Birzeit University takes part in Lithuanian international staff week

Chair of Birzeit University’s Economics Department Mohanad Ismael and administrator at the Office of External Academic Relations Nadia Fawadleh took part in the Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) International Staff Week, held May 2-6, 2022, in Lithuania.

During the three-day event, Ismael and Fawadleh were introduced to the VMU and met with experts and professors representing universities from all over the world. Activities during International Staff Week included training and social events that allowed participants to get to know each other, present university strategies and share their experiences and knowledge.

As an economist and assistant professor in economy, Ismael gave a lecture to VMU students about the Palestinian economy, and the challenges in its development due to being controlled by the Israeli occupation.

Ismael and Fawadleh’s participation in VMU’s International Staff Week is supported by Birzeit University’s Office of External Academic Relations, which develops and implements external relations strategies across departments through academic partnerships and mutual exchanges that enhance the university’s global visibility.