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Al-Azhar University - Gaza

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Jamal Abdennasser Street, Gaza, Palestine
+972 82824010
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+972 82824020
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Non-Governmental Organization
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General Information: 

Al-Azhar University - Gaza is a Palestinian university established in 1992 in the Gaza City - Palestine. It starts with only the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Law in 1992. Other faculties have been established consequently. In the present academic year 2008/2009 the most recent Faculty of Dentistry has been established. Now the AUG is a campus for eleven different faculties.
AUG is at present one of the leading higher education institutions in the area. Its mission is based on its vision and core values. The AUG role is not limited to teaching, research, and community services. The University is also an instrumental element in the development of all fields: cultural, social, economic, scientific and technological. The AUG realizes that the key to success is its ability to significantly contribute to the development of the country. The AUG is committed to achieve its mission and goals by utilizing all available intellectual and physical resources.
The AUG budget comes mainly from students' fees. Some other donations are accepted every year from other doners including the Palestinian Authority, arab and international donors. The AUG runs some projects sponsored by the Ministry of Education, World Bank, European Union and other doners. AUG now has 13933 students and 720 full-time staff members.
AUG has the following governing bodies:
• Al-Azhar University Council of Trustees.
• Al-Azhar University Council. (The University Council / The Administrative Council)
• The Academic Council (Council of Deans)
• The Employees Syndicate
• The Students' Union.

Mission and Objectives: 

AL-AZHAR UNIVERSITY - GAZA is the premier national university whose mission is to meet the educational and cultural needs of the society by providing programs and services of the highest quality. It contributes to the expansion of knowledge by conducting quality research and by developing and applying modern information technology. AUG plays a significant role in leading cultural, social and economic development in the country."

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The AUG is currently a member of many international unions and associations. This includes the International Association of Universities. AUG has received many grants for EU projects. It is currently running few EU projects and a member of Erasmus Mundus. AUG is now in the process of preparing proposals for TEMPUS IV in many fields.