Higher Education Scholarship Palestine (HESPAL)

HESPAL is a British Council managed scheme, which offers scholarships to young Palestinian lecturers from universities in the West Bank and Gaza enabling them to study in the UK. HESPAL aims to help create the next generation of senior academics who can maintain international quality standards at Palestinian universities and develop renewed, sustainable links between Palestinian and UK universities. University of […]

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Educational Toll of Gaza War: At Least 3 Universities, 148 Schools

  Rasha Faek, Yousef Al-Helou and Thaer Thabet / 03 Aug 2014 GAZA—At least three universities, seven United Nations schools and an estimated 141 locally-run schools have suffered severe damage in the month-long war between Israel and Hamas. Israeli missiles hit the Islamic University of Gaza early on Saturday, destroying a major building on the campus but apparently not killing anyone. In a July […]

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‘We want to exchange our personal experiences of war, Sir’

Nazmi Al-Masri August 25, 2014 This day is carved in my memory. As all academics in Gaza, I had given much thought to my students who were suffering all sorts of agonies and worries caused by Israel’s aggression. After 40 days of atrocities caused by heavy bombardment and random artillery shelling, which destroyed thousands of houses and devastated countless families, the Islamic […]

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Imagine you are a Palestinian academic or a student

Nazmi Al-Masri on August 12, 2014 Over the one-year period from July 2013 to July 2014, I was supposed to participate in six international academic conferences and meetings as a partner in four international projects: three EU-funded projects (two from Erasmus-Mundus, one Tempus) and one British Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project. Because of the siege and the current war, I […]

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At the Islamic University in Gaza

  Omar Robert Hamilton 6 August 2014 LRB Blog We pulled up to the shining blue facade of the main hall of the Islamic University in Gaza in the summer of 2012. The Palestine Festival of Literature was running a seminar and an afternoon of workshops with students from the Arabic and English departments. Jamal Mahjoub, Selma Dabbagh and Amr […]

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Educational Toll of Gaza War: At Least 2 Universities, 148 Schools

              Rasha Faek, Yousef Al-Helou and Thaer Thabet / 03 Aug 2014 At least two universities, seven United Nations schools and an estimated 141 locally run schools have suffered severe damage in the month-long war between Israel and Hamas. Israeli missiles hit the Islamic University of Gaza early on Saturday, destroying a major building […]

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