Press Release Issued by the Birzeit University Board of Trustees

In its regular session held on May 9, 2015, the Birzeit University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Dr. Abdul Latif Abu Hijleh as president of Birzeit University starting from the beginning of the next academic year 2015/2016. Dr Abu Hijleh will succeed Dr. Khalil Hindi, who presided for a period of five years.

In fact, Prof. Abu Hijleh holds a doctorate degree in chemistry and assumed several positions in the university, most importantly vice-president for academic affairs for 11 years, and dean of the Faculty of Sciences earlier. Over many years, Dr. Abu Hijleh has substantially contributed to the university’s development and to laying its basic pillars of intellectual and liberal freedoms.

While Birzeit University Board of Trustees welcomes Prof. Abu Hijleh, it also extends its thanks and appreciation to Prof. Hindi for his wise university administration over the past five years and for his substantial contributions to its academic and administrative development.