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Licensed HEI

Higher education institution:  a licensured institution in accordance with the law to offer one or more accredited education program of the higher educational programs.

 

Educational program:  an academic or professional accredited program offered by a licensured higher education institution for a duration of at least one academic year or two academic semesters after successful completion of the General Certificate of Secondary Education (Tawjihi) or its equivalent.

 

Institutions of higher education can be defined according to their establishment as stated in article (10) of Law No. (11) for the year 1998 as follows:

-          Governmental higher education institutions: established by a decree from the council of ministers and follows the ministry of education and higher education financially, managerially and lawfully.

-          Public higher education institutions:  non-profit institutions or charity and are registered in the ministry of interior

-          Private higher education institutions:  are registered in the ministry of economics

 

Institutions of higher education can be classified in Palestine as follows:

-          University: licensured higher education institution that offers accredited educational programs awarding the first university degree (bachelor) or graduate programs awarding the higher diploma or master or doctorate and may offer educational programs awarding the diploma degree according to the adopted regulations.

-          University College: licensured higher education institution that offers accredited educational or professional programs awarding the bachelor and may offer educational and or professional and or technical programs for two or three years awarding the diploma degree according to the adopted regulations.

-          Polytechnic: licensured higher education institution that offers accredited professional and or technical programs awarding the diploma degree according their adopted regulations and may offer technical or professional programs awarding the bachelor degree and or graduate programs awarding master or doctorate in technical and or professional specializations.

-          Community College: licensured higher education institution that offers accredited educational and or professional and or technical programs awarding the associate or professional for duration of at least one academic year according to the adopted regulations.

 

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الجامعات وهي المؤسسات التي تضم كل منها ما لايقل عن ثلاث كليات جامعية وتقدم برامج تعليمية تنتهي بمنح درجة البكالوريوس أو “الدرجة الجامعية الأولى” وللجامعة أن تقدم برامج للدراسات العليا تنتهي بمنح درجة الدبلوم العالي أو الماجستير أو الدكتوراه، ويجوز لها أن تقدم برامج تعليمية تنتهي بمنح شهادة الدبلوم وفق أنظمة الدبلوم.

الكليات الجامعية وهي المؤسسات التي تقدم برامج تعليمية أكاديمية أو مهنية تنتهي بمنح درجة البكالوريوس أو ” الدرجة الجامعية الأولى” وللكلية الجامعية أن تقدم برامج تعليمية تنتهي بمنح شهادة الدبلوم وفق أنظمة الدبلوم

كليات المجتمع وهي المؤسسات التي تقدم برامج تعليمية أكاديمية و/أو مهنية و/ أو تقنية لا تقل مدة الدراسة فيها عن سنة دراسية واحدة تنتهي بمنح شهادة الدبلوم الأكاديمي أو المهني أو التقني وفق أنظمة الدبلوم