Improving Governance Practices and Palestinian Higher Education Institutions

Improving Governance Practices and Palestinian Higher Education Institutions


Five European partners from Italy, Ireland, Portugal and Slovenia and five Palestinian partners are working together to support the modernization, accessibility and internalization of higher education institutions in Palestine.

UniGov is a project of international cooperation selected for co-financing under the Erasmus + Capacity Building program in Higher Education during the period 15 October 2016 - 14 October 2019.

The project will address weaknesses in the existing governance systems across HEIs in Palestine. By establishing a comparative study with European benchmark universities, UniGov aims to establish a common governance framework and promote the adoption of innovative practices to improve university governance in Palestine.


  1. Create an enabling environment to adopt a good governance system
  2. Establish an effective governance and management structures
  3. Stimulate autonomy and accountability
  4. Strengthen links with different stakeholders
ERASMUS+ a story of 30 years

2017 marks the 30th anniversary or the Erasmus programme!

Today, Erasmus+ offers opportunities across Europe and beyond to individuals and organisations in education, training, youth and sport. UniGov is celebrating this special year in 2017: 30 years of enriching lives and opening minds!

News and Events

Field visit in Siena for implementing human resources management policies

In the framework of the project uniGOV, Improving Governance Practices at Palestinian Higher Education Institutions, the University of Siena, that is a partner of the project, has hosted a field visit on 16th ad 17th April 2019.

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Palestinian Universities share experiences and feedback on their process of modernization

In the framework of the UniGov project, coordinated by An-Najah National University, Palestinian Universities shared their experiences and feedback on their process of modernization of practices on university governance with Italian, Irish and Portuguese partners.

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Palestine Polytechnic University holds a seminar on the Improving Governance Project in Palestinian Universities

The PPU held a seminar on the project of improving governance practices in Palestinian universities, which is actually a joint project of five Palestinian universities and five European universities, as part of an EU-funded Erasmus project.

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ANNU, An-Najah National University
(Project coordinator)

BZU, Birzeit University, Palestine

AAUP, Arab American University, Palestine

PPU, Palestine Polytechnic University, Palestine

IUG, Islamic University of Gaza

UNISI, Università di Siena, Italy

UL, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

UCC, University College Cork, Ireland

UNIMED, Mediterranean Universities Union, Italy

UE, University of Èvora, Portugal