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Prof. Dr. Imad Abu Kishek

President of Al-Quds University

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AQU is a distinguished transdisciplinary academic and research institution dedicated to providing students with an engaging learning environment and a supportive campus culture. Since AQU was established in 1977, it remains the only Arab university in the City of Jerusalem. We at AQU are honored to see you joining our academic family!

As a thriving academic center, our university offers top-quality education. Our fifteen faculties cover a broad range of disciplines, from medicine and health sciences to arts and humanities. Within these faculties, AQU offers 55 undergraduate degrees and 45 graduate degrees.. With the diversity of its academic programs, AQU offers something for everyone. More than 12,000 students are currently enrolled at AQU, 55% of whom are female.

Studying at AQU means learning from the best. We have over 700 faculty members who are experts in their fields, international partnerships with American and European universities, and affiliations with over 30 institutes. Additionally, we are engaged in innovative and groundbreaking research worldwide.

At AQU, we believe that education should be attainable for everyone. Therefore, we maintain the largest financial aid program among Palestinian universities and our Students Financial Aid Unit offers the best grants and scholarships in the West Bank. We also strive to serve the local community in every way possible. AQU provides higher education as well as community services within the Jerusalem area and the neighboring towns, villages, and refugee camps in the West Bank.

Here at AQU, we are devoted to your success. Our facilities and resources for teaching, research, sports, and recreational activities are among the best. All facilities and centers are equipped with the most advanced technological means of education and recreation, creating the proper environment for students and staff to excel in their work.

At AQU, we accompany you in your journey to grow and expand your knowledge and skills through new ideas and experiences, hoping that together, we can fulfill our mission and make a difference by creating a new learning environment, a stronger community, and a better society.

Prof. Imad Abu Kishek
President of Al Quds University

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Biography

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Dr. Imad Abu Kishek is the 4th President of Al-Quds University (AQU) and a Professor of Public Policy. He was elected President of AQU in 2014. Previously, Professor Abu Kishek was a member of AQU’s senior leadership since 1999, serving as the Vice President for Administrative and Financial Affairs (1999-2011), and as the University’s Executive Vice President (2011 – 2014).

Under Professor Abu Kishek’s leadership, AQU saw the introduction of several academic programs that remain unique to the entire Middle East region. He also led the expansion of the University’s campus within and around the Old City of Jerusalem, in addition to the establishment of several successful programs that seek, inter alia, to align the learning outcomes with the needs of the society. Professor Abu Kishek is also leading several initiatives that seek to foster an ecosystem conducive for social innovation and entrepreneurship among AQU students and the Palestinian youth more broadly. The Al-Quds Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship is one example of such initiatives.

Under Professor Abu Kishek’s presidency, AQU has broadened its international cooperation with universities and institutions of higher education from across the globe.

Those efforts have led to the conclusion of various partnerships and cooperation agreements, which culminated in the establishment of several joint centers and research initiatives. Examples of such programs include the Confucius Institute, the Indian Center of Excellence, the Al-Quds Academy for Global Justice (in partnership with former ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo), and the Competitiveness Initiative (as a result of a cooperation agreement with Harvard).

Professor Abu Kishek is the representative of the presidents of Palestinian universities at COMSATS. He is also the elected representative of Palestinian universities in the Federation of Universities in the Islamic World. In addition, Professor Abu Kishek is a board member of several regional and international institutions such as the Jerusalem Endowment, the Al-Quds Academy for Scientific Research, the Palestinian Anti-Corruption Commission, and the National Palestinian Academy for Administration. He is also a member of the Palestine National Council, and the Council for Waqf and Islamic Affairs and Holy Sites.

Professor Abu Kishek holds a PhD in Public Policy from Northeastern University, and a Bachelor of Engineering from Al-Quds University.

President's Cabinet

Prof. Moatasem Hamdan
Prof. Moatasem Hamdan
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Hanna Abdel Nour
Dr. Hanna Abdel Nour
Vice President for Development and Planning
Dr. Safa Nassereldin
Dr. Safa Nassereldin
Presidential Secretary General
Mr. Laith Arafa
Mr. Laith Arafa
Vice President for Communication and Development Affairs
Dr. Rania Abu Seir
Dr. Rania Abu Seir
Assistant President for Medical and Health Affairs
Prof. Hussain Jadoua
Prof. Hussain Jadoua
Vice President for Administrative and Financial Affairs
Prof. Dr. Imad Khatib
Prof. Dr. Imad Khatib
Executive Vice President of Jerusalem Campus
Prof. Dr. Hassan Dweik
Prof. Dr. Hassan Dweik
Executive Vice President

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President Office:
Health Complex Building Second Floor
Main Campuse, Al-Quds University
Abu Dias, Palestine

Phone: (+970) 2 2756200
Email: president@alquds.edu

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