Our Timeline

1924      

  • Nabiha Nasir (1891-1951) establishes an elementary school in Birzeit for girls

1930

  • Birzeit School becomes a coeducational high school

1942

  • Birzeit High School becomes Birzeit College

1953

  • Birzeit College offers first-year university-level courses in arts and science

1962

  • Birzeit College grants first associate degrees

1967

  • Elementary, preparatory and high school curricula are cancelled; Birzeit College focuses exclusively on higher education

1972

  • A Board of Trustees is formed to assume full governance responsibility
  • Faculty of Arts is established
  • Faculty of Science is established

1976

  • Birzeit College becomes Birzeit University and starts to award BA and BS degrees
  • Birzeit University is accepted in as a member of the Association of Arab Universities

1977

  • Birzeit University is accepted as a member of the International Association of Universities

1978

  • The Faculty of Business and Economics is established

1979

  • The Faculty of Engineering and Technology is established

1994

  • Birzeit starts to offer masters-level programs to students

1996

  • The Faculty of Graduate Studies is established

2004

  • The Faculty of Law and Public Administration is established

2006

  • The Department of Information Technology is established at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology

2008

  • The Faculty of Nursing and Allied Health Professions is established (today it is the Faculty of Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions)

2010

  • The Faculty of Education is established