Bethlehem University

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Bethlehem University


            Bethlehem University was founded in order to provide the Christian community in the Holy Land with the opportunity to acquire a higher education.
In the spring of 1973, the hierarchy and those responsible for education in the diocese suggested the creation of a university at the College run by the Christian Brothers (Collège des Frères) in Bethlehem. The proposal was accepted.  Under the direction of three American Brothers, the University opened its doors on October 1, 1973.


Rue des Frères
P.O.B. 9
Mailing Address:
P.O.B. 11407
9111301 Jerusalem
Tel: (02) 274 12 41/2/3 (University)
Tel: (02) 274 31 51 (Brother’s residence)
Fax: (02) 274 44 40

Faculties & Institutes   

– Faculty of Arts
– Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub – Faculty of Business Administration
– Faculty of Science
– Faculty of Education
– Faculty of Nursing & Health Sciences
– Institute of Hotel Management & Tourism
– Institute for Community Partnership

Master Degrees

– M.A. in International Cooperation and Development (MICAD)
– M.Sc. in Biotechnology
– M.A. in Tourism Studies
– Social Work

Higher Diplomas

– Emergency Nursing
– Midwifery
– Neonatal Nursing
– Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing

Professional Diplomas

– Project Management
– Public Administration
– E-Business
– Cooperative Management
– Prevention and Intervention of Drug Abusers
– Community Trekking Tour Guide
– Small Enterprises

Baccalaureate degrees:

Arts: Arabic Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, Social Work, Sociology, Religious Studies.
Business Administration: Business Administration, Accounting.
Education: Upper Basic Level (Teaching Arabic Language, Teaching English Language, Teaching History and Geography, Teaching Mathematics). Lower Basic Level (Pre-school).
Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Software Engineering, Computer Information Systems.
Nursing: Midwifery, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy.
Hotel Management: Hotel Management.

Minor in:

French, Translation, Journalism, Psychology, Catechetic, Marketing, Finance, Industrial Chemistry, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physics, political Science.

Associate Diploma in:

Hotel Management, Christian Education, Tour Guiding, Travel Agency Management

Diploma in Education:

Secondary level (Teaching Arabic Language, Teaching English Language), Upper Basic Level (Teaching Social Studies, Teaching Mathematics, Teaching Science). Teaching Christian Religion.



The Apostolic Delegate,
H.E. Msgr. Leopoldo Girelli
Vice Chancellor: Bro. Peter Bray, F.S.C
Vice President for Academic Affairs:
Dr. Irene Hazou
Vice  President  for Finances: Mr. Youil Anastas    
Vice President for Advancement: vacant
Vice President for Human Resources  & Administrative Affairs:        Bro. Stephen Touhy, F.S.C.
Executive Vice President: Dr. Michael Sansur