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Saturday, 27 October 2007 provided an historic occasion for Bethlehem University and for all of Palestine. As the Palestinian people are the persons who are primarily responsible for the development and improvement of the economic, social and cultural dimensions of the evolving Palestinian state, Bethlehem University, the first university established in the West Bank, is honored to have graduated 19 students of the first class for the Masters of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD). In the Fall of 2005, over 180 persons from all over the West Bank applied for this most rigorous Masters program. The graduation ceremonies for the 19 successful graduates took place at Bethlehem University

The graduates of the MICAD program, the first masters degree offered by Bethlehem University, are highly qualified professional persons who have demonstrated superior skills and knowledge in the areas of sustainable development with specific knowledge and ethical awareness in human development, social and economic issues, project management, political science and international relationships. With the academic rigor of the MICAD program and their practical professional expertise, the MICAD graduates are prepared to provide NGOs, United Nations agencies as well as public and private institutions throughout Palestine with ethical leadership in international cooperation and development.

The MICAD program at Bethlehem University has been made possible through the generous assistance of more than 21 donors and partners including the Catholic Bishops Conference of Italy, VIS, Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo, and TEMPUS as well as partner NGOs in collaboration with the University of Pavia, Italy, University College Dublin, Ireland, and Radbound University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub Faculty of Business Administration


Phone: +972-2-2741241
Fax: +972-2-2744440

Dr. Fadi Kattan
Dean of the Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub Faculty of Business Administration
MICAD Director / ext. 2445

Victoria Abu Al-Zelof
Program Assistant  / ext. 2427 

Bethlehem University Foundation
Phone: +1-240-241-4381
Fax: +1-240-553-7691
Beltsville, MD USA
Bethlehem University in the Holy Land
Phone: +972-2-274-1241
Fax: +972-2-274-4440
Bethlehem, Palestine