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Al-Quds University wins prestigious fellowship that will allow it to continue its work to research treatments for incurable diseases

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International experts from Georgia Tech to conduct Academic and research writing workshop in August

JERUSALEM – Due to its impeccable reputation in scientific research and its outstanding recognition in higher education, Al-Quds University beat out 80 universities in a highly competitive selection process when it was chosen by a fellowship jury to host international experts from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) at an academic and research writing seminar that will be held on the main campus in Palestine’s capital in August.

“Winning six out of the ten grant proposals is another signal of Al-Quds University’s determination to not only lead in the field of scientific research locally, regionally, and internationally but also to contribute to solving many of the problems of modern medicine and coming up with treatments for what are incurable diseases,” said President of Al-Quds University, Professor Imad Abu Kishek.

Al-Quds University intends on dispatching scientists from its different faculties in order to conduct scientific research in Health, Biology, and Humanities at leading international universities and research centers such as 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 Institut Pasteur Du Maroc.  

Al-Quds University Vice President Dr. Hassan Dweik says such unique fellowships play a major role in developing and advancing scientific research at the university and promote the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in scientific research by “enhancing the experiences of our researchers through exchanges between Al-Quds University and other universities.”

According to Al-Quds University Dean of Scientific Research Dr. Elham Khatib, the workshop will address the various aspects of the issue of research and academic writing at all levels and will open its participation to other universities in Palestine.

The fellowship program, the first of its kind at the national level, is funded by the Kuwait-based Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development and is managed by the Taawon Foundation in partnership with the Bank of Palestine.

As a scientific research university which attracts researchers from all over the globe and as a catalyst of research initiatives at the regional level, Al-Quds University has excelled in focusing on scientific research that benefits the Palestinian society and mankind as a whole.

Its unique research centers, such as the Nanotechnology Center, and its multifaceted achievements in the fields of Medicine, Biology, and Humanities have allowed it to be listed in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.  

Al-Quds University is a research intensive university based in Jerusalem, Palestine.  Established in the late 70’s, Al-Quds remains the only Arab university in the city of Jerusalem. It currently offers 105 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, taught through its fifteen degree-granting faculties and institutes.

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