The Sustainable U.S. – Palestinian Higher Education Partnerships (SUPHEP) Program

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The Sustainable U.S. – Palestinian Higher Education Partnerships (SUPHEP) program aims to increase internationalization efforts between U.S. and Palestinian institutions through innovative, sustainable partnerships. The main objectives of the program are to:

  • Cultivate Internationalization. Provide higher education leaders with a deeper understanding of the value of international partnerships, the higher education partnership landscape, and methods of collaboration to strengthen academic linkages.
  • Foster Relationships. Enable higher education leaders to form relationships with counterparts that serve as a basis for innovative collaborative activities.
  • Build Sustainability. Empower higher education institutions to build upon initial short-term activities to develop longer-term, sustainable partnerships.

The two-year program will center around a cohort of 10 higher education institutions – 5 American institutions and 5 Palestinian institutions – which will be eligible for seed grant funding to support creative partnership activities. In addition to seed grants, the program will include informational webinars, virtual discussions, workshops (potentially in-person), and partnership coaching.

Both American and Palestinian institutions are invited to attend a webinar to learn more about the program.

Register here for the webinar on November 30th. 11:00am ET.

Reach out to Sylvia Jons at with any questions.

Sustainable U.S. – Palestinian Higher Education Partnerships (SUPHEP) Program

This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Palestinian Affairs Unit.

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