On Tuesday, 21 September 2021, Rev. Dr. Iyad Twal, Executive Vice President of Bethlehem University, met President Mahmoud Abbas at the presidential headquarters within the delegation of Palestinian university presidents, and in the presence of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Mahmoud Abu Mowais.
President Mahmoud Abbas said it is important to develop the quality of education and to establish a fund for scientific research to bring education to modernity. He also stressed the importance of helping universities to develop programs and inventions that contribute to providing new job opportunities.
The president listened to a detailed explanation from the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and from all university presidents about their activities, efforts, and the challenges facing them.
Rev. Dr. Iyad Twal highlighted during the meeting the importance of the leadership role of Palestinian universities as an essential component of society, and thus the importance of full coordination between them.