In Brief

Graduate Studies and Research Prospects Available for LAUers in Germany

In partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Office of International Services (OIS) at LAU hosted an information session about available scholarships for graduate programs and research opportunities in Germany. DAAD Regional Director Benjamin Schmaeling presented to a full house of LAU faculty, staff and students on Beirut campus.


LAU Signs Agreement with Matrix /SAS to Offer New Executive Diploma

As the use of data science, deep learning and artificial intelligence sweeps across industries, LAU’s Academy of Continuing Education has launched a 15-month stackable executive diploma for mastering these skills. To that end, an academic collaboration agreement was signed with Matrix Data Science and AI Academy, and SAS – a leader in business analytics software and services – whose software platforms are essential for course delivery.


SOE Collaboration with Synopsys Gains Momentum

Forging ahead with an academic partnership, SOE Dean Michel Khoury and ECE Department Chair Dani Tannir recently met with Synopsys VP of Engineering Weikai Sun along with SiliconCedars founder Paul Tauk. The collaboration with Synopsys, a leading company in the electronic design automation of integrated circuits, will include assistance to the school’s programs through software tools, research and senior project support, in addition to potential internship and employment opportunities for students.


Collaboration with Unilever Opens Doors for Business Students

The Adnan Kassar School of Business has initiated a new collaboration with multinational giant, Unilever, on a senior marketing course project that would help expose students to the fast-moving consumer goods industry and earn valuable internships. The partnership follows similar opportunities available to LAU students across the board. The company had previously worked closely with LAU on several projects, among which the student-led national Case Competition.  


New Links with Lebanon’s Public Administration

LAU has signed a partnership agreement with the Lebanese Customs, following similar agreements with other governmental institutions. The university will offer tuition grants for officers, members, and retirees, as well as their spouses and children, thus providing access to LAU undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs. Customs will provide internships for LAU students, and may sponsor academic conferences.


Record Number of New Ambassador Merit Scholars Attend Orientation

More than a hundred new students were accepted for the Higher Education Scholarship Program (HES) this year at LAU, thanks to the generous funds provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This week, they attended orientation on campus as they get ready to embark on life-changing academic journeys. (Photo taken on Orientation Day 1)

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.


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