Ashrawi congratulates Birzeit University on its QS World University Rankings 2018 listing


 PLO Executive Committee Member and Birzeit University Board of Trustees Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi congratulates Birzeit University for making the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rankings of the world’s top universities. Chosen among more than 26,000 universities worldwide, Birzeit University is among a list of 950 universities, making it the top university in Palestine and one of the most vibrant and inspirational places of learning and research in the Middle East.

Dr. Ashrawi whose connection to Birzeit University goes back to 1973 said: “This global ranking affirms Birzeit University’s distinction in the top echelons of the world’s universities. Such an achievement for the University attests to the efficiency and creativity of the Palestinian people and their national universities, and it also emphasizes the history of the University and its academic success. Birzeit University, with its outstanding students, alumni, faculty, and staff, provides a unique academic experience that integrates both research and community involvement. Indeed, this great accomplish constitutes Palestinian success with distinction.

The QS ranking will strengthen the reputation of the University as a leader of key educational indicators in Palestine and throughout the Middle East. Birzeit University, where excellence is nurtured, pursued, and celebrated, will continue to produce emerging leaders who will shape Palestine’s future and encourage Palestinians to create the change needed to help Palestine grow and thrive in the many years to come.”