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Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences

Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences
The partnership between Bard College (New York) and Al-Quds University (Jerusalem and Palestinian Territories) represents the first dual-degree programs between U.S. and Palestinian institutions of higher education. The Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences (AQB) offers undergraduate B.A. programs in the liberal arts and sciences and a Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. All students receive US and Palestinian accredited degrees.

About Al-Quds Bard Academics

The Al-Quds Bard Partnership believes that to educate future leaders and foster economic development, education should encourage a critical turn of mind and an entrepreneurial spirit. Students should have a chance to achieve excellence in the social sciences and humanities as well as the natural sciences.

The project has two interlinked components:


Al-Quds and Bard share responsibility for curricular development, faculty training, recruitment, and governance. Cooperation includes frequent exchange visits as well as the use of advanced technology.