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17 October  2014

Bethlehem University Vice Chancellor in United Arab Emirates

Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray is currently visiting the United Arab Emirates where he has been meeting several distinguished people who have been longtime friends and supporters of Bethlehem University.

During the several meetings Brother Peter had with friends and supporters of Bethlehem University, he offered an overview of Bethlehem University’s development plans, explaining the need for improvement of higher education in Palestine. Brother Peter remarked that he is “very excited” about the development plan, but that it can “only become reality with the support of friends like you”. The representatives from the  Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation expressed their interest and assured their consideration.

On September 15, Brother Peter met with Sheikh Nahyam bin Mubarak Al Nahyan. Sheikh Nahyan heads the Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Social Development in the UAE. This is the second time Brother Peter has met with Sheikh Nahyan who has been very supportive to the Friends of Bethlehem University in Abu Dhabi.

Brother Peter shared Bethlehem University’s development plans with Sheikh Nahyan, who has a significant interest in the sciences and previously awarded Bethlehem University Professor Moien Kanaan with an Award for Best Scientific Researcher in the Region to Prevent Genetic Diseases.

Sheikh Nahyan said he was “very impressed with the work of Bethlehem University supporting Palestinian students with the many challenges you face”. He agreed to offer his patronage to the fundraising event planned on the 12th of February next year in Abu Dhabi.

Brother Peter presented His Excellency with a mother of pearl rendition of the Dome of the Rock, and expressed his gratitude for Sheikh Nahyan’s unceasing support for Bethlehem University.   





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