Palestinian Authority

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

Fields/Disciplines

Mathematics and theoretical physics.

Objectives

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.

Contact

Prof. Henry Jaqaman, UNESCO Chairholder

Birzeit University

E-mail: hjaqaman(at)birzit.edu

Phone: +9722-2982149/2982003

Fax: +9722-2982084

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