Presentation on theme: "Dolly Kaibni-Nammour Director, Office of Grants and Contracts/ External Academic Relations PHOENIX Project University of AlMeria October 23-24, 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Dolly Kaibni-Nammour Director, Office of Grants and Contracts/ External Academic Relations PHOENIX Project University of AlMeria October 23-24, 2013
Birzeit University (BZU) is a Palestinian Arab institution governed by an autonomous board of trustees composed of Palestinian educators and professionals. It is located about 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) north of Jerusalem. Birzeit's mountains are covered with olive trees and the campus has been landscaped to take advantage of the lovely views from its high hills. Birzeit University Birzeit University offers 46 Bachelor’s and 24 Master’s programs An Interdisciplinary PhD program in Social Sciences has been recently accredited by the Palestinian Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission.
Academic Biography The number of students has been increasing steadily, from 329 students in 1972 to around 10,000 in 2012 enrolled in 9 faculties Despite this rapid growth, the Student/ Teacher ratio has been maintained at 20-1, an important indicator of academic standards.
Academic FacultiesCommunity Outreach: Institutes and Centers Faculty of ScienceInstitute of Women’s Studies Faculty of ArtsInstitute of Law Faculty of Business and EconomicsMedia Development Center Faculty of EngineeringInstitute of Community and Public Health Faculty of EducationCenter for Development Studies Faculty of Law and Public Administration Institute of Environmental and Water Studies Faculty of Information TechnologyBirzeit Testing Laboratories Faculty of Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Professions Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Institute for International Studies Faculty of Graduate StudiesCenter for Continuing Education Najjad Zeeni Center for IT Excellence Birzeit University Museum Academic Biography
PAS Program: Favored by International Students The Palestine and Arabic Studies (PAS) Program is an academic program that offers international students the opportunity to combine the study of the Arabic language with social science courses about Palestine and the Arab World.
The PAS Program offers 4 levels of Modern Standard Arabic and 3 levels of Colloquial Arabic (beginner to advanced) and social and political science courses that are taught in English. (Every semester) Courses that PAS Offers PAS Program: Favored by International Students ARSK Modern Standard Arabic IARSK Modern Standard Arabic II ARSK Modern Standard Arabic IIIARSK Modern Standard Arabic IV ARSK Colloquial Arabic IARSK Colloquial Arabic II ARSK Colloquial Arabic III SOCI Palestinian SocietyPOLS The Palestine Question WOMS Women in Arab SocietySOCI Arab Society CULS Palestinian Cultural StudiesCULS 332 – Modern and Contemporary Arab Thought
Priority Programs for Outgoing Students • Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning • Health, Nutrition, and Speech Therapy • Business Studies and Management Sciences • Engineering, Technology • Communication and Information Sciences • Languages: English and French Majors • Law, Public Administration • Mathematics, Informatics • Natural Sciences • Social Sciences • Education, Teacher Training
BZU BA Programs that Require both Arabic and English Palestine and Arabic Studies Program (PAS) English Language and Literature Architectural EngineeringElectrical Engineering Audiology and Speech TherapyFrench Language (French) BiologyMajor Mathematics / Minor Statistics ChemistryPhysics/Minor Mathematics/Computer Science/Electronics Civil EngineeringMechanical Engineering Computer ScienceMechatronics Computer Systems EngineeringNursing Nutrition and Dietetics Contacts: For PAS: : For others:
BZU Master Programs that Require English ( A Knowledge of Arabic is Recommended ) Applied ChemistryEconomics Water and Environmental Engineering Applied Statistics EducationWater and Environmental Sciences Business Administration Gender and Development Studies Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture Clinical Laboratory Science International Studies Democracy and Human Rights Community Psychology MathematicsComputing Community and Public Health Physics
Office of External Academic Relations Tel: +970 (2) Fax: +970 (2) Thank You Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC) OGC Tel: +970 (2) Fax: +970 (2) Contact Information