Ibn Sina School for Computer Science Concludes Summer School

On 17 July 2012, the Ibn Sina School for Computer Science concluded the first phase of its three-year summer school
project, hosted by the Faculty of Information Technology at BZU.

This phase began on 20 June 2012 with four intensive courses
in computer science offered. The project
provides a unique opportunity for
Palestinian students from various Palestinian universities to enroll in this educational



The school admitted 20 students from eight
universities: Birzeit, An-Najah, Al-Quds,
Bethlehem, Polytechnic, Hebron, and the
Arab American University in Jenin, in addition to
the University of Jordan. The project
as a whole aims to offer twenty four courses in the field of computer science, hosting
around twenty four professors from reputable universities around
the world. It is anticipated that the total number of students who will
be admitted throughout the project is 60.

School Director, Dr. Adnan Darwiche, praised students’ performance and capabilities
as well as their skills and interaction. Darwiche added: "Beginnings are
always messy, but with the efforts undertaken by students, professors and Birzeit
University, it was a good start. This first successful start has not only developed
students’ skills, but primarily sought to divert their mode of thinking towards