In Nature’s Correspondence: AQU Women Scientists Speak Out About Conducting Science Under Occupation!
Four Palestinian researchers from Al-Quds University, and members of 500 Women Scientists — wrote in Nature Correspondence to call attention to the continuing plight of women trying to do research in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including the struggles involved with affording essential equipment, commuting to the lab through multiple checkpoints, and global barriers to publishing research. In addition, the 500 Women Scientists, heard directly from the four AQU researchers about what it means to conduct science under occupation. Read the interview series here: Dr. Elham Kateeb, Dr. Joman Natsheh, Dr. Yara Saifi and Dr. Maha Samman.
AQU Women Scientists Talk about Science, Occupation and Hope
On the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, 500 Women Scientists “Meet the Scientist” blog series shared four interviews with Palestinian women scientists from Al-Quds University who shed light on what it means to conduct science under occupation & what gives them hope down-pointing triangle.
The call for abstracts is now open for the 4th Undergraduate Research Conference
The Deanship of Scientific Research at Al-Quds University and Al-Quds Bard College invite current undergraduate students and recent graduates from Palestinian, regional, and international universities as well as high school students to submit their research abstracts to the 4th Undergraduate Research Conference that will take place at Al-Quds University in- person, and virtually via AQU Zoom platform on May 11th, 2022.4
AQU Award for Scientific Research Production: An Event to Honor AQU Researchers, Faculty and Students
On May 30th, 2021, the Deanship of Scientific Research organized a ceremony to celebrate the scientific research production at AQU in the academic year 2019-2020. In this day, certificate of appreciation and monetary prizes were given to the best articles in natural and social sciences, most active researcher in each college, best master thesis in each college, the most active research clusters in natural and social sciences, and researchers who published in Q1 and Q2 journals according to Scopus database. In addition, students’ researchers, and researchers in AQU Research affiliate program were honored for their significant participation in AQU research production.
AQU and Julich Institute Organizing Research Capacity Building Courses
Julich Institute and the Deanship of Scientific Research at Al-Quds University organized two course that aimed to build research capacity among PhD students and professional students, dental and medical. The first course was conducted in mid-September 2021 and trained students on scientific writing. The second course was conducted on October 25-26th, 2021 and focused on scientific presentation. Both courses were given by German experts from Julich and other affiliated universities. These courses were supported by the Research Management project executed by Julich Institute and Al-Quds University and funded by the Palestinian German Science Bridge.
Al-Quds University Student Research Clubs win the 1st and the 3rd awards in a national competition
Leen Dweik and Raghad Fanoon from the Dental Student Research Club and Shahd Idees and Hadeel Manasrah from the Medical Student Research Club won the 1st and the 3rd awards in a national competition on September 27th, 2021.
A study featured in the Tribune international on April 13th by Al-Quds university researchers showed that dentistry must adapt to be prepared for future crises
JERUSALEM, Palestine: A May 2020 survey asked dentists located in the West Bank area about their preparedness to resume offering routine dental care after the practice closures that were necessitated by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. The researchers published a study in February this year which found that the challenges that emerged during the pandemic showed that dentistry needed to adapt in order to be better prepared for future crises.
Global Oral Health Educational Module launched today at AQU in collaboration with the Charite University: Building a Global Team for Oral Health and Health Equity
A module on Global Oral Health was launched on Monday April 19th  for Al-Quds dental students. Twenty AQU dental students out of 68 applicants were selected to be part of this global experience. AQU is one of twenty universities around the world who will be receiving this module.  The course is offered by the Charité University in Germany, in collaboration with the Deanship of Scientific Research at AQU and University of Glasgow.
Scientific Research Production at Al-Quds University Achieves High Ranks on Local, Regional and International Levels!
This was achieved recently by: Prof. Ziad Abdeen from AQU College of Medicine who was ranked among the top 2% of the world's researchers for outstanding research production in 2019, according to Stanford University statistics and the (Elsevier) global database. And prof. Mahmoud Abu Samara from the College of Education, who was ranked among the top 100 researchers cited the most  for the year 2020 in the Arab Citation and Impact Factor (ARCIF), the most comprehensive citation database for Arabic peer-reviewed journals.

What’s New

A Collaboration Project between Dundee University and Al-Quds University: Virtual Student Dental Clinic
Al-Quds University and the University of Dundee have worked in collaboration to create Virtual Clinics for 4th year dental students. Within these clinics, 2-3 students from each university meet online through Zoom. They spend the first part of the clinic getting to know each other in an ‘Ice breaker’ session followed by working together to solve an Oral surgery/Oral medicine case study. The first of these Virtual clinics was implemented in January 2022 with the expectation that at least one clinic per month will be held till the end of the University academic year.
The Deanship of Scientific Research and OWSD-Palestine organized a four-day workshop on “Writing for Publishing”
One hundred and eighty-eight students and junior researchers participated in 4-day workshop about “Writing for Publishing” organized by the Deanship of Scientific Research at Al-Quds University and Organization for Women in Science (OWSD)- Palestine chapter.
The Deanship of Scientific Research launched the Global Oral Health Module in collaboration with the Charité University!
The launch of the Global Oral Health module at Al-Quds University in collaboration with the Charité University! This module is considered a great learning experience for dental students on global oral health, Students will learn through this module how they could help mainstream oral health across the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
A study by an AQU researcher that was featured in the Dental Tribune International suggests that the medical model of dentistry may better prepare dental teams for future health crises".
AQU recent publication was featured at Dental Tribune International
An Article published by AQU researcher associate professor of Dental Public Health Elham Kateeb was featured in a news report in Dental Tribune International!
Oday Abushalbaq outlines his experience leading a team at the PNI/Al-Quds University
From 9,000 kilometres away — while completing his PhD training
Palestinian researchers don't see the light at the end of the tunnel in the latest normalization with Israel
In Palestine, Science Struggles Against All ODDS: A Nature Report
Al-Quds University and Georgia Tech collaborate closely to make Palestine a ‘household name’ in scientific research
Student Research Program

The vision of the program is ti making research a major component of the undergraduate educational experience.

The mission of the program is to facilitate and increase student research as a means of engaged learning, critical thinking, and the creation of knowledge.

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Research Labs and Centers

Al-Quds University Research Centers and laboratories are specialized entities that encourage partnerships among various disciplines at AQU, as well as with other educational institutions, private enterprises and government agencies.  AQU has 13 specialized labs and 5 multidisciplinary research centers that reflect the strategic growth in the university’s research enterprise.

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AQU Scientific Research Council

The Scientific Research Council is an advisory body is established in accordance with the vision and mission of Al-Quds University to promote and facilitate an active research environment among faculty and students. The counsel’s main responsibility is to ensure coordination, guidance and knowledge transfer of scientific research and innovation in the different colleges and institutions of Al-Quds University.

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AQU Annual SR Production Committee

Is an advisory body to the Deanship of Scientific Research appointed by the president of Al-Quds University. The committee evaluates AQU research production for annual research awards and helps in scientific journals credibility and reputation assessment

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AQU Researcher's Profiles: Recent publications
Training Resources

Training materials/resources include a mix of curriculum materials, speaking presentations with notes, and activity guides.

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Qualitative Research: Getting Started

Qualitative Research: Getting Started

The Deanship of Scientific Research and the College of Public Health organized a valuable workshop about Qualitative Research, that aimed to encourage participants to con...

Title: Understanding Biostatics: A Lecture organized by MRC and PMSA

Title: Understanding Biostatics: A Lecture organized by MRC and PMSA

Medical Research Club - Al-Quds University(MRC) and PMSA-Jerusalem organized a lecture by Dr. Elham Kateeb, the Dean of Scientific Research at AQU, aimed to increase stud...

AQU Organizes a Lecture about Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis

AQU Organizes a Lecture about Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis

Dr. Anan Eshtaya, AQU alumnus and now a clinician and an academician at the neurosurgery department at St. George’s Hospital, University of London, and Dr. Abelhakim Eida...

Al-Quds University Students Publish the results of their Research Work at a Q1 journal

Al-Quds University Students Publish the results of their Research Work at a Q1 journal

Dental and Medical students in the Al-Quds Medical Research Association (AMRA) published on November 25th, 2021, their first article about the plethora of COVID-19 misinf...

AQU Dental Students Present at a Global Environmental Event

AQU Dental Students Present at a Global Environmental Event

Al-Quds University dental students presented on November 3rd, 2021, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 satellite event their final project on "Position...

A new study by AQU researchers about attitudes and practices among men in the Gaza Strip related to Sexual and Reproduct...

A new study by AQU researchers about attitudes and practices among men in the Gaza Strip related to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Child-rearing

Researchers Nadia Al Bayoumi, Riyad Diab and Bassam Abu Hamad conducted a mixed method study that investigates knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) among Palestinian...

Dean’s Message

The main missions of any university are education and research; thus, preparing well trained, well-educated, skillful graduates who can serve their local and global community and compete with graduates from all over the world for the best work opportunities should be the main goal of Al-Quds University.  Evidence-based education is an approach to all aspects of education—from policy-making to classroom practice—where the methods used are based on significant and reliable evidence derived from experiments and credible research. Read More...
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