Birzeit University is an active member among the 112 UNIMED members coming from 23 countries of both shores of Mediterranean. This longstanding partnership aims at promoting the international aspect of universities, planning and funding activities, promoting mobility, capacity building and research.
Prof. Abuhijleh, President of the University, and Mr. Scalisi, UNIMED Director, discussed the prospects of strengthening the cooperation especially in capacity building projects through Horizon 2020; which is the biggest European Union Research and Innovation program.
During the meeting, it was emphasized the importance of maintaining and strengthening multilateral relations with the countries in the region. Prof. Abuhijleh said “We need to work together with other higher education institutions and organizations to achieve innovation and entrepreneurship in education. This ongoing partnership with UNIMED motivates us to strengthen our leading role in this organization, to help us achieve our mission and vision that aims at shaping the leaders of tomorrow, for a better future.”