Palestinian Authority

UNESCO Chair in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (746), established in 2006 at Birzeit University, Birzeit, West Bank (Palestinian Authority).


Mathematics and theoretical physics.


The objectives of its activities are to:

  • promote an integrated system of research, training, information and
    documentation in the fields of mathematics and theoretical physics in the
    Palestinian Territories;
  • serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between Palestinian physicists and mathematicians and their colleagues all over the world;
  • promote capacity building in mathematics and physics in the Palestinian universities through strengthening and developing the existing undergraduate and graduate programmes and to reverse the current brain-drain through attracting Palestinian scientists working abroad to return home.

Host Institution

Major activity

Palestinian Conference on Modern Trends in Mathematics and Physics, Birzeit University (July 28 – 30, 2008)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences.


Prof. Henry Jaqaman, UNESCO Chairholder

Birzeit University

E-mail: hjaqaman(at)

Phone: +9722-2982149/2982003

Fax: +9722-2982084

P.O.Box 14
Birzeit, West Bank
Palestinian Authority