The role of the university in society is not limited to granting academic degrees and academic grades for students enrolled in the various faculties of the university, but extends to play a vital role in all the segments of the society and sectors including public and private institutions.
The community service has become one of the main tasks of the University, which aims to develop the expertise, potential faculty members, equipment of laboratories and workshops, and all the capabilities of the university in the service of society as a whole in line with the vision and the mission of the university.
Palestine Polytechnic University (PPU) is a lead institution in community service, and this is reflected in the slogan it carries: A university that serves the community. In order to reflect this slogan into reality, PPU has established a number of research centers, service centers, departments, and units which all work as bridges between academic colleges and administrative departments in the university on one hand and specific targeted groups in the local community, on the other hand. This is apparent through creative, non-conventional, and non-traditional ideas that significantly contribute in supporting the community development and enhancing the national economy.
The university has achieved a great success so far in the field of community service and developmental capabilities by raising the level of sensitization and dissemination of community service culture among its members. Along with this success, those services have generated financial incomes which have helped the university achieve its goals and move one step further towards fulfilling its vision.
In the future, we look forward to more effectiveness in stimulating scientific research at the university in order to serve the community, raise the level of the academic curricula of the various disciplines, and be able to address the future developmental needs of the local society as well as the regional and international needs.