19 January 2017
President of University College Dublin Visits Bethlehem University
On Monday, January 16, 2017, Professor Andrew Deeks, President of University College Dublin, Professor David FitzPatrick, College Principal for Engineering and Architecture, and Ms. Aisling Tiernan, UCD Regional Manager Middle East & North Africa, visited Bethlehem University to explore opportunities of cooperation between UCD and BU and to learn about the ways UCD can contribute to the ever growing Palestinian-Irish relations.
The delegation was welcomed by Dr. Irene Hazou, Vice President for Academic Affairs of Bethlehem University, and Dr. Michael Sansur, Executive Vice President. The Deans of the Faculties of Business Administration, Education, Science, and the Director of the Institute of Hotel Management also joined to have a fruitful discussion about the longstanding relationship between UCD and BU. New methods of cooperation were proposed. Both sides expressed enthusiasm at the prospect of working together to further strengthen the ties between the two universities.