The Board of Trustees is vested with authority over the University. Members are appointed by the President of the State of Palestine. The members are from the leading minds of the local community and its various sectors.

Board of Trustees

Pursuant to the University regulations, the Board of Trustees is vested with authority over the University, including all of its centers and other units. Members are appointed by the President of the State of Palestine. The members are from the leading minds of the local community and its various sectors; they have enough competency and experience to lead and manage the University affairs according to its bylaws. The current president of the state of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, issued a decree in 2014 appointing the following 14 members for the current Board of Trustees at the University:


Eng. Adnan Samarah
Chairman of the Board of Trustees; Chairman of the Higher Council for Innovation and Excellence, the President Consultant for Innovation & Excellence Affairs

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Prof. Reyad Al-Khudary
Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Gaza University, Member of the Higher Council for Innovation and Excellence

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Prof. Abdul-Fattah Abu Shukor
Former Professor of Economics at An-Najah National University, Member of Palestine Capital Market Authority, (Member)

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Dr. Aziz Shawabka
Assistant President of Birzeit University President, (Member)

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Dr. Sulayman Al-Khalil
Professor of Medical Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at An-Najah National University- (Member)

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Dr. Abdullah Abdul-Mun'em
Part time Professor at Gaza University, (Member)

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Prof. Hani Najem
President of Al-Azhar University/ Gaza, (Member)

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Dr. Husein Al-Aaraj
Minister of Local Government, (Member)

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Dr. Salem Mustafa Abu Khaizeran
Director of Razan Center for Infertility, (Member)

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Mr. Hatem Abdul-Qader
Former Minister for Jerusalem Affairs, Member of FATAH Revolutionary Council, Official of Jerusalem File in Fatah Party, (Member)

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Mr. Yousef Dajani
Former Chairman of the Board at Jerusalem District Electricity Company, (Member)

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Mr. Akram A. Jrab
Chairman of the Board of Al-Quds Bank, (Member)

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Prof. Younes Amr
President of Al-Quds Open University, Member of FATAH Revolutionary Council, (Member)

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Eng. Ahed F. Bsaiso
Director General of Home Engineering Unltd, (Member)

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Dr. Eng. Yousef Sabbah
Secretary of the Board of Trustees

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