Strengthening University-Enterprise Linkages in Palestine  (STEP) project was developed in 2012 as part of the modernization program of higher education TEMPUS IV .STEP is aims to contribute to the socio-economic development in Palestine by strengthening linkages between universities and enterprises in terms of cooperation and partnerships.


Specific objectives:

  • Creation of a nation-wide university-enterprise Network in Palestine as a well-founded dialogue platform for the sharing of experiences and good practice in university-enterprise cooperation.
  • Capacity building for Palestinian universities from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip regarding managerial and strategic thinking to set up stronger and solid relations with local enterprises.
  • Establishment and implementation of specialized Industry Liaison Offices (ILOs) to reinforce universities-enterprises collaboration at 5 Palestinian HEls from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

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