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AQU, Temple University agree to launch academic and research cooperation

The President of Al-Quds University (AQ), Professor Imad Abu Kishek, hosted the President of Temple University, Professor Jason Wingard, and his accompanying delegation over a breakfast meeting to discuss bilateral academic and research cooperation, with particular focus on the areas of information technology and employment of graduates.

Professor Abu Kishek presented an overview about the history of AQU and the programs it offers, mainly the Dual Studies program that combines theoretical education with practical field-training to bridge the gap between academic education and the labor market. Abu Kishek also cited Al-Quds Bard College as an example of academic partnership between AQU and American high education institutions. The university president expressed his ambition to expand cooperation with American universities at all levels.

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AQU ranks first Palestinian university according to SCIMAGO World University Rankings 2022

Al-Quds University ranked first among the Palestinian universities according to the SCIMAGO World University Rankings for the first quarter of 2022, while it ranked 27th in the Arab world, and 660th out of 8000 prestigious universities and research institutions worldwide.

According to SCIMAGO ranking system, Al-Quds University ranked first in the Palestinian territories in the fields of Energy, Medicine, and Pharmacology, and 20th and 21st in the Arab world in Energy and Medicine, respectively. This classification is based on the indicators of the research tool, innovation outputs, and social impact.

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Health Professions students address crucial health issues by presenting outstanding graduation projects

The Faculty of Health Professions held an exhibition for its students’ which featured scientific posters by 32 research teams that addressed a number of vital health topics in the field of midwifery, nursing, and medical imaging.

The exhibition was opened by Dr. Rania Abu Sir who praised the students for their outstanding works. Through teamwork, students applied a system of analysis and presentation, resulting in sophisticated and informative conclusions.

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AQU students’ study on Palestinian patients with Thalassemia published in Frontiers in Medicine

Frontiers in Medicine published a study on Palestinian patients with Thalassemia that was conducted by undergraduate students in the program of Medical Laboratory at Al-Quds University.

Entitled “Health Status of Patients with β-thalassemia in the West Bank”, the study was co-authored by Reem Dweik, Tamara Abu Mohr, Isra’ Adyabi, Salam Wararsneh, Shatha Abdeen, and it was supervised by Dr. Rania Abu Seir.

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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 consider the qualitative designs in their prospective research and to familiarize participants with common qualitative research designs, methods, tools, and analysis plans.

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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 Eidah, associate professor of statistics at Al-Quds university, presented a valuable lecture about how to conduct a systematic review and a meta-analysis.

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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 "Positioning action for oral health in UN 2030 Agenda for sustainable development"! This project was part of the Global Oral Health module organized by the Charite University and Oral Health Research and Promotion Unit at AQU. AQU dental students discussed from their perspective the priority rank of the seventeen goals of the 2030 Sustainable Development agenda and how they may relate to oral health.

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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 men and male youth on SRHR and child-rearing among with a total of 952 adults and 476 adolescents. This study aims to inform future policies and programming conducted.

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The Deanship of Scientific Research organizes a lecture about healthcare provision in East Jerusalem

On Sunday October 3rd, the Deanship of Scientific Research organized a lecture about health indicators and health services in East Jerusalem area presented by Dr. Motasem Hamadan and Dr. Asma Imam. The lecture discussed results of a research study conducted recently in the East Jerusalem area. The results described the healthcare services, the infrastructure and healthcare workforce available to the Jerusalemites. One of the striking results of this study is the lack of adequately trained professionals in mental health. The presenters offered several recommendations to support the Palestinian healthcare institutions in the East Jerusalem area.

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Al-Quds University Dean of Scientific Research Participates in an International Panel about Refugees Oral Health

On Thursday, September 30th, Dr. Elham Kateeb the Dean of Scientific research participated as a panelist in a webinar about Refugee Oral Health. This webinar was organized by the International Dental Federation’s Public Health Committee via Oral Health Campus Continuing Education platform.  Panelists from academia, internal refugee organizations and charities working on the ground discussed ways to provide better access to dental care in this vulnerable population.

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