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Known as an, “oasis of peace,” in a land characterized by conflict, Bethlehem University was created following the historic 1964 visit of Saint Paul VI to the Holy Land. The University is a joint venture between the Holy See (Vatican) and the De La Salle Christian Brothers. It is the only Catholic/Christian university in the Holy Land. The mission of the University is to provide quality higher education to the people of Palestine and to serve them in its role as a center for the advancement, sharing, and use of knowledge. Bethlehem University aspires to foster shared values, moral principles, and dedication to serving the common good.

The Bethlehem University Foundation’s sole mission is to support and promote Bethlehem University.

Media & News

Bethlehem University Foundation Appoints Ernie Nedder Interim Executive Director

June 2021 –  The Bethlehem University Foundation today announced the appointment of Ernie Nedder as the organization’s interim Executive Director,…

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Senior Occupational Therapy Students meet Howard University Students

4-1-2021 - The senior occupational therapy students of the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences at Bethlehem University met online…

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Archbishop Girelli, Chancellor of BU appointed in India

3-15-2021 - On Saturday, 13 March 2021, The Holy Father Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli as the Apostolic Nuncio…

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Br. Ronald Gallagher, FSC, Ph.D. joins the Foundation as Executive Director

2-12-2021 -  Brother Ronald Gallagher, FSC, Ph.D. has joined the Bethlehem University Foundation team as Executive Director effective immediately. The…

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Engineering students qualify to participate in the 2021 ACM ACPC

1-18-2021 - Bethlehem University team Runtime Error qualified to participate in the 2021 ACM Arab Collegiate Programming Contest (ACPC) which will…

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Four In Person Graduation Ceremonies Commence Last Week Despite Covid

11-13-2020 - Bethlehem University conferred degrees upon Graduates of the Faculty of Education and Tarek Juffali Faculty of Nursing and…

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Newsletter Spotlight

Board Member Spotlight: Bartholomew J. McGettrick

April 2021 –  This month’s board member spotlight is Bartholomew J. McGettrick. Bart is Chairman of the International Board of…

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Student Spotlight: Mahmoud Najajreh

April 2021 -  This month’s student spotlight is Mahmoud Najajreh. Mahmoud is a first year student majoring in Software Engineering.…

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Board Member Spotlight: Rev. R. Adam Forno, KHS

March 2021 - Fr. Adam's Testimony:  In the fall of 1987, as a recently ordained priest for the Diocese of…

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