Birzeit University

: Aug 16, 2018

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Birzeit University [BZU] is Palestine’s first independent not-for-profit institution of higher education governed by an autonomous Board of Trustees. It embodies a success story, inspirational to all Palestinians. Since 1972, BZU has grown to become a leading university in the Middle East, on par with the very best. The University is committed to maintaining excellence in teaching and learning and advancing knowledge through scientific research and civic engagement. Our distinguished faculty combine scholarship and professional experience as former officials, diplomats, professionals, researchers, and scientists. Our students come from diverse backgrounds made possible by the university’s commitment to provide equal opportunities for deserving individuals. Nowadays BZU comprises 9 faculties offering 59 undergraduate programs, 32 Master programs, one interdisciplinary Doctorate Program in the Social Sciences launched in 2014/2015, 2 diploma programs, and 1 program for foreign students.

Birzeit is also home to 11 institutes and centres that support community oriented programs geared towards training, capacity building, research and maintaining sustainable development in Palestine. BZU has student body of approximately 13,963 students of which about 1,518 are graduate students and full time faculty members of 433, as in the academic year 2017 – 2018.

Keywords and matching areas:

 Capacity Building
 Development and Cooperation
 Urban Development
 Education and Training
 Arts Education
 Project Management
 International Relations
 Environmental Law
 Human Rights

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