Palestinian Public University Presidents Meet at Bethlehem University

The presidents of Palestinian public universities met on campus last week within the framework of deepening the bonds of administrative, professional and academic cooperation and communication between public universities, to raise the efficiency of the work of higher education institutions, exchange experiences, find solutions to common issues and challenges, and emphasize the pioneering and leadership […]

Senior Physiotherapy Students Exhibit their Adaptive Equipment

On Tuesday, 17 January 2023, the senior Physiotherapy students exhibited their adaptive equipment made under the supervision of Mr. Ibrahim Salhab, Clinical Coordinator and Supervisor. The equipment has been designed and made for specific clients in the community as part of the adaptive equipment course held at Lifegate Rehabilitation, Beit Jala. There was also a […]

Four OT Students to travel to California

The University of Southern California (USC), Department of Occupational Therapy, has offered a scholarship to allow four Occupational Therapy students from Bethlehem University to travel to California to join their 2023 summer program. Bethlehem University Students have previously participated many times in this program and USC is keen to continue their participation. The Occupational Therapy […]

Audio Production Presentation Held at Zbierski Library

The Zbierski Library held a student cell activity on Thursday, 12 January 2023, on “Audio Production.” Ms. Elizabeth D’souza, Library Director, introduced student cell member, Arama Sleibi, and welcomed the students encouraging them to interact with one another. Sleibi presented an overview on the basics of audio production in an informative PowerPoint presentation. She also […]

Colloquium Report: How to improve the quality of your research by using Endnote

The Office of the Dean of Research (DOR) held the fourth workshop of the Bethlehem University Research Group series for the 2022-2023 academic year titled, “How to improve the quality of your research by using Endnote,” on Thursday Jan 5, 2022. Dr. Yacoub Sleibi, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Business and Business Administration, facilitated […]

Open Class Room Online Lecture Series

Atmospheric and Climate Sciences (Weekly) – South Asian Meteorological Association (SAMA) & SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRM IST) Global warming and climate change are serious global concerns nowadays. Floods and droughts are the two most devastating consequences of the climate crisis in South Asia. Also, research in the areas of climate science and […]

Participation of BU graduate Hassan Al Butmeh in the TASFED World Competition for Culinary Arts

The Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism at Bethlehem University is proud to announce the participation of their graduate, Hassan Al Butmeh, in the TASFED World Competition for Culinary Arts, which took place in Istanbul with the participation of 23 countries from around the world. Mr. Butmeh won the Gold medal for preparing and serving […]

Vacancy: Director of Institutional Affairs

Job Title: Director of Institutional Affairs Starts: 1 March 2023 Bethlehem University is seeking a full-time Director of Institutional Affairs. This position requires a flexible weekly schedule in which the 40 working hours per week may include evenings and weekends. The Director of Institutional Affairs holds a senior administrative position working directly with the governance […]

Call for the Researchers and Faculty Staff

Join the PGSB 8th Call and partnering with FZJ scientists to develop mutual BSc & MSc Thesis Project Offer The next PGSB 8th Call for student thesis’ will be open for B.Sc., M.Sc. theses and internships on 01 February 2023. At this stage, PGSB program request from researchers and faculty staff members to join PGSB […]

A Bethlehem Christmas message from Br. Peter Bray about his NZCBC speaking tour

Link: https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/bethxmas/ From: New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference As Bethlehem University Vice-Chancellor Brother Peter Bray FSC prepares for his New Zealand speaking tour, he has sent a Christmas message to Kiwis from Bethlehem asking how we can help bring peace to the Holy Land. Taranaki-raised Br Peter has been invited by the NZ Catholic Bishops […]

Vacancy: Dean of Students

Job Title: Dean of Students Bethlehem University is seeking full-time Dean of Student Affairs. This position requires a flexible weekly schedule in which the 40 working hours per week may include evenings and weekends. The position holder must effectively work with a diverse student body, manage various student services, oversee the Student Senate and student […]

New Vice President Designate for Academic Affairs

Bethlehem University Vice Chancellor and the University Community are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Iman Nader Saca as Vice President Designate for Academic Affairs effective January 2023. For over 20 years, Dr. Iman has been a leading scholar and interdisciplinary educator in Archaeology and Anthropology and an advocate for cultural protection, preservation, and promotion. […]

Training Workshop at BU About Human Sexuality

The Counselling office in cooperation with Muntada Al Jinsaniyeh implemented a training workshop at BU about Human Sexuality for 3rd and 4th year students from different departments. This training took place from October 22nd until December 10th, 2022. 16 female students attended the 40-hour training to develop self-awareness to deal with gender from moral and […]

Student Cell Activity in the Library

The student Cell activity - “Time Management” was held on Thursday, 8th of December 2022 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM in the Library Building. Student cell member, Razan Miqdadi displayed the PowerPoint and led the session, which was very informative and useful. 15 students participated in the session and there was very good interaction with [...]

Bethlehem University participates in the Health Research Conference

Bethlehem University participated in the “First National Conference on Health Research in Palestine” organized by the Ministry of Health on 5 December 2022 at the Red Crescent premises in Ramallah. The conference presented health research studies for various Palestinian universities and organizations. Bethlehem University – College of Nursing and Health Sciences- had a successful role […]

Library Liaison Annual Meeting

The Annual Library Liaison meeting took place on Thursday, December 1st, 2022 in the Garden level of the Library –L005 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Ms. Elizabeth Dsouza, Library Director, welcomed Fr. Iyad Twal and all the representatives of the different departments to the meeting. Ms. Elizabeth, displayed the power point of the Library […]

Job Vacancy: Network Administrator

Bethlehem University is seeking an experienced and qualified candidate to serve as a Network Administrator.  As a member of the Department of Technology Infrastructure and Support (TIS),  the main job of the Network Administrator is to maintain secure, reliable, flexible, and fully functional local networks at Bethlehem University.  This includes planning, developing, installing, configuring, maintaining, supporting, and […]

Student Cell Activity in the Library

Student Cell at BU Library titled “Youth, the Leaders of Tomorrow” had an activity on Thursday, 24 November 2022 from 12:00-1:00 PM.Ms. Elizabeth D’souza welcomed the group and encouraged the students to have this kind of activity in the library for more interactions among students.The first student activity for this academic year titled “Friendship” was […]

Interview: Najla Abdullatif on “Zero Waste Palestine”

Najla Abdellatif is a Palestinian environmental activist who’s striving to empower others to take ownership of moving towards a more sustainable life. Through her blog “Zero Waste Palestine,” Najla sheds light on climate change-related issues and promotes sustainable and waste-free practices for Palestinian and Middle Eastern households. Najla had a role as a Civil Society […]

Seminar: Researching youth in XXI Century

Researching youth street groups in XXI Century: The case of TRANSGANG project (Carles Feixa) Gangs are described as an episodic phenomenon comparable across diverse geographic spaces, with the stereotype of American gangs often operating as an archetype. This means that a gang is an informal group of peers with local roots, in conflict with other […]

Colloquium: How to publish your articles in International Journals: Practical Considerations

The Office of the Dean of Research (DOR) held a webinar titled, “How to publish your articles in International Journals: Practical Considerations,” the second in the Bethlehem University Research Group series for the 2022-2023 academic year, on Thursday, November 17, 2022. Dr. Fadel Jobran-Sawayfa, Assistant Professor of Education, and Dr. Ibrahim Horoub, an Instructor at […]

BBI & ARIJ concluded a 45-hour capacity-building program for youth groups

Bethlehem Business Incubator – Bethlehem University in cooperation with ARIJ, concluded a 45 hour capacity building program for youth groups that included trainings on digital marketing, innovation and design, and marketing principles. Participants submitted a marketing plan implemented within a project titled “Support the economy of the Palestinian agricultural and rural cooperatives led by women […]

Tourism Innovation Hub kicks off a capacity-building program for 51 participants

Following the official opening of its newly established Hub, Bethlehem Business Incubator- BBI, started an intensive capacity-building program for the 51 selected participants (37 females & 14 males), divided into two groups, with innovative business ideas in the tourism sector. The purpose of the program is to equip the participants with the knowledge and the […]

RIP Professor John Kelly

Bethlehem University community is saddened by the death of Dr. John Kelly, Professor Emeritus at the University College Dublin (UCD). Professor Kelly passed away in Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday 12 November 2022. Professor. Kelly was a founder of Friends of Bethlehem University – Ireland, a longtime and enthusiastic supporter of Bethlehem University, and a recipient […]

Kiwi vice-chancellor’s mission: Oasis of peace for students at Bethlehem University

Link: https://catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/brpeter-video2/ From:    New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference New Zealander and Bethlehem University vice-chancellor Brother Peter Bray FSC strives daily to ensure his students feel safe on campus and won’t have guns put in their faces as can happen at the Israeli checkpoints on their way to and from their studies. “I talk about […]

Learning Chess at Turathuna

Encouraged by Ms. Elizabeth Dsouza and Ms. Samar Mousa, the Turathuna team organized the ‘Learning Chess’ activity in George Nasra Center on Thursday, November 17th, 2022, during the activity hour.  Seventeen female participants joined this activity which was coached by Maher Takrouri, who won several prizes in chess competitions. Two students joined to coach along with […]

Wadi Al Akhdar School visits BU Library

On Wednesday, November 9th, 2022, a group of 9 female students of 9th grade from Wadi Al Akhdar school, visited Bethlehem University Library along with their two teachers. Wadi Al Akhdar school is located in Wadi Fukin, a Palestinian village in the West Bank, 10  km west of Bethlehem. They were welcomed by Ms. Mary […]

Job Vacancy: Electrician

Bethlehem University is seeking an experienced and qualified  Electrician.  The position holder is responsible for all needed electrical works ( installing, maintaining, and enhancing electrical systems and components; troubleshooting problems, and making timely repairs).  Furthermore, the electrician assists in the general maintenance work of the day-to-day plant operations and makes recommendations to the plant personnel director regarding all electrical and maintenance matters. Qualifications:  […]

English major sophomores visited Library

On 1 November 2022, a group of 27 sophomores visited the Library with Sawsan Shomali who introduces English major students to the process of and various steps in writing a research paper. Ms. Elizabeth Dsouza, Library Director, extended a warm welcome to the group and encouraged them to visit the Library as often as possible. […]

Palestinian Research Fellowship Competition 2023

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 24thannual Palestinian research fellowship competition for research in the humanities and social sciences that will contribute to Palestinian Studies. Applicants must be Palestinian doctoral students or Palestinian scholars who have earned their PhD. Palestinians may apply regardless of their country of residence or ID. Applications due November […]

Library Skills for Master Students

Dr. Rabab Tamish from the Faculty of Education asked to provide an informative lecture about different resources and facilities of the Library for 12 Masters Students in the “Creative Pedagogies and Community Practices” program. On Friday, 28 October 2022 from 10:30 to 11:15 AM in Room E-101 Juana Juha explained to them how to reach our […]

Reassessing The British Mandate In Palestine Conference 

The Institute for Palestine Studies, in partnership with several research centers in the region, Europe and North America are organizing a conference titled “Reassessing the British Mandate in Palestine”, 31 October – 2 November 2022.  The British Mandate (1922-1948) represents over a quarter-century in the modern history of Palestine during which the groundwork was laid […]

Tourism Innovation Bootcamp at Bethlehem University

The Tourism Innovation Hub at Bethlehem University organized the first Tourism Innovation Bootcamp as part of the launching of its Tourism Innovation Hub – TIH in partnership with UNESCO. The Bootcamp started with Panel discussion involving the private sector, nongovernmental organization and UNESCO to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the tourism sector with the […]

Grad Students Tour BU Library

On Friday, 28th of October 2022, at the request of Ms. Hiyam Sacca, the Library arranged for the tour for 12 students of the Master in Infectious Diseases; Prevention and Control program. Ms. Elizabeth Dsouza extended a warm welcome to the group and explained to them the available resources and services of the Library. Ms. […]

Colloquium: The state of scientific research in Palestine and its implications for BU

The Office of the Dean of Research (DOR) held a webinar titled, “The state of scientific research in Palestine and its implications for Bethlehem University”, the first in the Bethlehem University Research Group series for the 2022-2023 academic year, on Thursday, October 27th, 2022, in Furno Hall. Prof Jamil Khader, Dean of Research, provided an […]

BBI & UNESCO Launch the Innovation Tourism Hub

Bethlehem Business Incubator at Bethlehem University launched the new “Tourism Innovation Hub” on Wednesday, October 19th, 2022. Tourism Innovation Hub – TIH is a new project led by Bethlehem Business Incubator – BBI in partnership with UNESCO within the TVET4Future project, funded by ENABEL – Belgium development agency. This new Hub focuses on youth, women, […]

Fourth Cohort Graduation of Theological Studies of Bethlehem University in Jordan

The Department of Religious Studies at Bethlehem University represented by the Vice President and Director of the Religious Formation Program in Amman, Father Iyad Al-Twal, had graduated a cohort of students last week. The graduation ceremony took place during a Mass that was presided over by His Eminence Bishop Jamal Daibes, the Latin Vicar in […]

Trip to Arab Al-Rashaydeh

Under the title “Know your Country”, the George Nasra Center organized a trip to the desert to Arab Al-Rashaydeh in the East of Bethlehem on Saturday 8th of October 2022 at 4:00 p.m. It was guided by Mr. Saed Shomaly, an author of several books on the region and its wildlife. Fourteen members of the […]

Updates From Dean of Research Office:

You can follow the latest updates about Grants, Fellowships, CFP, workshops, and other research-related activities on Special Announcements. Updated Faculty Accomplishments (articles, conference papers, lectures) can be found at this link. Please, keep sending us your accomplishments so we can share them with BU community. To read and access the Bethlehem University Journal, please visit […]

The Lutheran School visits BU Library

On Wednesday, 5 October 2022, a group of 32 students from The Lutheran School in Beit Sahour visited Bethlehem University Library with their teachers Ms. Haidi Asmari and Ms. Randa Jaraiseh. Ms. Mary Morcos along with members of the Turathuna Team and the Director of the Library, Ms. Elizabeth D’souza welcomed them as Ms. Mirna […]

The Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism welcomed its students returning from Lourdes

The Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism at Bethlehem University has welcomed its students who participated in a training course in the city of Lourdes- Paris. The students were hosted by the municipality of Lourdes through the twinning program between Bethlehem City and Lourdes. This training course lasted for two months during their summer vacation; […]

The Hope School visits BU Library

On Tuesday, October 4th 2022, a group of 14 students from The Hope School in Beit Jala visited Bethlehem University Library with their teachers Ms. Dalia Abu Eita and Mr. Fuad Qasasfeh. Ms. Mary Morcos along with members of the Turathuna Team and the Director of the Library, Ms. Elizabeth D’souza welcomed them as Ms. Mirna […]

‘Walk and Talk’ for School Students in Bethlehem – Fadel Abdeen Vocational School for Girls

Finding a way to engage with youth is always a big challenge, this is why as Bethlehem Business Incubator (BBI) and the Yunus Social Business Centre (YSBC), we support interactive activities proposed by our partners. On the 27th of September 2022, Bethlehem University hosted a group of 21 girls and their teachers coming from Fadel […]

‘Walk and Talk’ for School Students in Bethlehem – Al Khansa High School

Bethlehem University hosted a group of 22 girls and their teachers coming from Al Khansa High School in Yatta. The girls participated in the ‘Walk and Talk’ activity which took them around the historical center of Bethlehem, in order to discover some of the main components of ‘Start Your Business’ project, funded by the Italian […]

Conference of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP)

The Triennial Conference of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and the Worldwide Meeting of the Young Academies We are pleased to announce that registration for the 1-3 November 2022, Triennial Conference of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and the Worldwide Meeting of the Young Academies is now open! The conference is hosted jointly by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, […]

SIRA – Special Education School visits BU Library

On Wednesday and Thursday, 21st and 22nd of September 2022, two groups of 46 students from SIRA – Special Education School in Bethlehem visited Bethlehem University Library accompanied by their teachers. Ms. Mary Morcos, along with members of the Turathuna team, and the Director of the Library, Ms. Elizabeth D’souza welcomed them. Ms. Morcos explained […]

Bethlehem Business Incubator (BBI) organized an Agriculture Hackathon

Bethlehem Business Incubator (BBI) at Bethlehem University in collaboration with Applied Research Institute Jerusalem (ARIJ), hosted its first-ever Agriculture Hackathon as a crucial part of a project supported by the Spanish Development Cooperation to economically empower Palestinian women and young farmers in agriculture, allowing them to gain access to new marketing channels. Individuals and groups […]

Chilean Ambassador delivers donated equipment

The first of its kind in Palestine On Thursday, 8 September 2022, H.E. Chilean Ambassador Christian Hodges-Nugent, and his deputy Mr. Ricardo Cardenas delivered a donated Portable Electro Cardiogram device to Bethlehem University’s Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences. Ms. Mariam Awad, Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences, Mr. Youil Anastas, Vice […]

Restaurant Training Supervisor

Part-Time Job: Restaurant Training Supervisor Job duration: From 3 October 2022 – 19 January 2023 (Fall Semester) Possible renewal in spring and future semesters Bethlehem University is seeking an experienced Restaurant Training Supervisor to work on a part-time basis (30 hours a week) in its Hotel Management and Tourism Institute.  The position holder is responsible […]

Bethlehem University Celebrates the Graduation of its Forty-Sixth Cohort

On August Thursday and Friday 18th and 19th, 2022, Bethlehem University celebrated the graduation of its Forty-Sixth cohort which consisted of 641 graduates, holders of master’s and bachelors and diplomas from various faculties and specializations. The celebration was attended by the Apostolic Nuncio in Jerusalem and Palestine, Mgr Adolfo Tito Yllana, the Chancellor of Bethlehem […]

Bethlehem University celebrates the graduation of its students

Link: https://www.lpj.org/blogs/bethlehem-university-celebrates-the-graduation-of-its-students.html From: Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem By: LPJ Media Office Bethlehem University celebrates the graduation of its students Available in the following languages:Arabic, Español, Français, Italiano On August 18th and 19th, 2022, Bethlehem University celebrated the graduation of its holders of master’s and bachelor’s degrees, that is about 641 male and female graduates from […]

BBI & YSBC – Provision of Branding and Website Development Services

At Bethlehem University, Bethlehem Business Incubator (BBI) and Yunus Social Business Centre (YSBC) organized a workshop for the incubated and accelerated startups to start the work on designing, branding and developing websites for their businesses. In parallel with the work on developing the business plans with their mentors, the entrepreneurs joined this workshop to know […]

Professor Jamil Khader wins Award for Excellence in Scientific Research

Prof Jamil Khader, Dean of Research and Professor of English at Bethlehem University, received the 2022 Arab American University Award for Excellence in Scientific Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences category.  He shared this award with Dr. Maha Samman from Alquds University. Prof Khader won this award for his article, “The Architectural Parallax, Neoliberal […]

Communication Officer/Content Author and Editor

Part-Time Job: Communication Officer/Content Author and Editor Job duration: From 1 September – 30 December 2022 Bethlehem University is seeking an experienced and qualified candidate to serve as a Communications Officer/Content Author and Editor.  The general purpose of the Communications Officer/Content Author position is to work with others to oversee, manage, and implement an external outreach strategy that ensures an increase in awareness of Bethlehem University. […]

Biology Lab Assistant

 Bethlehem University is seeking an experienced and qualified candidate to serve as a Biology Lab Assistant. The general purpose of the Biology Lab Assistant position is to assist in the preparations and the general upkeep of all laboratory classes offered by the Biology department. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Biology or Laboratory Medical Sciences. Experience in preparing educational laboratories.  Good English and Arabic language skills both written and spoken.  Good […]

Capacity Building Training with University of Florence

The Yunus Social Business Centre (YSBC) at University of Florence in Italy implemented a two-day training for the team of the Yunus Social Business Centre at Bethlehem University as part of the capacity building program for the team in Palestine within Start Your business Project. Dr. Enrico Testi, the Director of the Yunus Social Business […]

Bethlehem University Participates in the Social Business Day

The Yunus Social Business Center – YSBC at Bethlehem University participated in the 12th Social Business Day which was hosted by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus from June 27- 30, 2022. The theme this year was: Building a New Civilisation—Before the Current Civilisation Destroys Us. More than 150+ speakers including 30 globally prominent speakers, 14 […]

The International Bethlehem Conference

Bethlehem UniversityThe Faculty of Arts / The Office of the Dean of ResearchArchaeology and Cultural Heritage Program Call for Papers 2023The International Bethlehem ConferenceBethlehem: History, Archaeology and Cultural HeritageVenue: Bethlehem University, 5 Frère Street, Bethlehem, Palestine ConferenceDate: 9-10 March 2023 The Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Program at Bethlehem University is pleased to announce the international [...]

Students Develop Three Mobile Applications for Startups

As part of their graduation projects, some Software Engineering students developed three mobile applications and a website for three incubated startups at the Bethlehem Business Incubator (BBI) and Yunus Social Business Center (YSBC) at Bethlehem University.   The BBI & YSBC are working to provide students with opportunities to get real working experience and prepare […]

Swiss Representative to Palestine visited Bethlehem University

H.E. Ambassador Maya Tissafi, Head of the Middle East and North Africa Division of the Directorate of Political Affairs in Bern, Ms. Justine Hessler Deputy Head of Division and Regional Coordinator (Middle East), Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, MENA Division, and H.E. Mr. Viktor Vavricka, Swiss Representative to Palestine, visited Bethlehem University and in particular […]

Through the support of Bethlehem University Yunus Social Business Center

Through the support of Bethlehem University’s Yunus Social Business Center, Ma’an Lil-Hayat (L’Arche Bethlehem) was able to celebrate the opening of their boutique hotel in Bethlehem. This hotel is the first of its kind in the city. It will be staffed by persons with and without intellectual disabilities to provide top-class high-quality services in accommodating […]

Launching the Incubation and Acceleration for 32 Startups

32 business and social business ideas joined the journey to transform their ideas into startups and/or develop their existing startups to enhance their work and scale it up, through the “Start Your Business” project (SYB). On Wednesday, 8 June 2022 the Yunus Social Business Center (YSBC) organized a launching event of the incubation/ acceleration of […]

An Interview with Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh and Mohammad Najajreh

Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh teaches and does research at Bethlehem University and Birzeit University. A Palestinian born in Beit Sahour, he is the founder and director of the Palestine Museum of Natural History (PMNH) and the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability (PIBS) at Bethlehem University.  He previously served on the faculties of the University of […]

Software Engineering Department Hold Graduation Projects Exhibition

The Software Engineering Department at Bethlehem University organized an exhibition of graduation projects for the second cohort of software engineering students, the Shireen Abu Akleh cohort, on Wednesday, 1 June 2022. A total of thirty students who will graduate in Spring 2022 participated in 12 different projects that were presented in the Auditorium on campus. […]

Research Forum on the Impact of the Lasallian Mission on College Students’ Development

Event Synopsis The Social Development Research Center (SDRC), in collaboration with the Office of Student Affairs (OSA), Lasallian Pastoral Office (LSPO), and Center for Social Concern and Action (COSCA), is organizing a forum on International Research on College Students’ Perceptions Regarding the Impact of the Lasallian Mission on June 17, 2022, from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 […]

Bethlehem University, Al-Aqsa University sign MoU

Bethlehem University and Al-Aqsa University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday, 1 June 2022. The MoU aimed at serving the people of Palestine in Gaza in the area of Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) educational courses and strengthening the Chain of Survival. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray and the Acting President of Al-Aqsa University […]

Bethlehem University Launches Golden Jubilee Logo

As Bethlehem University prepares for its 50th year since its inception and will celebrate the Golden Jubilee next academic year, Bethlehem University unveiled on Monday, 30 May 2022, the jubilee logo which contains the number fifty and the bell tower in its center in addition to the slogan “Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve”. The […]

Vice President Designate for Academic Affairs

Vice President Designate for Academic Affairs Bethlehem University in the city of Bethlehem, Palestine is seeking a visionary, task-oriented, and experienced higher education administrator to serve as the Vice President designate for Academic Affairs during the 2022-2023 academic year. As the Vice President designate, the successful applicant will assume the responsibilities of the current Vice […]

EntreprenHer challenge: Women and Social Entrepreneurship

The Bethlehem Business Incubator and Yunus Social Business Center at Bethlehem University held the “EntreprenHer challenge: Women and Social Entrepreneurship” on campus on Friday and Saturday, 27-28 May 2022 in which 54 Palestinian women entrepreneurs participated. The event aimed at inviting women entrepreneurs with social entrepreneurial ideas or existing businesses to work together over two […]

Exec’s Love for University Spurs Basketball Autograph Auction

Link: https://www.sportscollectorsdaily.com/bethlehem-university-basketball-auction-george-felton/ From: Sports Collectors Daily May 26, 2022 By Rich Mueller San Antonio, TX is 7,229 miles from the school he’s looking to help, but an NBA executive has made it one of his life missions to do what he can for a place he calls “a wonderful university.”  Now, San Antonio Spurs Director of Player Personnel […]

La Salle Sustainability Lecture Series

Co-culture systems can address food security issues by intensifying production of crops and animal protein without requiring additional land area. We show how a graph-theoretic optimization model based on ecological network analysis can determine robust co-culture strategies by controlling the presence of key species. Results of simulations on a hybrid rice and crayfish production system […]

Al-Qubeibeh Nursing Students Hold Workshops

On Thursday, 12 May 2022, fourth-year nursing students organized a workshop for third-year students within the course of Nursing Management “NURS 350” where they invited Al-Qubeibeh’s graduates who obtained their master’s degree to present their theses. On Thursday, 19 May 2022, and within the course of Profession Nursing Foundation NURS 355, fourth-year students conducted a […]

Vacancies for Full-Time & Part-Time Faculty Members

Vacancies for Full-Time & Part-Time Faculty Members Bethlehem University is seeking highly qualified and well experienced full-time and part-time faculty members to fill the following positions for the upcoming Academic year, Fall 2022: Full-time teaching position in the Faculty of Science – Analytical and/or Environmental Chemistry or related topics, Ph.D. Full-time teaching position in the Faculty of Science – Computational Engineering / Simulation, Computational […]

From Jerusalem to Jubeiha: visits of Cardinal Fernando Filoni during his stay in the Holy Land

Link: https://www.lpj.org/posts/from-jerusalem-to-jubeiha-visits-of-cardinal-fernando-filoni-during-his-stay-in-the-holy-land.html From: Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem By: Cécile Leca/ lpj.org – Published: May 19 Thu, 2022 From Jerusalem to Jubeiha: visits of Cardinal Fernando Filoni during his stay in the Holy Land Available in the following languages: Arabic,Español,Français,Italiano HOLY LAND – Last week, His Eminence Fernando Filoni, Cardinal-Bishop, officially visited the Diocese of Jerusalem for the […]

Brother Armin Luistro, FSC, Elected Superior General

The Vice Chancellor, members of the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, and students at Bethlehem University extend their warmest congratulations to Brother Armin Luistro, FSC, on being elected as Superior General of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. The Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools during its 46th General Chapter in […]

Development Officer/Scholarships & Grants

Development Officer/Scholarships & Grants Bethlehem University is seeking an experienced and qualified candidate to serve as a Development Officer/Scholarships & Grants. The general purpose of the Development Officer position is to help support Bethlehem University’s resources and sustainability by soliciting and securing significant and ongoing donations, funds, endowments, and student scholarships. The post is responsible […]

Creative Writing Contest Reading Session Held

The English Department held a reading session and award distribution on Thursday, 12 May 2022, for the winning students of its Fifth Creative Writing Competition which was open to all university students this spring semester.  Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray congratulated the winners and then distributed the awards along with the Vice President for Academic […]

Yoga Session at Library

Student Cell Activity -YOGA in the Library Student Cell at BU Library entitled “Youth, the Leaders of Tomorrow” had an activity on the 12th of May 22 from 11 AM to 12 PM on the ground floor in the quiet study area. Student Cell member, Razan Miqdadi led students to a Yoga session which was […]

Grand Master of the EOHSJ Visits Bethlehem University

The Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem (EOHSJ) His Eminence Cardinal Fernando Filoni accompanied by the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem His Beatitude Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa and the Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine and Chancellor of Bethlehem University His Excellency Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana visited Bethlehem University on Wednesday, […]

Faculty Member / Linguistics

Faculty Member / Linguistics The English Department at Bethlehem University is seeking an individual to serve as a full-time faculty member to teach English linguistics courses at the undergraduate level starting Fall 2022. Qualifications: A PhD in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics from an internationally recognized and accredited university. A PhD in the discipline is preferred. […]

Faculty Member / Communications

Faculty Member / Communications The English Department at Bethlehem University is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a full-time faculty member to teach English Communications courses at the undergraduate level starting Fall 2022. Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in Public Relations and/or English Communications especially in digital communications from an internationally recognized and accredited university. […]

Bethlehem University Inaugurates the First Mobile Museum

The Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability at Bethlehem University organized an event at Bethlehem Secondary School for Girls to launch the first mobile educational exhibition of its kind in Palestine on Tuesday, 10 May 2022. As part of the “Unity and Diversity in Nature and Society” project funded by the European Union, the mobile […]

Presentation of the Gold Cross of Merit to Mr. Jeries K. Handal for his support to the Holy Land

Link: https://www.lpj.org/posts/presentation-of-the-gold-cross-of-merit-to-mr-jeries-k-handal-for-his-support-to-the-holy-land.html From: lpj.org Presentation of the Gold Cross of Merit to Mr. Jeries K. Handal for his support to the Holy Land Available in the following languages: Arabic, Español, Français BETHLEEM – On Monday, April 25, 2022, Mgr William Shomali, Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem and Palestine, presented the Gold Cross of Merit to Mr. […]

MICAD & MGAPS ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES

The required steps to complete registration for MICAD or MGAPS Programs are as follows: Step 1: The MICAD/MGAPS Application Packet will be available just online by accessing the following link:http://admission.bethlehem.edu/admissioncard/The application fee is 500 NIS that can be paid either using the credit card or through Pal Pay. A username and password will be sent [...]

Call for Paper – ICSES / ICSEST 2022 – Antalya, TURKEY

You are invited to attend and participate in-person or virtually in the International Conference on Studies in Education and Social Sciences (ICSES) and International Conference on Studies in Engineering, Science, and Technology (ICSEST) which will take place at Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Antalya Hotel on November 10-13, 2022 in Antalya, Turkey. The hotel accommodation is […]

Be Kind to your Mind

The first student activity entitled “Be Kind to your Mind” was held on 7th April 2022 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM on the ground floor of the Library. Student cell member, Jalil Sayeh prepared the power point on “Be Kind to your Mind”, very informative and useful information on how to go about on […]

Rare Book at BU Library

This rare book written in English is entitled: “The Land Law of Palestine” and was published by Frederic M. Goadby and Moses J. Doukhan, Palestine, 1935.In 1927 the Palestine Government commissioned to prepare a statement of the Land Law then in force in Palestine for the use of Officers engage in the work of Land […]

Women from AEI-Pax Christi visit the BU Library

Eighteen women from Arab Educational Institute – Pax Christi headed by Sumud Story House Coordinator Mrs. Claudette Mubarak visited the BU Library on the morning of Monday, March 28, 2022.  They were welcomed by the Turathuna team headed by Mary Morcos.  After orienting them with the different facilities of the Library they gathered at Turathuna […]

TODAY we highlight breaking the bias with Samar Araj Mousa

Link: https://www.facebook.com/201679040305/posts/10159575630300306/?sfnsn=mo From: Palestine: Sports for Life TODAY we highlight breaking the bias with Samar Araj Mousa. She takes us through her personal experience in loving football and in creating the first female football team in Palestine. Checkout her inspiring story For International Women’s Month, PS4L has highlighted the perseverance, resilience, passion and hard work […]

Zurrub Center Holds Educational Workshops for School Teachers

Through the Zurrub Teacher Resource Center, the Department of Early Childhood Education organized five workshops from Thursday, 10 March 2022, until Monday, 21 March 2022, for 100 teachers from public and private schools. These workshops focused on how to use the game (How Do you Feel – شدة كيف حالك) in teaching and learning children […]

The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem has two new auxiliary bishops

Link: https://www.asianews.it/news-en/The-Latin-Patriarchate-of-Jerusalem-has-two-new-auxiliary-bishops-55336.html From: The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Jamal Deibes is the patriarchal vicar for Jordan, while Rafic Nahra is the vicar for Israel. The former directed schools in Palestine, while the Lebanese priest is a great knowledge of the Jewish world. Patriarch Pizzaballa said that their mandate is “to teach, govern and sanctify”. Jerusalem […]

Lecture: “Higher Education Systems in Settler Colonial Contexts”

The Office of the Dean of Research (DOR) organized a lecture titled, “Higher Education Systems in Settler Colonial Contexts,” the eleventh of the Bethlehem University Research Group series for the 2021-2022 academic year, on Wednesday March 9. Mr. Ben Norquist, a Ph.D. candidate at Azusa Pacific University, presented an overview of his study, which focuses on higher education in the […]

British Council Visit to Bethlehem University

Mr. Martin Daltry, the Director of the British Council in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and Ms. Merna Kassis, Scholarships/Higher Education Coordinator at the British Council, visited Bethlehem University on Wednesday 2 March 2022.   On their visit, Mr. Daltry and Ms. Kassis met with Dr. Irene Hazou, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Prof. Jamil […]

Vacancy: Masters in Oncology Project Manager (Part-Time)

Masters in Oncology Project Manager (Part-Time, 12 Hours / Week) Bethlehem University is seeking an experienced and qualified candidate to serve as a part-time “Master in Oncology Project Manager.” The Masters in Oncology Project Manager is responsible for assisting the Program Coordinator in organizing the implementation of and overseeing the Masters in Oncology project. The […]

Publishing in International Peer-reviewed Journals on ScienceOpen

The Office of the Dean of Research held a webinar titled, “Publishing in International Peer-reviewed Journals on ScienceOpen”, the ninth of the Bethlehem University Research Group series for the 2021-2022 academic year, on Thursday, 24 February 2022. Dr. Stephanie Dawson, the Executive Director of ScienceOpen, introduced the platform, whose database, which includes over 75 million […]

Rapprochement Centre Training Programs

In cooperation with the Dean of Students Office, the Rapprochement Centre continues to offer different training programs for university students in the Bethlehem area sponsored by the Oxfam organization. On Sunday, 2 February 2022, Bethlehem University students received the last session of the training programs in administration skills and decision-making. New training programs on photography […]

Drama Workshops Held on Campus

The Dean of Students Office, in cooperation with Alqasaba Theatre, organizes a three months workshop for 20 Bethlehem University students. The students participated in the first two sessions which were about introducing drama and some ice-breaking activities to know each other and be prepared to work together.

From One Generation to Another

The meetings of the Holy Land Trust’s program Generation to Generation resumed by the beginning of the new semester. The students discussed their achievements in the previous year and talked about their resolutions for the coming year. They also discussed the role of women in their families in comparison to the role of men.

Research Partnerships Conference at Sussex University

Sussex University is pleased to announce their first Research Partnerships conference taking place on March 9, 2022. Academics at Sussex and many of their international university partners will share highlights from decades of research collaborations, focusing on the following thematic areas: Neuroscience and AI Equality and Justice Sustainability Health and Wellbeing Engage with world-leading experts on topics […]

The Indian National Science Day – 2022 Conference

The Indian National Science Day – 2022 Conference and Launch of the Palestinian Research Hub Initiative on 26 February, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at Palestine Red Crescent Society Hall – Ramallah Find attached the program. Please confirm your attendance by replying to the e-mail research@palast.ps  before 24 February 2022 for logistic arrangements.

Vacancy: Software Developer

Software Developer Bethlehem University is seeking an experienced and qualified candidate to serve as a Software Developer.  As a member of the Information Technology Services Office (ITS), the software developer will be involved in all phases of the software development life cycle, including gathering and analyzing user system requirements, designing, developing, testing, and delivering software modules and components of varying size […]

OT Students Meet International Students Online

The senior students of the Occupational Therapy program continue to participate in the University of Southern California’s pen pal scheme. This project brings together different occupational therapy students from universities from around the world.  The latest online zoom meeting saw students in breakout rooms having in-depth discussions and sharing experiences about occupational therapy in their different countries.

Mrs. Wedad Abu-Dayyeh’s  Academic Excellence Award – 2022”

For the fourth consecutive year, Bethlehem University Tourism Institute (BUTi) is delighted to announce for the prize of: “Mrs. Wedad Abu-Dayyeh’s  Academic Excellence Award in the Field of Hotel Management & Tourism for the Year 2022” to a fourth year female student in the BSc. Program of Hotel Management, who manages to earn the highest […]

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan Workshops

Within the national efforts carried out by the Environmental Quality Authority (EQA) in partnership with the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability / Bethlehem University (PIBS / BU) to prepare and update The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP), ten workshops were held with governmental and private institutions and relevant national experts on various […]

Swiss Representative to Palestine Visits Campus

H.E. Mr. Viktor Vavricka, Swiss Representative to Palestine, and Mrs. Laetitia Kirianoff Crimmins, Deputy Ambassador, visited Bethlehem University on Monday, 31 January 2022. The Executive Vice President Rev. Dr. Iyad Twal and the Director of Marketing and Communications Office Yazan Al-Zubaidy welcomed the delegation and briefed them on the latest development projects within the University’s strategic […]

Spring 2022 Opening Meeting Provides Updates to Faculty and Staff

Bethlehem University held its faculty and staff meeting on Friday, 28 January 2022, in the auditorium to mark the beginning of the spring 2022 semester. Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Irene Hazou, presided over the meeting which began with a reflection by Brother Mark Logtenber, Assistant Coordinator of Institutional Values. Dr. Hazou gave Vice […]

Rare Book at BU Library Titled “Bethlehem”

This rare book written in multi-languages is titled: “Bethlehem” and was published by Gerusalemme: Francescani, 1947. This book is really interesting because they mentioned different topics such as Bethlehem and its Holy places, St. Catherine’s parish church, the Casa Nova, and others….You can see more fascinating information inside the book. Readers and researchers can gain […]

Qualitative Research Methods for Mental Health in War and Conflict

Free Online Course “Qualitative Research Methods for Mental Health in War and Conflict” Institute of Community & Public Health (ICPH), Birzeit University and King’s College London (KCL) Open for enrolment! https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/qualitative-research-methods-for-mental-health-war-conflict We are pleased to announce that our free intensive certified online course on “Qualitative Research Methods for Mental Health in War and Conflict” is open for […]

Bethlehem University Wins Platinum Shield for Healthy Sports Campus

Bethlehem University won the Platinum Shield in the Healthy Sports Campus Competition which is organized by the Arab Universities Sports Federation (Arab USF). The President of the Arab USF, Dr. Saeed Hamad Alhassani, congratulated the Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University, Brother Peter Bray, on winning the Platinum Shield. Dr. Alhassani’s letter read “I am pleased […]

The Walking Steps Challenge

Back in March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit Bethlehem, the Athletics Department at Bethlehem University launched an initiative to raise awareness and shed light on the importance of physical activity.  The Department introduced the “Walking Steps Challenge”, which was carried out under the supervision of female athletes, to lead groups of students and their […]

Midnight Mass Held at Chapel of the Divine Child

Every year on Christmas Eve, the Chapel of the Divine Child at Bethlehem University is a site of joy and worship when faculty, staff, and friends of Bethlehem University gather to celebrate Christmas during the Midnight Mass. This special Mass, which was presided over by Executive Vice President of Bethlehem University Rev. Dr. Iyad Twal, […]

BU present at the International Arab Conference on Information Technology

Bethlehem University graduate Afrah Mousa (BU’20) of the Software Engineering Department participated in the International Arab Conference on Information Technology (ACIT) in Oman from 21 to 23 December 2021, to present her graduation project. Her project was titled “DiscimusRW: An E-Learning Web Application for Classifying Random Walks with Machine Learning”. Afrah developed a web-based online system based […]

Students of the Computational Sciences & Engineering Departments visit Library

A group of 27 first-year students, accompanied by Mr. Mohammed Abu Ayyash from the Department of Computational Sciences and Engineering visited the library, on 20 December 2021 at noon. Ms. Juana Juha welcomed the group and explained briefly about the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), the self-check-in/out machine (RFID Kiosk), library policies and procedures, and the different library […]

Assignment-based Opportunities for Experts

Join Bethlehem University – ICP Roster of Trainers, Consultants, Mentors & Researchers The Institute for Community Engagement & Partnership (ICP) at Bethlehem University was founded in 1989 as one of the community-service extension units of Bethlehem University. The ICP is an integral unit of the University’s academic life which undertakes the responsibility of strengthening the […]

Asian Youth Para Games-2021 Bahrain

Ms. Bateel Muammar, Physiotherapist and Clinical Supervisor at the Tarek Ahmad Juffali Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences, was invited as an international classifier for The Asian Youth Para Games 2021- took place at Manama, Bahrain from Sunday, 28 November to Wednesday, 8 December 2021. Ms. Bateel Muammar is the first and the only Palestinian woman who has an […]

Closed: Job Vacancy: Teaching New Interactive Media

Part-Time Faculty Members/ Faculty of Arts, Department of Arabic Language – New Interactive Media Bethlehem University is seeking highly qualified and well experienced part-time Faculty members to fill the following positions for the upcoming Semester, Spring 2022: Part-Time teaching position in New Interactive Media. Qualifications Excellent knowledge in the required teaching domain Master’s degree in a related field, Ph.D. […]

Students Awarded for Participating in Challenge

Dean of Students Mr. Adnan Ramadan and Director of the Athletics Department Mrs. Samar Al-Araj Mousa awarded a number of female students who participated in the Walking Steps Challenge initiative on Thursday, 16 November 2021. Several female students took part in the initiative this semester and were given medals and certificates of honor for their […]

Webinar: Environmental research leading to conservation and sustainability in Palestine

The Dean of Research and the Research Council held a webinar titled, “Environmental research leading to conservation and sustainability in Palestine,” Thursday, December 16, 2021. Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh and Mr. Elias Handal, from the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability, provided an overview of the research activities, educational programs, and other outreach plans they have […]

An Interview with Mrs. Iman Saca Abu Dayeh

Iman Saca was born in Bethlehem to Palestinian Christian parents; she went to St. Joseph School in Bethlehem and Talitha Qumi in Beit Jala. After the first Intifada started in 1987 Palestinian universities were closed, and her grandparents in the United States suggested to her and her brother to go to the USA to pursue […]

Bethlehem University Holds Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Bethlehem University held its annual Christmas tree lighting and Christmas party on Thursday, 09 December 2020, in De La Salle building where dozens of students, faculty, and staff gathered. The ceremony, which was organized by the Dean of Students Office, began with a musical performance by the Shepherd’s Boy and Girl Scout Troop. Executive Vice […]

Postdoc-Networking Tour in Artificial Intelligence

The DAAD AInet Fellowship is awarded twice a year to a group of outstanding international early career researchers in the field of artificial intelligence. Awardees will be invited to join the Postdoctoral Networking Tour in Artificial Intelligence (Postdoc-NeT-AI) and will be included in the DAAD AInet Fellows & Alumni Network, offering a long-term gateway to […]

Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Award

The Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Award is a year-long fellowship that recognizes and fosters innovative and ground-breaking scholarship on issues related to Palestine and Palestinians. The award will support a scholar working on a book project in any field of the humanities or social sciences who will spend the academic year at Columbia University in New York, […]

Bethlehem University Sports Teams Rank High in Championships

Bethlehem University students participated in the table tennis, chess, and swimming championships which were organized by the Sports Federation of Palestinian Higher Education Institutions on Tuesday, 30 November 2021, at the Arab American University in Jenin. Student Zein Elayan came in second place in freestyle stroke and third place in butterfly stroke in the Swimming Championship, […]

First Conference on Biodiversity and Human Diversity in Palestine

The Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability at Bethlehem University (PIBS-BU) held the “First Palestinian Conference on Biodiversity and Human Diversity in Palestine” on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.  This conference is one of the activities of the “Unity Diversity in Nature and Society” project, funded by the European Union Peacebuilding Initiative (EUPI), and implemented in […]

Vacancy: Network Administrator

Network Administrator Bethlehem University is seeking an experienced and qualified candidate to serve as a Network Administrator.  As a member of the Department of Technology Infrastructure and Support (TIS), the position holder will help support and manage the University networks, ensure security for, enhancement, and documentation of internal networks, maintain a reliable, secure, and effective operational campus network as well as the WiFi network, maintain up to date security procedures, deploy, configure, maintain and […]

Part-Time Vacancies for Faculty Members

At the Faculty of Arts, Department of Social Sciences Bethlehem University is seeking highly qualified and well experienced part-time Faculty members to fill the following positions for the upcoming Semester, Spring 2022: Part-Time teaching position in Psychology Part-Time teaching position in Social Work Qualifications · Ph.D. degree in the related field. · At least 5 years of teaching experience in […]

Swiss Research Grant Webinar

The Research and the Community Engagement Committee held an online informational webinar on a Swiss call for projects, “Research Partnership Grants,” at 5 pm, Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021. Mr. Michael Krieger, the current manager of the Leading House for the Middle East and North Africa (LHMENA), introduced the call and discussed its eligibility criteria, funding regulation, and selection […]

St. Joseph School – Class 3B Visits BU Library

A group of 25 students from St. Joseph School Class 3B visited the Turathna Center in the Library with their teachers Ms. Nadiya Hazboun and Ms. Routi El Massou on 17 November 2021 at 11:30 A.M. The Turathuna Team Members headed by Ms. Mary Morcos welcomed them, as Ms. Mirna Zoughbi explained to them about […]

Research Partnership Grants

The Leading House for the Middle East and North Africa (LHMENA) launched its call for projects “Research Partnership Grants” during its kick-off event in October. This instrument aims at developing new joint project proposals or connecting already existing and independently funded projects in Switzerland and in the MENA partner countries into long-lasting cooperation. The application […]

Students Visit the Karmal Psychiatric Hospital

On Sunday, 21 November 2021, the first-year Occupational Therapy students with the class teacher Suzy Daher went for an orientation visit to the Karmal Psychiatric Hospital in Bethlehem. The Head of Department Ms. Dyala Awadeh and supervisor Khadijha Shqerat talked about the hospital and the role of Occupational Therapy in mental health. After the lecture, the students […]

St. Joseph School visit to Library

On the morning of Thursday, 18 November 2021, a group of 24 students from St. Joseph School visited BU Library accompanied by their teacher Mrs. Nadia Hazboun. The team welcomed the students and their teacher. Library staff Mirna Zoughbi explained the various services provided by the library to the students.  Responding to a request by […]

Students Give a Lecture on Breast Cancer

A group of third-year nursing students held an awareness lecture on breast cancer for the girl guides of the Shepherds Scouts Group – Beit Sahour on Saturday, 30 October 2021. The lecture was entitled “Examine and reassure us because your health matters to us.” The lecture was held in cooperation with the Al-Maha Cancer Society […]

“Draw a Smile” Campaign

The Dean of Students Office organized a campaign called “Draw a Smile” in which university students visit several organizations for children with disabilities and children in need. Their first visit took place on Wednesday, 17 November 2021, to the Jemima organization and they performed different activities that helped draw a smile on the children’s faces.

Bethlehem University Holds Memorial of Dr. Said Ayyad

Bethlehem University held a memorial ceremony to honor Dr. Said Ayyad and revive his journalistic and academic biography on Thursday, 18 November 2021, on campus in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Information, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, Palestine TV, and the Municipalities of Bethlehem Governorate. In his speech, Vice Chancellor Brother Peter […]

Biology Students Visit Library

On Thursday 18 November 2021, Ms. Valerie Rock welcomed a group of second-year students from the Biology Department to the Library and oriented them on the library services and facilities in order to encourage students to use the library and benefit from its resources.  The students toured the library and were given a demonstration about […]

Physical and Occupational Therapy Students Visit Schools

The Physical and Occupational Therapy students held an awareness interactive activity for students in various schools in the Bethlehem area on Thursday, 4 November 2021. The students spoke about their specialization, their study journey, and concepts related to community needs. This activity was held as part of the PHTH 330 course which aims at encouraging students to […]

Another Group of Hotel Management Students Visit Library

As a continuation of the arranged Library tour, Ms. Rania Abdel Nour visited the Library on the 11th of November 2021 with two groups of students of IATA and Hotel Management. The first group consisted of 9 students from second-year Hotel management and the second group was first-year IATA students. Elizabeth D’sousa, Director of the […]

Chemistry Students Visit the Library

As a follow-up of the Library Liaison Annual meeting with the faculty, Vera Koussa as a member of the LLT took the responsibility to approach Ms. Reem Zeitoun, Faculty of Chemistry, to bring her students to visit the Library.  On the 12th of November ’21, Ms. Reem came with her 29 Chemistry students to the Library. […]

Workshop on Good Research and its Traits

The Office of the Dean of Research held an interactive workshop titled, “Good Research and its Traits,” the fourth in the Research and Creativity colloquia series for the 2021-2022 academic year, on Thursday, 11 November 2021. The workshop was attended by faculty members from the English Department, Arabic Department, the Humanities Department, the Math Department, and the Software […]

Students Participate in Model United Nations

On Friday, 12 November 2021, thirteen Bethlehem University students participated in the Palestine University Model United Nations (PUMUN) program in Ramallah. Each student represented a different country and worked together to find ways to overcome the economic problems that occurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of the program, students were honored and […]

Library Welcomes Travel Agency Management Students

As a follow up of the Library Liaison Annual meeting with the faculty, Ms. Elizabeth D’souza, Library Director planned with the team in charge to approach the faculty to bring in the students to the Library. Ms. Vera Koussa approached Ms. Rania Abdel Nour, Hotel Management, and arranged the Library Tour. On the 10th of […]

Debate Club Qualifies for Final Round

Under the supervision of the Dean of Students Office and in cooperation with Falestinyat organization, the Bethlehem University Debate Club students participated in the Palestine Debate Tournament in Ramallah last week. The team won the first and second rounds and will participate in the final round of the tournament on Wednesday, 17 November 2021.

Nursing Students Visit Library

On the 10th of November ’21, Ms. Narmeen Qumsieh from the Nursing Department visited the Library with 47 first-year students. Ms. Elizabeth D’souza extended a warm welcome to Ms. Narmeen Qumsieh and her students. The Library staff Miral explained at the garden level all the journals and periodicals that can be used by the students. […]

Dr. Bilal Salameh with his Students visit Library

Dr.  Bilal Salameh, from the Department of Social Science, visited the Library on the 10th of November ’21 with 55 students for a Library tour. Ms. Elizabeth D’souza, Library Director, extended a warm welcome Dr. Bilal and his students, and then Ms. Vera Koussa explained the Library services and facilities to the students. Dr. Bilal […]

The library welcomes Ms. Maram Daboub and her students

Ms. Elizabeth D’souza, the Library Director approached Ms. Maram Daboub and expressed her desire to see the students in the library and arranged the Library tour with her. On the 9th of November’21, Ms. Maram Daboub from the English Department came with a group of 39 first-year students for the Library tour. The library staff […]

The Struggle for a Democratic State in Historic Palestine

This is the latest panel from the International Manifesto Group. The panel will take place Sunday, November 14 @ 9:00 AM EST. Click here to register to attend this event and please share widely! About this event In the late 1970s Edward Said wrote that the defining characteristic distinguishing the Palestinian experience from that of […]

Bethlehem University and Environmental Quality Authority Conclude National Report on Biodiversity

The Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability (PIBS) – Bethlehem University, in partnership with the Environmental Quality Authority (EQA), held a workshop to conclude the activities of the Sixth National Report on Biodiversity on Monday, 9 November 2021. The workshop also aimed to launch activities to update and prepare the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action […]

Seminar On Depression

Under the supervision of The Dean of Students Office, the Afaq student group organized a seminar about depression titled “Take Care of Yourself” on Thursday, 28 October 2021. Doctor Abed Alrahman Khawaja discussed a lot of ways to help students feel better about themselves and answered their questions.

Library Liaison Annual Meeting

The Annual Library Liaison meeting took place on 28th October’21 from 11:00 AM -12:00 PM in the Garden Level of the Library – L005. Ms. Elizabeth D’souza, Library Director, welcomed Fr. Iyad Twal and all the representatives of different departments to the meeting. Dr. Irene Hazou expressed her desire to attend but could not make […]

Deir Beit Gamal: Heritage, Community Engagement, and Research

In cooperation with the Department of Humanities and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, the Office of the Dean of Research held a forum titled, “Deir Beit Gamal: Heritage, Community Engagement, and Research,” on Thursday, 4 November 2021, in Furno Hall. The forum aimed to introduce the Bethlehem University community to […]

Expired: Vacancy: Plant Personnel Manager

Plant Personnel Manager Bethlehem University is seeking an experienced and qualified candidate to serve as the “Plant Personnel Manager”.  The position holder will assist the Plant Personnel Director and the University Engineer in the supervision and implementation of the day-to-day plant operations to achieve the assigned goals for the Unit. In addition, s/he will ensure that the Unit’s work is […]

Afaq entrepreneurship project for West Bank women and young Christians

Link: http://asianews.it/news-en/Afaq-entrepreneurship-project-for-West-Bank-women-and-young-Christians-54436.html From: Asia News The Latin Patriarchate is taking action to reduce emigration in the Christian community and better integrate it in Palestinian society in partnership with Bethlehem University and the Institute for Community Partnership (ICP). The project includes career guidance workshops. Bethlehem (AsiaNews) – The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, in partnership with Bethlehem […]

“Afaq”: a project for entrepreneurship and work in Palestine

Link: https://cmc-terrasanta.org/ar/media/terra-santa-news/24714/afaq:-a-project-for-entrepreneurship-and-work-in-palestine From: Christian Media Center In an effort to improve the quality of life for young people, the Institute for Community Partnerships at Bethlehem University, in collaboration with the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, launched the “Afaq” project on October 29 in the village of Taybeh, near Ramallah. The goal is to empower Christian youth […]

Taybeh: The Latin Patriarchate launches “Afaq” project in partnership with Bethlehem University

Link: https://www.lpj.org/posts/taybeh-the-latin-patriarchate-launches-afaq-project-in-partnership-with-bethlehem-university.html From: Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Taybeh: The Latin Patriarchate launches “Afaq” project in partnership with Bethlehem University Available in the following languages: Arabic, Español, Français By: Layal Hazboun/ lpj.org – Published: November 04 Thu, 2021 AYBEH – On Friday, October 29, 2021, the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, in partnership with the Institute for Community […]

Bethlehem University Magazine is Out!

We are delighted to present to you our latest Bethlehem University Magazine (volume 29 issue #1). You will read exciting and inspiring stories in this issue, dedicated to life on campus. Highlights in this issue include: – Campus Back to Life– First Center for Students and Visitors– Bethlehem University Dedicates Newest Building on Campus– Reflections on a […]

Bethlehem University and Latin Patriarchate launches “Afaq” project

The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, in partnership with the Institute for Community Partnership (ICP) / Bethlehem University, held a meeting on Friday, 29 October 2021, at the Latin Patriarchate School in Taybeh to launch the project of “Afaq”, a project that aims to empower Christian youth and women in Palestine. The meeting which was hosted […]

Waste Siege: The Life of Infrastructure in Palestine

We are thrilled to invite you all to our third virtual lecture of the monthly Insaniyyat Talk Series, with anthropologist Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins, titled: Waste Siege:The Life of Infrastructure in Palestine  Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins is Associate Professor and Director of Anthropology Program at Bard College, New York. Her research interests include infrastructure, waste, environment, colonialism, austerity, and platform capitalism. She is […]

Workshop on Publishing Research Projects

The Office of the Dean of Research and the Research Council held an interactive workshop titled, “Previous unpublished studies: can it be published and where?”, the third in the Research and Creativity colloquia series for the 2021-2022 academic year, on Thursday, 28 October 2021. The workshop was attended by faculty members from Sciences, Education, Nursing and Health […]

Students Conduct Awareness Workshop on Breast Cancer

Four third-year Qubeibeh nursing students conducted a workshop for first-year students entitled “Breast Cancer Awareness” on Monday, 25 October 2021, in cooperation with Professional Lab and two nutritionists. The Professional Lab staff gave a presentation and the students explained and demonstrated how breast examinations are performed. The workshop included electrical measurements for body weight, fluids, […]

Physiotherapist Students Participate in the Open Day

Physiotherapist students participated in the open day held on Thursday, 21 October 2021, by implementing a physical activity awareness campaign as part of the PHTH 330 course supervised by Ms. Manar Jaber The students’ campaign was divided into 4 groups targeting different physical activities areas including: Physical fitness and flexibility Posture analysis and exercises for […]

Occupational Therapy Students Community Service Day

Bethlehem University first-year occupational therapy students helped Al-Malath clients in Beit Sahour to pick their olives on Saturday, 23 October 2021, to celebrate World Occupational Therapy Day. After finishing the olive harvest, the student therapists and the clients enjoyed breakfast together. World Occupational Therapy Day is dedicated to service and celebrated annually on 27 October. 

Workshop on Spinal Cord Injury

On Sunday, 17 October 2021, first-year Occupational Therapy students visited Abu Rayya, the national centre for spinal cord injury. The Head of the Department Ms. Rasha Abed gave the students an introduction to the centre’s work. The students then toured the different departments and heard from the Physiotherapy, Nursing, and Occupational Therapy staff. The discussion […]

Colloquium on Inclusive Education

The Office of the Dean of Research and the Research Council held a colloquium titled, “Inclusive education and teaching methods for school students with learning difficulties,” the second in the Research and Creativity colloquia series for the 2021-2022 academic year, on Thursday, 21 October 2021. Mr. Rizek Sleibi, Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, presented the results of […]

First Pilgrim Group Since Start of COVID-19

The Catholic Theological Union group from the United States visited Bethlehem University on Wednesday, 20 October 2021. The first visiting pilgrim group after an absence of about a year and a half following the outbreak of COVID-19. Father Donald Senior, Professor of New Testament, Chancellor, President Emeritus at Catholic Theological Union along with Ms. Colleen Kennedy […]

Representative of Malta in Palestine Visits Campus

H.E. Mr. Franklin Aquilina, Representative of the Republic of Malta to Palestine, visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 21 October 2021. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray briefed H.E. Mr. Aquilina on the latest development projects carried out by Bethlehem University within its five-year plan, which includes a comprehensive review of all aspects of work at the […]

The Representative of Malta in Palestine, Mr Franklin Aquilina, visited Bethlehem University

Link: https://www.facebook.com/RepresentativeOfficeRepublicMaltaRamallahPalestine/ From: Representative Office of the Republic of Malta in Ramallah, Palestine The Representative of Malta in Palestine, Mr Franklin Aquilina, visited Bethlehem University (BU) where he met the Vice-Chancellor, Brother Peter Bray. During this meeting possibilities for cooperation between BU and the University of Malta were discussed. Following a tour of the BU […]

Watermedyin ISO webinar series #8 announcement

WATERMEDYIN WEBINAR PROGRAMME (Event # 8) The Regional WaterMedyin Project in collaboration with the 𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐈𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 MIP is launching a series of webinars targeting the Innovation Support Organizations (ISOs) in the Mediterranean Area.  We are pleased to invite you to attend the eighth event webinar scheduled  on Thursday 21  October 2021  at 16:30 (Italian time),  At 17:30-19:00 (Palestinian time). SPEAKER: Damiano Petruzzella, Senior Officer CIHEAM Bari (with […]

The International Conference on Tropical Sciences: Contributions to Sustainability

The Mahathir Science Award Foundation (MSAF) and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) will be hosting the International Conference on Tropical Sciences: Contributions to Sustainability (TropSc) from 25 to 27 October 2021.   The conference will have 16 curated panel discussions under policy-relevant themes that include Green Energy in the Tropics, Climate Change in the […]

La Salle Sustainability Lecture on 27 October 2021

Obstacles to Inclusion and Equitable Quality Education: Insights from Applying Machine Learning Approaches to the PISA 2018 Reading Proficiency Data Tuesday, October 26 from 8:00-10:00pm Eastern (Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Philippine Standard Time) In this lecture, faculty members and researchers Alan Bernardo, professor of counseling and educational psychology, Rochelle […]

Lecture on Sensory Input for Children with Autism

On Thursday, 14 October 2021, Mr. Anan Ghabbash, Instructor in the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy, gave a voluntary lecture to a group of mothers who have children with autism from the Autism Superhero – Palestine organization. The lecture, which was the role of Occupational Therapy in sensory input for children with autism, was […]

Community Conversation: “Called To Action”

How do politics and faith come together? When forty-seven religious sisters gathered at Trinity College in 1971 to begin a new kind of lobby advocating for social justice, they turned toward Catholic Social Teaching for their spiritual foundation. You are invited to join the Community Conversation via ZOOM on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 7:00pm […]

Physical and Occupational Therapy Department Day Out

The Physical and Occupational Therapy Department faculty members and students met on Thursday, 14 October 2021, to share experiences of the program and enjoy the traditional Palestinian breakfast in the campus garden. This event aimed at giving the students an opportunity to know each other and to enjoy the student experience at Bethlehem University.

Patriarch Pizzaballa Celebrates Mass of Holy Spirit at Bethlehem University

Bethlehem University marked the beginning of the new academic year 2021-2022 with its traditional Mass of the Holy Spirit. This year’s liturgy took place on Thursday, 14 October 2021, at the University’s Chapel of the Divine Child. The main celebrant of the mass was His Beatitude Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, together […]

Building Capacity for Palestine Research and Innovation

The Forum on International Physics at the American Physical Society hosts Prof. Ghaleb Natour by October 28, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. EDT (4:00 p.m. CET) On a webinar, titled Building Capacity for Palestine Research and Innovation Prof. Dr. Ghaleb Natour will discuss the Palestinian-German Science Bridge (PGSB) as a vector to build capacity for Palestine Research and Innovation. […]

University Rankings Workshop in Palestine

Dr. Muna Matar, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Prof. Jamil Khader, Dean of Research, participated in a virtual workshop on University Rankings in Palestine that was organized by the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission (AQAC) / Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research on Saturday, 3 October 2021. The workshop’s objective was to […]

Bethlehem University Inaugurates New Nursing Facility

Link: https://www.ncregister.com/news/bethlehem-university-inaugurates-new-nursing-facility From: National Catholic Register Michele Chabin  World October 7, 2021 The state-of-the-art complex, named in honor of Cardinal John Foley, was dedicated last month and will open in the coming weeks. BETHLEHEM, West Bank — For a year-and-a-half, the students at Bethlehem University, the only Catholic University in the Holy Land, studied remotely […]

Watermedyin ISO webinar series #6 announcement

The Regional WaterMedyin Project in collaboration with the 𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐈𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 MIP is launching a series of webinars targeting the Innovation Support Organizations (ISOs) in the Mediterranean Area.  We are pleased to invite you (invitation attached) to attend the sixth event webinar scheduled  on Thursday 07 October 2021  at 16:30 (Italian time), at 17:30-19:00 (Palestinian time). SPEAKER: Anna Thomlinson, Independent expert ISOs AND YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP […]

Bethlehem University Participates in Counseling Workshop

The Dean of Students Office, represented by Mrs. Enass Elias, participated in a specialized workshop on counseling activities for high school students which was organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Ministry of Education on Wednesday, 29 September 2021. The workshop aimed to discuss the different strategies used to introduce […]

Network Administrator

Bethlehem University is seeking an experienced and qualified candidate to serve as a Network Administrator.  As a member of the Department of Technology Infrastructure and Support (TIS), the position holder will help support and manage the University networks; ensure security for, enhancement, and documentation of internal networks; maintain a reliable, secure and effective operational campus network as well as the WiFi network; […]

The Catholic University, Environmental Justice, and Research for a Sustainable Future

Inaugural Conference of the Catholic University Consortium 3-5 March, 2022 The University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway CALL FOR PROPOSALS The Catholic University Consortium invites proposals for presentation at its inaugural conference to take place 3-5 March in Rome. This conference will launch the CUC’s two-year intensive research focus on environmental justice and efforts […]

Executive Vice President Meets President Mahmoud Abbas

On Tuesday, 21 September 2021, Rev. Dr. Iyad Twal, Executive Vice President of Bethlehem University, met President Mahmoud Abbas at the presidential headquarters within the delegation of Palestinian university presidents, and in the presence of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Mahmoud Abu Mowais. President Mahmoud Abbas said it is important to […]

Executive Vice President to Serve on New Term of the Higher Education Council

Bethlehem University, represented by Rev. Dr. Iyad Twal, the Executive Vice President, was chosen to be a member of the Council for Higher Education and Scientific Research in Palestine which was formed to serve in the current two-year term based on a presidential decree issued on 18 August 2021 and the recommendation of the Council […]

International Agrobiodiversity Conference

Agrobiodiversity Innovation Challenge launches a call for innovative solutions in the agri-food tech space, Innovators who aim to mainstream agrobiodiversity into the agri-food sector are welcome to submit applications to the Agrobiodiversity Innovation Challenge call. The Challenge seeks to support innovators who are working on new products, services, and best practices that utilize agrobiodiversity to […]

Arab Science Cooperation to Achieve the UN SDGs @ Science Summit UNGA76

The “Arab Science Cooperation to Achieve the UN SDGs” is taking place on 23 September 2021 from 10:00 am to 13:00 pm CEST (UTC+2). This session is organized during the Science Summit of the 76th United Nations General Assembly during 14-30 September 2021. You can find more information about this session in the attached concept document and also on […]

Webinar: “Catholic Identity in a university in Japan”

The International Federation of Catholic Universities today brings together nearly 250 universities worldwide. Created in very diverse conditions, with a variety of religious sensibilities, our universities also evolve in extremely different contexts. One of the constants of their work, however, is always to question their Catholic identity, which is a matter of constituted traditions as […]

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program

Applications are open now for the 2022 – 2024 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program. This program supports early career researchers around the world to expand their networks, collaborate across disciplines, and explore cutting-edge ideas with unrestricted research support. New members are recruited annually, for a two-year term in a CIFAR research program, a global, interdisciplinary network […]

Inauguration of the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences at Bethlehem University

Link: https://www.cmc-terrasanta.org/en/media/terra-santa-news/24084/inauguration-of-the-faculty-of-nursing-and-health-sciences-at-bethlehem-university From: Christian Media Center Bethlehem University inaugurated on 6 September the building named after Cardinal John Patrick Foley, which will house the “Tarek Ahmed Juffali” Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences. The ceremony was attended by the Palestinian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Abu Mowais, representing Prime Minister […]

Bethlehem University dedicates newest building on campus

Link: https://en.abouna.org/content/bethlehem-university-dedicates-newest-building-campus From: Abouna.org Published on Thursday, 9 September 2021 “Bethlehem University provides the environment for peace and understanding through the common ground of education – supporting the aspirations, hopes, and goals of students. Let us remember that education is not limited to stone structures or within walls. Education is all around us in everything […]

Bethlehem University Dedicates Newest Building on Campus

Bethlehem University dedicated its new building, the John Patrick Cardinal Foley Hall, in a ceremony held on Monday, 6 September 2021.  This new facility was named in honor of His Eminence John Patrick Cardinal Foley, the late Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, who was a great friend of Bethlehem University. […]

Bethlehem University, Pontifical Mission Sign Agreement

Bethlehem University signed an agreement with the Pontifical Mission on 24 August 2021 to supply electricity generated by solar panels, funded by the German Misereor Foundation. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray said “What the Pontifical Mission is doing with this project is helping us significantly to sustain our budget, and for this, we are incredibly […]

Faculty, Staff Meeting Marks Beginning of New Academic Year

On Friday, 3 September 2021, Bethlehem University faculty and staff members assembled at the University’s Auditorium to greet one another, catch up on the latest university news, and meet new members. Dr. Irene Hazou, Vice President for Academic Affairs, presided over the meeting, welcomed everyone back on campus, and made University announcements. Brother Peter Iorlano, […]

The annual conference of the Palestinian Society for Biological Sciences (ACPSBS)

The Palestinian Society for Biological Science (PSBS) in coordination and collaboration with the Palestine Academy for Science and Technology (PALAST) are pleased to invite you attending its first annual conference entitled: The annual conference of the Palestinian Society for Biological Sciences (ACPSBS):  “Integrative Biology: diversity for sustainable life and bio-economy”, that will be held from 4-5 September 2021 using ZOOM virtual […]

Latin Patriarchate and Bethlehem University sign agreements aimed at youth and catechists in Christian Schools

Link: https://www.lpj.org/posts/latin-patriarchate-and-bethlehem-university-sign-agreements-aimed-at-youth-and-catechists-in-christian-schools.html By: Christian Media Center – Published: September 02 Thu, 2021 Latin Patriarchate and Bethlehem University sign agreements aimed at youth and catechists in Christian Schools Available in the following languages: Arabic, Français BETHLEHEM – The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and Bethlehem University have signed two agreements. The first one involves the implementation of […]

ASIA/HOLY LAND – Solar panels at the University of Bethlehem and in Catholic schools

to guard the “common home” and concentrate resources in educational activities Link: https://bit.ly/3lynAVI From: Agenzia Fides Thursday, 2 September 2021 Jerusalem (Agenzia Fides) – While the “Time of Creation” opens again this year, a period of the year in which Christians of different confessions around the world are invited to pray and work together for […]

Silk Road Conference

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – AUTh and  IEREK – International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange proudly invite you to the First Edition of the International Conference on SILK ROAD SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AND CULTURAL HERITAGE (SRSTDCH)[1] that will be held online, on the 22nd  to 24th of November 2021. The Conference is the result of a collaboration between IEREK and AUTh, falling […]

7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE {JMCICON’21}

We are delighted to invite you to attend and participate in the 7th International Conference on the theme “Reshaping the Landscape of Media During Crisis Situations” organized by the Department of Journalism and Mass communication, Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management Studies (MAIMS) under the aegis of IQAC and in association with MACS. This one-day International […]

An initiative to make young Christians economically self-sufficient in the West Bank

Link: https://bit.ly/3BW3avt From: Christian Media Center Bethlehem University is a strategic partner of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, in terms of training and university education in general, being the only Catholic university in the Holy Land. On 27 August, two agreements were signed between them to follow this path. SAMI AL-YOUSSEF General Bursar of the […]

Developing Social Business in Palestine

Link: https://thisweekinpalestine.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/SI-Aug-2021-280-5.pdf From: This Week in Palestine Special Issue August 2021 By Luigi Bisceglia In Palestine there is fertile ground for developing a new business model defined as social business, an enterprise that creates income for the poor or provides them with essential products and services. Developing the concept of social business began in Palestine […]

Call for Proposals IPS Annual Conference 2021 The Current Cultural Scene in Palestine

In Palestine, cultural production is currently undergoing two crises. The first crisis is the result of the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic and the closure of public spaces, the restrictions imposed on visual performances, the shutting down of cultural institutions, and the accompanying decline in financial support for such activities. The second crisis is political […]

International School on Deep Learning

Please see below the links to the posters announcing the following research training events :5th International School on Deep Learning (DeepLearn 2022 Winter), Bournemouth, UK, January 17-21, 20226th International School on Deep Learning (DeepLearn 2022 Spring), Guimarães, Portugal, April 18-22, 2022

Vocational Training to Support Start-Ups

Link: https://thisweekinpalestine.com/Vocational-training-to-Support-Start-Ups/ From: This Week in Palestine Date: 30/8/2021 By Francesca Costero, Claudio Daniele, Salvatore Guida In the framework of the New Urban Resources (NUR) Project, vocational training was prioritized to help build the vocational skills of Palestinian youth. Developing vocational skills was entrusted to EnAIP Piemonte, a nonprofit association that operates nationally and internationally […]

Personality of the Month in the Limelight

Fadi Kattan Link:https://thisweekinpalestine.com/personalities-of-the-month-2/ From: This Week in Palestine Special Issue August 2021 Dr. Fadi Kattan holds a PhD in accounting from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom. He started his accounting career as a student at Bethlehem University where he earned his first degree in the profession. In addition to the academic qualification, […]

Spotlight on Bethlehem-Turin Cooperation

Link: https://thisweekinpalestine.com/spotlight-on-bethlehem-turin-cooperation/ From:  This Week in Palestine By Maria Bottiglieri There are many time-honored bridges that unite the city of Turin and the municipality of Bethlehem. The two cities first began to work together in 2014, thanks to the Italian-Palestinian cooperation program PMSP (Palestinian Municipalities Support Program), which sets out to strengthen the technical, administrative, […]

Bethlehem University, Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Sign Two MoUs

Bethlehem University signed two Memorandums of Understanding with the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem on campus on Friday, 27 August 2021. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray and the Chief Executive Officer of the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem Mr. Sami AlYoussef signed both agreements. The first agreement is titled “Education Formation for Religious School Teachers in Ramallah […]

Palestine Travellers are flying the flag for their country

Link: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20210824-palestine-travellers-are-flying-the-flag-for-their-country/ From: Middle East Monitor August 24, 2021 at 11:46 am | Published in: Africa, Asia & Americas, Europe & Russia, Interviews, Middle East, Nepal, Palestine, Russia, Tanzania, Turkey Last week, the founder of Palestine Travellers, Ramzi Abbasi, posted a video on Instagram showing the moment when he and his friends held the flag […]

Bethlehem University Welcomes Taiwanese Delegation

H.E. Mr. Benjamin C. P. Hong, Counselor and Acting Chief of Mission, Mr. Louis Meng-hsueh Chiang, Third Secretary, and Ms. Hannah Wen-Chuan Liao, Third Secretary, visited Bethlehem University on Tuesday, 10 August 2021. Executive Vice President Rev. Dr. Iyad Twal, Vice President for Advancement Brother Belayneh Medhanit, and Director of Advancement Ms. Dalia Qumsieh welcomed […]

Slovak Delegation on Campus for a Visit

Bethlehem University welcomed H.E. Mr. Jozef Hudec, Head of the Slovak Representative Office, and H. E. Mr. George Jabra, Slovakian Honorary Consul in Bethlehem on Tuesday, 10 August 2021. Executive Vice President Rev. Dr. Iyad Twal, Vice President for Advancement Brother Belayneh Medhanit, and Director of Advancement Ms. Dalia Qumsieh welcomed the delegation. Rev. Dr. […]

“The Jerusalem Uprising: Implications and Consequences” conference

Invitation to a two-day conferenceon the topic of:The Jerusalem Uprising: Implications and Consequences August 23-24, 2021via Zoom application About the ConferenceThe recent uprising in Jerusalem and Shaykh Jarrah was distinguished from previous such events by the wide scope of popular participation and the blow that was dealt to the Israeli military doctrine of preemption.  Above […]

Korean Ambassador Visits Bethlehem University

H.E. Mr. Si-Jin Song, the Representative of the Republic of Korea to Palestine, along with Ms. Julie Hashweh, from the Representative Office, visited Bethlehem University on Tuesday, 3 August 2021. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray, Vice President for Advancement Brother Belayneh Medhanit, and Director of Advancement Ms. Dalia Qumsieh welcomed Mr. Song, on his first […]

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Agreement with universities in four countries on sustainable tourism within the CROSSDEV project

Bethlehem University signs cross-border agreement with four other universities on sustainable tourism Bethlehem University, represented by the Vice-Chancellor Br. Peter Bray, signed a cross-border agreement with four other universities in three Mediterranean countries to cooperate to create strong communities and to design people-centered tourist experiences, within the EU-funded CROSSDEV project. In addition to the Institute […]

Lithuanian Ambassador on Campus for a Visit

On Friday, 30 July 2021, Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray and Director of Advancement Ms. Dalia Qumsieh welcomed the Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to the State of Palestine, H.E. Mr. Bertas Venckaitis with his wife, Ina, on their first visit to Bethlehem University since assuming office. Brother Peter briefed the Ambassador about Bethlehem […]

John E. “Jack” Steger

Link: https://www.presspubs.com/obituaries/john-e-jack-steger/article_62883058-ee60-11eb-b400-c7516633a68d.html From: Press Closed out an active, rewarding life when he passed peacefully in his sleep on July 14th at age 95 in the White Bear Lake home he shared with his wife and loving caregiver, Nan. Jack’s career in life insurance and related financial services spanned more than sixty years. Born in St. […]

Bethlehem University Mourns Death of Msgr. Conor Ward

The Bethlehem University community is mourning the death of a longtime friend and supporter Monsignor Conor Ward who passed away peacefully on Sunday, 18 July 2021, in Dublin. Prof. Msgr. Conor Ward was a founding member of the Friends of Bethlehem University in Ireland and served as its honorary treasurer for many years. Msgr. Ward […]

دعوة لحضور والمشاركة في فعاليات المؤتمر العلمي الدولي المحكم بعنوان “الإعلام والقضية الفلسطينية – الواقع والمأمول”

تدعوكم كلية علوم الاتصال واللغات – جامعة غزة لحضور والمشاركة في فعاليات المؤتمر العلمي الدولي المحكم بعنوان “الإعلام والقضية الفلسطينية – الواقع والمأمول” الذي سيعقد وجاهيًا يومي (2-3) أغسطس 2021م في تمام الساعة 9:00 صباحًا اليوم الأول: ستكون الجلسة الافتتاحية والجلسات العليمة في صالة أورجنزا Organza “ القاعة الرئيسية” بجوار الشاليهات مباشرة في مدينة غزة  اليوم الثاني: ستكون الجلسات العليمة والجلسة الختامية […]

La Salle Sustainability Lecture

The seventh lecture in the monthly series of webinars on Sustainable Development sponsored by De La Salle University in Manila (Lead University in the IALU Sustainability Development Network) in cooperation with the IALU, will be on Wednesday, July 28, at 8 AM Manila Philippines time. The title of the presentation is “START to Accelerate Achievement […]

Keys Custodian of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Visits Campus

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre keys Custodian and the Holy Grave Seal Holder, Mr. Adeeb Jawad Joudeh al-Husseini, along with Al-Mahed (Nativity) TV Station Founder and Director, Mr. Samir Qumsieh, visited Bethlehem University on Wednesday, 14 July 2021. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray welcomed them on campus and briefed them on the mission of Bethlehem […]

Vacancies for Full-Time Faculty Members

Bethlehem University is seeking highly qualified and well experienced full-time Faculty members to fill the following positions for the upcoming Academic year, Fall 2021: Full Time Teaching Position in the Faculty of Education/ Learning Difficulties, PHD Full Time Teaching Position in the Faculty of Education/ Early Childhood, PHD Qualifications:      Job Factors At least, 5 years of teaching experience  Excellent knowledge in the […]

“Feel proud that you are a graduate of Bethlehem University”

Link: https://en.abouna.org/content/feel-proud-you-are-graduate-bethlehem-university From: abouna.org Published on Wednesday, 14 July 2021 Bethlehem University is worthy to be extended all kinds of help and support for the role it plays, particularly at the current critical time the Middle East region is going through, as it sets the bases for a bright future for the local population. By […]

Coronavirus: A Crisis forged into an Opportunity Bethlehem University

Link: https://www.lasalle.org/en/blog-experiences-of-palestine-colombia-mexico/ From: La Salle By: Orjowan Khalil, Safaa Abutair, Jameela Hamamrah & Br. Alejandro González Cerna FSC International Online Teaching Experiences from Bethlehem University Students serving and learning from other Lasallians As a result of the Corona pandemic and its consequences that lead to the closing of schools and universities to face-to-face learning; Bethlehem […]

Students Go on Educational Hiking Trip

The Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism organized an educational hiking trip in June for third and fourth-year students. The trip was organized in cooperation with Palestine hiking trails and funded by the Institute’s Italian partners The International Committee for the Development of Peoples (Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli – CISP). The educational […]

Honoring Best Software Engineering Graduation Project

The Department of Software Engineering at Bethlehem University held an honoring event on Friday, 9 July 2021, to honor the best graduation project for the class of 2021. Dean of the Faculty of Science, Dr. Michel Hanania, Department of Software Engineering Chairperson, Dr. Suhail Odeh, Department’s faculty members, and students attended the event. Dr. Hanania […]

Bethlehem University Celebrates 45 Graduation Ceremonies

Bethlehem University held the 45th graduation ceremonies on Tuesday, 29 June 2021, and Thursday, 1 July 2021, conferring the degrees on 746 graduates from the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism, the Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub Faculty of Business Administration, the Faculty of Science, and the Tarek Juffali Faculty of […]

Faculty Members Reflect on New Methods of Teaching

One year has passed since the first Covid-19 case was discovered in Bethlehem. Ever since, Bethlehem University has developed ways to deal with virtual education. New methods of teaching were incorporated to cope with post-Covid-19 pandemic higher education.  As students need some semblance of normalcy, Bethlehem University faculty members adopted new online teaching methods that […]

Grand Opening of the Biodiversity Center

The Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability at Bethlehem University organized an opening ceremony for the recently established Biodiversity Center on Monday, 21 June 2021, within the Unity and Diversity in Nature and Society project funded by the European Union. Project Manager, Linda Majaj, welcomed the guests and gave introductory remarks. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray […]

Opening of the Biodiversity Center & Future Conversations at Bethlehem

Link: http://www.defenddemocracy.press/opening-of-the-biodiversity-center-future-conversations-at-bethlehem/ From: Defend Democracy Press We had a grand opening of the Biodiversity Center at the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability at Bethlehem University this morning. Linda Majaj, Project manager MC’d the event and gave introductory remarks. We heard from Joris Heeren, the EU representative as well as from Brother Peter Bray (Vice-Chancellor […]

Muslim Studies Program 15th Annual Conference

The Michigan State University Muslim Studies Program seeks abstracts for its fifteenth annual conference (Feb. 24-25, 2022; submission deadline: Aug. 31, 2021). The title of the conference is “‘Belong Nowhere’:  Muslim Studies Program 15th Annual Conference Michigan State University, International Center, East Lansing, MI, USA February 24-25, 2022 “Belong Nowhere”: States of Statelessness in the Muslim World Michigan State University is […]

NZ brother says revamped curriculum helps Palestinian community

Link: https://nzcatholic.org.nz/2021/06/16/nz-brother-says-revamped-curriculum-helps-palestinian-community/ From: NZ Catholic June 16, 2021 BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) – Graduating in July as part of Bethlehem University’s first software engineering class, students Marianna Bannoura, Oriana Sabat, and Mariam Qumsieh already have a market-ready app under their belts. They hope to be part of a growing trend that sees technology helping the […]

Technology eyed to help Bethlehem’s fragile economy emerge from pandemic

Software engineering students Marial Basil, 20, and Marian Abedrabbo, 20, talk with Suhail Odeh, head of the software engineering department at Bethlehem University in the West Bank June 9, 2021. (CNS photo/Debbie Hill) Link: https://www.ucanews.com/news/technology-eyed-to-help-bethlehems-economy-beat-pandemic/92880# From: Catholic News Service By: Judith Sudilovsky Date: June 15, 2021 BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Graduating in July as part of […]

Assistant to the Dean of Students

Assistant to the Dean of Students Bethlehem University is seeking a very well experienced and highly qualified candidate to serve as the Assistant to the Dean of Students. Under the general supervision of the Dean, the Assistant to the Dean of Students, collaborates with other members of the Student Affairs Office. He/She is actively involved […]

Insaniyyat 3rd Biennial Conference

“Pessoptimism: Anthropologies of Palestinian Hope and Uncertainty”Keywords: temporalities, futures, methodologies, decolonization, imagination, Palestine Location: Beit Jala, Palestine*NEW Conference Date: 6-8 January 2022*Abstract Submission Deadline: July 1, 2021One of the many phenomena highlighted by the 2020 COVID pandemic is the centrality played by the category of hope in times of uncertainty and crisis. Logics of hope could be […]

II GLOBAL SYMPOSIUM UNISERVITATE

In the framework of its II Global Symposium, to be held on 28th and 29th October of 2021, the UNISERVITATE Program announces the Call for Papers under the theme “Service-Learning, Integral Education and Transformative Spirituality”. The submission of papers will consider the following subjects:  Service-learning as a path of spirituality.  Service-learning as a contribution to whole person education: hands, head, […]

Research in Distance Education (RIDE) conference 2021: Learning through disruption.

The Centre for Distance Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that following a tumultuous year since our last Research in Distance Education, (RIDE), conference gathering in 2020, we are preparing to deliver an online conference to a global audience, uniquely delivered over three focused half days of  interactive sessions on the 16th, 17th and 18th June 2021. The […]

Online lecture: Philadelphia-Amman: The Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine City

The Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo) and the Institut français de Jordanie (IFJ) are pleased to invite you to a Online lecture by Pierre-Louis GATIER (Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée) Philadelphia-Amman: The Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine City June, the 15th  ( 4:30-5:30 PM in Amman, 3:30-4:30 PM CET) Free access on registration via this link: https://zoom.us/j/98779350531 Abstract The ancient […]

Olga Tufnell’s “Perfect Journey”

Letters and photographs of an archaeologist in the Levant and MediterraneanThursday 17 June, 16.00 BSTJack Green with Ros Henry Chaired by Carol Palmer (CBRL) and Felicity Cobbing (PEF). Discussant Amara Thornton (UCL) Register This lecture, in partnership with CBRL, PEF and UCL Press, provides an opportunity to summarize, share insights, and discuss the recently published […]

Call for Paper in 2nd Global conference and awards

We are very glad to inform you that “DHS Foundation”, New Delhi is organizing 2nd Global Conference on “Multidisciplinary Research & Innovation and Perficio Awards-2021” on dated 24th&25th July 2021 for noble cause the welfare motive behind such our trifles endeavors. We understand better to inform & give an opportunity to you and your colleagues to contribute research papers to the Conference and […]

Canada Feminist Fund for the year 2021-2022

We would like to inform that we are launching the new Canada Feminist Fund for the year 2021-2022.For 2021-2022, the Canada Feminist Fund (CFF) will focus on supporting projects which seek to foster gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls through working with civil society and local partners in the Palestinian territories (West Bank, […]

The 9th Annual International Symposium on Lasallian Research

The Lasallian Education Mission: Challenges, Convictions, and Hopes Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Oct. 1-3, 2021 Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is looking forward to hosting the 9th annual International Symposium on Lasallian Research on its Twin Cities Campus. Given the fact that it was necessary to cancel the Symposium last year, there is a […]

The International Arab Conference on Information Technology

ACIT’2021 The International Arab Conference on Information Technology Sultan Qaboos University Sultanate of Oman 21-23 December 2021 Submission Link – http://acit2k.org/openconf/openconf.php ============================================================ We’d like to invite you to submit your papers for ACIT‘ 2021 to be held in Sultan Qaboos University, Oman from 21-23 December 20212020. The conference will be online with live connections for all delegates from around the world. […]

Name Bethlehem University in Your Will and Create a Lasting Legacy in the Holy Land

Margaret Sa’d Endowed Scholarship “I live with my parents and two sisters in Beit Sahour. I have a twin sister who studies Software Engineering at Bethlehem University. My father used to work in an olive wood factory. He lost his job shortly after the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. My family has been struggling financially […]

New Master’s Program in Governance and Administration in the Public Sector

Bethlehem University is proud to announce the new Master’s program in Governance and Administration in the Public Sector (MGAPS) which have been accredited by the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission in the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.  Dean of the Faculty Dr. Fadi Kattan said this program is “the first of its […]

The First Intifada (2): Radicalizing the University

The Arab Education Forum and the Institute for Palestine Studies  Supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (Regional Office Palestine & Jordan) are honored to invite you to: “The First Intifada (2): Radicalizing the University” (part of Radical Fridays: A series of webinars on Radical Education in Palestine: Histories and Experiments) Friday 11th of June 2021 @ […]

Rare Book at BU Library, dates back to 1891

Bethlehem University library has a book that features Palestine. This rare book written in English is entitled: “Among the Holy places, A Pilgrimage through Palestine” and was published by T. Fisher Unwin (first edition January 1, 1891; 386 pages). A very interesting historical volume with fascinating photographs and illustrations. The author, REV. James Kean, M.A., […]

2021 Fund Challenge

We are delighted to launch the 2021 Fund Challenge! The Fund Challenge is a competition for undergraduate economics students sponsored as a joint initiative by the African Department (AFR), Asia and Pacific Department (APD), Institute for Capacity Development (ICD), Middle East and Central Asia Department (MCD), and Office of Innovation and Change (OIC). Finalists will […]

International Award and conference 2021

International Award and conference 2021 Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to in the field of research, academics or in social development of the society? DHS Foundation honors those who have given noteworthy service and made eminent contributions to the profession by awarding those Universal Perficio Awards. Bestowed annually by the […]

7th IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2021)

Smart Cities – Post-pandemic vision and challengesSeptember 7-10, 2021 (Virtual Conference) CALL FOR PAPERS – Extended deadline! The Organizing Committee of the 7th IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2021) is glad to announce that it is currently accepting submissions to the seven Technical Tracks. Please read carefully the information below. IEEE ISC2 is the flagship conference sponsored by the IEEE Smart […]

Software Engineering Students Present Graduation Projects

The First Cohort of the Software Engineering students, a total of 25 students who will graduate in Spring 2021, from the Faculty of Science at Bethlehem University presented their graduation projects on Tuesday, 25 May 2021, in the Auditorium. The event was held under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Ishaq Sider, Palestinian Minister of […]

Feature: Profile in Philanthropy “Mrs. Ariane Slinger”

Ariane SlingerTrustee of The Caritas Pro Vitae Gradu Charitable Trust Bethlehem University is delighted to thank the Caritas Pro Vitae Gradu Charitable Trust for its generous support of our Tarek Juffali Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences and its new home, the John Patrick Cardinal Foley Hall.  The Caritas Pro Vitae Gradu Trust’s grant underwrites […]

MEMO in conversation with Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh

Link: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20210520-memo-in-conversation-with-prof-mazin-qumsiyeh/ From: MEMO Middle East Monitor Qumsiyeh has published well over 150 scientific papers on topics ranging from cultural heritage to biodiversity in addition to several books.May 20, 2021 at 1:22 pm | Published in: Israel, MEMO in Conversation With, Middle East, Palestine, Videos & Photo Stories Watch our conversation with Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh […]

‘It is misery here’: Palestinian nurses tell of fear in Israeli hospitals, and say Glasgow was ‘safest’ place they have been

Link: https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/it-is-misery-here-palestinian-nurses-tell-of-fear-in-israeli-hospitals-and-say-glasgow-was-safest-place-they-have-been-3241849 From: The Scotsman Two Palestinian nurses, who visited Scotland last year to study palliative care for terminal cancer patients, have told of their daily fear of being killed in the street on their way to work in Israeli hospitals. By Gina Davidson Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 4:55 am Updated Wednesday, 19th May 2021, […]

Vacancy: Director of Marketing, Public Relations and Communications

Director of Marketing, Public Relations and Communications Bethlehem University in the Holy Land, is seeking a very well experienced and highly qualified candidate to serve as The Director of Marketing, Public Relations and Communications. The Director is responsible for leading all efforts to plan, develop and implement the University’s marketing, public relations and communications functions.   Qualifications: Minimum of 5 years […]

Call for nominations to the AAAS David and Betty Hamburg Award for Science Diplomacy

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is seeking nominations for the AAAS David and Betty Hamburg Award for Science Diplomacy. The award recognizes an individual or a limited number of individuals working together in the scientific and engineering or foreign affairs communities who are making an outstanding contribution to furthering science diplomacy. […]

La Salle Sustainability Lecture Series

La Salle Sustainability Lecture Series “Yellow Boat of Hope” A Social Innovation Story Lecture to be given by Jay Michael Jaboneta on May 26, 2021 Wednesday 8:00 – 9:00 AM Philippine Standard Time For almost 10 years, the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation has been providing innovative solutions in education to different communities around the Philippines. Learn how […]

Fifth International Conference on Learning Cities

The UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) are putting a call out for researchers to develop background papers for the upcoming fifth International Conference on Learning Cities (ICLC5). Specific information and details can be found in the research proposal.

Webinar on Palestinian Theater

The Office of the Dean of Research and the Research Council organized a webinar on Palestinian Theater on Thursday, 06 May 2021, via Google Meet. As part of the Research and Creativity colloquia for the 2020-2021 academic year, Dr. Hala Nassar, Associate Professor of Education, discussed her research project titled, “Palestinian Theatre: Between Origins and Visions.” […]

Vacancy: University Secretary

University Secretary Bethlehem University in the Holy Land, is seeking a very well-experienced and highly qualified candidate to serve as The University Secretary.  The University Secretary is responsible for the effective governance of the University and for its professional services, by managing and supporting the operations of the governance and the executive management bodies of Bethlehem University. The University Secretary […]

Call for Applications to MICAD

The Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub Faculty of Business Administration at Bethlehem University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the seventeenth cohort of MICAD – Master in International Cooperation and Development. Interested people have to fill the online application from April 29 to July 30, 2021. Late applications will not be considered. Information about […]

MICAD ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES

The required steps to complete registration for MICAD Program are as follows: Step 1: The MICAD Application Packet will be available either at MICAD office at Bethlehem University or online by accessing the following link: http://admission.bethlehem.edu/admissioncard/ The application fee is 500 NIS that can be paid in one of the following two methods: If the […]

Bethlehem University Magazine is Out!

I present to you the spring issue of Bethlehem University magazine (BUN) which is published biannually by the Advancement Office. This issue is published digitally only. In this issue, you will find interesting stories on: – Faculty Members Reflect on New Methods of Teaching– Promoting Governance and Citizenship in Palestine– Palestinian Environment: Threats and Opportunities– […]

Webinar: Promoting Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Office of the Dean of Research and the Research Council organized a webinar on promoting research in the humanities and social sciences on Thursday, 22 April 2021, via Google Meet. As part of the Research and Creativity colloquia for the 2020-2021 academic year, Dr. Sarah Irving, a Research Fellow in the Department of English, History and Creative Writing at Edge Hill University […]

EUPI Research Grants Call

Research Grants Announcement The Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability at Bethlehem University (PIBS- BU), The Galilee Society (GS), and The Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People (PCR) announce the availability of research grants in areas of biodiversity and human and diversity. Funded, by the European Union Peacebuilding Initiative, the “Unity and Diversity in Nature […]

Webinar on Postcolonial Zionist Literature

The Office of the Dean of Research and the Research Council organized a webinar on Postcolonial Zionist Literature on Thursday, 15 April 2021, via Google Meet. As part of the Research and Creativity colloquia for the 2020-2021 academic year, Dr. Ziyad Banishamsa, Assistant Professor in the Arabic Department, and Ms. Nadia Banishamsa, a researcher at […]

Al-Maqdisi Research Grant

The 16th Call for project proposals in scientific research is now open. The application deadline in 2021 is June 14, 2021 . For more information, please see this link. There will be an information session online on 26 April 2021, 11:00 am Via Teams platform: https://bit.ly/3gkUh6D You can register for this event on the Palast website :  http://palast.ps/en/events/information-day-al-maqdisi-programme-16th-call-project-proposals-scientific-research-2021 […]

Students Participate in Research Competition

Four Bethlehem University students are participating in a research competition held by Reform organization through the “Without Restrictions” project. The organization held three training days to help students in developing their research ideas. The project aims to enable university students to use scientific research tools in the development of their societies. It also helps to […]

ITS Staff Help Students Overcome Challenges

The Dean of Students Office organized a virtual meeting for the students with staff of the Information Technology Services (ITS) Office on Thursday, 08 April 2021, which was live streamed over YouTube.   The meeting aimed to assist students in dealing with various problems, challenges, and issues related to the use of technology while studying […]

Students Participate in Workshop on values of Democracy, Human Rights, and Gender

Four Bethlehem University students and a staff from the Dean of Students Office participated in a workshop entitled “Together towards promoting the values of democracy, human rights, and gender” that was held in Jericho on Tuesday and Wednesday, 6 and 7 April 2021. The workshop discussed important issues including Palestinian student’s life, the role of […]

UNESCO-Japan Prize on ESD

The 2021 call for nominations for UNESCO-Japan Prize on ESD is open until 30 April 2021. For more information, please visit the following site. Interested faculty should contact the Ministry of Higher Education before they submit their application. Please see attached.

Spencer Foundation: Research grants on education in all disciplines ($50,000)

Applications are now open for the Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants. These grants support education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. Proposals span a wide range of topics and disciplines that innovatively investigate questions central to education, […]

Webinar: The Future of Electronics

The Office of the Dean of Research and the Research Council organized a webinar on Infertility in Palestine on Thursday, 08 April 2021, via Google Meet. As part of the Research and Creativity colloquia for the 2020-2021 academic year, Dr. Jamal Ghabboun, Associate Professor in the Physics Department, discussed his research project titled, “The Future […]

Grant opportunities

1-Competition : Win up 3000,00 euros with YICCA 2021 Eligibility : All/ international Deadline : 16 April 2021 https://culturefundingwatch.com/en/opportunities/competition-gagnez-300000-euros-avec-yicca-2021/ 2-Call for projects: the OIF and TV5Monde launch a new aid fund with the support of Canada (300,000 euros) Eligibility : The French-speaking world Deadline : 18 April 2021 https://culturefundingwatch.com/en/opportunities/call-for-projects-the-oif-and-tv5monde-launch-a-new-aid-fund-with-the-support-of-canada-300000-euros/ 3-Prize : Rashid Bin Humaid Prize […]

Data Management and Sharing for the Social Sciences

Call for an Online Training Workshop Data Management and Sharing for the Social Sciences May 30-June 1, 2021 The Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS), through its Arab Public Data Archive initiative, is pleased to announce an online workshop on “Data Management and Sharing for the Social Sciences” co-organized with the Odum Institute for […]

Sustainability Series organized by the International Association of La Salle Universities.

Please find below a link to the last lecture in the sustainability series that is organized by the International Association of La Salle Universities. The lecture titled, “Building and transportation energy use in New York City during the COVID19 Pandemic,” was given by Dr. Patrick Abulencia and Dr. Pamela Chasek of Manhattan College. The lecture can be […]

Senior Occupational Therapy Students meet Howard University Students

The senior occupational therapy students of the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences at Bethlehem University met online with students from Howard University, Washington. Those in the meeting are engaged in research for their seminar courses, and the Howard University students are conducting research for a master’s degree. The meeting began with a presentation by each […]

Webinar on Palestinian Literature

The Office of the Dean of Research and the Research Council organized a webinar on Palestinian literature on Thursday, 25 March 2021, via Google Meet. As part of the Research and Creativity colloquia for the 2020-2021 academic year, Dr. Zein AlAwawda, Associate Professor in the Arabic Department, discussed his research project titled, “The Ideological Context and […]

BU Nursing Students meet with King’s College London Students

The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care, at King’s College London represented by Dr. Jaqualyn Moore and the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences, at Bethlehem University represented by Dean Mariam Awad organized a virtual international workshop on Wednesday, 10 March 2021.   The workshop aimed to connect nursing students from both […]

Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research

The Einstein Foundation Berlin has announced an international award to honor efforts to improve the quality of research. The €500,000 Einstein Award for Promoting Quality in Research – the first of its kind – recognizes researchers and institutions in all fields whose work helps to advance the quality and robustness of research findings. Deadline: 31 […]

Archbishop Girelli, Chancellor of Bethlehem University appointed in India

On Saturday, 13 March 2021, The Holy Father Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli as the Apostolic Nuncio to India. Back in September 2017, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Girelli as the Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine. By right of office, the Apostolic Delegate becomes the Chancellor of Bethlehem University, serving as the Holy See’s […]

Launch of the 6th Palestinian-German Science Bridge (PGSB) Call

It’s our great pleasure to inform you that PGSB has launched its 6th call for Student thesis projects BSc, MSc and PhD scholarships Faculty exchanges for cooperation projects Proposals for research clusters Postdoc Stipends within the Returners Program PGSB is coordinated by Palestine Academy for Science and Technology PALAST and Juelich Research Center FZJ, and funded by the Federal […]

UN Global Climate Action Awards – deadline April 30

Applications are now being accepted for the United Nations Global Climate Action Awards. These awards shine a light on the most innovative, scalable, and replicable examples of what people around the world are doing to tackle climate change. Applications are welcomed from organizations, communities, cities, businesses, universities, governments and others that are taking concrete action on […]

BU Ancient Archives: 7,832 Pages Scanned and Stored

The Project of “OpenKM – Document Management System Software” started towards the end of Sept. 2020 with the EIS team (Enterprise Information System Unit). Jihad Najajreh and Francis Sleibi introduced it to the library staff and helped in teaching and monitoring until the staff got hold of it. A library team of three persons – Sr. Rose, Miral and […]

University Community Remembers Brother Joe in Memorial Mass

The Bethlehem University community celebrated the life and remembered the dedication of Brother Joseph Loewenstein, FSC, in a memorial mass on Friday, 26 February 2021, in the Chapel of the Divine Child on campus. Presiding over the memorial mass, Father Peter DuBrul, S.J., Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, remembered Brother Joe’s love for the University. […]

Bethlehem University Holds Second Town Hall Meeting

Bethlehem University held a Town Hall meeting over Microsoft Teams for its employees on Thursday, 18 February 2021, to discuss the second phase of the ongoing project entitled Bethlehem University: Towards a Sustainable Future.  This second Town Hall meeting was conducted by the two consultants that the University contracted with the funding of Porticus international […]

Bethlehem University Students’ Literary Creativity

In cooperation with the Arabic Department, the Dean of Students Office organized a discussion entitled “Bethlehem University students’ Literary Creativity” on Thursday, 11 February 2021. Student Hala Natsheh read from her story which won first place in the short story competition organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in partnership with the […]

Webinar: The Palestinian Innovation Ecosystem and Research Opportunities

The Office of the Dean of Research and the Research Council organized a webinar on a Swiss initiative that aims at enhancing the Palestinian innovation ecosystem and the opportunities for research development, collaboration, and partnership with the private sector. Several faculty and staff members attended the webinar which was held virtually via Google Meet on […]

Biogas Unit constructed by PIBS Volunteers

Volunteers at Bethlehem University built a Biogas Unit at the Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability (PIBS).  The PIBS and its EU-funded Biodiversity Center continue to develop usable modules for education and for saving our environment. In this case, organic waste (such as kitchen waste) is digested by anaerobic bacteria (without oxygen) which then produce Methane […]

Students Win First Place at Joint Contest with Hanshin University – South Korea

The Institute for Community Partnership (ICP) at Bethlehem University held a session to announce the winners of a competition that was between Palestinian University students and students from Hanshin University in South Korea on Friday, 29 January 2021, through Zoom. In his opening speech, Brother Peter Bray congratulated the winners and emphasized the importance of […]

Instructions for students during the Coronavirus

The library is open from Monday-Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Students must wear the mask throughout their presence in the library. NO Mask NO Entry. On entering the library on the left-hand side, provisions are made to sanitize hands. Students are requested to fill in the log sheet, which is located at the […]

Webinar: The Palestinian Innovation Ecosystem and Research Opportunities

The Research Council and the Office of the Dean of Research are pleased to invite you to a webinar on a Swiss initiative that aims at enhancing the Palestinian innovation ecosystem and the opportunities for research development, collaboration, and partnership with the private sector. Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh and Ms. Suha Handal will brief the BU […]

Students to celebrate Catholic Schools Week with prayer, service and fun

Link: https://therecordnewspaper.org/students-to-celebrate-catholic-schools-week-with-prayer-service-and-fun/ From: The Record Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 31 to Feb. 6, is off to a slow start with Monday’s snow day, but elementary and high schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville have scheduled service, prayer and amusements for the rest of the week. Following is a sampling of planned activities that schools shared […]

Spring 2021 Semester Starts with Online Faculty and Staff Meeting

Bethlehem University held its biannual faculty and staff meeting online over Microsoft Teams on Wednesday, 27 January 2021, to mark the beginning of the spring 2021 semester. Dr. Irene Hazou, Vice President for Academic Affairs, presided over the meeting, welcomed faculty and staff, and began the meeting by commemorating Dr. Nancy Elias, faculty member in the […]

Bethlehem University Participates in PSSF Second Virtual Fundraiser

Bethlehem University representatives participated in a virtual event for the Palestinian Students Scholarship Fund (PSSF) that was held on Saturday, 23 January 2021. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray, Development Officer Ms. Shahinda Nassar, and two scholarship recipients attended the virtual fundraiser event entitled “The PSSF Brightening the Future of Palestinian Students.” The main goal was […]

Academic Symposium on Sharing Experiences in Online Learning

Bethlehem University held a symposium on Sharing Experiences in Online Learning on Wednesday, 20 January 2021, via Google Meet. Over 50 academics from different Palestinian universities participated in the online symposium that was organized by the Academic Office. The symposium, which was moderated by the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Muna Matar, aimed […]

Students Qualify to the Arab Collegiate Programming Contest

Bethlehem University team Runtime Error qualified to participate in the 2021 ACM Arab Collegiate Programming Contest (ACPC) which will be held in Luxor City, Egypt from 19-23 March 2021. Over 120 teams will participate from over 12 Arab countries. The team consisted of three Software Engineering program students who were Danial Sleibi, Khader Ballout, and […]

BU Golden Jubilee Logo

You are invited to help us select the best logo for the Golden Jubilee of Bethlehem University. Back in October 2020, we launched a call for designs for the Golden Jubilee Logo. We received a number of suggestions and we would like you to participate in selecting the best logo which will be used through […]

COVID-19 and University Students

When COVID-19 started spreading in Palestine, and the Palestinian Prime Minister announced the coronavirus lockdown, Dr. Hanan Saca-Hazboun, Assistant Professor in the Tarek Juffali Faculty of Nursing and Health Science, teamed up with Dr. Ahmed Fasfous, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Arts, and Mr. Fadel Sawayfa, Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, to investigate […]

Bethlehem University Celebrates Christmas Midnight Mass

The Christmas Midnight Mass was held in the Chapel of the Divine Child at Bethlehem University with limited participation amid the pandemic. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, H.E. Mark Bailey, Australian Representative to Palestine, Andrew Carey, CNN Jerusalem Bureau Chief, and a few faculty, staff, and students attended the mass. The Executive Vice President […]

The 2021-2022 Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Postdoctoral Award

The Center for Palestine Studies is pleased to announce that the competition for the 2021-2022 Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Postdoctoral Award is now open!Apply by 1 March 2021 This year-long postdoctoral fellowship seeks to recognize and foster innovative and ground-breaking scholarship on issues related to Palestine and Palestinians. The award will support a scholar working on a […]

Ibrahim Dakkak Award for Outstanding Essay on Jerusalem

The Ibrahim Dakkak Award for Outstanding Essay on Jerusalem is accepting submissions on contemporary or historical issues relating to Jerusalem. The winning submission will receive a prize of U.S. $1000 and will be published in the Jerusalem Quarterly. A committee selected by Jerusalem Quarterly will determine the winning essay. The deadline for submissions is 15 January 2021. Essays should be based on original research and […]

Empowering Students with Disabilities during COVID-19

The lives of students and their families have been significantly affected by the closures caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Bethlehem University ensured that students with disabilities continue to receive quality education while transitioning to remote learning.  The Resource Center for Students with Disabilities has been working day and night to ensure the success of its […]

Webinar / Book Launch

The Office of the Dean of Research and the Research Council are pleased to invite you to a webinar and launch of European Cultural Diplomacy and Arab Christians in Palestine, 1918–1948 Between Contention and Connection Edited byKarène Sanchez Summerer and Sary Zananiri This event will be held at 11:30 on 11 March 2021, via google […]

New Volume of the Bethlehem University Journal Published

The Office of the Dean of Research and the Bethlehem University Journal‘s editorial board are pleased to announce the publication of a new special volume (37) of the Bethlehem University Journal on Jstor. This special volume, which was guest-edited by Dr. Abeer Musleh, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, is titled, “Youth engagement: from local communities to transnational […]

Bethlehem University, Environment Quality Authority Sign MoU

Bethlehem University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Environment Quality Authority on Monday, 07 December 2020, at the Palestine Museum of Natural History. The Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray and the Head of the Environment Quality Authority Mr. Jameel Mattor signed the MoU in the presence of the Director General of Natural Resources […]

Brother Vincent Malham Center Awards Certificates to its Foreign Students

On Monday, 30 November 2020, a graduation ceremony was held at the Bethlehem University Millennium Lounge for foreign students undergoing courses in Arabic Language which are conducted via the Brother Vincent Malham Center. Ms. Nadia Bany Shamsa, Arabic Teacher for Foreigners, began the ceremony by welcoming the graduates and congratulating them on their performance and […]

Social Sciences Department Launches Child Protection Curriculum

The Department of Social Sciences at Bethlehem University launched a new book titled “Social Work Curriculum including Child Protection Modules” in partnership with The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia, the Ministry of Social Development, and the Islamic University in Gaza. Through this curriculum, the Department aims to […]

Register to the Master in Tourism Studies Program

It is possible now to register to the Master in Tourism Studies Program (MRTS). The program is a two-year postgraduate course which aims at providing an in-depth analysis of the main academic and technical issues whose knowledge represents an asset for the development of the tourism industry in Palestine. The Master’s program is multidisciplinary: it […]

Fourth colloquium in the Research and Creativity colloquia

The Office of the Dean of Research and the Research Council are pleased to invite you to attend the fourth colloquium in the Research and Creativity colloquia for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Dr. Michel Hanania,The Dean of the Science Faculty and chairperson of  the Chemistry Department, will discuss his research project titled, “Extraction Methods and […]

Bethlehem University… a nonpareil minaret of higher education

Link: http://en.abouna.org/content/bethlehem-university%E2%80%A6-nonpareil-minaret-higher-education From: abouna.org Bethlehem University is worthy all support for the role it plays, particularly at the current critical time, which augurs a bright future for the local population. By Munir Bayouk/ en.abouna.org : When one visits the Holy Land, one feels the scent of holiness since this land became holy being the place […]

Bethlehem University magazine is out!

Dear Friends, Supporters, and Graduates of Bethlehem University, Greetings from Bethlehem! We are glad to present to you the Bethlehem University News magazine (BUN) which is published biannually by the Advancement Office. Due to COVID-19, this issue is published digitally only. Highlights in this issue include: – Students Share Remote Learning Experiences– Research: COVID-19 and […]

Challenges and Achievements of Higher Education under Occupation

Prof. Jamil Khader, Dean of Research and Prof. of English, participated in a webinar titled, “Challenges and Achievements of Higher Education under Occupation,” which was organized by the Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) on Wednesday, 11 November 2020. Prof. Khader talked about the history of Bethlehem University, its mission and values, and shared a promotional view on […]

“With All due Respect”

Students Hanna Stephan and Zein Bannoura participated in a play titled “With all due respect” which was performed on Saturday, 7 November 2020, in Al-Kasaba Theater and Cinematheque in Ramallah. This performance comes within the student empowerment project implemented by Al-Kasaba Theater and Cinematheque, in partnership and support of the Drosos Foundation, and in cooperation with five […]

Bethlehem University Holds 44th Graduation Ceremonies

Bethlehem University Holds 44th Graduation Ceremonies Available in the following languages: Arabic Link: https://www.lpj.org/posts/bethlehem-university-holds-44th-graduation-ceremonies.html From: Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem BETHLEHEM – The usual graduation plans, that were supposed to be held in June, has been derailed by the coronavirus. Bethlehem University decided to hold four in-person graduation ceremonies in November. This extended schedule is due to […]

COVID-19 Awareness Campaign

The Dean of Students’ Office at Bethlehem University organized an awareness campaign in cooperation with Misericordia “Mercy” of Bethlehem on Wednesday, 11 November 2020. Students of the Health Committee together with volunteers of the Misericordia of Bethlehem went around campus to talk to students on the importance of following preventive measures against COVID-19. Bethlehem University […]

Bethlehem University Signs Cooperation Agreement with Qatar Permanent Committee

On Wednesday, 11 November 2020, the Executive Vice President of Bethlehem University, Rev. Dr. Iyad Twal, and the Secretary of Qatar’s Permanent Committee for the Support of Jerusalem, Major General Bilal An-Natsheh, signed a cooperation agreement that aims primarily at supporting Jerusalem students enrolled at the University. Rev. Dr. Iyad welcomed the delegation and praised […]

Webinar on chemicals in beauty products

The Office of the Dean of Research and the Research Council are pleased to invite you to attend the third colloquium in the Research and Creativity colloquia for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Ms. Hiba Jaraiseh, Instructor in the Chemistry Department, and Ms. Minerva Jaraiseh, instructor in the Social Sciences Department, and Dr. Hanan Hazboun, Assistant […]

Lecture on Epilepsy in Palestine

The Office of the Dean of Research and the Research Council organized a colloquium on epilepsy in Palestine. The event, which was attended by several faculty members from different departments, was held virtually via Google Meet on Thursday, 5 November 2020. Prof. Moien Kanaan, the Director of Hereditary Research Laboratory, and Ms. Christina Canavati, lab […]

Nicola Juha and His Love for Icons

Nicola Juha was born in Bethlehem and went to Terra Sancta School for his elementary and secondary education.  He studied law at Birzeit University near Ramallah.  He loved painting since he was young. He received a prize in an Italian drawing competition when he was still at school and won a prize once again for […]

Job Opportunity: Director of Advancement

Director of Advancement Bethlehem University in the Holy Land is seeking a very well experienced and highly qualified candidate to serve as Director of Advancement at Bethlehem University. The Director will be responsible for devising, managing, and supervising the implementation of the advancement office activities and services, to increase, diversify and sustain support in the […]

Bethlehem University Holds 44th Graduation Ceremonies

The usual graduation plans, that were supposed to be held in June, have been derailed by the coronavirus. Bethlehem University decided to hold four in-person graduation ceremonies in November. This extended schedule is due to an effort to keep everyone safe during the pandemic. Bethlehem University conferred degrees upon Graduates of the Faculty of Arts, […]

Creative Physical Education Classes Online

With the beginning of the new academic year, similar to other departments, the Athletics Department started their classes of physical education with remote delivery. With this transition, the Athletics Department Director, Samar Moussa, submitted an initiative to the Entrepreneurial Education in Emergency Forum (EEEF) on “The role of a physical education course in spreading health […]

Congratulations to the New Latin Patriarch

The Board of Trustees, the Board of Regents, the Administration, Faculty, Staff and Students of Bethlehem University congratulates His Beatitude Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa, on his appointment as the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, after serving as the Apostolic Administrator for the past four years. His Beatitude is a good friend of Bethlehem University from the time […]

“Create Debate training” program

Kate Kheir, a student majoring in English Language and Literature at the Faculty of Arts, participated in the “Create Debate training” program. This program aimed to train Palestinian youth on the techniques and tools of public speaking, debate, mass communication, and to empower and train youth to be responsible citizens, democratic activists, and ambassadors of […]