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Palestinian-German Science Bridge PGSB - Milestones:

June 20183rd PGSB Cooperation Workshop in Jülich, Germany
About 70 participants from Palestine and 50 from Forschungszentrum Juelich BMBF, and external guests
Distribution of first Certificates to PGSB fellows for completion of MSc projects in Juelich
Nomination of 16 PGSB Fellows (11 PhD, 3 MSc, 2 BSc)
Nov. 20172nd PGSB Cooperation Workshop in Bethlehem and Ramallah, Palestine
21 participants from Juelich and 70 participants from Palestine
Nomination of 15 PGSB Fellows (7 PhD, 7 MSc, 1 BSc)
May 20171st PGSB Cooperation Workshop at Ramallah Al Bireh, Abu Dies and Tulkarm, Palestine
11 participants from Juelich and about 150 participants from Palestine
Accession of all West Bank Universities to the MoU signed between FZJ and PALAST in Dec. 2016
Nomination of first PGSB Fellows (4 PhD, 6 MSc)
Dec. 2016Kick-off Workshop for Palestinian-German Science Bridge in Jülich
About 60 participants from FZJ and 9 Palestinian universities, mainly high level management as well as government representatives from both countries
Signature of MoU between FZJ and PALAST
June 2016Presentation of the project and consultation with the presidents of the interested Palestinian universities as part of the 5th Students’ Innovation Conference, Palestine Polytechnic University (PPU), Hebron.
FZJ participants: Prof. Dr. G. Natour, Dr. S. Krummacher
(financial support from BMBF)
April 20152nd FZJ–Al-Quds Workshop in East Jerusalem
with the participation of other Palestinian universities;
10 participants from Germany (FZJ, RWTH Aachen, BMBF/IB);
plus 4 other Palestinian universities as well as MoEHE and DAAD-IC
(financial support from BMBF)
Nov. 2014Delegation from Al-Quds University and DHBW visit FH-AC and FZJ in preparation for the establishment of dual study programmes as part of a technical college at Al-Quds
FZJ participants: Prof. Dr. G. Natour, Dr. S. Krummacher
(Funding of the feasibility study and development phase 2015–2017 by GIZ; further expansion supported by BMZ/KfW as part of the programme “More job opportunities for Palestinian youth”)
June 2014Thomas Rachel MdB (Member of the German Bundestag) visits Palestine accompanied by MinDir. Volker Rieke (AL BMBF/2) and Prof. Dr. G. Natour (FZJ)
Feb. 2014Feasibility study on establishing a technical college at Al-Quds University by DHBW (Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University) on behalf of GIZ
Advice and support from FZJ: U. Ivens, Prof. Dr. G. Natour
Nov. 2012/
Feb. 2013
Framework Cooperation Agreement between FZJ and Al-Quds University signed (term five years)
Oct. 2012Visit to Al-Quds University, Palestine:
FZJ participants: U. Ivens, Dr. S. Krummacher, Prof. Dr. G. Natour
plus 1 representative from FH Aachen
On the spot information about vocational training and prospects for implementing dual vocational training and/or dual study programmes as have been successfully implemented for years at FH-AC and FZJ
Sept. 2012First FZJ–Al-Quds Cooperation Workshop at Jülich:
FZJ: 25 participants from 14 institutes;
Al-Quds: 17 participants (university management and 5 colleges);
BMBF, DAAD, DFG, FH Aachen (FH-AC), University of Cologne
Identification of twelve potential topics for master's dissertations which, if successfully completed, could be continued in the form of doctoral projects and which could lay the foundation for developing cooperation
(financial support from BMBF)
March 2012First nine scholars from three different Palestinian universities take part in the 43rd IFF Spring School at FZJ
March 2012Appointment of Prof. Dr. G. Natour (FZJ) by State Secretary Dr. Georg Schütte as the German expert on the newly established bilateral steering group for the creation of German–Palestinian research cooperation
November 2011Workshop in Ramallah, Palestine, organized by BMBF and MoEHE on identifying and discussing potential for future research and cooperations
Participants from Jülich: Prof. Dr. G. Natour (key note lecture), Dr. S. Krummacher (plenary lecture), Prof. C.M. Schneider (Nano-Workshop)




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Managing Director:
Dr. Sybille Krummacher
Phone: +49 2461 61-2206

Project Manager for Jülich:
Dr. Caitlin Morgan
Phone: +49 2461 61-85216

Coordinator for Palestine:
Dr. Ayman Al Haj Daoud

Advisory Committee Chairs:

Prof. Dr. Ghaleb Natour
Director Central Institute of Engineering, Electronics and Analytics (ZEA)
Phone: +49 2461 61-5045

Prof. Imad A. Khatib
Secretary General PALAST
Phone: +9722 2960524/6