Birzeit University was the first institution of higher education to be
established in Palestine. It provides students with the opportunity to realize
their academic aspirations and encourages them to be productive citizens and
active members of their community.
The university plays a central role in developing the most valuable
national resource in society - namely, our people. New
graduate and undergraduate programs are being developed to
assist in meeting this objective. The university campus is being expanded so
that it can meet the growing higher education needs of Palestinian society, and
its various institutes and centers conduct intensive policy-oriented research
to assist in the economic, social, and human development of Palestine.
In addition to its academic programs, the university has institutes and
centers that are designed to develop and support community-oriented programs
that contribute to the achievement of sustainable development in Palestine.