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Developing Business and Economic Research Centers Capacities at Higher Education Centers” BERC” held Project Committee’s Fourth Meeting

  • 02.15.2017

On 15, February, 2017, Developing Business and Economic Research Centers Capacities at Higher Education Centers” BERC” held Project Committee’s Fourth Meeting at the Islamic University of Gaza in the presence of all partner universities in the Gaza Strip including: Al-Azhar University and University Collage of Applied Sciences) at the Islamic University while universities of the West Bank are :Al Quds Open University, European universities (Almeria University and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) attended the meeting through Go To Meeting technology.

Dr. Wael Al-Dayya, project coordinator at the Islamic University of Gaza, welcomed the audience. During the meeting, presentations were made by partner universities in the project about the progress of the project, the challenges facing each university partner in the implementation of the project, whether inside the university or the challenges related to the difficulty of the EC regulations and recommendations to overcome these obstacles to each of the following universities: the Islamic University presented by Dr. Wassim Al-Habeel, University College of Applied Sciences presented by Eng. Hatem Abu Sultan, Al-Azhar University presented by Dr. Mahmoud Sabra, and Al-Quds Open University presented by Dr. Yousef Sabah.

The next topic, that was discussed during the meeting, is the upcoming activities in the project’s life, which Dr. Al-Dayya talked about, including the training programs that are expected to take place in the last week of April and the first week of May over two consecutive weeks at the University of L'Aquila - Italy and the University of Almeria - Spain. There was also speech about the content of training programs, based on the need of partner universities for this kind of programs.

Eng. Amani Al-Maqadmah talked about the workshops that are supposed to be completed, requiring each university partner in the project to hold a workshop at the university level and another workshop at the entire universities.

The last thing that was discussed in this meeting is the mechanism of communication with the partners, including the continuation of the partners through Trello application, which presents all expected tasks of the partners and the specific date to complete each activity. She also talked about quality assurance questionnaires that were prepared by the partners and those who attended the project’s meetings from the initial phases. The results of the analysis and corrective tools were presented too.


BERC - Develop Business and Economic Research Centers Capacity at Palestinian Higher Education Institutions

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