The International Academic Relations Office strives to enrich the academic and cultural experience of Al-Quds University students’, professors’ & International Students and visitors.
International Academic Relations
The Academic International Relations Office at Al-Quds University strives to enrich the academic and cultural experience of the university’s students, faculty, researchers, employees, and administrators. It also tries to benefit from the experiences of the visiting students and professors.
The office is in charge for planning and coordinating the academic relations programs to promote and disseminate international academic cooperation initiatives. To achieve all this, the office communicates with the different related departments at the university.
The Academic International Relations Office is responsible for planning, managing and coordinating AQU’s international academic relation programs; for promoting, disseminating and running its international academic cooperation initiatives, and for setting up and coordinating the University’s internationalization and partnership programs. To achieve all this, the office communicates with the different related departments at the university.
AIRO puts an emphases that mobility programs are based on objectives that encourages faculty and students to engage in mobility activities. The AIRO promotes the mobility and fellowship programs through announcing funding opportunities, organizing information sessions, andparticipates in preparing the English Placement Test by cooperating with the British council and the AMIDEAST.
AIRO connects AQU’s students and staff through:
1. Mobility of academics (guests lectures, study tours, research visits);
2. Mobility of students (exchange semesters, summer schools, language courses);
3. Through a wide range of universities in Europe, USA, India and China.
In addition to the Mobility programs, The Zamala program for academic and professional development, which is funded by Bank of Palestine and in partnership with the Taawon (Welfare Association) to offer opportunities for the University’s Academics, Researchers and Administrative Staff to apply for fellowship to improve the quality of higher education in Palestine through gaining the required expertise in their specializations.
Studying scholarships fully funded for credit & degree mobility
Asma Bader is the mobility coordinator of the Academic International Relations Office at Al-Quds University.
Mrs. Bader received her bachelor degree in Computer Science in 2004 and got the master degree in Business Administration in 2011 from Al-Quds University.
Mrs. Asma Bader has great experience in managing and developing academic networks/partnerships with partners in the EU and the whole world.
Mrs. Bader believes in the importance of developing partnerships globally because these partnerships open up a unique experience for students that could be the best in their university life.
Motasem Hamdan is a professor of health policy and management at the School of Public Health, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine. He has bachelor and master degrees in health management from Hacettepe University in Turkey between 1990-1996 and a doctoral degree in Medical and Social Science (Health Policy) from the Catholic University of Leuven (KULeuven) in Belgium in 2003. He joined Al-Quds in 1998 and was among the founding members of the School of Public Health, was a dean of public health between 2012-2019.
Prof. Hamdan is an expert in health policy and health system development and has a profound experience in the Palestinian health care system and international health organizations. He served as senior health policy advisor to the Palestinian Ministry of Health and consultant for many of national and international health organizations. He was the national program officer in the WHO office for Palestine between 2007-2011. Prof. Hamdan is an author of more than 25 peer reviewed articles, member of editorial boards of many internationally refereed journals and serves on a variety of national and international advisory boards.
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