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Past Presidents

Birzeit University has been led by a number of presidents who maintained the university's role as a key player in Palestinian educational, social, cultural and political life, advancing it nationally and worldwide.

Dr. Hanna Nasir served as the first president from 1972-2004, with Dr. Gabi Baramki served as the acting president during 1974-1993 during a period that Dr. Nasir was deported from the country by the Israeli occupation. From 2004-2010, Dr. Nabil Kassis served as the university president, until Dr. Khalil Hindi was appointed in 2010 and continued to serve till the end of July 2015. On August 1st, 2015, Birzeit University’s Board of Trustees has announced that Dr. Abdul Latif Abu Hijleh will be starting his term to serve as President of Birzeit University. 

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