The Palestinian Territories consist of two distinct areas: the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.

The climate in Palestine is characterized by warm to hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters.

As of 2005 there were 10 universities, 1 distance education university, 13 university colleges, and 19 community colleges. Demand for higher education has increased significantly in the past decade with students enrolled more than tripling between 1995 and 2006.

The Palestinian Prime Minister has called for an economy led by the private sector, reducing government's recurrent expenditure while increasing development spending. There has also been a concerted effort to jump-start the Palestinian IT sector using venture capital, private equity, capacity building and direct outsourcing to Palestinian companies.

The Culture of Palestine is closely related to those of the nearby Levantine countries such as Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan, and the Arab World. Contemporary Palestinian art finds its roots in folk art and traditional Christian and Islamic painting. Palestine's history of rule by many different empires is reflected in Palestinian cuisine, which has benefited from various cultural contributions and exchanges. Generally-speaking, modern Syrian-Palestinian dishes have been influenced by the rule of three major Islamic groups: the Arabs, the Persian-influenced Arabs and the Turks. *

EU funded Scholarship Opportunities are available to Cardiff Metropolitan University students and graduates (from bachelor to post-doctorate level) in all schools, as well as academic and administrative staff, through Erasmus Mundus. Cardiff Metropolitan University is directly involved in the following Erasmus Mundus projects with Palestine:


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* Source: Wikipedia