In Brief

International Collaborations Continue

With more than 50 partner institutions across the world, LAU fosters and seeks out exchange and training opportunities for its faculty, students and staff. Recently, an LAU delegation visited Freie University of Berlin for an Erasmus+-funded mobility to exchange expertise and explore possibilities for collaboration. The group included Drs. Brigette Wex, Hussein F. Hassan, Hussein Hassan and Elias Akoury from the Natural Sciences Department, Dina Abdul Rahman from OIS and Joanna Fayad from AiW.


Architecture Students Spend a Term at Kent State

Reaching out to LAU students amid this economic crisis, the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State University generously offered six fully-paid scholarships for LAU architecture students covering the spring 2022 semester. Dean Elie Haddad expressed his gratitude to Dean Mark Mistur for this wonderful initiative, a “testimony to the persistence of goodwill, the human desire for building bridges and the great values of American higher education.” Read more. (Archive photo)


Innovating with L’Oréal

For the past decade, LAU has been collaborating with L’Oréal, shaping students’ learning experience in business and research, and offering them unique opportunities to innovate. In the most recent L’Oréal Brandstorm Competition 2022, two student teams from the Adnan Kassar School of Business mentored by Associate Professor Zahy Ramadan were among the finalists. They are Aya Farhat, Gina Kazzi, Karim Fattah, Rose Sroujian, Hiba Ali, and Youssef Attach.


Internships at Intisar Foundation

LAU students can now gain professional training in an innovative approach to empowering women and peacebuilding through internships at the Intisar Foundation, thanks to a memorandum of understanding signed between LAU and the foundation. The NGO founded by Kuwaiti philanthropist and member of the LAU Board of Trustees HE Sheikha Intisar AlSabah uniquely employs drama therapy to alleviate psychological trauma in Arab women impacted by war and violence.


LAU Inaugurates Hybrid Operating Room

The facility enables surgeons to tackle complex cases, utilizing a full suite of imaging devices, anesthesia, ventilators, electrosurgical equipment and patient monitors, all in one room. A first for Lebanon, the new OR at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital is part of a $1.34 million grant by USAID’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad initiative. It allows LAU to improve patient safety, staff efficiency, surgical outcomes, and cost effectiveness.


LAU Partners with Securite Assurance

Securite Assurance, one of the first insurance companies in Lebanon, has partnered with LAU to offer students and graduates internship and job opportunities within their company. Check available opportunities on the LAU International Career Portal.


MEPI TL Kicks Off Talking Series

In partnership with the Arab Institute for Women, the Middle East Partnership Initiative -Tomorrow’s Leaders Program (MEPI-TL) held the first of its monthly talking series, Women in Leadership. The event hosted the founder of Play In Her Shoes Mona Yaacoub and the only Lebanese female international referee Jennifer Ammoury, who spoke about their experiences in the male-dominated field of sports.


LAU Partners with Portable Talents

LAU has partnered with Portable Talents, a full-service creative provider for companies, entrepreneurs, and talent across the globe by offering job placements and trainings. Students and alumni are encouraged to check available opportunities by visiting the LAU International Career Portal.


LAU to Train MoPH Researchers on SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing

As part of a WHO grant secured by Professor of Microbial Genomics Sima Tokajian at the School of Arts and Sciences, her team will train two researchers from the Ministry of Public Health on SARS-CoV-2 sequencing and data analysis at LAU’s Pathogenomics Lab. Similar training will be offered to 30 LAU senior biology students. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Dr. Tokajian’s lab has been a reference for the MoPH and the WHO on circulating variants in Lebanon.


Toward Solar Panels “Made in Lebanon”

A proposal submitted by the School of Engineering to USAID-TIF (Trade Investment Facilitation project) to establish a pilot for local manufacturing/assembly and quality testing of PV (solar) modules in Lebanon has moved to the co-creation phase with industry partners. USAID, whose TIF project stimulates the local economy and key industry sectors, considered the proposal as one of the most impactful projects for Lebanon. 


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