American University of Beirut (AUB)

P.O Box 11-0236
Riad El Solh 1107 2020, Beirut (LEBANON)


Contact person:

Scientific contact:
Mutassem EL FADEL
Chairperson and Professor
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

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Administrative contacts:
Director, Office of Grants and Contracts
Tel: +9611-350000 ext. 2976
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The American University of Beirut (AUB) was founded in 1866 as a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher learning. The University is registered with the Lebanese Government, Ministry of Education and Higher Learning and its degrees are recognized and accredited by the Government of Lebanon.

The University is governed by an autonomous Board of Trustees comprised of international leaders in business, education, diplomacy, engineering, philanthropy, science, and medicine. Since its founding, AUB has set standards in higher education worldwide. The University provides a rigorous curriculum in the American style liberal arts and the language of instruction is English. Academic programs are offered in undergraduate, graduate, medical, and professional education. The University stresses high academic standards and is committed to the ideals of critical thinking, open debate, and diversity. AUB is a coeducational institution that is open to all qualified students without regards to race, religion, economic status, or political affiliation. The University places a high premium on developing a student's appreciation of, and responsibility to, his/her respective society and culture. The primary region served by the American University of Beirut is the Arabic-speaking world, although a fair number of international students from Europe, the United States and Canada usually enroll at the University.

The main institutional goals are: a focus on promoting strong undergraduate education; attracting a diverse student body; continuing commitment to faculty excellence; increasing institutional capacity in basic and applied research; fostering service to the community; enhancing our neighboring urban environment; remaining competitive in our use of information technology; improving institutional governance, and, lastly, maintaining our commitment to fiscal balance. Both mission and goals are essential parameters that guide all of AUB’s efforts to set short-term priorities and sustain institutional improvement.






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