Palestine

UNESCO Chair in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Sciences (964), established in 2012 at The Islamic University of Gaza (Palestine).

Fields/Disciplines

Astronomy, astrophysics and space sciences.

Objectives

The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • promote teaching, research and outreach activities in astronomy, astrophysics and space sciences throughout the Palestine;
  • develop curricula and degree-awarding post-graduate programme in astronomy, astrophysics and space sciences, and provide training in these fields;
  • carry out research and outreach activities in the field of astronomy, astrophysics and space sciences, and disseminate research results widely; and,
  • promote networking and knowledge-sharing in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space sciences at the local, regional and global levels, and contribute to relevant international initiatives.

Host Institution

The Islamic University of Gaza

UNESCO Chair's website

Members

Al Azhar University

Al Aqsa University

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences, UNESCO Office in Ramallah

Contact: Dr Suleiman Baraka, UNESCO Chairholder

Al Aqsa University

P.O.Box 4051

Gaza

Palestine

Phone: +970-8-207-19-32/+970-599-401-10-99

Fax: +970-8-282-68-09

E-mails: suleiman.baraka(at)gmail.com;suleiman.baraka(at)alaqsa.edu.ps;sbaraka(at)iugaza.edu.ps