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Business and Economic Research Centers at Palestinian Higher Education Institutions Project “BERC” has held the seventh project’s committee meeting

  • 05.18.2017

Business and Economic Research Centers at Palestinian Higher Education Institutions Project “BERC” has held the seventh project’s committee meeting on Thursday 18\5\2017 in the Islamic university of Gaza, with the presence of all partner universities (Al-Azhar university, University College of Applied Sciences, and Al-Quds Open University- Gaza) concurrently with University of Almeria - Spain, and with the presence of the west bank’s universities (Al-Quds Open University, and Birzeit University) and the European universities (L'Aquila University- Italy, Royal Institute of Technology- Sweden, Huddersfield University-UK) in the University of Almeria-Spain, and it was held via skype.

At the beginning, Dr.Wael Aldaya – the project coordinator at the Islamic University of Gaza- welcomed the audience of the Islamic university of Gaza and Almeria University.

The meeting included some presentations by the projects partner universities about the progress in the projects implementation as follows: Dr.Khaled Dehleez presented the Islamic University of Gaza, Dr.Samia Albotmeh presented Birzeit University, Dr.Abdul Rahman Ahmed presented Al-Quds Open University, Dr.Mahmood Sabra presented Al-Azhar University, and Dr.Hatem Abu-Sultan presented the UCAS.

The second subject discussed in the meeting was the upcoming activities in the project’s life, which was spoken by Eng.Amani Al-Maqadma, which includes restructuring the budget so it contains the excess costs resulted from not being able to travel for receiving the training programs which was held in Sweden, Spain and Italy. Additionally, the event also discussed the possibility of the European companies to come to Gaza, to compensate the training programs that Gazan participants did not go to, as an alternative plan for the Gazan participants’ inability to attend, after the companies approve and accept such decision.

The activities that should be implemented by every European university during the projects life cycle was discussed as well, as follows:

  • Huddersfield University- UK is responsible to prepare for the training program which is supposed to be held in the coming September.
  • Royal Institute of Technology- Sweden, is responsible to present the feasibility plan and the external evaluation of the projects activities.
  • Eng. Maqadama presented the upcoming activities related to the media plan of the project’s activities.
  • L'Aquila University- Italy, made a presentation about the results of the need assessment studies.
  • Dr. Wasim Alhabil presented the upcoming and remaining activities in the projects life cycle

  • The last thing discussed in the meeting was to set the dated for the projects committee next meetings, in addition to the summer vacations dates for the partner universities, and the agenda for the following meeting which should be held in the med of the coming July.



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

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