Norwegian Academic Delegation Visits Birzeit University

A Norwegian academic delegation visited Birzeit University on March 30, 2013, meeting with Vice President for Academic Affairs and Acting President Adnan Yahya. The two parties discussed areas for possible cooperation.
Yahya briefed the delegation on BZU’s latest advancements in academic infrastructure and scientific research. He also spoke of the obstacles imposed by the Israeli occupation, which prevents Gazans from accessing their right to education in West Bank universities. He also talked about the difficulty of attracting professors from abroad, as Israeli authorities often put up obstacles for residency rights and visitor’s visas.
A documentary film covering BZU’s journey over the last decades was screened before the visiting delegation toured the campus.