Author: Jenny Baboun

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 [...]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 @ […]

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 […]

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.” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Lasallian Dialogue on Racism: A Global Pandemic

Prof. Jamil Khder, Dean of Research and the editor-in-chief of the Bethlehem University Journal, served on a live stream panel titled, “Global Perspectives on Racism,” which was held on Thursday, 24 September 2020. On this panel, speakers from various Lasallian universities from the United States, Guatemala, the Philippines, and Palestine spoke about the various dimensions of […]

Bethlehem University Mourns the Death of Brother Régis-Claude Robbe, FSC

Bethlehem University mourns the death of Brother Regis-Claude Robbe, FSC, the former Provincial of the Proche-Orient District. Brother Robbe passed away peacefully in Cairo on Friday, 18 September 2020, at the age of 83. He spent most of his life serving Lasallian Schools in the Middle East. He visited Bethlehem University in 2012 accompanying Brother […]

Professor Qumsiyeh Donates Award Money to PIBS, Bethlehem University

Prof. Mazin B. Qumsiyeh, Director of the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability (PIBS) and the Palestine Museum of Natural History at Bethlehem University received the prestigious “2020 Paul K. Feyerabend Award – A World of Solidarity is Possible.” Prof. Qumsiyeh said he accepted the award on behalf of the team at the Palestine Institute […]

Training of Science Teachers Held on Campus

Three faculty members at the Faculty of Science gave 30 primary school teachers a training entitled “Improving Science Education in Primary Schools of Palestine – Second Phase” for four consecutive days last month in the Faculty of Science labs. Chairperson of the Biology Department Dr. Ghassan Handal, Lab Assistant at the Chemistry Department Mr. Tanas […]

New Programs Offered for Class of 2024

Bethlehem University received hundreds of applications for the newly offered programs that were launched with the Fall 2020 cohort. The Office of Academic Affairs has gained accreditations from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for a Master’s Degree in Oncology and Palliative Care, a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences, a Minor in […]

Federation of Arab Scientific Research Council Award

تعلن الأمانة العامة لاتحاد مجالس البحث العلمي العربية عن استقبال طلبات لجائزة اتحاد مجالس البحث العلمي في المجالات الآتية: 1. جائزة أفضل الكتب المؤلفة في مجال بحوث الطاقة الجديدة والمتجددة خلال الأعوام: (٢٠١٨ ، ٢٠١٩ والعام ٢٠٢٠م). 2. جائزة التأليف والترجمة لأفضل الكتب المؤلفة أو المترجمة حول الأنظمة التعليمية الحديثة المعمول بها الآن في الدول […]

Bethlehem University Education Alumna Brings Her Elementary Pupils to the Library

“Sowing Hope, Touching Hearts” Ms. Nour Al-Madboh, a 1996 Education graduate of Bethlehem University, along with her co-teacher, ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Mr. Mohammad Sadek has come to the University Library on two occasions to orient their young pupils with what a learning resource center is all about. The young third-grade pupils were toured around the Library, noiselessly, as they […]

Christmas Midnight Mass Celebrated at Chapel

Bethlehem University held its Christmas Midnight Mass at the University’s Chapel of the Divine Child which was presided over by Father Iyad Twal, Chairperson of the Department of Humanities. Though the beautiful Chapel at Bethlehem University always exudes a warm atmosphere, this spirit is particularly alive on Christmas Eve, when worshippers give thanks to the […]

Women’s Basketball Team Wins Championship

Bethlehem University Women’s Basketball Team won the Palestinian Universities Basketball Championship that took place at Al-Quds University on Saturday, 7 December 2019. The day was filled with enthusiasm, competitive spirit and thirst for victory. Our team won first place after beating Beirzeit University’s team in the final match.   The Director of the Athletics Department […]

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