Through higher education, young citizens gain a wider understanding of both their country and the world around them.  

By introducing our globally-recognised Internationalising Higher Education programme to Occupied Palestinian Territories, we are now linked with Palestinian and governmental bodies as well as partners in the UK.

This has helped us develop our expertise in the areas of: 

  • Policy
  • Quality assurance
  • Academic research
  • Employability and career development
  • Leadership and management.

Our aims

As part of this programme we aim to:

  • Develop graduates with intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial employability skills and attributes for the 21st Century
  • Support the development of medical education programme in Family Medicine
  • Work with the Ministry of Higher Education and UK partners on strategy and policy development 
  • Work with concerned stakeholders and UK partners on strategy and policy development 
  • Encourage employers to be engaged in Higher Education to develop employability 

Our activities

The programme has opened doors for us to showcase our expertise internationally and increase the number of partnerships, networking and capacity building opportunities. 

We’ve recently had the opportunity to Work in partnership with University of Salford, University of South Wales, Coventry University and six participating Palestinian Higher Education Institutions  to develop policy frameworks, pedagogical practices and the wider supporting student engagement structures towards embedding entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial skills and abilities in students, which are appropriate for sustained success in the 21st century global graduate market place.

The focus is to facilitate the development of practice in three areas of day-to-day business: 

  • Applied strategy policy and process
  • Staff Development, Teaching and Learning Strategies 
  • Wider student engagement 


Challenges and Opportunities in Palestinian Higher Education Symposium

Our international higher education symposium provides insight into the challenges and opportunities for higher education in Palestine and the wider MENA region. Alongside perspectives and learning taken from current developments in practice within Palestinian higher education, the symposium explores tangible avenues for future development through a range of Palestinian and international practices, case studies and curriculum-industry models focused on the development of entrepreneurialism and intrapreneurialism in higher education and its sustained economical, societal and cultural impacts.

The symposium will be of interest for:

  • University Senior Managers and Leaders
  • Higher Education Ministers and policy makers
  •  Vice-Principals Education and Student Experience, or similar
  •  Academic Development specialists
  •  Academic Directors, and tutors
  •  NGOs
  • University industry partners and educational sponsors

What will you gain?

  • Insight into current developments in Palestinian entrepreneurial education
  • An understanding of the major themes and issues associated with development of this educational agenda in the region
  • Ideas and good practice taken from international perspectives and current thinking  to inform local, regional developments and initiatives
  • Access to an international network

More information

Phone the British Council Palestine on +970(0)2 2963293 or email us at for more information about our work with the programme or to find out how you can take part in our events and activities. 

Read more about our activities on the British Council International Higher Education website.