , which today's society expects graduate level professionals to have.

The parties assured that this cooperation is a fine opportunity to empower their presence in the international education space, and achieve quality of research and education.