I would like to wish you all my sincere greetings and love and to congratulate you for the commencement of the new academic year of 2016-2017, wishing you all a productive year, full of excellence and achievement in your university, Al-Quds University. I would like to especially welcome the new students who chose Al-Quds university to study in, wishing them all success. Hoping that you will be a good support and of great assistance to them in their new phase of life, and their new beginning at Al-Quds University.
We would like to emphasize our keenness and our efforts to create an ideal academic environment which corresponds to the highest academic criteria adopted internationally , ensuring what you need and what is necessary to guarantee innovation and excellence, and to produce competitive learning outcomes to assure for you success and distinction. In order to play a scientific, academic , economic and patriotic role in the Palestinian society and to enlighten our reality and stand out in our Arab and Islamic surroundings, and to set a good example in the dissemination the culture of belonging and ethical and values commitment, and a good example for commitment and discipline wherever you go.
Your University, a pioneer academic institution which is honored of its students, and its keenness towards development, innovation and excellence, also of its ability to adapt and respond to changes, and to keep pace with the acceleration of the international scientific development through a methodologies , plans, programs and multi –faceted strategies which are being well-planned to fit with your needs to incite the creative energy, in order to help you gain skills that you need besides the innovative spirit in order to enhance your self-confidence through embedding the modern Education technology to ensure your success in your practical life after graduation and to be broad of the academic and scientific knowledge you have gained and the skills that you acquired in order to well represent Jerusalem (Al-Quds) and its University, remaining faithful to your cause, your people, to Jerusalem and your University; Al-Quds University, this academic, scientific, national and long-standing monument, which is remarkable because of you, my sons and daughters, our students, who we are proud of, and with your University you will always have faith, and to it and to our beloved Jerusalem belong .
I have to emphasize, my sons and daughters, on what you will live through and see at your University, and will be an essential part of its establishing; our set of values, principles and morals that Al-Quds University’s administration, staff and student commit to – a set that will guide us all and contribute in enhancing the culture of belonging in you and us. Al-Quds university believes in the sacredness of freedom as a slogan and practice, with its commitment to distinction, innovation and creativity to encourage its students to learn and develop their mental and personnel abilities which encourage them to take risks, experience and think creatively, in order to enhance your ability to adapt and respond to changes. We, at Al-Quds University, will offer you everything innovative to assure achieving the aforementioned and we will do all our best to create an environment that respects and enhances freedom of thoughts , expression and creativity to ensure you an ideal milieu full of mutual respect on our campus leaving no place for violence and threats in order to give you academic liberty which is a space necessary for innovation and courage to try what is new, so you could remain open to the new methods of thinking and working, keeping constant dialogue with your environment to confront obstacles, and your desire in changing. Our commitments to good teaching and distinguished academic achievement will always direct our energy and make us stick with to our futuristic hope, the hope that you represent. Our expectations and future in our homeland rests upon your shoulders and on what we can offer you of opportunities to be productive and creative individuals and citizens. This makes us work hard to ensure you the most comprehensive experience based on distinguished science education, fostering awareness of history, critical thinking, societal participation, besides creative thinking , justice & equity , constructive thinking and faith in the future of our people and country.