German delegation visits AQU, reaffirms deep partnership

Jerusalem | Al-Quds University (AQU) President Professor Imad Abu Kishek received in his office on the main campus a delegation from the German Representative Office in Ramallah, Palestine, and the GIZ. In this meeting, the parties discussed the academic partnerships between AQU and the German government, most notably the Dual Studies program.

Prof. Abu Kishek explained the importance of the program in promoting the Palestinian educational system in ways that enhance industry and the creation of new job opportunities. He pointed out that AQU encourages research and seeks to promote field training to meet the students’ needs after graduation, praising the current partnership between the university and the German government.

The German delegation praised the tremendous achievements of the Dual Studies, reaffirming the deep partnership between the university and the German government. They thanked AQU for the ongoing mutual cooperation and ensuring the success of the program at all levels despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandamic.

The Dual Studies was launched at Al-Quds University in 2015 with the support of the German government. The program is the first of its kind in Palestine and the Middle East. The program combines theory with practice to develop the professional level of the Palestinian youth and bridge the gap between the academic educational outcomes and the demands of the Palestinian labor market. The program offers students a unique opportunity to simultaneously study and acquire practical experience at specialized Palestinian companies throughout their undergraduate studies.