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