JERUSALEM | On Tuesday, January 29, a delegation from the University of Siena, Italy, was hosted at Al-Quds University’s main campus to discuss ways to expand academic and research bilateral cooperation.
The Italian academic delegation’s visit featured consultative meetings between members of the delegation and Al-Quds University’s administrators and researchers. The parties agreed to enhance collaboration in the fields of life and human sciences.
Executive Vice-President Dr. Hassan Dweik said the visit comes in the framework of the efforts both sides involved in to further promote bilateral cooperation based on the memorandum of understanding signed by the parties in 2015, which provided for launching faculty and student exchange programs.
As expressed by Dr. Dweik, “the series of meetings between the two sides discussed the possibility of developing joint academic programs between the two universities in the areas of life sciences and humanities, in addition to research cooperation under the umbrella of the Erasmus Plus program”.
The University of Siena’s international relations coordinator, Candida C. Vicente, highly praised the cooperation ties they have with Al Quds University, noting that the students already engaged in the exchange program and study at the University of Seina have proven highly committed and excellent, which prompts the parties to further expand collaboration.
One of the students in the exchange program, Erene Trabalzini, expressed her happiness for being a student at Al-Quds Bard College, applauding its advanced academic level and the eventful atmosphere which provides multi activities that appeal to students and well-prepare them for the future.
Al-Quds University adopts a unique academic exchange program that fosters its students’ academic performances, enhances its faculty’s research capacities, and transfers its highly appreciated academic and research experiences to other partners. The university’s extensive network of international partnerships has put it in the list of the top leading universities of the region and enabled it to function in compliance with international academic and research standards.