The University College of Applied Sciences participating in a symposium on “possible means to reinforce collaboration between Palestinian universities and the private sector”
UCAS participating in a symposium on “possible means to reinforce collaboration between Palestinian universities and the private sector” which organized in the Islamic University-Gaza (IUG) within the EU-Tepmus project.
The symposium aims at reinforcing the roles of the universities in the social and economic development of Palestine. They highlighted the importance of diagnosing and identifying the cooperation and interaction constraints as a first step to boost the links between universities and the industrial sector to exchange expertise and knowledge. The participants also encouraged improving the efficiency of human resources and strengthening the relations with the private sector.
Dr. Mohamed Mushtaha, Eng. Wesam Saqallah and Eng. Hatem Abu Sultan represented UCAS in the symposium with attendance of the EU and the partners Representative and many other academics and researchers.
The symposium consisted of four sessions each discussed specific themes. The first session highlighted the importance of entrepreneurship and its role in developing the industrial sector, the role of universities in teaching the necessary entrepreneurship skills to best suit the market, and entrepreneurship’s role in improving the IT sector in the Gaza Strip. The second session discussed the importance of directing the scientific research towards the private sector and the society.
Dr. Mohamed Mushtaha and Eng. Hatem Abu Sultan involved in the third session which emphasized the role of the universities in spreading knowledge, using technology, and offering remote jobs.
Eng. Wesam Saqallah participate in the final session that looked into the obstacles which hinder communication between the Palestinian government and the private sector, and the ways to overcome them.