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BZU Invites Journalists to Discuss Cooperation Mechanism

April 17, 2012
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On 21 February 2012, BZU held a meeting with journalists and media professionals, aiming to strengthen relations and open avenues of cooperation between both parties.

The meeting was attended by BZU President, Dr. Khalil Hindi; Head of Press Syndicate, Dr. Abdel Nasser Najjar; General Manager of TV Programs at Palestine TV Station, Emad Al-Asfar; and the Chairperson of the Media Department at BZU, Dr. Walid Shurafa, as well as a number of newspaper editors and several members of the University Council.

Dr. Hindi called for increased support for higher education and the concomitant increase in the quantity and diversity of disciplines. He noted: “Successful management is a crucial factor that stands firmly behind the success or failure of human beings in achieving their goals and objectives.”



He added that the seriousness of the financial crisis plaguing the universities will make it difficult to pay staff salaries, if BZU does not receive financial aid, or if the government does not fulfill its obligations to the universities. He noted that the situation has become intolerable, and the universities are near the point of collapse due to this severe financial crisis.

Dr. Hindi explained that the financial crisis negatively impacts all aspects of university life, especially in the absence of a higher education strategy in Palestine. He further stressed the importance of strategic thinking in elevating Palestinian higher education institutions to the level of world renowned universities.

On his part, Dr. Najjar commended BZU for its distinctive performance referring to the fact that 80% of the leaders of various organizations in Palestine are graduates of BZU. He also highlighted the importance of a strong university leadership in effecting change.

The meeting concluded with a discussion of the mechanisms of cooperation between BZU and the media and the means for consolidating this cooperation.



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