BZU discusses new opportunities for institutional networking in Barcelona

Birzeit University, represented by the Director of the External Academic Relations Office Amir Khalil and the Director of the Master Program in sustainable Engineering in Production Ahmed Abu Hanieh, at the International Staff Training Week held at the University of Barcelona, Spain.

The International Staff Training Week, held as part of the European Union Program Erasmus+, hosted 20 universities from the Arab World, the European Union and Canada. The participants tackled academic issues with credit recognition, reception of students who came in exchange program, as well as topics related to sustainability, project quality and capacity building.

Commenting on the university’s participation, Khalil reaffirmed the university’s mission in internationalization. “Today’s global environment poses more challenges for higher education institutions to provide learning opportunities that enable students to become globally competent and prepared to face the challenges of an increasingly global society.”

The university, according to Khalil, looks for a two-ways exchange programs. “Sending our students abroad is very important. Up until today, we have 35 students studying in foreign countries through different exchange programs. However, we still aspire for more foreign students to study at Birzeit University.”

Khalil announced that the university will soon host students from Italy and Spain to study at the Palestine and Arabic Studies Program (PAS), and the Faculty of Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Professions.