In Brief

Putting an End to the Gender Digital Divide

The Arab Institute for Women hosted the Beirut-based panel of the Fifth Athena 40 Global Conversation. Titled Innovation, Change and Education for Women in the Digital Age, the panel featured Dr. Samira Korfali, former associate professor at LAU, Dr. Nancy Fayad, LAU postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Tamara El Zein, secretary general of the Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research, and Founder of Recycle Lebanon Joslin Kehdy.


LAU Libraries Enter New Partnership that Gives Access to School Students

Students from the Monsif International School can now access LAU Libraries through a formal subscription plan signed with the university, which includes training and information sessions on how to use the library facilities. This step underscores the university’s commitment to Quality Education and Sustainable Cities and Communities, two of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); SDGs 4 and 11, respectively.


President Mawad Visits Iraq and Meets with Prime Minister

In line with the university’s mission to deliver holistic education and healthcare beyond borders, LAU President Michel E. Mawad, accompanied by the VP for Business Development and Global Affairs Elie Badr, took a trip to Baghdad, where he met with Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ Al Sudani to discuss future collaborations in healthcare and higher education. The visit also included meetings with several entrepreneurs, real estate developers and healthcare professionals based in Iraq.


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.


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