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Al-Quds University wins scholarship to recruit international experts, part of fellowship program

JERUSALEM | Al-Quds University is preparing to host a team of international experts from Georgia Tech (Georgia Institute of Technology) in August, 2018, to hold an on campus intensive training workshop in academic and research writing. The university won the fellowship scholarship after competing for it in its seventh round. Funded by the Kuwait-based Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, the fellowship program is the first of its kind at the national level and is managed by Taawon Foundation in partnership with the Bank of Palestine.

The university was announced winner following a rigorous selection process by the fellowship jury and based on its excellence in research among Palestinian universities, its proactive participation in the steering committees of the fellowship program, and its history of winning top positions in evaluating the scholarship applications submitted by the fellowship program.

Dean of Scientific Research, Dr. Elham Khatib, said the workshop targets Al-Quds University’s academics and researchers and will be held over four consecutive days. It also will be open for academics and researchers from other Palestinian universities and will address the various aspects of the issue of research and academic writing and at all levels.

Al-Quds University won six grants out of the ten proposals it submitted earlier among the 80 proposals by different Palestinian universities as part of a fellowship program for the faculty of Palestinian universities. Later on, the university will send over a group of researchers from its different faculties to conduct scientific researches in the fields of Health, Biology, and Humanities at leading international universities and research centers, including the University of Florida, the University of Granada, the University of Western Ontario, the German Center for Cancer Research in Heidelberg, Ryoko University in Japan, and the Institute Pasteur du Maroc.

Executive Vice President, Dr. Hassan Dweik, pointed out that these scholarship programs play a major role in the development and advancement of scientific research at the university. “They enhance the experiences of our researchers through exchanges between Al-Quds University and other universities”. Such projects, says Dr.  Dweik, would promote the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the area of scientific research, particularly in medical researches which help develop treatments for incurable diseases and solve many of the problems of modern medicine, an area the researchers of Al-Quds University have proven to be distinguished in.

Al-Quds University is an intensive scientific research university which attracts researchers from all over the globe. Since its establishment in the late 1970s, the university has excelled in focusing on scientific research in the areas that benefit the Palestinian society and the whole mankind. It has always been a major introducer of research initiatives at the regional level. With its unique research centers, such as the Nanotechnology Center, its researchers’ multifaceted achievements in the fields of Medicine, Biology, and Humanities have allowed it to be listed in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.

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