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Develop the Capacity of Business and Economic Research Centers at Higher Education Centers” BERC” held Project Committee’s Eleventh Meeting

  • 01.11.2018

Develop Business and Economic Research Centers Capacity at Palestinian Higher Education Institutions Project “BERC” has held the eleventh project’s committee meeting on Thursday 11 January 2018 in the Islamic university of Gaza, with the presence of all Palestinian partner universities; Al-Azhar University- AUG and University College of Applied Sciences- UCAS concurrently with Al-Quds Open University -QOU, Birzeit University- BZU, University of L'Aquila- UNIVIQ, Royal Institute of Technology-KTH  at University of Huddersfield- HUD and University of Almaria (Via Google Hangout) have connected.

The first part of the meeting began by welcoming the presence and a welcome speech was delivered by the HUD's organizer and another welcome speech was delivered by the IUG represented by Dr. Wael Al Daya, then Dr. Nieves from the UAL introduced herself. 

After welcoming the participants, the second part of the meeting took place according to the agenda, the research methodology course at KTH was discussed, UAL and HUD presented by Prof. Cail Nour- KTH and Dr. Nieves Garcia de Frutos- UAL, inputs provided by UNIVIQ and HUD then discussion was conducted with PS partners.

The third part of the meeting was about the progress of implemented activities, PS Partners presented a presentation about the progress implemented activities, with emphasis on the research methodology course.

  • BZU (Dr. Samia El Botmeh)
  • QOU (Dr. Abdelrahman Ahmed)
  • AUG (Dr. Mahmoud Sabra)
  • UCAS (Eng. Hatem Sultan)
  • IUG (Dr. Wael Al Daya

Eng. Amani El Maqadma presented the progress of implemented activities against the timeline of the project and raised the discussion of overdue activities.

The fourth part of the meeting was about the Quality Assessment,  the assessment of the 2nd year quality reports for all PS partners were presented. The correction actions, plan for monitoring visit and the external evaluation procedures will be conducted in cooperation with KTH.

The fifth part of the meeting focused on the budget restructuring and the budget allocation for partners in addition to the agreement amendment procedures. 

The sixth part of the meeting was about future activities in the light of budget restructuring such as; Summer school, Scientific Days, Research Colloquium, 2nd National workshop with scientific research council IUG, Final Conference, National Research Group  and International Research Group 

 The last part in the meeting was to discuss the sustainability plan.


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

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