The Birzeit University Business and Economic Research Center (BZU BERC)

It was set up in 2016 as part of the activities of Erasmus’s BERC project (Developing the Capacity of Business and Economic Research Centers at Palestinian Higher Education Institutions). BERC aims to support research and innovation within the Faculty of Business and Economics at BZU as well as researchers and students through fostering academic interaction with colleagues in other departments, local universities and colleagues internationally. It also aims to promote exposure to state of the art research techniques and methodologies as well as improving access to academic journals and other publications. Furthermore, BZU BERC works to enhance the collaboration with the local community, including the private sector, policy makers and civil society to produce relevant research and aid in the development of local communities.