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Birzeit University

4.0 out of 5 (18 ratings / 17 reviews) Jerusalem, Israel
The prevailing atmosphere among the college’s faculty members was liberalism and nationalism. Many of the teachers were motivated nationalists and this influenced the students. The teachers planted in their students’ minds the values of caring for the public good over ones’ own personal interests and needs, and of striving to serve country and society.

About

History

Over a century, what began as a small girls’ school in Birzeit town has become the most prestigious Palestinian university, transforming Palestinian higher education through its impact on community awareness, culture and resistance. 

Education

In 1980, Israel issued a military order putting higher education institutions under the mandate of the Israeli military governor, enabling him to control the registration of students and staff recruitment processes; Consequently, Birzeit University launched a national campaign against this military order, which led occupation authorities to halt its implementation.

Research

Birzeit University encourages academic discourse on all key issues, whether they be of local, regional, or international importance, by hosting Palestinian and international academics and researchers in conferences organized by the university’s faculties year-round.

Career

Birzeit University serves as a link between the students/graduates and the community in order to bridge the gap between academic study and its practical application through the career services provided by Innovation & Entrepreneurship Unit (IEU).

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University Ranking

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2019
801
2018
801
2017
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Services

Housing services

The first floor was constructed in 1984, while the second floor was built in 1995 with an area of 1,790 sq. meters, including the Faculty of Engineering workshops and the Faculty of Information Technology. The building was donated by Omar Aggad.

Library services

Birzeit’s main library has free, full and open access to the digital deposits of UN publications. The Dag Hammarskjöld Library of the United Nations Secretariat and the Publication Board agreed to partner with the library in May 2016.

Student Life

Campus life

Birzeit University campus is located on a hill overlooking a series of hills spreading towards the Mediterranean, and is positioned on the archaeological site known as Khirbet Birzeit. The campus is located in the outskirts of Birzeit town, near Ramallah city, 20 kilometers northwest of Jerusalem. Birzeit has moderate weather and is located 850 meters above sea level and covered with olive trees.

Student Reviews

I dreamed that one day I will get my BA certificate in Computer science no matter how hard it will be, But my ambition to get it abroad.
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

It was a bad university, I didn’t enjoy learning there.

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

When i started to study at that university i was expecting something different rather than being fun of your nation, it's ok, i uderstand the natioanalism but when it becomes a religion it starts to create problems

It was a unique experience , the first semester was a real nightmare , because i wanted to get good marks so to get a scholarship from the university , it really worked as i desired , got 4 semester honors in a row , then graduated with distinction 85% ,
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

A recent university graduate , it was a great experience , motivated me to start thinking wisely and to never stop learning, in order to have a bright future and reach my goals .

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