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PIBS at Bethlehem University Recognizes World Environment Day

This year’s theme of the World Environment Day “land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience,” aligns with our mission and vision in Palestine. Through all our activities at the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability (PIBS), we emphasize that sustainable human and natural communities begin with each of us individually.  Palestine faces significant environmental challenges caused […]

Accreditation of Bachelor’s Program in Pharmaceutical and Industrial Chemistry

Bethlehem University has announced the accreditation of its new bachelor’s program in Pharmaceutical and Industrial Chemistry by the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission of the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education. Dr. Michel Hanania, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Technology, and Engineering, said that this program is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program integrating […]

Nursing Student Research Conference: From Ideas to Impact

The Tarek Ahmed Juffali Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences at Bethlehem University held a two-day student conference titled “Nursing Student Research Conference: From Ideas to Impact” on Monday, 27 May, and Tuesday, 28 May 2024. Over 300 participants attended, including students, professors, hospital representatives, and healthcare institutions from the Ministry of Health, UNRWA, the […]

Bethlehem University Strengthens International Ties Through Faculty and Staff Exchanges

Bethlehem University faculty and staff members recently participated in a series of international exchange programs as part of the Erasmus+ staff mobility program for teaching and training, fostering collaboration and innovation across various academic disciplines. Five faculty members from the Tarek Ahmad Juffali Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences visited Kalisz University’s Faculty of Medicine […]

Bethlehem University Expresses Gratitude for Global Student Solidarity with Palestine

The Deanship of Students’ office at Bethlehem University organized an event in the Auditorium on Thursday, 16 May 2024, to express gratitude to university students worldwide for their unwavering solidarity with the Palestinian people. Following the Palestinian national anthem and a moment of silence, Fr. Dr. Iyad Twal, Executive Vice President of the University, delivered […]

Bethlehem University Writing Competition Winners’ Reading Event

The English Department at Bethlehem University held its annual reading event for its 8th Creative Writing Competition for on Thursday, 16 May 2024. Organized by Ms. Paola Handal and Mr. Layth Awwad, this competition was open to all aspiring writers accross the university who have a passion for creative writing. Like previous years, the competition […]

Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Program Excursion to Jordan

Twelve students from Bethlehem University, including ten second-year students from the ‘Archaeology and Cultural Heritage’ program and two students from the English Department, participated in an educational archaeological trip to Jordan from April 29 to May 5, 2024. Funded by the Ecoles d’Orient – the French Consulate, this trip gave students valuable archaeological and historical […]

Bethlehem University Integrates Histopathology into Medical Lab Sciences

What we used to see in reputed references is now produced by the Biology Department at Bethlehem University The Biology Department at Bethlehem University has integrated a unique feature into its Medical Laboratory Sciences major: the integration of Histopathology into the undergraduate curriculum, something not found at other Palestinian universities. This course emphasizes the importance […]

Gratitude and Updates: A Virtual Gathering with the Sacramento Council

On Sunday, 24 March 2024, Bethlehem University had the pleasure of virtually connecting with the Sacramento Council of the Northwestern Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. This gathering followed their Palm Sunday celebrations and was a wonderful opportunity to express our gratitude and share updates. The meeting was made possible […]

Holy Land Commission Visits Bethlehem University

The Holy Land Commission of the Grand Magisterium of the Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem (EOHSJ) made a significant visit to Bethlehem University on Tuesday, 12 March 2024. Brother Hernán Santos, Vice Chancellor, and members of the Executive Council extended a warm welcome to the Head of the Commission, Professor Bartholomew McGettrick OBE, […]

Bridging Cultures: Bethlehem University’s Innovative Virtual Exchange Program with the University of Montana

In an era where understanding diverse perspectives and developing intercultural competence are more crucial than ever, Bethlehem University has embarked on a remarkable initiative to foster intercultural dialogue and communication. Integrated into the “Intercultural Communication” course at Bethlehem University, taught by Mr. Ramzi Asali, and the “Interpersonal Communication” course at the University of Montana, taught […]

Bethlehem University Marks the Successful Conclusion of the Media Literacy Project

The Institute for Community Engagement & Partnership (ICP) and the Interactive Media Program proudly hosted the graduation ceremony for Interactive Media students at Bethlehem University on Thursday, 7 March 2024, marking the successful conclusion of the Media Literacy training course and their community projects.During the ceremony, students presented their community initiatives, developed in collaboration with […]

Bethlehem University Faculty Members Undertake Inspiring Visit to Bedouin Communities

On Thursday, 7 March 2024, Brother Alejandro Cerna, FSC, Dean of Education, along with Dr. Rabab Tamish, Ms. Maha Sader, Dr. Hala Rashed, Ms. Paola Handal, and Dr. Anita Bright, led a poignant visit to nearby Bedouin communities. The six faculty members were warmly welcomed into the communities and kindergartens, gaining invaluable insights into the […]

Steadfast Amidst Turmoil: Bethlehem University’s Commitment to Education

In the heart of the West Bank, where the ongoing war in Gaza casts a dark shadow over daily life, Bethlehem University stands as a beacon of hope amidst adversity – made possible by dedicated faculty and staff, resilient students, and generous donors from across the globe. With the livelihoods of families in the Bethlehem […]

Bridging Continents: Bethlehem University and Virginia Wesleyan Students Connect Virtually

In an inspiring display of cross-cultural exchange, the student ambassadors from Bethlehem University recently had the unique opportunity to engage in a virtual meeting with counterparts from Virginia Wesleyan University in the United States. The meeting brought these two groups together for an enriching discussion on shared interests, cultural perspectives, and political challenges. The virtual […]

Bethlehem University Excels at AHA-MENA Healthcare Forum 2024 in Dubai

Bethlehem University participated in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Healthcare Forum 2024, held in Dubai from Friday, 26 January, to Sunday, 28 January 2024. This event brought together healthcare leaders, innovators, and experts from across the MENA region. The forum delved into the latest AHA programs, discussing recent updates […]

English Department at NILETESOL 2024 Conference in Cairo

Four faculty members from Bethlehem University’s English Department, namely Ms. Paola Handal, Mr. Layth Awwad, Ms. Maram Daboub, and Dr. Anita Bright, actively participated in the NILETESOL 2024 conference in Cairo, Egypt held on January 23-24. The conference, hosted at the American University of Cairo, brought together over 3000 English educators from 30 different countries. […]

AI Training Program for Faculty and Staff

Bethlehem University faculty and staff have recently celebrated the successful completion of the first AI Training Program of its kind at the university. This capacity initiative, which concluded on 12 January 2024, marks a significant capacity-building milestone for the institution. This program emanated from the recommendations and organization of the special task force that was […]

Visions for Education Under Occupation: Brazilian Perspectives

A Virtual Conversation In collaboration with the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Arts, the Office of the Dean of Research organized a virtual panel titled, “Visions for Education Under Occupation: A Virtual Conversation,” on Thursday, Dec 7, 2023. This panel featured distinguished Brazilian scholars and educators to discuss innovative educational initiatives in Brazil, […]

Bethlehem University’s Director of Athletics Receives FISU Gender Equality Champion Award

Ms. Samar Araj Mousa, Director of Athletics at Bethlehem University, was awarded the International University Sports Federation (FISU) Gender Equality Champion Award on 17 November 2023 at the FISU annual assembly meeting in Geneva. This recognition is a tribute to her distinctive role and significant contributions over a number of years in achieving tangible results […]

Frank Jungers, Longtime Friend of Bethlehem University, Passes Away

Bethlehem University is deeply saddened to announce the passing of a revered member of its philanthropic family, Mr. Frank Jungers, on 10 October 2023, at the age of 97. Since 1998, Mr. Jungers had been an influential supporter of the university, making substantial contributions that have significantly impacted its mission. In recognition of his unwavering […]

Bethlehem University Concludes the Golden Jubilee Celebrations and Dedicates New Building

In conclusion of Bethlehem University’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, a dedication ceremony for the new Students and Visitors Building, named the “Georgette Salameh Center,” was held on campus. This momentous occasion was marked by a grand celebration, attended by local and international dignitaries, on Sunday, October 1, 2023, in front of the university’s Millennium Building. The […]

Tourism Innovation Hub Graduation Ceremony

Bethlehem Business Incubator – BBI within the Faculty of Business Administration at Bethlehem University held a momentous Graduation Ceremony to celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of youth, women, and youth with disabilities who have actively engaged in all facets of the Tourism Innovation Hub programs and pillars. The event served as a platform to not only […]

President of World Federation of Occupational Therapy Visits Bethlehem University

On Monday 18 September 2023, Bethlehem University’s Occupational Therapy Program had the distinct honor of hosting Ms. Samantha Shann, President of the World Federation of Occupational Therapy, coming from the United Kingdom. Bethlehem University’s Occupational Therapy Program is one of the educational programs with international recognition. During her visit Ms. Shann met with Vice Chancellor […]

BU’s PIBS Team Concludes Successful Erasmus Program Training in Greece

A team from Bethlehem University’s Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability recently wrapped up an enriching training program in Greece, made possible through the Erasmus program. The program saw active participation from 20 individuals representing Palestine, Bulgaria, Italy, Greece, and France. During this comprehensive training, participants learned about the fundamental principles of ecological agriculture and […]

Bethlehem University’s Notable Participation in the PCPC-2023

Bethlehem University participated in the 12th Palestinian Collegiate Programming Contest (PCPC-2023), sponsored by telecommunications company Ooredoo, took place at Al-Istiqlal University in Jericho on Sunday, September 10, 2023. The event featured 41 teams from the West Bank and 32 teams from the Gaza Strip, attracting a diverse array of supervisors, professors, experts, and representatives from […]

New Academic Year, a New Beginning at BU

On Friday, 8 September 2023, faculty and staff members of Bethlehem University gathered at the University’s Auditorium to reconnect, exchange updates on university affairs, and extend a warm welcome to new colleagues. Dr. Iman Saca, Vice President for Academic Affairs, delivered her inaugural address in this role and presided over the meeting. The gathering commenced […]

Rector of the Catholic University of Chile discusses strengthening educational partnerships

Bethlehem University warmly welcomed Rector Ignacio Sánchez of the Catholic University of Chile and his wife, Dr. Salesa Barja, on Friday, as he visited the university aiming to fortify academic collaborations between the two institutions. Rector Sánchez’s visit comes on the heels of an already flourishing partnership funded by the Bethlehem 2000 Foundation in Santiago, […]

Dr. Iman Saca Assumes Role as Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Iman Saca has officially assumed her role as the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bethlehem University, succeeding Dr. Irene Hazou, who held the position since 2012. With over two decades of experience in academia, Dr. Iman brings a wealth of knowledge and a multidisciplinary approach to her new role. Her expertise in archaeology […]

Bethlehem University Hosts Delegations for Workshop on Muslim-Christian Coexistence

Bethlehem University was honored to welcome two distinguished delegations in recent weeks as part of its ongoing commitment to fostering international collaboration. The visits were organized by the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) and centered around a workshop that aimed to explore the theme of Muslim-Christian coexistence. The first delegation, consisting of 13 students […]

Bethlehem University Celebrates 47th Graduation Ceremonies

Bethlehem University proudly held its 47th graduation ceremonies on 20 and 21 July 2023, honoring and conferring degrees upon 777 graduates. The graduates hailed from various faculties, including the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism, Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Technology and Engineering, […]

Bethlehem University Signs Partnership with Salesians of Don Bosco

Bethlehem University took a significant step towards promoting sustainable energy education by signing a partnership agreement with the Salesians of Don Bosco Middle East Province on 10 July 2023. The agreement grants Bethlehem University access to the facilities of the Salesian Industrial School in Bethlehem to implement the Sustainable Energy Engineering Program. Brother Peter Bray, […]

Leveraging Canva for Engaging English Language Teaching

Insights from ELT FIESTA 2023 At ELT FIESTA 2023, organized by De La Salle University-Dasmarinas, faculty members Ms. Paola Handal and Mr. Layth Awwad were invited to participate in the Lasallian English Educators Fellowship Training Program held at Collège des Frères Bethlehem.  Ms. Handal and Mr. Awwad delivered a presentation on integrating Canva, a versatile […]

Twal Represents Bethlehem University at IALU International Leadership Conference

Rev. Fr. Iyad Twal, Executive Vice President of Bethlehem University, recently attended the International Leadership Conference held in Rome, Italy. The conference, organized by the International Association of Lasallian Universities (IALU), brought together educators from Lasallian institutions worldwide. With the participation of fifty-two international members, the conference served as a platform for collaboration, networking, and […]

International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

Prof. Dr. Iman Saca, Vice President Designate for Academic Affairs at Bethlehem University, was invited to give a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ICAANE) that was held in Copenhagen, from 22 to 26 May 2023. She delivered her speech in the Ceremonial […]

Bethlehem University Welcomes Australian Representative

Bethlehem University was honored to receive H.E. Mr. Edward Russell, the Representative of Australia in the State of Palestine, on his first visit to the university since assuming office in April 2022. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray warmly greeted Representative Russell and provided him with a comprehensive briefing on the ongoing development projects at the […]

Bethlehem University Celebrates Feast of Saint John Baptist de La Salle

Bethlehem University celebrated the Feast of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the Patron Saint of All Teachers, with a special Mass held in the Chapel of the Divine Child on Saturday, 13 May 2023. The Mass was presided over by Rev. Dr. Iyad Twal, Executive Vice President, and was attended by esteemed guests, including […]

Bethlehem University, Palisco Association Sign MoU

Bethlehem University and Palisco Association have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Friday, 12 May 2023, aimed at enhancing cooperative education in Palestine and promoting a culture of cooperation. The MOU was signed by Brother Peter Bray, representing Bethlehem University, and Dr. Heiner Nicolussi-Leck, representing Palisco Association. The collaboration will focus on upgrading the […]

Architectural Drawing Training Held on Campus

Bethlehem University’s Archeology and Cultural Heritage Program remains committed to advancing academic activities in the field of archeology and cultural heritage. Over the past week, the program successfully carried out two significant initiatives, further enriching students’ knowledge and practical skills. The first activity was a collaborative effort with the Pro Terra Santa Museum. The Archeology […]

Software Engineering Students Participate in Programming Contest

Bethlehem University’s Software Engineering students recently took part in the competitive programming contest, Hebron Code Jam, held at Hebron University on Thursday, 27 April 2023. Students representing several Palestinian universities took part in the competition. Bethlehem University team “Submit Spammers,” consisting of Ihab Maali, Hasan Zawahreh, and Nadine Abu Odeh, made it to the top […]

Bethlehem University Instructor Presents at TESOL 2023 Convention

Layth Awwad, an English Department instructor, presented his research titled “Breaking Boundaries: The Impact of Insta-Poetry on English Pedagogy in Palestine” at the TESOL 2023: International Convention and English Language Expo in Portland, Oregon, USA.  The presentation was part of the a panel titled “Palestinian Educators and Friends: Linking Hands Across Separation Walls” that was held on […]

Athletic Department Hosts First Basketball Skills Tournament

On Thursday, 30 March 2023, the Athletic Department hosted the University’s first-ever Basketball Skills Tournament at the auditorium with Coach Raed Abu Rumman supervising the event. The tournament was attended by the Athletic Department’s family and featured both male and female student participants. Its goal was to inspire students to play basketball more frequently, identify […]

Bethlehem University Graduate at TEDinArabic Summit

Bethlehem University graduate, Adnan Barq ’21, was a main TED speaker at the official TEDinArabic Summit that was held on 18-19 March 2023 in Doha, Qatar under the theme “The Butterfly Effect”. Barq’s TED Talk was entitled “Coping with Intergenerational Trauma”. Barq, who holds a BA in English Language and Literature, is a Palestinian storyteller […]

Bethlehem University Welcomes Delegation from Pompeu Fabra University

The Department of Social Sciences at Bethlehem University welcomed a delegation of professors from the Pompeu Fabra University, Spain, from Tuesday, 7 March until Sunday, 12 March 2023. The program included a training for the Master of Social Sciences students in qualitative research methods by using techniques as well as the various theoretical and practical research […]

Physiotherapy Students Heal Palestine International Marathon Runners

Bethlehem University’s Physiotherapy students, along with others from different universities, were part of the team who worked tirelessly to heal the aching limbs of the athletes who ran the Palestine International Marathon 2023. This community engagement, out of which the students gained service learning, exposed them to sports injuries that the athletes who were running […]

Vice Chancellor Receives Honorary Doctorate

Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray has received the Doctor of the University (Honouris Causa) from the Australian Catholic University (ACU) on Friday for embracing the values and principals of education in the Catholic tradition and for significant contributions to education and educational administration in Australia and overseas. Brother Peter said that “the award was in […]

Bethlehem University, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin Sign MoU

Bethlehem University and the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday, 13 February 2023, to cooperate in the academic, research and publishing aspects, student and academic exchanges, and the development of joint programs. Rev. Prof. Mirosław Kalinowski, Rector of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, […]

Students Archaeological Excursion to Jordan

Eight sophomore students from the “Archaeology and Cultural Heritage” program at Bethlehem University completed an archaeological excursion to Jordan from Monday, 6 February 2023, to Sunday, 12 February 2023. They were accompanied by Dr. Omar Abed Rabo, the chairperson of the Humanities Department, and Dr. Jutta Häser, a visiting scholar to the program. Twenty German […]

Catholic Relief Services Delegation Visits Campus

A delegation from the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) visited Bethlehem University on Friday, 10 February 2023. Executive Vice President Rev. Dr. Iyad Twal welcomed the delegation and briefed them on the latest development projects within the University’s strategic plan for the Golden Jubilee celebrations. The delegation, headed by President and CEO of the Catholic Relief […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Bethlehem University Names its Library the “Zbierski Library”

On October 21st, 2022, Bethlehem University named its library the “Zbierski Library” as an expression of the University’s appreciation to Dr. Suava Zbierski, and her husband, Mr. Ghassan Salameh, for their generous donation to develop the University’s facilities. The naming and blessing ceremony began with the Palestinian National Anthem. Father Iyad Twal, Executive Vice President […]

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; […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bethlehem University Mourns the Passing of Mr. Jose Said

Bethlehem University mourns the passing of Mr. Jose Said, a true friend and supporter in the mission of education. Mr. Said has supported Bethlehem University through the Belen 2000 Fundacion for many years. His recent donation was for the construction of the Nursing building, soon to be completed.  The Physiotherapy Clinic in the ground floor will be named after the […]

Call for new start-ups, already existing businesses, and social businesses

Do you have an innovative idea or business? Are you thinking to develop your business to something else to overcome the economic crisis? Do you want to establish a business that also benefits the society providing a missing product/service or creating employment? The Bethlehem Business Incubator (BBI) and the Yunus Social Business Centre (YSBC) of […]

Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences \ Qubeibeh

Qubeibeh Nursing students complete requirements on site After the decision of Bethlehem University to start receiving small groups of students for continuing nursing lab practice; groups of 6 to 7 students were called into the Qubeibeh Nursing facility on Monday 8/6/2020 to complete the spring fundamental nursing lab requirement with Mr Mohammad Ayyash and Sr […]