Inside View IV.3.1 The universities of Palestine and regional engagement


This paper traces the emergence and historical trajectory of Palestinian universities, noting the dramatic increase in student numbers over the past couple of decades. It underscores the fact that Palestinian universities have, since their creation, been concerned with regional and societal development. This feature of Palestinian higher education is then considered as part of global developments and the general move towards the third mission, assisted by the growth in information and communication technologies (ICT) and the internet.

Keith Hammond and Hatem Ali-Elay
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  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government