Italian Consul Visits Campus
The Deputy Italian Consul in Jerusalem Luigi Mattirolo met with Birzeit University President Abdel Latif Abu Hijleh and external academic relations officer Dolly Kaibni-Namour on June 16, 2016.
Abu Hijleh briefed the delegation on the university’s academic status and future plans, calling for strengthening future academic relations with Italy.
Namour said that the university recognize the long standing support of Italy to Palestine, especially in the higher-education sector. “Italy and Birzeit have cooperated in a number of academic, exchange and research activities. The Educational engage programs that we have, are the indispensable foundation for our mutual respect, and productive cooperation.”
La Cecilia emphasized that the cooperation with the Palestinian academic institutes is part of the Italian government’s vision and policies to support education. “We seek to improve the quality of academia in Palestine, and provide the Palestine community with qualified graduates to promote sustainable development.”