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Gaza, Palestine

University of Palestine is a Palestinian private institution of higher education located in Al-Zahra' with campuses operating in Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Syria. The university was established in 2003.Each specialization has a supervisory committee of qualified lecturers who are selected in accordance with the highest academic standards, and who have good professional experience in different universities. Moreover, there is an IT unit responsible for organizing communication between lecturers and students through the UPINAR Revision and the UPINAR Office Hour, using a technological program developed by these university teams to increase the effectiveness of education and to meet the expected goals and outcomes of the academic programs. This process was the starting step in creating an unrivaled distinction through providing quality courses and methodology.Generally, the founders of University of Palestine aspire to maintain a distinctive reputation and a leading position on the map of higher education institutions in the Palestinian territories and in the world. Academic field and study plans Technological field Educational fieldUniversity of Palestine is the only University that carry the name of the country. Its independent of the government and is not supported by any political party. The working staff is made of all kind of people. The Academic staff is made graduates from Western and Asian and Arab Universities.This collection of lecturers made University of Palestine genuine learning center.Life on UP campus is free without politics. Wikipedia.


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Daraghmi E.Y.,University of Palestine
Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016 - Proceedings | Year: 2016

With smart phones being deployed widely, interactive in-store Mobile Shopping Assistant (MSA) systems can be considered as an effective way for assisting in-store shopping and can become potentially the pervasive personalized services that both consumers and merchant can trust. However, few studies have focused on investigating the adoption of in-store MSA. Therefore, this study examined the consumers' attitude and acceptance toward in-store MSA services under the framework of the technology acceptance model (TAM). The findings imply that attitude, perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, environmental variables, perceived quality of the MSA system, social influence, and user satisfaction are some determinant factors. In addition, significant differences exist between female and male consumers.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: INCO.2010-6.2 | Award Amount: 508.75K | Year: 2011

The PERA project is aiming at strengthening capacities of the Palestine Technical University Kadoorie (PTUK) while realizing it as an international centre of excellence, and reinforcing the cooperation capacities and research activities in Palestinians water and energy sectors by defining water and energy research priorities to respond to socio-economic needs, facilitating participation in European water and energy research initiatives and inclusion in European Research Area. The specific objectives of PERA project are: -Better Coordination Between Policy, Research and Business in Palestine -Enabling Better Participation in Framework Programmes -Setting Up Palestines Environmental NCP -Enhancement of EU-PS S&T Partnerships in Energy and Water Research -Capacity Building for Solving Specific Energy and Water Issues -PTUKs Strengthening and Cooperation Capacities Reinforcement -Energy and Water Research Results Dissemination The project thus addresses current Work Programme for International Cooperation to reinforce the cooperation capacities of research centres located in the ENP countries and contributes to the European international co-operation in S&T strategy implementation, while strengthening the international dimension of the ERA and improving the framework conditions for international S&T cooperation. The main impact of PERA will be increased capacities of the PTUK centre and the structuring and enhancement of the existing EU-Palestinian Territories support landscape in Energy and Water S&T cooperation through a threefold way: (i) by supporting the participation of Palestine in the FP7, (ii) knitting together all relevant support schemes, and (iii) facilitating both the uptake of water and energy research areas and the monitoring of the performance and impacts of this cooperation. The PERA consortium brings together 4 Palestinian and EU organisations representing a well-defined mix of competencies and expertise. Project duration is 24 months.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: INCO.2013-9.1 | Award Amount: 1.10M | Year: 2013

FP4BATIW is a coordination and support action addressed to foster partnerships and networking aiming to implement the best available water treatment technologies in the MPC region by promoting the interaction between highly qualified members, both from EU and MPC, of the knowledge value chain on water treatment and corresponding stake holders community (national water agencies, municipalities, industrial waste water producers, entities managing business incubators, etc.) This action will lead to new approaches, tools and innovation, integrating sustainability aspects and allowing the collaboration between experienced and new teams for coaching and capacity building in cooperation and innovation. Such fostering activities will contribute to reduce the gap between research & innovation and the water treatment market enhancing synergies and allowing the concentration of efforts, know-how exchange, co-ownership and dialogue. FP4BATIW is founded over the activities carried out by several partners (13 members from EU and MPC) participating in different EU projects in the MPC region with a common central topic of water treatment technologies and the implementation of a platform of synergies around EU and MPC projects integrating water component for a capitalization, a concentration of the efforts and a maximization of the impacts and the resources (overcoming fragmentation and duplication and facilitating related TT). The regional cluster and cooperation activities that will be performed through 6 different work packages under FP4BATIW will provide additional links between research, technology enterprising and water users to enhance competitive research in water use efficiency. In this concern, 10% of the project budget has been earmarked for clustering activities to be organised with other on-going R2I projects targeting the MED region. These activities will be defined in coordination with the European Commission notably in the context of the International Learning Network (ILN), the idea will be to exchange information and best practices between the different projects and identify issues and possible activities of common interest in order to draft a roadmap for cooperation between the projects. The continuous cluster cooperation will contribute to adopt the Mediterranean Water Strategy and related Action Plan that will provide the financial and instrument framework for the future, partnerships to create conditions for competitive research in water use efficiency, use of non-conventional waters, risk management and regional joint funding for trans-basin cooperation and regional water innovation programme. Indicated activities will ensure coordination with relevant actions engaged by the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instruments (ENPI), the Preparatory Action funded by the European Parliament and those implemented through the EIT and its Knowledge Innovation Centres including the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP).


Ali-Shtayeh M.S.,University of Palestine | Jamous R.M.,Biodiversity and Environmental Research Center
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice | Year: 2011

This study sought to describe type, frequency, purpose and patterns of herbal medicine used by a sample of patients with cancer in Palestine.A cross-sectional survey of patients attending the outpatient cancer departments at the Governmental Hospitals was undertaken using semi-structured questionnaires. Results: A total of 1260 patients with cancer were interviewed. Of the participants, 60.9% (n = 767) reported using herbs primarily bought from Palestine (92.3%) frequently employed in the form of decoctions (43%). The most common herbal product was Arum palaestinum (22.5%). Most Complementary and Alternative (CAM) users were more than 40 years of age, predominantly female, and living in rural areas of Palestine. Family member's recommendation was cited as the main factor prompting participants to use CAM (43.5%). Conclusion: This study revealed that there is an appreciable prevalence of herbal use among patients with cancer in Palestine. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.


Abushahla A.K.,University of Palestine
Journal of Pediatric Biochemistry | Year: 2012

Gaza Strip is a poor and densely populated area by the Mediterranean Sea; β-thalassaemia is a socioeconomic problem in Gaza Strip. The number of thalassaemia patients in Gaza is 321, with an annual increase of about 5%. Patients receive free treatment. The cost of treatment of these patients is considered a burden on the budget of the Ministry of Health, not to mention the emotional suffering of the patients and families. The classical methods of thalassaemia control (public education, population screening, gene counseling, prenatal diagnosis) are costly. Gaza adopted the obligatory premarital tests in 2000, with the number of premarital tests made per year reaching about 10,000. Out of 100,000 marriages in 10 years, the number of couples where both are carriers is 223 and of those, the number who refused to separate was 71 couples. Ten years after the adoption of the obligatory premarital tests the evaluation of the program showed excellent results, and the number of new β-thalassaemia cases has dropped to zero. © 2012 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.


Dalloul H.M.,University of Palestine
Turkish Journal of Chemistry | Year: 2010

A new series of 1, 3, 4, 5-tetrasubstituted pyrazoles have been synthesized by the 1, 3-dipolar cycloaddition of suitable nitrilimines to 3-propylidene and 3-benzylidene-phthalide. Both analytical and spectroscopic data of all the synthesized compounds are in full agreement with the proposed structures. © tübi̇tak.


Mousa A.,University of Palestine
Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review | Year: 2011

As the mobile telecommunication systems are tremendously growing allover the world then the numbers of handheld and base stations are also rapidly growing and it became very popular to see these base stations distributed everywhere in the neighborhood and on roof tops which has caused a considerable amount of panic to the public in Palestine concerning wither the radiated electromagnetic field from these base stations may cause any health effect or hazard. This paper focuses on the radiated electromagnetic energy from some typical mobile base stations around the city of Nablus. The exposure levels due to these stations were measured and compared to some international standard guidelines like ICNIRP and FCC to see if it meets these standards, this is in order to answer some of the public fear and concern. The results are presented and some comments are made on the other sources of electromagnetic radiation in the 200 kHz to 3 GHz range. © 2011 Kavala Institute of Technology.


Skaik T.,University of Palestine
Progress in Electromagnetics Research Letters | Year: 2012

Star-junction multiplexers are used when the number of channels is relatively small since the resonating junction has to be connected to many filters' outputs. In this paper, novel topologies of star-junction multiplexers with resonating junctions are proposed. The advantage of the proposed topologies is that the number of connections to the resonating junction is reduced and thus allowing multiplexers with more channels to be implemented. An optimization technique is used to synthesize the coupling matrix of the proposed multiplexers, and numerical examples are illustrated in this paper.


Abadla M.M.,University of Palestine | Taya S.A.,Islamic University of Gaza
Optik | Year: 2014

In this work, we consider different waveguide structures comprising a metal and a dispersive negative index material (NIM) which has negative permittivity and permeability over a frequency band in the microwave range of several GHz. In the first structure, one interface separating a semi-infinite metal and a semi-infinite NIM is assumed. In the second structure, a NIM slab is sandwiched between a metal and a dielectric material whereas in the third structure a metal slab is embedded in a NIM medium. The dispersion relations and the conditions for surface polariton excitation at the interfaces are derived, plotted and discussed. Penetration depth and modal refractive index are also studied. © 2013 Elsevier GmbH.


Awad A.S.,University of Palestine
IEEE Signal Processing Letters | Year: 2011

This letter proposes a new technique of restoring images distorted by random-valued impulse noise. The detection process is based on finding the optimum direction, by calculating the standard deviation in different directions in the filtering window. The tested pixel is deemed original if it is similar to the pixels in the optimum direction. Extensive simulations prove that the proposed technique has superior performance, when compared to other existing methods, especially at high noise rates. © 2011 IEEE.

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