The Ibn Sina School for Computer Science is a new initiative which aims to prepare undergraduate students in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) for successful careers in computer science research.
The School is structured as three summer sessions, called Ibn Sina Sessions, that interleave with and provide a backbone to undergraduate education. It also includes continuity projects that take place between summer sessions.
The Ibn Sina School is envisioned to offer its academic program at several locations throughout the MENA region, in partnership with local academic institutions, called host institutions.
Birzeit University is the first host institution of the Ibn Sina School.
The first Ibn Sina Session was held at Birzeit University during the period of June 20 through July 17, 2012.
Two parallel Ibn Sina Sessions were held at Birzeit University during the period of June 12 through July 9, 2013:
- Session A for a new group of incoming students.
- Session B for the continuing group of students who attended the summer session of 2012.
Three parallel sessions (A, B and C) will be held at Birzeit University during the period of August 6 through September 2, 2014. Details will be posted later about these sessions and the application deadline for Session A (Sessions B and C will be for continuing students).