Islamic University of Gaza has won the position of coordinator for the project "Research Output Management through Open Access Institutional Repositories in Palestinian Higher Education" funded by the European Commission within the Erasmus+ program - the second axis (ERASMUS + KA2 CBHE), which its applications ended last February.
The Faculty of Information Technology have been selected to have EU funding. The applicants' team included Dr. Rawia AwadAllah, Dr. Iyad Al-Agha, and Mr. Ramzi Abid. The Islamic University partnered in this project with (3) Palestinian universities: the University of Birzeit , Al-Quds Open University, and Palestine Technical University, as well as (4) European universities: the Technical University of Vienna in Austria, the British universities of Glasgow and Brighton, and the University of Parma in Italy.
The project, which extends over the next three years 2016-2019, aims to developing the infrastructure concerning the maintenance of the Palestinian scientific research and data, and the provision of training and technical and academic qualification required for the establishment and management of research warehouses and research development.
Activities related to the training required in creating these warehouses, and then implementing and managing them is the core of the project. The learning outputs from these activities will be shared and published in a variety of ways, including the establishment of mechanisms to assist other institutions to proactively create and manage warehouses. The project will contribute in supporting free access to research results, and the promotion of scientific communication and coordination between the Palestinian higher education institutions.
Last year, The Islamic University won as head coordinator of the project "the development of economic and administrative research centers in the Palestinian universities" within the Erasmus+ European program (BERC) 2015-2018, second axle (ERASMUS + KA2 CBHE), funded by the European Commission, applied for by the Faculty of Commerce.