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, […]

De La Salle Brother Receives The Highest Honour From Pope

Link: https://www.delasalle.org.au/highest_honour From: De La Salle Brothers During a visit to Rome in June 2023, Br. Peter Bray received the Papal Cross of Honour. This is the highest honour the Pope may give to an individual, religious or lay. Br Peter, a De La Salle Brother from the ANZPPNG District, the current Vice Chancellor of […]

Holy Land: Bethlehem University celebrates 47th graduation ceremonies

Link: https://en.abouna.org/content/holy-land-bethlehem-university-celebrates-47th-graduation-ceremonies From: abouna.org bethlehem.edu : 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, Shukri Ibrahim Dabdoub Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty […]

Holy Land: Bethlehem University, Salesian Industrial School sign a partnership agreement

Link: https://en.abouna.org/content/holy-land-bethlehem-university-salesian-industrial-school-sign-partnership-agreement From: abouna bethlehem.edu :Bethlehem University has taken a significant step towards promoting sustainable energy education by recently signing a partnership agreement with the Salesians of Don Bosco Middle East Province. The agreement grants Bethlehem University access to the facilities of the Salesian Industrial School in Bethlehem to implement the Sustainable Energy Engineering Program. […]

Br Peter Bray awarded Papal honour as he prepares to step aside as Bethlehem University Vice Chancellor

Link: https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/brpeter-bray From: New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference Taranaki-raised Br Peter Bray FSC EdD – Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University in the Holy Land since 2009 – has been awarded a high Papal honour as he prepares to leave his “amazing” and “challenging” role at the end of the year. Br Peter was presented with […]

Peter Bray awarded Papal Cross of Honour

Link: https://cathnews.co.nz/2023/07/10/br-peter-bray/ From: CathNews New Zealand Br Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University since 2009, is stepping down at the end of 2023, and has been awarded the Papal Cross of Honour, one of the highest honours the Pope can bestow. Bray describes his tenure as a blessing and the most challenging job of […]

Kiwi brother receives papal cross of honour

Link: https://nzcatholic.org.nz/2023/07/10/kiwi-brother-receives-papal-cross-of-honour/ From: NZ Catholic Taranaki-raised Br Peter Bray, FSC, EdD, – vice-chancellor of Bethlehem University in the Holy Land since 2009 – has been awarded a high papal honour as he prepares to leave his “amazing” and “challenging” role at the end of the year. Br Peter was presented with the Papal Cross of […]

Br Peter Bray awarded Papal honour

Link: https://pndiocese.org.nz/news-and-events/br-peter-bray-awarded-papal-honour/ From: Diocese of Palmerston North Taranaki-raised Br Peter Bray FSC EdD – Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University in the Holy Land since 2009 – has been awarded a high Papal honour as he prepares to leave his “amazing” and “challenging” role at the end of the year. Br Peter was presented with the Papal […]

Congratulations, Br. Peter!

Link: https://lasalle-po.org/2023/07/06/congratulations-br-peter/ From: Lasalle Proche-Orient On behalf of His Holiness Pope Francis, the Prefect of the Dicastery for the Eastern Churches, H.E. Msgr. Claudio Gugerotti presented the Papal “Cross of Honor” to Brother Peter Bray, FSC, EdD, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University – جامعة بيت لحم for his service to the Church. It is one […]

Australian Indigenous Art Exhibition

Link: https://www.facebook.com/100064528579334/posts/616094210551526/?sfnsn=mo&mibextid=6aamW6 From: Australian Representative Office, Ramallah Today Representative Ed Russell and Amani Hato from the Australian Representative Office unveiled a pop-up version of the National Museum of Australia Canning Stock Route indigenous art exhibition at Bethlehem University – جامعة بيت لحم Our thanks to Vice Chancellor Br Peter Bray for the warm welcome and […]

Ambassador Mahmoud Khalifa met with the Rector of Bethlehem University

Link: https://www.facebook.com/100064331876101/posts/629695239184866/?sfnsn=mo&mibextid=6aamW6 From: Ambasada Państwa Palestyny w Warszawie PL Ambassador Mahmoud Khalifa met with the Rector of Bethlehem University today, Dr. Peter Bray accompanied by Dr Irene Hazou, Vice Chancellor Dr. Sławomira Zbirska-Salameh, Member of the International Council of Bethlehem University, in the presence of the Deputy Secretary of the Embassy, Mrs. Alaa Jadallah. Possibilities […]

Honorary Degree for the vice -rector of Bethlehem University

Link: https://www.lasalle.org/en/honorary-degree-for-the-vice-rector-of-bethlehem-university/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=honorary-degree-for-the-vice-rector-of-bethlehem-university From: Brothers of Christians Schools The vice-rector of the only Catholic university in the Holy Land has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Australian Catholic University (ACU). On Friday, 17 February 2023, Br. Peter Bray, originally from Taranaki, New Zealand, received the title of Doctor of the University (Honouris Causa) for advancing […]

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 […]

ACU honours vice-chancellor of Bethlehem University

ACU Provost Professor Meg Stuart, Br Peter Bray FSC and ACU Vice-Chancellor Professor Zlatko Skrbis (ACU) Link: https://cathnews.com/2023/02/21/acu-honours-vice-chancellor-of-bethlehem-university/ From: CathNews The vice-chancellor of the only Catholic university in the Holy Land has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Australian Catholic University. Br Peter Bray, a De La Salle Brother originally from Taranaki, New Zealand, has […]

A Bethlehem Christmas message from Br. Peter Bray about his NZCBC speaking tour

Link: https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/bethxmas/ From: New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference As Bethlehem University Vice-Chancellor Brother Peter Bray FSC prepares for his New Zealand speaking tour, he has sent a Christmas message to Kiwis from Bethlehem asking how we can help bring peace to the Holy Land. Taranaki-raised Br Peter has been invited by the NZ Catholic Bishops […]

Kiwi vice-chancellor’s mission: Oasis of peace for students at Bethlehem University

Link: https://catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/brpeter-video2/ From:    New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference New Zealander and Bethlehem University vice-chancellor Brother Peter Bray FSC strives daily to ensure his students feel safe on campus and won’t have guns put in their faces as can happen at the Israeli checkpoints on their way to and from their studies. “I talk about […]

Bethlehem University celebrates the graduation of its students

Link: https://www.lpj.org/blogs/bethlehem-university-celebrates-the-graduation-of-its-students.html From: Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem By: LPJ Media Office Bethlehem University celebrates the graduation of its students Available in the following languages:Arabic, Español, Français, Italiano On August 18th and 19th, 2022, Bethlehem University celebrated the graduation of its holders of master’s and bachelor’s degrees, that is about 641 male and female graduates from […]

Afaq entrepreneurship project for West Bank women and young Christians

Link: http://asianews.it/news-en/Afaq-entrepreneurship-project-for-West-Bank-women-and-young-Christians-54436.html 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: https://cmc-terrasanta.org/ar/media/terra-santa-news/24714/afaq:-a-project-for-entrepreneurship-and-work-in-palestine 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: https://www.lpj.org/posts/taybeh-the-latin-patriarchate-launches-afaq-project-in-partnership-with-bethlehem-university.html 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/ lpj.org – Published: November 04 Thu, 2021 AYBEH – On Friday, October 29, 2021, the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, in partnership with the Institute for Community […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Link: https://www.facebook.com/RepresentativeOfficeRepublicMaltaRamallahPalestine/ 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 […]

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 […]

Bethlehem University Inaugurates New Nursing Facility

Link: https://www.ncregister.com/news/bethlehem-university-inaugurates-new-nursing-facility 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: https://www.cmc-terrasanta.org/en/media/terra-santa-news/24084/inauguration-of-the-faculty-of-nursing-and-health-sciences-at-bethlehem-university 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 […]

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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 […]

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

Link: https://en.abouna.org/content/feel-proud-you-are-graduate-bethlehem-university From: abouna.org 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 […]

Opening of the Biodiversity Center & Future Conversations at Bethlehem

Link: http://www.defenddemocracy.press/opening-of-the-biodiversity-center-future-conversations-at-bethlehem/ 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-Chancellor […]

NZ brother says revamped curriculum helps Palestinian community

Link: https://nzcatholic.org.nz/2021/06/16/nz-brother-says-revamped-curriculum-helps-palestinian-community/ 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: https://www.ucanews.com/news/technology-eyed-to-help-bethlehems-economy-beat-pandemic/92880# From: Catholic News Service By: Judith Sudilovsky Date: June 15, 2021 BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Graduating in July as part of […]

Bethlehem University… a nonpareil minaret of higher education

Link: http://en.abouna.org/content/bethlehem-university%E2%80%A6-nonpareil-minaret-higher-education From: abouna.org 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/ en.abouna.org : 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: https://www.lpj.org/posts/bethlehem-university-holds-44th-graduation-ceremonies.html 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 […]

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, […]

COVID TAKING ITS TOLL ON BETHLEHEM UNIVERSITY

Link: https://www.delasalle.org.au/blog/covid-taking-its-toll-on-bethlehem-university 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 […]

Fr. Iyad Twal appointed Executive Vice President of Bethlehem University

link: https://www.lpj.org/posts/fr-iyad-twal-appointed-executive-vice-president-of-bethlehem-university.html 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 […]

Student life in occupied Palestine

From: Wellington Palestine Link: https://wellingtonpalestine.nz/2020/01/17/student-life-in-occupied-palestine/ 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 […]

Vice Chancellor Meets Samir Aweidah

Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray welcomed Mr. Samir Adel Aweidah who visited campus on Monday, 21 October 2019. Brother Peter presented to Mr. Aweidah the latest development which included the engagement of the Samir Aweidah Clinical Simulation Center with the community. They both visited the Cardinal Foley Hall (Nursing Building), where the Samir Aweidah Clinical Simulation Center will be […]

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 […]

Holy Mass Marks Beginning of Academic Year

Bethlehem University celebrated the beginning of the new academic year 2019-2020 by holding the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Thursday, 5 September 2019.  The main celebrant of the mass was His Eminence Bishop Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo, Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem and Palestine and a member of the Bethlehem University International Board of Regents, together […]

Bethlehem University and IFMSA Sign Agreement

A delegation from the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) in Jerusalem visited Bethlehem University to sign a service agreement.   The agreement includes providing students from the IFMSA with the Basic Life Support (BLS) Course at the American Heart Association International Training Center for cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the Clinical Simulation Center at the […]

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 University Holds 43rd Graduation Ceremony

Bethlehem University conferred degrees upon 764 graduates during its 43rd commencement on Monday and Tuesday, 24 and 25 June 2019. The event took place at Auditorium in the Social Cultural Center in the presence of the Chancellor, H. E. Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli; Vice Chancellor, Br. Peter Bray; the Deans of the faculties; Faculty and Staff members; […]

Bethlehem University, Beit Jala Municipality to Promote Tourism

Bethlehem University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Beit Jala Municipality on Friday, 14 June 2019, in the Municipality Headquarters. Vice Chancellor, Brother Peter Bray, and Beit Jala Mayor, Nicola Khamis, signed the MoU in the presence of the Director of the Institute of Community Partnership (ICP), Moussa Rabadi, and a number of the […]

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 – 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 […]

International Prize for Arabic Fiction Shortlist Discussion Held on Campus

Bethlehem University hosted the 12th International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) shortlist discussion on Thursday, 7 February 2019. The second panel discussion on this year’s shortlist was held in Furno Hall with IPAF judge Zhang HongYi, Chair of Trustees Professor Yasir Suleiman, and Prize Administrator Fleur Montanaro. In his welcoming remarks, Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray […]

Bethlehem University Launches Yunus Social Business Centre

The Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub Faculty of Business Administration held “Bethlehem University Social Business Day” on Friday, 14 December 2018, to launch the Yunus Social Business Centre. Master of Ceremonies Dean of the Faculty Dr. Fadi Kattan welcomed the attendees and the guests who were coming from the University of Florence. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray […]

Community Gathers for Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Bethlehem University held its annual Christmas tree lighting and Christmas party on Thursday, 29 November 2018. The ceremony took place in De La Salle building where dozens of students, faculty and staff gathered. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray wished Bethlehem University community God’s blessings this Christmas season. Brother Peter and the Student Senate’s President lit […]

Bethlehem University Awards Honorary Doctorate to Suad Juffali

As a tribute to her contribution to education, civic services, and philanthropic activities, Bethlehem University presented Mrs. Suad Husseini Juffali with an honorary doctorate in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on 30th October 2018. Bethlehem University recognized Mrs. Juffali for her longstanding and steadfast support of the University’s educational mission and disabled students with financial […]

Chilean Delegation Visits Bethlehem University

A Chilean businessmen delegation, accompanied by Mr. Salim Hodali, Manager of the Representative Office of Bank of Palestine in Chile, visited Bethlehem University campus on Tuesday, 16 October 2018.   Vice Chancellor, Brother Peter Bray, welcomed them and explained the University’s mission especially being the Beacon of Hope. The delegation also met with students who shared […]

Groundbreaking Ceremony of Bethlehem University Tourism Institute

Implemented by UNRWA Bethlehem University celebrates start of work in the “Bethlehem University Tourism Institute”, funded by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the Saudi Fund for Development On Tuesday, 25 September 2018, Bethlehem University held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new “Bethlehem University Tourism Institute”, constructed on property purchased by the university in 2013. […]

Chairman of the Palestinian Community in Chile Meets Vice Chancellor

Maurice Khamis, a longtime friend and supporter of Bethlehem University, visited campus on Monday, 3 September 2018. Mr. Khamis is the elected chairman of the Palestinian Community in Chile who is joining a group of Chilean Parliamentarians in their visit to Palestine. During the visit, Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray and Mr. Khamis visited the John Patrick Cardinal Foley Hall project site, […]

Chilean Parliament Delegation Visits Campus

A delegation from the Chilean Parliament visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 30 of August. The delegation included Mr. Maurice Khamis, elected chairman of the Palestinian Community in Chile, and ten members of the Chilean Parliament from different political groups.  Brother Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor, welcomed the delegation and briefed them about Bethlehem University and its mission to […]

Orientation Days for New Students

On Wednesday and Thursday, August 15th and 16th, Bethlehem University held its annual orientation for all new students. The auditorium was packed as the student body of Bethlehem University continues to increase. Around 1040 new students were accepted this academic year. Organized by the Dean of Students Office, Wednesday’s event started with introducing the new […]

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, […]

Bethlehem University Signs MOUs with 8 IT Companies

On Wednesday, 18 July 2018, Bethlehem University signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with eight Information Technology companies in Palestine. Brother Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem Univeristy, signed the MOUs together with the representatives of the companies. The aim was to provide software engineering students with opportunities of internships during their studies. This was supported […]

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 […]

Bethlehem University Celebrates 42nd Graduation Ceremony

Bethlehem University conferred degrees on 712 graduates on 25 and 26 June at the University’s 42nd annual graduation ceremony. Dr. Said Ayyad, Chairman of the Arabic Department, served as Master of Ceremonies and opened the commencement ceremony with Palestine’s national anthem. Dr. Ayyad welcomed the attendees and wished the graduates a bright future. Following the University […]

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 […]

Bethlehem University, Monetary Authority Sign MoU

Bethlehem University and the Monetary Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in the Executive Conference Room. The general purpose of this agreement is establishing a joint cooperation to serve the academic sector through joint activities including banking and finance awareness lectures. It also aims to organize practical training programs […]

Colloquium on Violence

The Office of Coordinator of Institutional Values and the Religious Studies Department held a colloquium entitled “Violence:  How it forms us and how we can be self-critical about it” on Thursday, 3 May 2018. Brother Peter Iorlano, the Coordinator of Institutional Values, welcomed the attendees and hoped that the colloquium will enable the audience to […]

Bethlehem University Holds Educational Business Market

The Faculty of Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub of Business Administration held its annual educational Business Market from Saturday, April 28 until Monday 30 April 2018. Senior business students implemented their final seminar projects in a real market environment where they set up their booths and sold various products. The auditorium was packed with visitors including many […]

Faculty of Science Holds Science Fair

The Faculty of Science held its two days science fair on Friday and Saturday 20-21 April 2018. Brother Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University, representatives of the Bethlehem office of the Ministry of Education, faculty, staff, and students attended the opening ceremony. Dr. Michel Hanania, Dean of the Faculty of Science, welcomed the audience […]

Social Sciences Department Holds Sixth Annual Conference

“Psychology in Palestine: Reality and Future”  The Social Sciences Department at Bethlehem University held its sixth annual conference entitled “Psychology in Palestine: Reality and Future” under the patronage of the Palestinian Ministry of Health on Tuesday, 27 March 2018.   Representatives of various universities, non-governmental organizations and ministries working in the field of psychology and […]

A New Semester: Dream Big

With the beginning of the Spring 2018 semester, Bethlehem University held its Faculty and Staff Meeting on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 in the Auditorium at the Social Cultural Center. After an opening prayer and reflection led by Brother Peter Iorlano, Coordinator of Institutional Values, Dr. Irene Hazou, Vice President for Academic Affairs, presided over the meeting, […]

Promoting Education for Gender Equity, Human Rights, and Democracy

Improving of the Quality of Education in Palestine “We are determined to support Bethlehem University’s initiative to train teachers to improve the quality of education in the Palestinian Territories, because I am convinced that education is the lever of development,” proclaimed Madame Pilar Lara Alen, President of Fundación Promoción Social de la Cultura (FPSC), at […]

Brother Álvaro Rodríguez Echeverría, FSC, Superior General Awarded Honorary Doctorate

“Bethlehem University the Most Important of Lasallian Universities.” Bethlehem University Praised for Work in Bringing Palestinians of Faith Together On Thursday, 22 March 2012, Bethlehem University was honored to welcome Brother Álvaro Rodríguez Echeverría, FSC, Superior General of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, during his regional tour of Lasallian Institutions in the Middle East. […]

Bethlehem University Welcomes Dutch Academic Delegation

Plans For Academic And Research Cooperation Underway On 3 April 2012, seven professors representing five Dutch universities visited Bethlehem University to explore programs of cooperation, joint research, faculty and student exchange programs, and related areas of academic interest. The delegation was also able to learn more about the work of Bethlehem University, as well as […]

Supporters of Bethlehem University Become Cardinals

Four of Twenty-Two Recently Appointed by Pope Benedict XVI Bethlehem University, Office of the Vice President for Development – Bethlehem University, the Vatican-sponsored university in the Holy Land conducted by the international Catholic Religious Order of the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is honored with four of the 22 new Cardinals named on 6 January […]

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. […]