Engineering Faculty Sets up Consultative Committees to Build Community Relationships
The Faculty of Engineering at Birzeit University established advisory committees for its departments on March 12, 2013 that will strengthen relations with the related labor markets and recent graduates. Feedback from graduates will be used to assure their preparedness for the job market and respond to gaps.
Vice President for Academic Affairs Adnan Yahya said that these efforts are part of BZU’s vision for community outreach by involving the community in designing faculty policies."Insistence on the existence of a special relationship between academia and industry, including engineering, is very important to Birzeit University, both in the present and future,” said Yahya, “as the university seeks to establish advisory committees for different university units."
Faculty of Engineering Dean Afif Hassan said, "The Faculty of Engineering has maintained good relations with a number of international universities, private and public sector institutions and organizations as well as its relations with trade unions and industrial communities." It hopes to capitalize on these relationships, he said.