Category: BU in The News

Afaq entrepreneurship project for West Bank women and young Christians

Link: 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: 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: 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/ – Published: November 04 Thu, 2021 AYBEH – On Friday, October 29, 2021, the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, in partnership with the Institute for Community […]

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

Link: 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 […]

Bethlehem University Inaugurates New Nursing Facility

Link: 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 […]

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

Link: 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: From: 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 […]

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

Link: 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: 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 […]

Developing Social Business in Palestine

Link: 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 […]

Vocational Training to Support Start-Ups

Link: 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: 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: 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, […]

Palestine Travellers are flying the flag for their country

Link: 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 […]

John E. “Jack” Steger

Link: 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. […]

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

Link: From: 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: 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 […]

Opening of the Biodiversity Center & Future Conversations at Bethlehem

Link: 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 […]

NZ brother says revamped curriculum helps Palestinian community

Link: 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: From: Catholic News Service By: Judith Sudilovsky Date: June 15, 2021 BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Graduating in July as part of […]

MEMO in conversation with Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh

Link: 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: 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, […]

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

Link: 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 […]

Bethlehem University… a nonpareil minaret of higher education

Link: From: 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/ : When one visits the Holy Land, one feels the scent of holiness since this land became holy being the place […]

Bethlehem University Holds 44th Graduation Ceremonies

Bethlehem University Holds 44th Graduation Ceremonies Available in the following languages: Arabic Link: 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 […]


Link: From: La Salle District of Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan & Papua New Guinea Posted by Br Peter Bray on 25 September 2020 Greetings fr om this beautiful, holy place as we enjoy the wonder of summer here with beautiful clear skies, hardly a breath of wind, warm temperatures, and being in the place […]

PNAS Papers on Zika Mutation, Inherited Hearing Loss, Bird Sources of Epidemic Influenza Segments

Link: From: genomeweb Researchers from China and the US describe a mutation in the Zika virus (ZIKV) envelope protein sequence that appears to have sprung up prior to 2013, apparently leading to enhanced neurovirulence, more robust maternal-to-fetal transmission fitness, and increased host viremia. Starting from seven suspicious mutations that arose in ZIKV strains between 2010 and […]

Fr. Iyad Twal appointed Executive Vice President of Bethlehem University

link: From: Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem By: Bethlehem University – Published: June 27 Sat, 2020 Fr. Iyad Twal appointed Executive Vice President of Bethlehem University Available in the following languages:Arabic BETHLEHEM – On Saturday, June 27, 2020, Bethlehem University represented by its Vice-Chancellor Brother Peter Bray, FSC, EdD, announced the appointment of Fr. Iyad Twal as Executive Vice President, to […]

Strengthening Connections through Virtual Education

Turning the Challenges of COVID-19 into an Opportunity From: This Week In PalestineBy: Mahdi Kleibo Link: Undoubtedly, we are all facing an unprecedented situation brought about by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic that has hit the entire world. It is a difficult period, as we cannot assess entirely the potential risks and their consequences. This crisis may […]

Student life in occupied Palestine

From: Wellington Palestine Link: Date: JANUARY 17, 2020 On Tuesday 11th of February Wellington Palestine hosted a free public talk by Brother Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University in Palestine. Peter is a New Zealander and a De La Salle brother who has been at Bethlehem University since 2008. He talked to an […]

Biodiversity and hope flourish at Palestine’s first natural history museum

Link: From: Middle East Eye By Megan Giovannetti in Bethlehem, occupied West Bank The museum’s vision is of a sustainable community where humans and nature work and live together harmoniously Dr Mazin Qumsiyeh is sitting under the spring sun in the garden of Palestine’s first and only museum of natural history, proud of what […]


Link: From: Arab World Books Venue: Bethlehem Date: February 01 – 30, 2020 Bethlehem University held a press conference on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, to announce its projects for the celebrations of Bethlehem as the Capital of Arab Culture for 2020. Executive Vice President Dr. Michael Sansour, Chairman of the Bethlehem University Committee for […]

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