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Sunday, April 18, 2021

In a recent study by the Poll Center in Arab American University that included both genders equally of over 18 years old, in the period between Feb. 10th, 2021 – Feb. 16th, 2021 on a random sample of 1122 participants (60% from the West Bank and 40% from Gaza), participants were asked about the political and electoral situations in Palestine.

Participants were asked about their evaluation to some cases that the Palestinian Authority needs to take into consideration before restoring the relations with the Americans, and the topics included:

 

 

Thursday, April 1, 2021
In a Recent Survey Study by the Poll Center in AAUP: 65% of the Palestinian People Think that the Upcoming Legislative and Presidential Elections will be on Time, and 71% will Participate in it

In the recent study prepared by the poll center in Arab American University about the current political and election situation in the country, the results showed that 65% of Palestinians believe that the upcoming legislative and presidential elections will be on its decided time, and 71% of them decided to participate in the elections.

The study included both genders equally of 18 years old and older, and the data was collected between Feb. 10th, 2021 and Feb. 16th, 2021 on a random sample of 1122 of (60% from the West Bank and 40% from Gaza).

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Students of the Master in Data Science in AAUP Develop Models and Projects in Data Sciences that can be a Nucleus for Future Startups

Students of the Master in Data Sciences in Arab American University developed some research projects in different fields as part of their Data Analysis and Implementation course projects.

The first group of students leaded by Abdelrahman Salameh analyzed the public opinion poll data about the upcoming elections done by the Palestinian Center for Survey Studies managed by Dr. Khalil Shikaki.

Students appreciated the collaboration of the center with them as the center provided students with all the needed data about the orientations of the Palestinian community in the coming legislative and presidential elections.

The analysis concluded that the generation who did not participate in the previous elections will have the biggest role in the coming elections.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Under the auspices of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai-U.A.E and the President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, the 14th Innovation Arabia Conference was recently organized in Dubai where a group of students from the Faculty of Graduate Studies in Arab American University participated with more than 9 researches, as 20 other countries participated in the conference.

Dr. Mohammad Mereb- a lecturer in the Faculty of Graduate Studies who supervised on  participated students’ researches said that students from the Master in Cybercrimes and Digital Evidence Analysis and Master in Data Science and Business Analytics participated in the conference to enhance the scientific research between graduate studies students.

Monday, February 15, 2021
AAUP Laboratories

As part of the studies that the Arab American University laboratories do under collaboration with the Ministry of Health that ensured the existence of 41 new cases of the new COVID strain that recently appeared in Britain in September 2020, AAUP laboratories studied new samples that were received from the Ministry of Health and discovered 139 more new cases of the new COVID strain.

Dr. Nowar Qotob said that the collaboration with the Ministry of Health will continue in order to draw the pandemic map for COVID in Palestine to follow up the new strains due to its biological importance and its rapid spread.

Mr. Osama Najjar- the Allied Medical Services General Manager in the Ministry of Health ensured on the importance to follow up the cases of all the patients that tested positive and asked all patients to stay in self-quarantine and follow the safety precautions. 

Saturday, January 30, 2021
Arab American University and the Palestinian Ministry of Health Announces 11 Cases of the New COVID Strain in Palestine

As part of the studies that the Arab American University laboratories do under collaboration with the Ministry of Health that ensured the existence of 17 new cases of the new COVID strain that recently appeared in Britain, AAUP laboratories studied new samples that were received from the Ministry of Health and discovered 11 more new cases of the new COVID strain.

Mr. Osama Najjar- the Allied Medical Services General Manager in the Ministry of Health stated that the cases are distributed as the following: 5 cases in Deir Jarir, 2 cases in Taybeh, 2 cases in Al Ram and 2 cases in Bethlehem. The total number of cases in Palestine of the new COVID strain that appeared recently in the UK is 28 cases until this moment.

Thursday, January 21, 2021
AAUP and the Ministry of Health discovered that the new strains of COVID-19 exist in Palestine

At the time where Palestine is trying to understand the new COVID strains and to control it and limit its spread to determine the pandemic status in the country, a team of AAUP and the Ministry of Health conducted genetic tests to discover the new coronavirus strains in some of the patients’ samples.

The research team discovered that the new COVID-19 strains do exist in some samples of the COVID-19 patients from all over the West Bank and Jerusalem. This puts Palestine among the countries that have the new strains of COVID-19 that recently appeared in the UK.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Molecular Genetics and Genetic Toxicology Laboratories in AAUP

In a recent survey study done by the poll center in Arab American University and after a field survey to try to know the rate of people who were infected by COVID-19, it was concluded that the Palestinian people are far from the herd immunity. The rate of the Palestinian people in the West Bank who are actually holding antibodies to the virus is less than 0.5%.

Researchers took over 1335 random samples from Palestinians living in the different cities of the West Bank who agreed to be part of the study. The samples were laboratory tested to find out if there are any COVID-19 antibodies in the participants’ blood.

Results showed that only 0.5% of Palestinian people have antibodies of the virus and concluded that the Palestinian people are far away from the “herd immunity” and is still susceptible to be infected with the virus.

Sunday, July 19, 2020
Prof. Atef Qasrawi

According to the recent announcement in ResearchGate, Prof. Atef Qasrawi- an AAUP Professor and Researcher in Physics and Nanotechnology was ranked amongst 2.5% best researchers for 2019 in the Scientists and Researchers list that contains almost 17 million scientists and graduate students from all over the world.

Prof. Atef Qasrawi, who is also a member of the Higher Council for Innovation and Excellence since 2013, said that “It is an honor for me to reach this level after the hard work and effort, especially with all the support from Arab American University, and I have been ranked previously top 5% between 5 million scientists and researchers in 2017.”

Prof. Qasrawi indicated that the ResearchGate assess the “ISI” publications in its evaluation, which are accredited by the international institution of Clarivate and Thomson Reuters for Statistics and Scientific Research.

Sunday, June 28, 2020
The Molecular Genetics and Genetic Toxicology laboratories in AAUP

Trying to discover the genetic mutations for COVID-19 in Palestine

Under supervision of Academic staff from AAUP, AAUP Masters’ students of the Molecular Genetics and Genetic Toxicology Program and experts from the Ministry of Health, Arab American University in partnership with the Palestinian Ministry of Health launched a research project to study the genetic sequencing for COVID-19 between the Palestinian patients.

This research will provide new visions about the factors behind the development of the virus and how to follow-up the changes in the virus in our country. In addition, this research will provide answers to many questions about the virus that will help specialists and the authority to determine future mechanisms to deal with the virus and help to contain it in Palestine.

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