Birzeit university

Birzeit university

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Founded as a small school for girls in the village of Birzeit in 1924, Birzeit University is now a distinguished Palestinian university with a modern campus on the outskirts of the city of Ramallah, 20 km northwest of Jerusalem. Throughout its existence, Birzeit University has been the product of Palestinian labor, minds, and resources.

Since its inception, the university has developed in response to the increasing demands of higher education in Palestine and the world. Against all odds-including severe restrictions on academic development and freedom imposed by the Israeli military occupation – the university embodies a success story that is inspiring to all Palestinians.

The university celebrated its first graduating class in 1976, the same year when it joined the Association of Arab Universities, and it joined the International Association of Universities in 1977.

By the end of the 1970s and well through the 1980s, Birzeit University went through an academic and urban resurgence,


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