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16 December 2019

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Advancement Office


BU in the News

We would like to bring to your attention items about Bethlehem University that have appeared in the news recently. They have been uploaded to our website. Please follow the links below if you're interested in reading them.

Bethlehem family feels the pull of living in the town of Jesus’ birth – By Catholic Philly

وفد من هيئة مكافحة الفساد في رومانيا وبولندا يزور جامعة بيت لحم – راديو بيت لحم 2000

وفد من هيئة مكافحة الفساد في رومانيا وبولندا يزور جامعة بيت لحم - دنيا الوطن

ذاكرة بيت لحم المصورة أول مشروع ينجز ضمن الإستعدادات - دنيا الوطن

ذاكرة بيت لحم المصورة أول مشروع ينجز ضمن الإستعدادات لفعالية بيت لحم عاصمة الثقافة العربية 2020 - شبكة فلسطين الاخبارية


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Dean of Research Office


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Athletics Department


Women's Basketball team wins the championship

Bethlehem University Women's Basketball Team won the Palestinian Universities Basketball Championship that took place at Al-Quds University on Saturday, 7 December 2019.

The day was filled with enthusiasm, competitive spirit and thirst for victory.Our team won first place after beating Beirzeit University’s team in the final match.  

The Director of the Athletics Department at Bethlehem University, Mrs. Samar Araj Mousa, joined the group who distributed the trophies and medals to the first and second place teams.


The Athletics Department held a Table Tennis Tournament for Bethlehem University students as the department's last activity for the fall 2019 semester on Monday, 9 December 2019. Hussam Kawamleh and Samer Esefan played the final tournament match in which Hussam won.  

Director of the Athletics Department Mrs. Samar Araj Mousa, table tennis trainer Mr. George Manoli, NBA coach Mr. George Felton, and a supporter of Bethlehem University watched the final game. They then distributed the trophies and medals to the winners and all the participants.


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Department of Software Engineering


The Software Engineering Department held an Activity Day on Monday, 9 December 2019. The activity consisted of two main sessions in which a number of Palestinian IT companies were invited to attend and participate. Among these companies were the ones with which the Department has agreements for internships and student-faculty training programs since the very beginning of the Software Engineering program establishment.

The first session included eight different project-presentations for 3rd-year Software Engineering students. These projects were part of the User Experience and Interaction course, which is taught for the first time in Fall 2019 as part of the Software Engineering curriculum. In general, IT companies had a positive impression for a relatively very good academic level presented, along with a relatively very good and presentable personalities. Moreover, they are very much concerned to have future connections with the students to invest in their presented skills.

The second session was a private meeting with the IT companies attended by Dr. Ireen Hazou, Dr. Michel Hanania, Mr. Hasan Qustantini, Dr. Muna Matar, Mr. Elia Sammour, and monitored by Dr. Suhail Odeh chair of the Software Engineering Department. The meeting included several topics that were discussed with the companies especially to brainstorm ways to overcome the lack of training skills of fresh graduate students in tech fields and help bridge the gap with the industry. One of the many suggestions discussed was to establish a center for students’ internships for a duration of one year after their graduation. It was agreed to hold milestone meetings in the near future to explore ways how to implement strategic planning for the needs mentioned above. Furthermore, the idea to have a Data Science program as a major was also discussed; however, the tendency is to have it as a minor, rather than as a major.

The IT companies which attended the activity day were: 1. Exalt Technologies, 2. Asal Technologies, 3. Jaffa.Net, 4. GSECC, 5. Harri, 6. Ultimit, 7. Transcend, 8. Click Soft, 9. Isra’ Software, and 10. SPARK.


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Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy

  Recently, Ms. Bateel Muamar from the Physical Therapy Clinic participated in the 2019 Asia Oceania Wheelchair Basketball Championships, in Pattaya, Thailand. She received a certificate to be an international wheelchair basketball classifier. She became the first woman to obtain this international level in classification for the Paralympic Basketball games in Palestine. Ms. Bateel was also nominated by the Palestinian wheelchair basketball federation to represent Palestine in the tournament.

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External Academic Relations Office


We would like to draw your attention to the "latest announcements" listed for this week. They can be found under the External Academic Relations Office heading at the following link: Click here for more information 


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