Current Projects

  1. Capacity Building of Professional English Language Skills of al-Quds Open University Students and the Academic Staff

    The core objective of the project is to implement initiatives that develop students’ linguistic capacities, skills, and English language academic staff excellence. The project aims at bridging the educational and socio-economic gaps and preparing QOU students to enter the workforce. The project works to create flexible curricula, innovative methods, and creative approaches based on the engagement concept of digital educational resources, infrastructure, coordination, and teacher professional development, sustainable online interactions with OER repository in terms of English language to enhance excellence and equity and mentoring system for QOU. Achieving this objective will be essential and pertinent for the needs of the job market in the various sectors and will be beneficial for the graduates to have better job chances and to improve their performance in their future careers.
    This project is funded by U.S Consulate in Jerusalem and is implemented in partnership with Kent State University and Palestine private sector represented by the Palestinian Banking Institute “PBI”, The Palestinian Information Technology Association of Companies “PITA” and InterTech Company.

  2. E-OMED- Communication Campaign.

    This service agreement aims to spread the mission and objectives of e-OMED and to encourage higher education and research institutions in the targeted region to join the network of e-OMED. The Continuing Education and Community Service Center (CEC) in cooperation with The Media Production Center (MPC),) and Information & Communication Technology Center (ICTC) work on communication channels and tools to fulfill e-OMED objectives.

  3. The Impact of a Professional Training Program on Providing a Safe Educational Environment for Kindergarten Educators in Palestine.

    Kindergarten is no less important than the other growth stages. It is also a distinctive and independent stage. It has its philosophy, behavioral and educational goals derived from the environment related to the potentials of all kindergartens. The project aims at raising the competences of providing a healthy educational, psychological and social environment to the kindergartens teachers in Palestine, applying this program and assessing its impact by using questionnaire and observation tools to raise the competencies of teachers. This project is based on building a training program consisting of 40 hours to raise the competencies of teachers and provide a safe and healthy educational, psychosocial environment in kindergartens. Training will be carried out on 3 groups basis geographically distributed in the north, center and south of the West Bank. This project is funded from EQUAL, 2018

  4. Building the resilience of As Samou’ communities through territorial integration of As Samou’ area including area C.

    As Samou’ municapilty in cooperation with Al Quds open university as co-applicant implementing a project titled” Building the resilience of As Samou’ communities through territorial integration of As Samou’ area including area C” . the project aims to empower As Samou community and giving them the ability to determine and choose how to meet their own needs through participatory community development planning, strength As Samou’ Municipality capacities to provide support to Palestinian Communities in As Samou’ area in Area C. In addition, have a stronger resilience, improve access to social services, economic opportunities and to legal support for justice and protection against abuse and violence in addition to increase the awareness in the local communities in different topics, and enhance the local CBO’s.

  5. Virtual Reality as an innovative and immersive Learning tools for HEIs in Palestine.

    Al Isteqlal University as applicant university in partnership with Al Quds open university, American Arab University of Jenin (AAUJ) Polytechnique University of Khadoori (PTKU) –Manouba University – Tunis – Université Virtuelle de Tunis – Tunis , implementing Capacity building for higher education project funded by Erasmus+. The project is seeking to introduce the Virtual Reality Concept in the Topography and Geography courses as an innovative approach to teach the student the different challenging technical concepts related to principle of navigation, terrain’s topography, tracing and reading different maps describing the contours, interpret different keys when reading topographic maps, and how to use compass in navigation.

  6. Research Output Management through Open Access Institutional Repositories in Palestinian Higher Education (ROMOR).

    Islamic University of Gaza as applicant university in partnership with Al-Quds open university (QOU), board of trustees of the Birzeit University (BZU), technische universitaet wien (tuwien), universita degli studi di parma (parma), university of brighton (bu), university of glasgow (gla) , Palestine technical university – kadoorie (kad) implementing Capacity building for higher education project funded by Erasmus+. The ROMOR Project aims over the course of three years to build capacity on research output management in four leading PS HEIs by establishing Open Access Institutional Repositories. The training, which is required to establish these repositories, and then their implementation, population and management, will be the core of the Project. Learning outcomes from these activities will also be shared and disseminated in a variety of ways, including the establishment of mechanisms to assist proactively other institutions in setting up and managing repositories. This Project aims to improve not only the visibility and the management of scientific research, but also to support the advocacy in support of open access to research outputs and to foster scholarly communication and coordination between PS HEIs.

  7. Develop the Capacity of Business and Economic Research Centers at the Palestinian HIEs.

    Islamic University of Gaza as applicant university in partnership with Al-Quds open university (QOU) Al-Azhar University – Gaza (AUG), Birzeit University (BZU), University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS), and Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission (AQAC) . The EU partners includes University of L’Aquila (UNIVI, University of Huddersfield (HUD), University of Almería (UAL), and Royal Institutes of Technology (KTH). The project aims to connect the researchers into a research hub that increase the monitoring and evaluation. BERC helps bring about major improvements in business research innovation, which is a unique project in PS. BERC helps to initiate research hub, applied EU standards, available for local and international stakeholders. The aim of the hub as well as the research centers is to make important research available to the widest possible audience. Wherever possible, subject to author contributions and copyright constraints, it contains the full text of articles, conference papers, book chapters and other published written material.