Celebrating Academics' Wining of "University Excellence in Scientific Research" Award

17 - Nov - 2020

The Deanship of Scientific Research and Higher Studies at the Islamic University of Gaza has honored the winners of the Palestinian Islamic Bank's Award " University Excellence in Scientific Research".

The contest was organized under the auspices of His Excellency the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Prof. Mahmoud Abu Moise, and funded by the Palestinian Islamic. About 25 of the researches were submitted by different universities, 10 out of 25 won the competition, three of which was in favor of the Islamic University.

The three winners from the Islamic University were Dr. Hasan Albaba, Dr. Ahmed Alrantisi, and Dr. Manal Kwieder.

Dr. Kweider was the only winner in this field of research "Developing a system for occupational and technical Education". Her research title is "A proposed vision to overcome the challenges faced by technical education programs". While, Dr. Alrantisi, who is also from the Faculty of Arts, ranked second in the field of "Economic empowerment of women and the poorest groups as his research entitled of "The Role of NGOs in Achieving Social Support". Dr. Albab, who is from the IUG Faculty of Arts, won the second place in the category of "Enhancing the status of Jerusalem " as his research is about "Jerusalem in the Light of International Law".

Economic Empowerment of Women

 Prof. Alrantiisi in his research focused on the poorest and marginalized groups in the society and monitored the role of NGOs in achieving social support to those persons afflicted in the great return of march. His research is a kind of field study applied to the injured of mobility in Assalama Charity Association. The sample of the study was (101). The results showed that the roles of NGOS are embodied in offering social support to the mobility disabled persons, consisting of estimated support, then followed by the emotional support, cognitive support, and finally financial support. Furthermore, the study found that there are statistically significant differences in the responses of the research sample members on the social support provided to the disabled persons, which can be attributed to the age variable for the age (20-25). In addition, there are no statistically significant differences in the social support provided to the disabled people and this can be attributed to the social status variable and to the mobility disability variable.

Enhancing Jerusalem's Status

As for Dr. Al-Baba's study "Jerusalem in the light of International Law", the research concluded a set of recommendations, the most important of which are: Palestinians need for to uphold the legal status of the occupied city of Jerusalem and defend it in the face of the occupation state, to explain the Palestinian narrative of the conflict in general and the issue of Jerusalem in particular, and to adopt a clear national strategy, which should be formulated by various segments of Palestinians, aiming at confronting the occupation's oppression on Jerusalem. This national strategy will definitely ban the violations and attacks against Jerusalem, or will reduce the violations' repercussions and mitigate them on Jerusalem people. Not only that, but also the national strategy should unite the Palestinian parties and embolden their reconciliation. The Palestinian parties should focus on directing the attention of the world through media towards the occupation's violations against Palestinians.

Technical and Vocational Education

 The idea of the study presented by the researcher Manal Kwaider rotated around the importance of technical education as a key, equivalent and parallel option for traditional academic education. And also focused on the need of technical and technological faculties in higher education institutions in the Gaza governorates to develop technical frameworks for which the responsibility of operation, production and maintenance lies on.

The study tried to come up with a realistic vision to reduce the percentage of problems and difficulties facing technical education in technical and technological faculties in the governorates of Gaza. This vision should be based on foundations, goals, activities, and supervising bodies to implement these activities, as well as a good standard for judging its achievability.

From the point of view of the sample of the study, the results showed that the challenges of technical education in higher education institutions in the governorates of Gaza came with a moderate degree of approval, with a relative weight (63.00%). The study recommended the necessity of strengthening cooperation between technical education institutions, ministries and various foundations, and calling for active participation in financing the education sector.