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

The Board of Trustees is formed by a decision of the President of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization / President of the State of Palestine. The members of the Board are Palestinian citizens with competencies and knowledge that enable them to fulfill their role and fulfill their responsibilities in order to achieve the goals of the University. President Abbas issued a presidential decree, dated 4/2/2018, concerning the formation of the Board of Trustees for the current session (2018-2022), consisting of the following 15 members:


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
Coordinator of the Development of Higher Education Project-World Bank, (Member)

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

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

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Note that Dr. Eng. Yousef Sabbah is the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.