Status: On-going
Funding Amount:
Donor: the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) through the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED)
Start Date: 01/01/2021
Completion Date: 31/12/2026
Project Duration: 6 Years

Short Description

E-Pal is a new initiative to strengthen digital teaching methods in the Palestinian higher education sector, where employees at the LINK Centre for Learning, Innovation and Academic Development and the Department of Education at the University of Oslo will collaborate with Palestinian colleagues at Palestine Polytechnic University in the West Bank and University College of Applied Sciences in Gaza to develop new technological, pedagogical and organizational approaches to digital teaching. In addition, the project will strengthen ICT and education as a research field in Palestine.

Main Objective

To strengthen digital teaching methods in the Palestinian higher education sector

Field Areas


Project Partners

Palestine Polytechnic University (PPU) & University of Oslo (UiO)

Specific Objectives

- Strengthening the institutional (PPU, UCAS) and national environments for e-learning in higher education with regard to national policies, organizational infrastructures, and pedagogical practices, thereby enhancing student learning. 

- Strengthening graduates’ competitiveness in the labor market by developing their digital skills and competencies. 

- Strengthening Palestinian academics’ capacities for the design, implementation, and evaluation for e-learning in the higher education sector.

- Strengthen Palestinian academics’ capacities for undertaking research in the field of e-learning.

- Increased awareness and institutional collaboration on the topic of e-learning among Palestinian higher education institutions, and between HEIs and the broader community.

Ola AzamE-PAL