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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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– […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Swiss Delegation on Campus for a Visit

The Deputy Head of Mission at the Representative Office of Switzerland, Kirianoff Crimmins Laetitia, visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 12 December 2019. Brother Belayneh Medhanit, Vice President for Advancement, and Isaac Sahhar, Assistant Vice President for Advancement, welcomed the Deputy Head on campus. Brother Belayneh explained the latest development plans of the University including the […]

PSSF Board Visits Campus to Meet with Students

On Tuesday, 29 October 2019, a delegation from the Palestine Students Scholarship Fund (PSSF) visited Bethlehem University to meet with students who receive the PSSF scholarships. The delegation comprised of Malek Al-Massad, Ali Ata, Khalil Khalil, Khalil Ismail, Ziad Farhan, and Muhammad Al-Asfar. Vice President for Financial Affairs Youil Anastas, Students Finance Manager Sandy Bassous, […]

Bethlehem University, Higher Education Minister Discuss Future Cooperation

The Palestinian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research H.E. Prof. Mahmoud Abu Mouis visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 24 October 2019. Executive Vice President Dr. Michael Sansour, Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Irene Hazou, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Muna Matar, Deans and members of the Student Senate met with the […]

Committee of Churches Affairs Visits Campus

President of the Higher Presidential Committee of Churches Affairs, H.E. Dr. Ramzi Khoury, the Director General of the Palestinian National Fund, and General Manager of the Committee Ambassador Amira Hanania visited Bethlehem University on Tuesday, 22 October 2019. Executive Vice President, Dr. Michael Sansour; Assistant Vice President for Advancement, Isaac Sahhar; Chair of the Printing […]

Vice Chancellor Meets ABU Executive Director

Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray met with the Executive Director of the Association Bethlehem University (ABU) Switzerland Oliver Schneitter Ashton on Tuesday, 1 October 2019. Brother Peter thanked Mr. Schneitter for the work they are doing to promote the mission of Bethlehem University. Brother Peter also presented the University’s latest development projects. Mr. Schneitter also […]

Two Groups of the EOHSJ Visit Bethlehem University

Bethlehem University hosted on Tuesday, 17 September 2019, the Knights and Ladies of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (EOHSJ)- USA Middle Atlantic Lieutenancy and EOHSJ- USA Eastern Lieutenancy. Her Excellency Valencia Yvonne Camp, DGCH, Lieutenant of EOHSJ- USA Middle Atlantic Lieutenancy led a group of 45 people including Michael J. Ruck, Sr, KSG, KGCHS and Lady […]

Bethlehem University, Lions Club Discuss Possible Cooperation

President of the Lions Club in Bethlehem and Partner of Deloitte audit firm, Samir Sahhar, visited Bethlehem University on Wednesday, 18 September 2019.  Executive Vice President, Dr. Michael Sansur, and Assistant Vice President for Advancement, Isaac Sahhar, welcomed the guest and showed him around campus. Several aspects of cooperation were discussed during the meeting that aimed at providing […]

A Delegation from the Representative Office of Ecuador Visits Campus

A delegation from the Representative Office of Ecuador in Palestine visited Bethlehem University on Wednesday, 24 July 2019. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray welcomed Dr. Luis Arellano Jibaja, the State Minister to the Ecuadorian Representative Office to Palestine, on his first visit to Bethlehem University. After a short introductory film about the University, Brother Peter […]

Bethlehem 2000 Foundation Visits Campus

A Chilean Palestinian delegation from the Bethlehem 2000 Foundation visited Bethlehem University last week. The delegation included the Executive Director of the Foundation, Mr. Alexis Sfier; Chairman of the Palestinian Community in Chile, Mr. Maurice Khamis; and members from the Foundation.  Executive Vice President, Dr. Michael Sansur; Assistant Vice President for Advancement, Mr. Isaac Sahhar, […]

Chilean MPs visit Bethlehem University campus

A delegation from the Chilean Parliament led by MP Sergio Gahona visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 23 May 2019. The delegation included seven members of the Chilean Parliament from different political groups in addition to members of the Palestinian community in Chile. Executive Vice President Dr. Michael Sansur welcomed the delegation and briefed them about […]

Representative of Mexico in Palestine Visits Bethlehem University

On Wednesday, 15 May 2019, Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray welcomed Dr. Pedro Blanco, the Representative of Mexico in Palestine, on his first visit to Bethlehem University since assuming office in September 2018. Vice President for Advancement, Brother Denis Loft; Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Irene Hazou; Communications Officer, George Rishmawi; and Brother Alejandro […]

EOHSJ – Victoria Lieutenancy Visit Campus and Engage with Students

Members of the Victoria Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (EOHSJ) visited Bethlehem University as part of their pilgrimage tour to the Holy Land on Monday, 13 May 2019. Leading the group was Lieutenant Emeritus William Kininmonth, KC*HS, who along with his group, were greeted by Brother Denis Loft, Vice […]

EOHSJ – USA Western Lieutenancy Group on Campus for a Visit

Following the visit of H.E. Michael Scott Feeley, Lieutenant of the Western Lieutenancy, last April, Deacon Sir Ryan Adams led a pilgrimage group of members of the Western Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (EOHSJ) on a visit to Bethlehem University on Thursday, 9 May 2019. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray […]

Prominent Businessman Visits Bethlehem University

Chilean businessman of Palestinian origins, Dr. Álvaro Saieh Bendeck, visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 2 May 2019. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray welcomed Dr. Saieh and introduced him to Bethlehem University through an introductory tour of the campus, followed by a luncheon in the Institute of Hotel Management. Dr. Saieh expressed his admiration of the […]

Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism Reunion

The Alumni Relations Office at Bethlehem University organized a reunion for the graduates of the Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism in the auditorium on Friday, 19 October 2018. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray, the Director of the Institute Mr. Nabil Al-Mufdi, Executive Council members, professors, and students welcomed the graduates. Alumni Relations Officer Haneen […]

Palestine Students Scholarship Fund Representatives Meet Recipients

A delegation from the Palestine Students Scholarship Fund visited Bethlehem University Campus to meet with students who receive scholarships on Thursday, 18 October 2018. The delegation comprised of Vice President Amir Darwish, Malek Al-Massad, Ali Ata, Khalil Khalil, Mohammed Abdullah, and Ziad Farhan.  Vice President for Advancement Brother Denis Loft and Development Officer Shahinda Nassar welcomed the […]

Czech Republic Representatives on Campus for a Visit

A delegation from the Representative Office of the Czech Republic in Ramallah visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 2 August 2018. The delegation included Mr. Pavel Bobek, Deputy Head of Mission, and Candida Novák Horňáková, Development Cooperation and Economic Affairs Coordinator. Brother Denis Loft, Vice President for Advancement, welcomed the delegation and briefed them on the […]

Chinese Delegates Visit Bethlehem University Campus

On Friday, 13 July 2018, Bethlehem University welcomed Dr. Zachariah Abudabbouseh, professor at Northwest University in China, along with 10 Chinese delegates. The visitors were welcomed by Brother Denis Loft, Vice President for Advancement, and Ms. Amjaad Musleh, Guest Relations Officer. Brother Denis thanked the delegation for visiting Bethlehem University and hoped to establish collaboration […]

Palestinian Diaspora Delegation at Bethlehem University for a Visit

On Wednesday, 11 July 2018, the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation “HCEF” brought a delegation of Palestinian youths living in the diaspora for a visit to Bethlehem University. The program, known as “Know Thy Heritage”, celebrated the return of 14 Palestinian youths living in the diaspora from 7 different countries – Australia, Canada, Chile, Denmark, […]

Chilean Professional Women Delegation Visits Campus

Bethlehem University welcomed a Chilean professional women delegation to campus on Tuesday, 3 July 2018. The delegation was welcomed by Brother Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor, Brother Denis Loft, Vice President for Advancement and Ms. Amjaad Musleh, Guest Relations Officer. The delegation was accompanied by Mr. Salim Hodali (BU’05), Manager of the Representative Office of Bank […]

Ukrainian Delegates Visit Campus

On Tuesday, 12 June 2018, Bethlehem University welcomed H.E. Mrs. Myroslava Shcherbatyuk, Director-General for the Middle East and Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Ukraine. Joining her was H.E. Mr. Mykola Leschenko, Ambassador of Ukraine to Palestine. The visitors were welcomed by Brother Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor, Dr. Irene Hazou, Academic Vice President, Brother […]

Korean Delegation on Campus for a Visit

The Korean Representative to Palestine, H.E. Young-sam Choi, and a delegation from the Representative’s Office visited Bethlehem University on Monday, 21 May 2018. Brother Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor, Brother Denis Loft, Vice President for Advancement, Dr. Irene Hazou, Academic Vice President, and Dr. Mazin Qumsieh, Director of Palestine Museum of Natural History, welcomed the delegation […]

Galilee Hospital Delegation Visits Campus

A delegation from Galilee Hospital in Nazareth visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 26 April 2018. Executive Vice President, Dr. Michael Sansour, Vice President for Advancement, Brother Denis Loft, and Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences, Mariam Awad, welcomed the delegation which included the Director of the Galilee Hospital, Eng. Salman Abu Ahmad, in addition to […]

Norwegian Representatives Visit Bethlehem University

A delegation from the Representative Office of Norway – Palestine visited Bethlehem University on Thursday 22 February 2018. The delegation included Ms. Nina Hal Schjelderup, Head of Development, and Mr. Hans Oseas Langaker, Second Secretary of the Political Affairs. Mr. Isaac Sahhar, Assistant Vice President for Advancement, and Ms. Amjaad Musleh, Guest Relations Officer, welcomed […]

UPA Delegation Visits Bethlehem University

Hanna Rabah, Director of  Programs at the United Palestinian Appeal (UPA), and Dalia Abu Fannouneh, Programs Coordinator, visited Bethlehem University on Tuesday, 30 January 2018. Isaac Sahhar, Assistant Vice President for Advancement, and Shahinda Nassar, Development Officer welcomed them and briefed them on the progress of UPA scholarship students. Shahinda acknowledged the important work of […]

CNEWA President, Monsignor John Kozar Visits Bethlehem University

On Tuesday, 21 December 2011, Monsignor. John E. Kozar, newly appointed president of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) and the Pontifical Mission for Palestine and Israel, honored Bethlehem University with an introductory visit. Hosted by Vice Chancellor Br. Peter Bray; Executive President Dr. Michael Sansour and President for Development, Br. Jack Curran, Msgr. […]

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