Bethlehem University

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Bethlehem University
BU Logo.jpg
Motto Indivisa manent
Motto in English
Remain Undivided
Type Private
Established 1973
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Chancellor Most Rev. Giuseppe Lazzarotto
Vice-Chancellor Brother Peter Bray
Administrative staff
Undergraduates 3,214 (Fall 2015)
Location Bethlehem, West Bank
Alumni appx 15,000
Affiliations ACCU

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, the acting dean of arts

  • Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub, Faculty of Business Administration

Dr. Fadi Kattan, dean

  • Faculty of Education

Dr. Hala Rashed, dean

  • Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences

Ms. Mariam Samara Awad, dean

  • Faculty of Science

Dr. Michel Hanania, dean

  • Faculty 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
  • 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

Current and former faculty[edit]

  • Alma Jadallah former visiting professor, creator of program in conflict resolution.
  • Dr MUMEN Badarin assistant professor in Arabic grammar, Arabic Language Department

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mission and History". Bethlehem University. 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