BZU Student Awarded Third Place at 15th Arab Creative Students Forum

and Public Administration student Hind Ramadan Al-Batta placed third in the
scientific research contest at the 15th Arab Creative Students Forum
held at Imam
Mohammad bin Saud Islamic University in
Saudi Arabia on November 17-22, 2012. Over 150 students from various Arab universities
participated in the forum.

presented a research paper entitled ldquo;The role of Palestinian universities in promoting
political awareness from 1987-2012.rdquo; Her research examines the role of Palestinian
universities in promoting political awareness in society. The first chapter of
the study discusses the complementation between the role of the Palestinian universities
and the studentsrsquo; movement, with the goal of assessing the Palestinian universitiesrsquo;
ability to provide the appropriate democratic environment for student council
elections. Al-Battarsquo;s research also explores the extracurricular activities
that aim to promote political awareness among students, emphasizing the
importance of the amalgamation of the universities and the studentsrsquo; movement in
managing these activities.

study also discusses university curricula and courses that promote political
awareness and reinforce understanding of basic political concepts, which
qualify and prepare students to participate in political life. The final two
chapters discuss the limitations of this political awareness-raising process at

ldquo;The basic aim of the research is to demonstrate
the efforts Palestinian universities make in the empowerment of the Palestinian
community, a community that it is distinct from other communities,rdquo; Al-Batta

expressed her joy for the opportunity she and her colleagues had in
participating in the 15th Arab Creative Students Forum, where their
work was presented to elite Arab professors.

Dean of Student Affairs Mohammad
Al-Ahmad expressed Birzeit Universityrsquo;s great honor at one of its students
being selected as one of the top participants in the Arab world. He said that
BZUrsquo;s focus on scientific research is one reason for the achievement. He also
thanked Imam Mohammad bin Saud Islamic University, its administration and staff,
and the Arab Council for the Training of Students of Arab Universities on behalf
of BZU for organizing the forum.