Message from Advancement Director

Welcome to Birzeit University’s Advancement Department website. We are eternally grateful for the support and unwavering dedication of our alumni, donors and friends in Palestine and overseas. It is largely thanks to you that Birzeit University celebrates its position as the leading higher-education institution in Palestine, working hard to graduate the best and brightest Palestinian students.

Regionally and nationally recognized as the best creator of hope and fulfillment for Palestinian graduates, Birzeit has always been proud of its reputation as the premier Palestinian institution of higher education, committed to the dissemination of knowledge, the empowerment of our community and the expression of perseverance and resilience in the face of adversity. Our faith in our mission is based on our undoubted acceptance of the fact that the best students of today and tomorrow are depending on us for their future livelihoods and self-realization.

As we lay the foundation for the future, we must position ourselves resourcefully and financially to ensure that Birzeit’s potential is fully realized and reflects the strengths of our rich, past history and traditions. Birzeit University is pledged to ensure access to the highest-quality and affordable university experience for Palestinian students, while also undertaking cutting-edge research for the benefit of our community. The participation and generosity of our alumni, donors and friends is crucial in sustaining the University in an environment of continued occupation and economic recession.

We strive for excellence in all that we do. Our alumni and graduates are leaders in their communities and professional fields: they represent the greatest testament to the added value of a Birzeit University education. Our Advancement Department works tirelessly to grow philanthropic contributions to numerous student support programs and campus improvement initiatives. Their active engagement of individual and institutional donors is a key facet of our ability to rebuild, improve and expand.

Our Scholarship Fund regularly provides financial assistance to approximately one-quarter of our student body, while our Annual Fund generates significant support for campus improvement and expansion. Gifts from our donors not only sustain university operations, but ensure that we continue to stay abreast of the times and the latest innovations in higher education. The winner of an International Award of Excellence from CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) in 2014, for outstanding performance in fundraising and donor stewardship, our Advancement Department works seamlessly and inclusively with donors, alumni and friends to ensure the continuation of our legacy of excellence and innovation.

There is a wide range of gift opportunities at Birzeit University. Development professionals are available to assist you in supporting Birzeit in the way that you see fit. Your generous support is crucial to our continued success and development.

Yours for Birzeit and a better tomorrow,


Ms. Manal Issa

Director of Advancement

Birzeit University, Birzeit, Palestine