PALESTINE AHLIYA UNIVERSITY

Palestine Ahliya University College (PAUC) is a higher education institution. PAUC was established in 2006 as a culmination of a joint venture between selective academics and investors, who consider investing in higher education not only a fruitful service to Palestine but also a project for social development and maintenance of national capital within the country. PAUC directs its academic services towards Palestinians and other nationals with qualifications prescribed by the college. PAUC works hard to secure quality education for students through qualified academicians worldwide. It also works towards securing quality education requirements with a highly qualified administration.

Our mission stems from our commitment to establish a university which is a resource for civilized ideas and thoughts, advanced science and research. Moreover, it also aims to achieve the mission of strong higher education by reflecting the expectations and aspirations of the Palestinian people for a better life for their families. As a university college, PAUC insists on being an active member in the development of the Palestinian community, taking advantage of the rich resources of its people represented by the intellectuals, heritage, sanctities and values, and its economy, which is based on knowledge production, dissemination, marketing and distributing of knowledge.
Furthermore, our general mission is to meet the educational and cultural needs of the Palestinian society, by providing quality programs and services that complement the mission of the Palestinian institutions of higher education, and to work towards changing our starts from college to university

Palestine Ahliya University College aims to achieve entrepreneurship and excellence on the national and regional levels, in the fields of higher education, scientific research, dissemination of knowledge, and community partnership.

ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY OF GAZA

The Islamic University of Gaza (IUG) is an independent academic institution supervised by the Ministry of Higher Education. It is a member of four associations: Association of Arab Universities, Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World , Community of Mediterranean Universities, and International Association of Universities. In addition, IUG works closely with numerous universities around the world.

IUG provides for its students an academic environment that adheres to Islamic principles as well as Palestinian traditions and customs. It also provides all available resources, including the most up-to-date technology in service of the education process.

Boards and Organizing Bodies:
The university has a number of boards that support, organize and direct its academic mission. The most important are:

The Board of Trustees
The University Council

University Vision:
"A beacon of knowledge, culture and human services that seeks to create a comprehensive social revival. "

University Mission:
IUG is an academic institution that strives to raise the educational, cultural and civilization levels in the Palestinian society, to keep up with current trends in higher education and technology advancements, to encourage scientific research, and to contribute in building future generations and developing the society in a framework of Islamic values."

University Goals:
To raise the levels of educational programs based on quality standards
To develop, support and invest in scientific research tin order to achieve continual development
To strengthen the university’s role in serving and developing the society.
To regulate and raise the efficiency of technical and administrative institutional performance.
To improve the university environment and the level of services presented to students and staff.
To reinforce partnership and cooperative relationships with local, regional and international organizations.

PALESTINE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

Palestine Polytechnic University (PPU) is one of the leading polytechnic universities in Palestine. It was founded in 1978 by the University Graduates Union (UGU), which is a non-profit organization in Hebron district.The primary mission is to emphasize quality vocational and technical engineering education. This is achieved by providing students with practical knowledge to help them acquire an up-to-date experience directly related to their disciplines.

In addition to the two-year diploma degree, PPU has been offering a B.Sc. degree in a number of engineering programs since 1990.

PPU is officially recognized by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and it is an active member in the Rector Conference of Palestinian Universities.

There are about 6000 students enrolled in the various areas of specialization at PPU during the academic year 2013/2014. PPU dedicates particular attention and commitment to enhance its relationship with the local community by identifying potential community priorities and needs. To this end, it promotes certain diverse services, strategies and programs to meet these priorities and needs.

Vision:

Towards Science, Technology, and Innovation Entrepreneurial University.

Mission:

To graduate qualified labor forces able to make a positive change and fulfill the needs and requirements of the community in scientific, technological, and research fields.
To provide innovative ideas and solutions.
To strengthen the role of the scientific research and development in accomplishing sustainable and substantial national growth.
To attract qualified and ranked human resources.
To reform the university environment and atmosphere.

Main objectives:

Assuring quality in academic programs.
Assuring quality in administrative issues.
Encouraging the scientific research.
Communicating efficiently with local community.
Achieving full financial self – dependency.
Enhancing the university atmosphere and the extracurricular activities.

ARAB AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

Arab American University (AAUJ) is the first private Palestinian university, founded in year 2000, in a collaboration with California State University (CSU) in Stanislaus and Utah State University (USU) in Logan. CSU approved AAUJ’s first Curricula and gave the needed expertise to start the university, USU provided the faculty members and administrators to run the university in its first two years. AAUJ serves the educational needs of over 11,300 students by providing a dynamic learning atmosphere that inspires innovation and has a primarily focus on every student’s success.
AAUJ provides quality education for Palestinian and international students and aspires to be a leader in Palestinian higher education. AAUJ has made impressive strides towards the development of educational facilities and laboratories in a vibrant setting. It adopts a distinct, unique education system with a wide range of demand-based academic programs offering diversified education. The necessity-motivated programs are meant to acquaint graduates with the skills, qualifications and knowledge needed to develop independent thinking and entrepreneurship aptitudes in order to contribute to the overall, sustainable national development. To this end, AAUJ recruits the brightest professionals, scholars and researchers from Palestine and abroad-an approach that diversifies and enriches the sources of education and transfers the latest achievements in science and technology.

Vision
The Arab American University aspires to be known for graduating students who far exceeds the expectations locally and globally, adhere to the highest ethical standards and have a real impact on the society through research and innovation.

Mission
To offer academic programs of international standards and recruit highly qualified faculty members who value teaching and research.
To create a collaborative environment open to the free exchange of ideas, where research, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship can flourish
To build collaboration with international universities of highest standards.
To instill in the students, the desire to behave ethically.
To promote among its faculty members, staff and students the desire to serve the community at large.

AN NAJAH NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Vision

An-Najah National University is dedicated to promoting understanding, providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate education, and serving as a leader in scientific research. An-Najah acts as a base for sustainable development by encouraging students and the University community to assume leadership roles and to participate in serving society.

Mission

An-Najah National University is a public institution whose mission is to advance learning, share knowledge and foster the skills needed in young men and women to succeed as people and professionals in all spheres of life. An-Najah also aims to instill a love of understanding in the students and to promote a culture of scientific excellence. The University strives to equip its students with the skills necessary to be productive and creative members of the Palestinian society and to compete in the domestic, Arab and international work markets.

The University is also dedicated to advancing scientific research on a global level and to meeting the community’s needs by participating in sustainable economic, technical and human development. Additionally, An-Najah strives to preserve the cultural and religious heritage of the Palestinian people and to increase knowledge of this heritage.

Strategic Purposes:

Advancing, developing and promoting higher education.
Advancing and promoting scientific research in the sciences and humanities for the achievement and enrichment of scientific knowledge.
Activating the role of the University as a leader and catalyst in serving the community and solving its problems.
Raising the level of efficiency of the administrative performance at the University so that administrative services can effectively assist the University in achieving its mission.

AL-AZHAR UNIVERSITY GAZA

Mission
Al Azhar University-Gaza (AUG) aims to satisfy the needs of the Palestinian community with qualified personnel in diverse disciplines of knowledge, applied scientific research, and sustainable development. AUG focuses on employing the most sophisticated information technology and communication means in maintaining the authenticity of Arab-Islamic heritage as well as adhering to human rights principles.

Vision
Al Azhar University-Gaza (AUG) strives to create knowledge, uniqueness, excellence, innovation and creativity through the academics and students; to be one of the pioneering universities nationally, regionally and internationally; to be a beacon of scientific research and development in the Palestinian society; and to be fully committed to comprehensive quality and continuous improvement .

Strategic Goals
To build and improve the capacities of the academic and administrative staff members in order to support the academic process, scientific research and community service.
To build and improve the capacities of the academic and administrative staff members in order to support the academic process, scientific research and community service.
To develop the university’s academic programs in order to meet the Palestinian’s labor market needs through creating a distinctive, innovative and high quality educational environment.
To contribute in improving the knowledge level as a basis for establishing the university’s strategic plans.
To strengthen the university’s community engagement through providing consulting, training and research services as well as encouraging voluntary work.
To strengthen the university’s external relations with regional and international organizations and universities and enhance the university’s abilities to reach the Palestinian, Arab, Islamic and international sources of fund.

AL-AQSA UNIVERSITY

Vision

Al – Aqsa university is striving to be distinguished among Palestinian and regional universities in all fields of academic studies, scientific research and community service based on the comprehensive high quality culture

Mission
Al – Aqsa university is a Palestinian government institution of higher education which aims at preparing a person provided with knowledge, skills and values and having the ability of continuing education and utilizing information technology through capacity- building programs, university education, scientific research and community development and service. In the course of achieving its view, Al- Aqsa university is truly committed to Arabic and Islamic Culture and the principles of human rights which include responsibility, compliance with the rule of law, transparency, respect, tolerance, justice, equality, consolidation and participation of all concerned parties

Strategic Goals:
The university tries hard to spread knowledge and deepen its roots, and serve and develop the Palestinian community in particular and the Arabic and human community in general within the framework of a philosophy based on national concepts and the heritage of Arabic and Islamic civilization and tries to achieve this objective through the following:
• Enhancement of the institutional development of Al-Aqsa university through the improvement of the adequacy of the reinforcement supporting the teaching- learning process, scientific research and community service.
• Improvement of the quality of academic programs in the university through the provision of effective teaching- learning environment.
• Participation in improving knowledge and understanding as a basis of supporting the adoption of decisions and policy making, regarding the issues of Al-Aqsa university and the Palestinian community through networking with educational and research institutions and centers and civil community institutions at local, regional and global levels.
• Participation in the process of the continuous development of the Palestinian society by providing educational, training , research and consultation services as well as voluntary work Jointly with official institutions and the institutions of the civil community and the private sector.
• The development of a medium professional educational system based on distinction and proficiency and meets the developmental requirements of the community

AL AZHAR UNIVERSITY OF GAZA

Mission
Al Azhar University-Gaza (AUG) aims to satisfy the needs of the Palestinian community with qualified personnel in diverse disciplines of knowledge, applied scientific research, and sustainable development. AUG focuses on employing the most sophisticated information technology and communication means in maintaining the authenticity of Arab-Islamic heritage as well as adhering to human rights principles.

Vision

Al Azhar University-Gaza (AUG) strives to create knowledge, uniqueness, excellence, innovation and creativity through the academics and students; to be one of the pioneering universities nationally, regionally and internationally; to be a beacon of scientific research and development in the Palestinian society; and to be fully committed to comprehensive quality and continuous improvement .

Strategic Goals

To build and improve the capacities of the academic and administrative staff members in order to support the academic process, scientific research and community service.
To build and improve the capacities of the academic and administrative staff members in order to support the academic process, scientific research and community service.
To develop the university’s academic programs in order to meet the Palestinian’s labor market needs through creating a distinctive, innovative and high quality educational environment.
To contribute in improving the knowledge level as a basis for establishing the university’s strategic plans.
To strengthen the university’s community engagement through providing consulting, training and research services as well as encouraging voluntary work.
To strengthen the university’s external relations with regional and international organizations and universities and enhance the university’s abilities to reach the Palestinian, Arab, Islamic and international sources of fund.