Dean of Science

Dr. Michel Hanania



  • Science Building, S-201a
  • 022741241 ext. 2206

From the Dean

The faculty was established in 1973, and currently includes four academic departments: the Department of Computational Sciences & Engineering, the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Software Engineering, and the Department of Biology.  It also hosts three major research centers: Hereditary Research Laboratory, UNESCO Biotechnology Center, and Water and Soil Environmental Research Unit.

Since its inception, Bethlehem University sought academic excellence in an attempt to cope with scientific developments worldwide.  Laboratory sessions are an essential and integral part of the student’s academic training.

In order to expedite registration for students, the Faculty of Science has designed four-year (i.e. eight-semester) paradigms for both regular and Intensive English students. Each student is usually assisted by his/her advisor in terms of registration and throughout the entire academic process.

We pride ourselves on being a ‘student-centered’ university, where we strive for excellence in teaching.  The success of our students is an indicator of such excellence.  Faculty members have a solid commitment to teaching, and they introduce the critical thinking approach at an early stage.  This will yield well-prepared students, ready to face the challenges of a future career in Science disciplines, and inspires them for graduate studies.

Our science students are given a taste of what research is all about by getting them involved in mini-research projects. They have to carry out research on a certain topic and finally submit a written report to be followed by an oral presentation (i.e. seminar).  Some of these presentations were of high quality and were subsequently presented at Conferences or submitted for publication in peer-reviewed journals.  A fair percentage of those graduates tend to pursue graduate studies at various universities and have excelled thus giving Bethlehem University the reputation of its being a serious academic institution.

Frequently, we receive visiting scholars on campus. They hold frequent workshops and bring into our classrooms firsthand information about the latest advances in science, education, and technology.

I invite you to visit our website for more information on the available programs including undergraduate majors and minors, as well as our graduate program in Biotechnology and research projects.

Dr. Michel Hanania

Upcoming Events




Dedication of the Georgette Salameh Center

In conclusion of Bethlehem University’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, we will celebrate the dedication of the new Students and Visitors Building, “Georgette Salameh Center” on Sunday, 1 October 2023. A mass will be held at 09:30…

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‘Peacebuilding or pacification? From the North of Ireland to Palestine’

In collaboration with the Department of English, Language and Communication and the Department of Humanities, The Office of the Dean of Research is pleased to invite you to a talk titled, “Peacebuilding or pacification? From…

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Workshop: Environmental Work as Resistance to Israeli Colonization: Challenges and Opportunities

You are all invited to a workshop titled: Environmental Work as Resistance to Israeli Colonization: Challenges and Opportunities When and where: 11 AM to 1:00 PM Wednesday 10 May 2023 at the Palestine Institute for…

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