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

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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Palestinian universities are ready to start the UniGov Online Training !

Palestinian Universities are ready to start the online training on university governance and quality assurance. This will provide capacity building for both the project participants and the leadership of partner universities.

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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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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