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Emad Abu Kishk

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1966
  • Age: 55
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A Palestinian politician, university professor and academic, born in the Palestinian city of Tulkarm

He received his primary, preparatory and secondary education in the schools of his city of Tulkarm, including the prestigious Al-Fadiliyya School in the city, and finished high school in 1984. He obtained scientific qualifications in law and public policies, such as a master's degree from the Institute of Regional Studies at Al-Quds University, and a Ph.D. Thesis entitled "Human Rights and Democracy in Palestine: Their Value for the New Generation". In 2015, Al-Quds University awarded him a "professorship" degree.


  • Advisor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for Jerusalem affairs.
  • President of Al-Quds University since March 26, 2014 until now, which is the largest Palestinian Arab institution in Jerusalem, and his mandate as president of the university was renewed until 2023 by a decision issued by the university’s board of trustees on June 12, 2019.


Chairman of the Dialogue Committee between the Ministry of Higher Education and the Federation of Trade Unions in Palestinian Universities, 2017.

Member of the Advisory Board of the Palestinian Anti-Corruption Commission, who was appointed on April 4, 2017.


Achievements and Awards

Abu Kishk was honored by a large number of Palestinian institutions, such as the Palestinian Political Orientation Authority and the Galilee Hospital,

In 2018, Our Lady of the Earth organization awarded Imad Abu Kishk the 2018 Academic Personality of the Year Medal.


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