Erasmus+ Offers New Programs to Students, Staff

An information session on the Erasmus+ program was held on November 2, 2016 at Birzeit University. Students, faculty and staff learned about Erasmus+ scholarship opportunities, mobility programs, capacity building, and Jean Monnet research programs.

Two separate events were held, one for students, and the other for faculty and staff, by the Office of Grants and Contracts at Birzeit University, and the National Erasmus+ Office in Palestine.

Office of Grants and Contracts director Amir Khalil said that strategic partnerships aim to support the development of the higher education system, not only in academia, but in research and innovation. “These information sessions are a showcase for the Birzeit community to learn about international opportunities that recognize their accomplishments and help launch and pursue their careers.”

Director of National Erasmus+ Office Nedal Jayousi presented information on programs, scholarships, and application procedures. He also answered questions and gave useful tips and advice. Jayousi described the contribution of Erasmus+ in creating new opportunities for the higher education system by networking with international academic institutions, exchanging expertise, and introducing new curricula, academic programs and innovative projects. 

Erasmus+ is a European Union program for education, training and capacity building. It promotes cooperation between the EU and academic institutions from the Middle East.