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The Research Center

The Center will involve three Palestinian universities - Bethlehem University, An-Najah University and Bir Zeit University - and two Italian universities, namely the University of Pavia and the University of Siena.

Both the Italian Ministry of Education and the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education support the project. All parties signed a Memorandum setting the basis for the Centre at Bethlehem University on February 27, 2005.

The five universities have agreed to cooperate in developing research activities on the Palestinian context, exchanging researchers, and offering specific higher education programs such as MICAD.

The Research Centre will provide excellent opportunities for strengthening relationships among Palestinian universities, improving local research capacities, and opening new channels of academic cooperation across the Mediterranean area.

Summer School

Since 2007 an extraordinary opportunity has been offered to selected MICAD students: attending summer schools in specific development issues discussed in an international environment, together with first class lecturers and colleagues from all over the world. To make this experience available, VIS and CEI have provided a limited number of scholarships covering the costs of attending such programs. Every year about 5 students –selected among those with the highest records and strongest motivations, have had the opportunity to attend such programs abroad for a period of one to two weeks.

For the academic year 2008-2009, students from both cohorts have joined different summer programs in different countries and universities:

  • RANA HIRBAWI (MICAD-3), Training in Amman for Public health promoters, May 31-June 4, 2009
  • REEM MUBARAK (MICAD-4), I.S.E.O International Graduate Summer School, June 20-27, 2009 - Brescia, Italy
  • MANAL HAZBOUN (MICAD-4), Economics, Management and Social Sciences: Their Application in Rural Developments, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Updates will be available soon....


The last part of the program, the summer semester of the second academic year, is dedicated to the internship, an enriching experience which will allow students to directly approach the field work. It is worthy stating that the priority of MICAD is to keep trainees in Palestine in order to contribute to the Palestinian capacity building and to create employment opportunities in the area.

Institutions and organizations providing internships include Palestinian and international NGOs; United Nations agencies and other multilateral organizations;
Public Administration offices. Internships will be assigned after taking into consideration the interests of students, their background and their qualifications for the internship proposals. Students will refer to a tutor who coordinates their project and provides counseling for drafting of the thesis.

Students already employed by NGOs or other development agencies may spend their internship at their current place, provided they submit a research proposal which is approved by the Scientific Committee.

In order to draft a thesis work-plan and to identify the main topics of research, student will select a supervisor among the available MICAD lecturers, and will discuss with him/her the details of the paper. The supervisor will provide suggestions and comments, but it is the responsibility of the student to develop the research in a personal way.

Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub Faculty of Business Administration


Phone: +972-2-2741241
Fax: +972-2-2744440

Dr. Fadi Kattan
Dean of the Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub Faculty of Business Administration
MICAD Director / ext. 2445

Victoria Abu Al-Zelof
Program Assistant  / ext. 2427 

Bethlehem University Foundation
Phone: +1-240-241-4381
Fax: +1-240-553-7691
Beltsville, MD USA
Bethlehem University in the Holy Land
Phone: +972-2-274-1241
Fax: +972-2-274-4440
Bethlehem, Palestine