Graduate Catalog 2017/ 2018

General Objectives


Bethlehem University is a Catholic co-educational institution whose mission is to provide quality higher education to the people of Palestine and to serve them in its role as a center for the advancement, sharing and use of knowledge. The University emphasizes excellence in academic programs and the development of students as committed people prepared to assume leading positions in society.  The University aspires to fostering shared values, moral principles and dedication to serving the common good.


To achieve its mission, Bethlehem University seeks to pursue the following goals:

1. To provide liberal education in an environment supportive of the development of the individual student and to foster intellectual growth and commitment to responsibility and service.

2. To offer programs designed to meet the needs of the students, the professions and potential employers based on the awareness that a major motivation for students to attend a university is preparation for a career, a profession or graduate school.

3. To provide a pluralistic setting, in which Palestinians of diverse backgrounds, Christian and Muslim, and people of other nationalities meet, study and work together and learn to value cooperation, tolerance and mutual support.

4. To serve the people of the immediate vicinity of the University and those of the surrounding region and make available to them the expertise of its personnel as well as its educational programs and physical facilities.

5. To support, in particular, applied research within the available resources, based on the University's recognition of the importance of research in supporting the expansion of knowledge and in the development of the Palestinian community.


Bethlehem University in the Holy Land
Phone: +972-2-274-1241
Fax: +972-2-274-4440
Bethlehem, Palestine

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