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Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences in Innovation Mode


Join comedian and academic, Amer Zahr, on a tour of AQB to see the impact a liberal arts education can have.

Our Graduates

About 90% of AQB’s 300 BA graduates have found employment in their field and/or gone on to postgraduate study.

AQB students participation in the 6th Annual Get Engaged: Student Action & Youth Leadership Conference in Budapest, Hungary.

The Third Annual Bard Network Debate Conference in Budapest, Hungary

The First National Math Competition for Palestinian Teachers and Students

Dr. Daniel Terris

The Dean of AQB College


The Second Alumni Exhibition

The First Undergraduate Research Conference in Palestine at Al-Quds Bard College

Call for Applications, First Undergraduate Research Conference in Palestine at Al-Quds Bard College

The Urban Studies and Spatial Practices program at Al-Quds Bard College of Arts and Sciences went out on a field trip to Rawabi.

Professor Peggy Ahwesh visited Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences on October 23.

The Master of Arts in Teaching Program hosted the Principles of Principals workshop.

Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Science hosted the tenth annual Palestine Festival of Literature (PalFest)

The focal point of the event was a poetry panel entitled “The Future of Borders”, in which four literary ...

Al-Quds Bard College hosts The Freedom Theatre’s Production of Return to Palestine

The Freedom Theater of Jenin came to Al-Quds University on the 6th of March to stage Return to Palestine in front of a student audience at the Arabic Poetry Hall on campus.

President Leon Botstein addressed the entire sophomore class via VC

On Monday, February 13th, President Leon Botstein addressed the entire Sophomore class via video conference. He gave a short lecture on the opera Don Giovanni,

AQB Public Debate

On Monday, February 13, 2017, the Al-Quds Bard debate team held a public debate that grappled with the question:

About Al-Quds Bard College

Al-Quds Bard College is committed to liberal arts education to create possibilities and lead to discoveries on students’ personal, academic, and professional levels. The undergraduate curricula emphasize a harmonious balance between general knowledge and specific specialization. Their designs aim to immerse students in diverse academic actives in natural and social sciences, computing, humanities and practicing arts.

The AQB Master of Arts in Teaching introduces a new model of theories and practices to the Palestinian school system. AQB equips Palestinian teachers with tools which empower them and their students inside and outside classrooms. AQB takes pride in its commitment to civil society and education, where such a role fills a gap that exists in the society.


Historical Facts

Al-Quds Bard College is a place to think and act creatively and effectively.

AQB is the result of a comprehensive dual-degree-partnership, founded in 2009 between Al-Quds University in Palestine and Bard College in the United States.  AQB is the only dual degree liberal arts college in the Middle East. 

Al-Quds University was founded in 1984 in Abu Dis, a neighborhood in East Jerusalem. For many centuries Abu Dis has been the last stop for pilgrims and other travelers before entering into the walled city of Jerusalem. A branch of the ancient Silk Road passed in front of the Al-Quds University campus. 

Bard College is a liberal arts educational institution was founded in 1860 on the Hudson River in Annandale, New York. Out of approximately 4,000 universities and colleges in the United States, Bard College is the only one that has a dual degree undergraduate program with a Palestinian university.