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Welcome from the Vice Chancellor

Br. Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor

In 2023 Bethlehem University will be celebrating its golden jubilee as the first registered university in Palestine with a mission to serve the Palestinian people through education. This Catholic university persevered through many challenges over the past few decades. As we look back and gratefully remember the work and dedication of the many people who have enabled Bethlehem University to grow into what it is today, we look forward to the 50th jubilee and beyond.

The Lasallian values of service, faith, and community continue to guide and inspire our journey as we grow and develop Bethlehem University into an excellent teaching and research institution. The University community works together to create a safe environment and to develop an atmosphere that provides an opportunity for our students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and values they will need to live life to the full, despite the situation in which they find themselves. By creating such an environment where students feel safe and cared for in a predictable context, we help them build their psychological security. This helps them overcome the sometimes unpredictable challenges they face while coming to campus.

We have the opportunity now to continue to develop Bethlehem University so that it remains a nationally relevant and internationally known university. With your prayers and support, we continue to work to achieve Bethlehem University’s mission of providing quality higher education to the Palestinian people as a beacon of hope in this oasis of peace. Thank you for helping us do this!

With God’s continued blessing and with the generous support and prayers of our friends and benefactors throughout the world, we are inspiring innovation and creating a future of hope for the people of the Holy Land.

Brother Peter Bray, FSC, EdD
Vice Chancellor

For more information on visits to Bethlehem University, contact:

Demitri Awwad

Amjaad Musleh
Guest Relations Officer
Phone: 02-2741241 ext. 2237

Bethlehem University Foundation
Phone: +1-240-241-4381
Fax: +1-240-553-7691
Beltsville, MD USA
Bethlehem University in the Holy Land
Phone: +972-2-274-1241
Fax: +972-2-274-4440
Bethlehem, Palestine