Faculty of Arts

Three decades have passed on the establishment of the Faculty of Arts, one of the fifteen faculties comprising alquds university.

1902

Established

1

Programs offered

390

Registered Students

Dean's

Message

It is my distinct honor and pleasure, speaking on behalf of the faculty and staff of the Faculty of Arts and myself, to welcome new students to this long-established and pioneering scientific institution to which we are committed and from which we expect to cultivate new and outstanding services to the local, regional, and global community.

The Faculty of Arts is one among several of the prestigious colleges at Al-Quds University. Four decades ago, it was founded on its core values of providing leadership and purposeful interaction with all components of Palestinian society. It currently offers ten bachelor’s degree programs, including Arabic language and literature, English language and literature, Physical Education, Social Work, the Fine arts, Digital Communication, Archeology, History, Geography and Urban studies, and Political Sciences. Also, the Faculty offers twelve MA programs, including those in Arabic Language and Literature, Translation and Interpreting, Social Work, Archeology, conservation and restoration, Geography and Regional Planning, Communications and Digital Media, Criminology, Contemporary Islamic Studies, Israel Studies, European Studies, and Jerusalem Studies.

Within the University’s policy, the Faculty aims to build a culture of reflection and a curriculum emphasizing a diversity of skills that would best serve the Palestinian community and preserve its values. In its many productive years, the Faculty has forged held numerous research and academic partnerships, conferences, workshops, and field-based archaeological explorations creating, in effect, an objective and independent Palestinian narrative, crystalized in projects aiming at raising the awareness of the general public. The Faculty is also committed to strengthening relations with local, regional, and international institutions. Since its establishment, many scholars, intellectuals, writers, artists, and leaders have graduated from AQU and gone on to play a significant role in knowledge-based and sustainable development, both locally and globally. Thus, four decades after its establishment, we have earned the right to be proud of our thousands of graduates now faring unsurprisingly well in leading professional and competitive positions, in diverse and complex social and cultural environments, and in the disciplines comprising the Social Sciences and Humanities.

The Faculty of Arts has distinguished itself as a nexus of highly qualified professors, graduates of prestigious, international universities with a long history of research activity devoted to the service of humanity. They continue tirelessly to identify and develop new areas of research, to advance the academic level of our students, and to enhance the teaching environment through both their curricular and extracurricular areas of inquiry, field studies, collaborative research projects, and the cultivation of local, regional, and international relations.

On behalf of Al-Quds University’s Office of the President, its administration, and myself, we invite students to join the Faculty’s programs at all available academic levels. Students will find Al-Quds University a true incubator of innovative and independent thought, an institution and uniquely capable of providing them the tools they need to succeed in their personal and professional lives.

Prof. Salah H. al-Houdalieh

Dean of the Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts at Al-Quds University inspires knowledge production, and is committed to quality assurance and intellectual distinction by means of promoting a great diversity of academic programmes, admirable quality, curricular and extra-curricular activities. The Faculty also seeks to prepare the ground for congenial and outstanding learning, training and research environments to further enhance creative and innovative teaching and learning, fostering a better long-term basis for sustainable development in Palestine. The Faculty also seeks to efficiently contribute to ease assimilation of knowledge and research in languages (with corresponding literatures), humanities and social sciences. The Faculty finally inspires the set of beliefs and attitudes of the society in a manner that would enable the faculty members to compete with their counterparts locally, regionally and internationally.

The Faculty of Arts seeks to:

Enhance the concept of high quality and continuous development for all academic programmes to ensure the breadth of learning-teaching process, and to keep abreast of modern needs in a way that goes in harmony with modern global trends.

Found new academic and vocational programmes (e.g., specialized vocational Diploma, Higher Diploma, Bachelor of Arts degrees and Master’s degree).

  • Provide staff members with opportunities to successfully develop through honing their skills to enable them to excel in quite convivial working environment and also to enhance a state of leading competition.
  • Foster research and academic openness to external world through faculty and student exchange programmes, and also to carry out joint research between faculty members in the Faculty of Arts and potential partner universities.
  • Exchange experiences, knowledge and skills with local, regional and international academic institutions, with such academic programmes similar to those at the Faculty of Arts.
  • Foster the system of scientific research and publishing to contribute to the international scientific, and technical prosperity.
  • Enhance the role of the university to serve the local community through curricular and extra-curricular activities, seminars, lectures, workshops and further offer initiatives that would contribute to promote positive attitudes and values in the society.

Vision of the Faculty of Arts.Graduates from the faculty are expected to:

  1. Have practical and theoretical knowledge and be able to employ such knowledge at the service of local community the best way possible;
  2. Have critical and effective communication skills;
  3. Enjoy an initiative leadership character, with a high sense of responsibility;
  4. Have knowledge and various research skills and an ability to improve oneself and surrounding community, and be able to aggressively compete with others to have academic and professional distinction as well as postgraduate qualifications;
  5. To be committed to academic and social values, customs and traditions;
  6. Have the ability to enhance the sense and culture of citizenship and to preserve the Palestinian identity;
  7. Have the ability to relate the past with the present and to predict the future based on their wide knowledge and vision;
  8. Realise the importance of academic specialty to bring positive changes to the society;
  9. Comprehend the scientific and theoretical concepts and schools of thought in humanities and social sciences, and positively interact with modern international developments of these sciences;
  10. Use logic to find suitable solutions for issues related to their future careers and realize the importance of communication with specialty counterparts and compete and distinct in the job market;
  11. Employ the Palestinian legacy to enhance the Palestinian narrative and bring national awareness of the importance of such legacy politically, economically, socially and culturally

Offered Programs

Academic Staff

Abdalla Owais
Abdalla Owais
Assistant Professor

Ahmad Atari
Ahmad Atari
Assistant Professor

Ahmad Ayyad
Ahmad Ayyad
Assistant Professor

Amneh Badran
Amneh Badran
Assistant Professor

Anwar Tamimi
Anwar Tamimi
Lecturer

Awad Mansour
Awad Mansour
Assistant Professor

Azhar Khalaileh
Azhar Khalaileh
Teacher

Banan Salah El Din
Banan Salah El Din
Associate Professor

Fatima Adileh
Fatima Adileh
Assistant Professor

Fatima Al-Khatib
Fatima Al-Khatib
Teacher

Fayez Freijat
Fayez Freijat
Assistant Professor

Hani Abdo
Hani Abdo
Teacher

Ibrahim Abu Aemar
Ibrahim Abu Aemar
Assistant Professor

Jamal Ghaythan
Jamal Ghaythan
Assistant Professor

Jamal Nafi’
Jamal Nafi’
Associate Professor

Jenan Adel
Jenan Adel
Teacher

Khairi Hasan
Khairi Hasan
Teacher

Khalid Hreish
Khalid Hreish
Associate Professor

Leila Ayyad
Leila Ayyad
Teacher

Mashhour Al-Habbazi
Mashhour Al-Habbazi
Professor

Mohammad AL Khatib
Mohammad AL Khatib
Associate Professor

Mohammad Thawabteh
Mohammad Thawabteh
Associate Professor

Mutasem Alnaser
Mutasem Alnaser
Associate Professor

Nadeem Ihshaish
Nadeem Ihshaish
Teacher

Nael A. Nofal
Nael A. Nofal
Lecturer

Najwa Safadi
Najwa Safadi
Assistant Professor

Omar Abu Ghoush
Omar Abu Ghoush
Teacher

Omar Abu Humos
Omar Abu Humos
Associate Professor

Omar Y. Najjar
Omar Y. Najjar
Assistant Professor

Omayma Qaraqra
Omayma Qaraqra
Teacher

Rabee Owais
Rabee Owais
Assistant Professor

Rafat Abuzaid
Rafat Abuzaid
Lecturer

Rafat Rabee
Rafat Rabee
Teacher

Randa Abu Hilal
Randa Abu Hilal
Teacher

Rania Muhtadi
Rania Muhtadi
Assistant Professor

Salah Al-Houdalieh
Salah Al-Houdalieh
Professor

Samer Raddad
Samer Raddad
Assistant Professor

Wafa’a Al-Khateeb
Wafa’a Al-Khateeb
Assistant Professor

Yousef Al-Rifaee
Yousef Al-Rifaee
Assistant Professor

Ziad Ayyad
Ziad Ayyad
Assistant Professor

Menu

Al-Quds University