Bethlehem University

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Bethlehem University
BU Logo.jpg
Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve
AffiliationRoman Catholic
ChancellorMost Rev. Monsignor Leopoldo Girelli
Vice-ChancellorBrother Peter Bray FSC EdD
Administrative staff
Appx 400
Undergraduates3,295 (Fall 2017)
Alumniappx 16,000

Bethlehem University (Arabic: جامعة بيت لحم‎) is the first university founded in the West Bank. Established under Israeli rule in 1973, the university traces its roots to 1893 when the De La Salle Christian Brothers opened schools in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Jaffa, Nazareth, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt.[1]


  • Faculty of Arts

Ms. Hanadi I. Soudah-Younan, Dean

  • Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub, Faculty of Business Administration

Dr. Fadi Kattan, Dean

  • Faculty of Education

Mr. Rizek Sleibi, Acting Dean

  • Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences

Ms. Mariam Samara Awad, Dean

  • Faculty of Science

Dr. Michel Hanania, Dean

  • Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism

Mr. Nabil Mufdi, Director

  • Graduate Programs
    • Masters in International Cooperation and Development (MICAD)
    • Masters of Biotechnology
    • Masters in Tourism Studies
    • Master in Community Social Work [2]

Institutes and centers[edit]

  • Brother Vincent Malham Center
  • Palestinian Traditional Music Archive
  • The Arabic School for Overseas Students & Diplomats
  • Cardinal Martini Leadership Institute
  • Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • Hereditary Research Laboratory
  • Institute for Community Partnership (ICP)
  • Library
  • UNESCO Biotechnology, Educational and Training Center
  • Water And Soil Environmental Research Unit

Directory of Faculty and Staff[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mission and History". Bethlehem University. Archived from the original on 7 February 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  2. ^

External links[edit]

Media related to Universities and colleges in the West Bank at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 31°42′53.50″N 35°11′55.0″E / 31.7148611°N 35.198611°E / 31.7148611; 35.198611