University Leaders Meet to Address Higher Education Needs

The presidents of Palestinian Universities met on November 28, 2016 in Birzeit University where they explored the needs of Higher Education entities in Palestine, and looked for ways to enhance their academic cooperation.

The meeting was attended by Birzeit's university President Abdullatif Abuhijleh, and President Assistant Abdel Aziz Shawabkeh, the President of Hebron University Salah Alzaroo, Palestine Polytechnic University Imad Khatib, Al- Quds University Imad Abu Kishek, President of Bethlahem University Michael Sansur, Vice Chanceollor at the University of Bethlahem Peter Bray, Al Azhar University President Abdel Khaliq Al- Farra, and through video conference from Gaza the President of the Islamic University Adel Awadallah.

The attendees discussed the current economic and political challenges that face universities, shedding light on the financial crises that they go through. Strategies to support joint research projects and further academic cooperation were also explored during the meeting.