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Improving Governance Practices and Palestinian Higher Education Institutions

Improving Governance Practices and Palestinian Higher Education Institutions

WELCOME TO UNIGOV

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.

Objectives:

  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

First partnership meeting: September 20-21, 2017 at the University of Siena

The first partnership meeting of the UniGov was held on September 20 and 21 of September at the University of Siena in Italy. The purpose of the meeting was to analyze the activities carried out to date. The University of Siena explained how to use the diagnostic tool developed in the framework of the research activities phase of the project.

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In Siena, HEIs from Palestine will learn how to self-evaluate their governance system

Following the Kick off meeting held in February, the UniGov Partners will gather at the University of Siena in Italy on 20-21 September to further analyse and discuss on how to improve the governance practices in the higher education institutions in Palestine.

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Kick-Off meeting: February 16-17, 2017 in Rome

Five European partners from Italy, Ireland, Portugal and Slovenia and five Palestinian partners have gathered on February 16-17, 2017 in Rome at the UNIMED headquarters for the kick-off meeting of the UniGov (Improved Governance Practices and Palestinian Higher Education Institutions) project coordinated by An Najah National University of Nablus.

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Partnership

ANNU, An-Najah National University
(Project coordinator)

BZU, Birzeit University, Palestine

AAUJ, Arab American University Jenin, 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