Reaffirming its support, Qatar Fund for Development delegation visits Birzeit University
A delegation from the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), led by Misfer Al Shahwani, the deputy general manager for projects development, met with Birzeit University President Dr. Beshara Doumani to discuss the fund’s contributions to the development of the university and its community.
The QFFD team toured several projects, backed by the fund per a five-year agreement signed in 2019, on campus. In addition to funding these projects, QFFD also offers full-tuition one-year scholarships to Birzeit University’s high-achieving, financially disadvantaged students and contributes to developing and improving the campus’ infrastructure.
After meeting with Dr. Doumani, the delegation visited the sites of the campus infrastructure and facilities development project, which began in 2021 with 2.5 million USD in funding provided by QFFD to rehabilitate a network of roads outside and inside campus and build new parking facilities. The project is expected to be completed in May 2022.
With the continued support of QFFD, Birzeit University was able to provide 871 scholarships to its students during the 2020-2021 academic year.