During the last four years I have been working at the Representation of the European Union in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) where I was responsible for a portfolio, which included Education, Research and Youth.  Education is highly valued in the Palestinian society, which does not dispose of any other resources than the knowledge and know how of their people. Education soon became the focus area of my work and we funded development programmes and projects to improve the management capacities of the higher education institutions and the quality of their programmes, to assist the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in the implementation of the Teacher Education Reform, as well as to enhance regional university cooperation and to offer scholarships to Palestinian students, who desire to study at European universities.


After 10 years of professional experience in public administration I consider it as a great privilege to be given the opportunity to re-immerge myself into the academic world. I came to CIE to deepen my knowledge in educational policy, planning and management and see CIE as a platform for inspiration and innovative ideas for my future work. 


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CIE Graduate