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NEO Meeting with the Minister of Education and Higher Education

Dr. Nedal Jayousi has led delegation of 11 academicians representing four Palestinian universities (Birzeit University, Al-Quds Open University, Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie and Islamic University via VC); where he presented to HE Dr. Sabri Saidam the significance of having a national repository research system not only at our universities but at the Ministry. The project that is an EU funded project entitled “Research Output Management through Open Access Institutional Repositories in Palestinian Higher Education” was presented by deans of research from four universities to both the Minister of Education and Higher Education, HE Dr. Sabri Saidam on the 11th of December 2017 and to Dr. Jayousi the Head of EU Representation Office ( E+) in Palestine.

The coordinator of the project from the Islamic University of Gaza joined the meeting via video conference. The participants updated the Minister on the progress of the projects and its importance for the Palestinian Higher Education Institutions. The Minister supported the idea as raised by Dr Jayousi and the participants to establish a National Open Access Institutional Repository; and promised to allocate financial resources to other universities to have similar repositories.
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