Organization Information

About Al-Quds University

Al-Quds University, an Arab institution in Jerusalem, has a student population of about 12,000. Al-Quds was established in 1995 through the merger of four separate colleges. Its mission is to provide advanced educational and training opportunities for Palestinians and residents of Jerusalem, and to encourage innovation while building on the best of Palestinian culture. Centered in a city that is important to millions worldwide, Al-Quds seeks to maintain its universal and inclusive vision.

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About Brandeis University

Brandeis University is a nonsectarian university with a student body of about 4,000. It was founded in 1948 by members of the American Jewish community. Brandeis combines the faculty and resources of a world-class research institution with the intimacy and personal attention of a small liberal arts college. The mission of Brandeis is to bring to higher education a unique perspective reflecting Jewish traditions of scholarship, community service and social justice.


About the Ford Foundation

Since its inception in 1936, the Ford Foundation has provided more than $12 billion for grants, projects and loans to create political, economic and social systems that promote peace, human welfare and the sustainability of the environment. The foundation encourages initiatives by those living and working closest to where the problems are located to promote collaboration among the nonprofit, government and business sectors and to ensure participation by diverse communities at all levels of society.