Faculty of Business and Economics Inaugurates New Computer Lab as part of Erasmus BERC project

The Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics at Birzeit University Grace Khoury inaugurated a computer lab on November 21, 2017, as part of Erasmus’s BERC project (Developing Business and Economic Research Centers Capacity at Palestinian Higher Education Institutions).

The event, attended by faculty members and staff, marked the first public use of the faculty’s new state-of-the-art computer lab, which is in the process of being equipped with statistical and technical software to aid the students in their academic journeys.

Dr. Khoury highlighted the center’s role in supporting the students throughout their academic career at the faculty, “This project will serve the needs of the faculty’s departments and students and help them advance their studies and research efforts through specially equipped hardware and software.”

“The computer lab has been furnished with 27 computers, a printer, and a smartboard that allows lecturers, instructors, and students tutors to utilize the latest technology to complement the excellent teaching methods the University is known for,” added Dr. Khoury.

Erasmus’s BERC project aims to foster innovation and support research in Palestinian institutes, colleges, and universities, and is implemented in partnership with the Islamic University in Gaza, Al-Quds Open University, Almeria University in Spain, L'Aquila University in Italy, the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, and the University of Huddersfield in the UK.