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Dual Studies (DS) is an educational system combining theoretical academic education and practical application, training and internship. Al-Quds University launched the DS program in 2015 sponsored by the GIZ programme “Improving Job Opportunities for Young Palestinians” and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

About Us

Dual Studies (DS) is an educational system combining theoretical academic education and practical application, training and internship.

Al-Quds University launched the DS program in 2015 sponsored by the GIZ programme “Improving Job Opportunities for Young Palestinians” and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

DS has been designed to contribute to raising the professional level of Palestinian youth and providing good job opportunities for students after graduation. The DS program aims at bridging the gap between academic education on the one hand,  and the need and requirements of the Palestinian labor market on the other,

influenced by the German paradigm and experience integrating the practical training in a work environment in the academic study plan since day one.

Enrolling in the DS program at Al-Quds University provides the students with the chance to practice a career as part of their bachelor studies in one of the specialized Palestinian companies. Moreover, believing in the rights of women, and recognizing their low participation in the labor market, DS encourages the participation of female students in the program.

Program Structure

The dual educational program is divided equally between on-campus learning and practical application and training in more than 200 partner companies and enterprises in the Palestinian private sector. The 4-year study cycle is comprised of 8 semesters, half of which take place in campus (theoretical phase), while the other half in a professional work environment (practical phase).

FIGURE 2: PROGRAM STRUCTURE PER ACADEMIC YEAR
FIGURE 2: PROGRAM STRUCTURE PER ACADEMIC YEAR

Our Team

Al-Quds University Team

Dean of Dual Studies

Prof. Dr. Salaheddin Oadeh

Dean of Dual Studies
Head of the Digital Business Programme

Dr. Hasan Nussiebeh

Head of the Digital Business Programme
Head of the Industrial Engineering Programme

Dr. Mahasen Anabtawi

Head of the Industrial Engineering Programme
Head of the Electrical Engineering Programme

Mr. Anas Aqel

Head of the Electrical Engineering Programme
Head of the Business Administration Programme

Mrs. Sand Salhout

Head of the Business Administration Programme
Head of the Information Technology Programme

Mr. Khalil Jamous

Head of the Information Technology Programme
Dean Assistant

Mr. Mohannad Rezeq

Dean Assistant
Private Sector Liaison Officer

Mr. Mohammad Hussien

Private Sector Liaison Officer
Dean Assistant

Mr. Abdulkarem Bader

Dean Assistant

GIZ Team

Head of Programme

Ms. Liane Hryca

Head of Programme
Head of DS Component

Ms. Sabine Porsche

Head of DS Component
Senior Communications Advisor

Mr. Wissam Deeb

Senior Communications Advisor
Technical Officer

Ms. Dima Khayat

Technical Officer
Programme Advisor

Mr. Torben Helbig

Programme Advisor

GFA Team

International Academic Advisor

Prof. Kay Wilding

International Academic Advisor
Senior Program Manager

Mr. Jamil Sultan

Senior Program Manager
Program Assistant

Mr. Ameer Jabareen

Program Assistant
Program Assistant

Ms. Maram Faroun

Program Assistant
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