Birzeit University, with the help of a generous donation
from Mr. Najjad Zeenni - a Palestinian philanthropist - established the IT
Center of Excellence in the heart of Birzeit University Campus in 2008 leverage
opportunities presented by Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to
help achieve social and economic development in Palestine.
The Najjad Zeenni Information Technology
Center of Excellence plays an integral and vital role as part of the
educational arena to continuously empower students and community professionals
- by crafting IT skills development programs, fostering entrepreneurship, and
promoting IT innovation and ICT business acceleration.
Build a strong and cohesive
university-based entrepreneurial environment that encourages new business
start-ups and spin-offs. The purpose of this track is to capture and
support a pipeline of innovative ideas emerging from Palestine's youth
The center plans, develops, and delivers
a multitude of industry-certified professional ICT training programs that are
responsive to the Palestinian market needs and are highly regarded by ICT
The Najjad Zeenni IT Center of Excellence
continuously plans and hosts information technology summer camps, local and
regional IT competitions, and other technology-related events.
Zeenni IT Center of Excellence hosts a Business Startup Center that caters
to young aspiring Palestinian IT entrepreneurs by providing them with valuable
resources, training, networking, and incentives to enable them to transform
their business ideas into viable startups.