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Abu Jihad Museum

Abu Jihad Museum

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Al-Quds Human Rights Clinic

Al-Quds Human Rights Clinic

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Center for Quality in Medical Laboratories

Center for Quality in Medical Laboratories

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Chemical & Biological Analysis

Chemical & Biological Analysis

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Community Action Center

Community Action Center

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Jerusalem Studies

Jerusalem Studies

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Meet Math Museum

Meet Math Museum

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Nutrition and Health Research

Nutrition and Health Research

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Said Khoury Information Technology Center

Said Khoury Information Technology Center

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Science Museum

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Abu Jihad Museum
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Abu Jihad Museum

Abu Jihad Center and Museum for Captives’ Movement was established in 1997, at the initiative of Dr. Fahed Abu Alhaj, and the support and encouragement of Prof. Dr. Sari Nusseibeh, President of Al-Quds University. It was based in Ramallah, until the inauguration of the new and current building of the Center on 16/4/2007 in Al-Quds University main campus. The aim of the Center is to document the history and struggle of the Palestinian captive movement and to preserve it from loss and oblivion and to introduce it locally and internationally as a symbol of freedom and love of life.

Vision of the Center:

The Abu Jihad Center seeks to become a leading center in the service of the captive national movement by preserving its intellectual, cultural, literary and artistic heritage, and maintaining it so that the Palestinian prisoners remain the brightest part of the Palestinian people’s memory.

The Mission of the Center:

Collecting the national heritage of the Palestinian detainees from the period of the British Mandate 1917-1948 to the Israeli occupation of the rest of Palestine in 1967 until now, and working on managing this national heritage after collecting and presenting it to the world as an integral part of the heritage of the Palestinian people, and that Abu Jihad Center to be the first reference to researchers in the walks of experience of the captives’ movement.

Activities of the Center:

(A) Collecting information continuously about the captives, including their testimonies, their intellectual and artistic achievements, and their life and struggle in the Israeli jails.

B – The museum has held dozens of exhibitions about the captives locally and internationally and participated in many workshops and events related to the captives.

C- The museum also works to strengthen its relations with civil society institutions and those concerned with the issue of prisoners and liberties locally and internationally through its website, which is constantly being updated.

The Center building and departments:

The center consists of three floors displaying pictures and works of art and contains a library and an electronic archive of cultural and legal materials.

Al-Quds Human Rights Clinic
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Al-Quds Human Rights Clinic

 Al-Quds Human Rights Clinic
Arab World’s First Clinical Legal Education Program
“Towards a generation of advocates that believes in human rights and is equipped with the skills to defend them.”The Al-Quds University Human Rights Clinic

The Al Quds Human Rights Clinic “AQHRC” is an independent unit within Al-Quds University Law School that provides clinical legal education in human rights to undergraduate students. It was established in the fall of 2006 as the first clinical legal education program in Palestine and the first accredited program of its kind in the Arab world.

AQHRC provides quality education and hands-on training in human rights and international humanitarian law whereby students learn by practicing with lawyers and human rights organizations and get evaluated by them as well as by AQHRC staff. Students enroll in a year long program of lectures, workshops, seminars, and training sessions and participate in actual monitoring, reporting, and advocacy work.  Through its local and international networks and partnerships AQHRC exposes students to a range of career prospects and opportunities and provide them with support to pursue them.

Vision

Educating and empowering students through practical training, and enabling them to gain a well-rounded understanding of law towards promoting awareness of international human rights and humanitarian law among the wider Palestinian society.  AQHRC believes that students are vessels of knowledge and effective agents of change at university, at their homes, and in their future work.  It is vital that students are equipped with a firm understanding of the legal nature of their living situation and how it is placed within international law. This serves to decrease the feeling of powerlessness amongst the Palestinians and work to prevent a brain-drain in Palestine.

Practical Work

Training for students is provided by AQHRC professional staff and partner organizations. After completing the required training students use their acquired knowledge and skills to provide legal services and monitoring and reporting of human rights violations through human rights organizations in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). Students also carry out human rights awareness raising and education activities among members of the community. At AQHRC students are required to assume a great deal of responsibility and are encouraged to take initiative.

Beneficiaries

Al-Quds University students who are provided the AQHRC program.
Low-income members of Palestinian society who are able to receive free legal services provided by AQHRC.
Palestinian faculties of law who can gain from the experience, expertise, and consul from AQHRC in clinical legal education.
Human rights organizations in Palestine, who are able to recruit skilled and knowledgeable graduates.

Projects

Monitoring, Documentation and Reporting project
This is the central unit at AQHRC program. Students who enroll in this project are provided with hands-on trainings in documenting human rights violations including drafting legal affidavits. Students are provided with tasks that include monitoring, documenting, and reporting on human rights violations in the oPt according to internationally set standards and mechanisms. Students are trained and qualified to overcome the absence of remedies within the military regime and utilize international human rights defense mechanisms and particularly the Special Procedures of the UN Human Rights Council. Students are taught how to use professional documentation and reporting as a tool for human rights advocacy in the oPt.

Campaigns project

AQHRC provides students training on campaigning skills and allows for them to plan, build, and implement campaigns to advocate human rights in oPt.  Students are equipped with lobbying, advocacy and awareness raising tools and are then provided with frameworks where they could put them into practice.  Previous campaigns included the right to education, right to housing, gender equality, and international justice.

Street Law project

AQHRC launched the street law program in 2008. The ‘know your rights’ project aims at training law students to teach teenagers and high school students about their human rights under the military regime in the oPt. The awareness-raising program focuses on the rights of detainees, especially minors, as well as general children and family laws.
Our Street Law Program is distinguishable from other similar programs in the world in that it engages with the unique environment of military occupation. Teenagers who benefit from the program are made aware of the legal regime imposed by the occupying army and how to deal with it in order to protect their rights as much as possible.

Legal Internship program

AQHRC offers annual internships during the summer for two international students. Intern positions are available for both undergraduate and postgraduate law students. Selected interns will assist the AQHRC in developing academic papers and research on key legal topics of both local and international relevance. For registration and further information please visit our website.

Resource Center

The Clinic maintains and develops a resource center students can use for their work and research. The Resource Center contains a computer lab and holds a collection of professional and updated legal and human rights resources inclduing books, references, and journals. The collection includes a range of publications and reports from many of the major local and international human rights organizations as well as multi-media and audio-visual materials.

Partners and contributors to our program:

  • Al-Haq – Law in the Service of Man
  • Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel
  • Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights
  • Addameer – Prisoners’ Support and Human Rights Association
  • Society of St.Yves- Catholic Human Rights Legal Center
  • DCI – Defence for Children International-Palestine Section
  • Stop the Wall – The Grassroots Palestinian  Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign
  • OHCHR – UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
  • ICRC – The International Committee of the Red Cross.
  • ICTJ – International Center for Transitional Justice.
Center for Quality in Medical Laboratories
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Center for Quality in Medical Laboratories

The department of Medical Laboratory Sciences / Faculty of Health Professions – Al Quds University, implemented the External Quality Control Program for medical laboratories in 1995. At the end of the year 2001, the program ceased due to the political events experienced by all the governorates of the West Bank, and the inability to communicate with laboratories. In line with the main objective of the program to contribute to raising the level of medical laboratory services, the program was re-activated in early 2009. In September 2011 the name was changed from “External Quality Control Program” to “Center for Quality Control in Laboratory Medicine”. In May 2012, the center was moved to the new headquarters in the city of Al-Bireh.

The center offers two programs aiming to serve and develop medical laboratory services and laboratory workers in Palestine. The programs are:

  • External Quality Control Program, which is the only national program of its kind in Palestine. The program provides services to the medical laboratories of the major health institutions in the West Bank. At the present stage, the program works to expand its services to involve private laboratories.
  • Continuing Education Program: The program works with the quality control program to solve the problems of laboratories through the provision of specialized training courses to meet local needs with focus on the area of ​​quality control.

For more information visit our site via: https://eqas.alquds.edu

Chemical & Biological Analysis
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Chemical & Biological Analysis

Community Action Center
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Community Action Center

In 1999 Al-Quds University created the “Community Action Center” (“CAC”), a semi autonomous association, which aims to empower the Palestinian community in East Jerusalem. The CAC, located in the Old City of East Jerusalem as well as in the Al-Abraj Buildings in Abu Dis, is a Palestinian non-profit community rights-based organization. The main headquarters of CAC is situated in a beautiful 800-year-old building, originally a St. Julian Church, renovated by Al-Quds University in cooperation with the Welfare Association. Through its professional staff of different backgrounds and expertise, the CAC aims to empower the disadvantaged Palestinians of East Jerusalem to access their rights and entitlements and negotiate the complex bureaucratic procedures that control the flow of these rights. This mandate translates into empowering local residents to organize to solve collective problems with particular attention to social and economic inequality, and to mobilize their own volunteer capacity.

For more information visit our site via:  https://cac.alquds.edu

Jerusalem Studies
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Jerusalem Studies

Vision

To participate in fine tuning the talents and capabilities of current and future generations of scholars and researchers who will be able to tackle and analyze the complicated phenomena resulting from the prevailing political, socio-economic and legal conditions within Jerusalem during current times and to publish relevant studies and research about Jerusalem.

Mission

The program offered by the Center for Jerusalem Studies at al-Quds University is a program that leads to an M.A in Jerusalem studies. It is a multi-disciplinary program including the fields of history, law, urban studies, archaeology and political science. The integration of various fields was implemented due to the fact that independent disciplines have become incapable of providing the analytical tools necessary for comprehending the complicated social phenomena which comprise socio-economic, political and cultural perspectives in Jerusalem. Additionally, such an approach can help in training students to set up innovative tactics and strategies to deal with the complexity of living in a city under conflict.

For more information visit our site via: https://jerusalem-studies.alquds.edu

Meet Math Museum
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Meet Math Museum

Al-Quds University celebrated on Feb 2007 the opening of the first interactive mathematics museum in Palestine on its campus in Abu dies with generous funding from the European Commission and Campania region in Italy. It was a joint effort between al-Quds University and city of science in Naples.

The museum was named MeetMath.

MeetMath is considered one of the most important scientific landmarks in Al-Quds University. It displays a large number of interactive mathematical exhibits that explain many natural phenomena from a scientific point of view. Visitors will pass through seven islands, with a selection of mathematical themes that contain more than 40 exhibits.

 The main sections include:

  • Nnumbers, pattern and structure, shape, computing. , great mathematicians, activities area
  • Math for grades 5& 6 exhibitions

Most of the exhibits will ask the visitor to activate something and in fact to interact, which contributes to the better understanding of many mathematical theories by providing the interaction directly with these exhibits. The importance of this method is stressed in many international studies and researches that have proved its effectiveness in consolidating scientific ideas through tangible practical interaction, which raises the curiosity of the visitor and opens new horizons for further creative ideas and innovation.

The educational importance of the math museum is reflected in providing the most advanced educational aids, which in turn contributes significantly to compensate for the inherent shortage of educational aids needed at Palestinian schools.

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Nutrition and Health Research
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Nutrition and Health Research

A LEADING RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN PALESTINE

Welcome to the new website of the Al-Quds Nutrition and Health Research Institute (ANAHRI). The Institute exists to develop the evidence underpinning public health strategies. It provides a national institute of excellence for the measurement and interpretation of biochemical, functional and dietary indicators of nutritional status and health. At ANAHRI, seven teams of Investigators dedicate their research to improving the nutrition and health of infants, children and youth.

This interdisciplinary group of scientists has been brought together to foster research collaborations and share state-of-the-art methodologies. The “coming together” provides opportunities to exchange information, to discover jointly and  to share cutting edge equipment. The team approach allows effective research by enabling synergy. The diverse expertise of these researchers spans the entire life cycle of human  development, and all domains including biomedical, clinical, population and health policy research.

For more information follow our website link: https://anahri.alquds.edu

 

Said Khoury Information Technology Center
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Said Khoury Information Technology Center

The Said Khoury Information Technology Center of Excellence operates at local and national levels to provide high quality and effective training for students as well as practitioners in the field of information technology. It also facilitates training provided by other organizations. SKITCE has an excellent software unit that develops tailor-made software for local and regional institutions. SKITCE provides the organizational and technical infrastructures for university professors to work on IT related projects. The IT Business Incubation Service at the Center will enable people with good ideas in IT to find a place to work and develop their ideas.

Vision

For many years to come, the Said Khoury Information Technology Center of Excellence will serve Palestine’s future generations in the field of Information Technology by providing them with access to opportunities for income generation. It will contribute to Palestine’s ability to build a significant Information Technology industry.

Mission

The Said Khoury Information Technology Center of Excellence operates at local and national levels to provide high quality and effective training for students as well as practitioners in the field of information technology. It also facilitates training provided by other organizations. SKITCE has an excellent software unit that develops tailor-made software for local and regional institutions. SKITCE provides the organizational and technical infrastructures for university professors to work on IT related projects. The IT Business Incubation Service at the Center will enable people with good ideas in IT to find a place to work and develop their ideas.

For more information visit our site via: https://itce.alquds.edu

 

Science Museum
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Science Museum

Al Quds University Science Museum was officially opened in 2007 as a place devoted primarily to science. It adopts direct interactive education method as a means of teaching science, it is also the place that makes science accessible and encourages   excitement and discovery, where we believe that it should be an integral and dynamic part of the learning environment, that promotes its visitors to exploration, creates curiosity and encourages questioning.

Our Mission in the Science Museum is to help our visitors explore, play and learn science in an informal interactive approach. this commitment drives the work we do.

The museum was renovated in 2014 by a generous donation by USAID to include about 40 interactive exhibits, 37 out of them are indoors, which explain natural phenomena from a scientific point of view and contribute to understanding many theories and phenomena of physics, in addition to exhibits that illustrate concepts in the life sciences. All exhibits can be divided into five main sections:

  1. The waves
  2. Audio section
  3. Human body systems
  4. Mirrors and light section
  5.  Electricity and magnetism

And three external exhibits related to concepts in, mirrors and reflections, sound properties and optical illusions.

Besides the exhibitions an event room in which scientific activities and meetings are implemented to deepen the scientific concepts presented by the exhibits in the external hall and other concepts that are presented in the Palestinian science curriculum, classified according to class categories.

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