Student Life

In Brief

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)

Students’ Innovation Tops Google Solution Challenge

Go Green with Friends, a carpooling platform that addresses Lebanon’s environmental and economic crises, won first place in the Google Solution Challenge 2022 MENA, after it was shortlisted and pitched at an online event. The idea, conceived by engineering students Georgio El Khoury, Nour Mikhael and Kevin Aoun with the support of Dr. Wissam Fawaz, contributes to two UN SDGs: Sustainable Cities and Communities, and Responsible Consumption and Production.


LAU Students Win First and Second Prizes at the SDG Brain Lab

Two LAU student teams took first and second prizes at the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Brain Lab competition, organized by the UN Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL). The first prize winners had proposed a digital solution for cancer patients and their caregivers, while the second prize winners designed an app to help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, addressing SDG 3 and SDG 4 respectively.


Rooting for Sailors and Captains on the Futsal National Team

LAU’s own Hadeel Koteich, Marie-Joe Wakim (team captain), Rita Nassif, Michelle-Ange Issa, Maria Mansour and Carol Mansour have been selected to represent Lebanon and LAU at the International University Sports Federation (FISU) World University Futsal Championship, taking place this week in Braga and Guimarães in Portugal. (Pictured here with Director of Athletics on Beirut campus Sami Garabedian).


MEPI-TLSer’s Research on Gender and Reform Receives Recognition

Electrical engineering student and Middle East Partnership Initiative (US MEPI) Gender Scholar Pia Kattoura was selected to give a presentation at the end-of-year conference on a gender-inclusive public sector in Lebanon and the region. Impressed by her insights, communications skills, and policy paper, US MEPI leaders invited her to share her research and contribute to current work in anti-corruption reform.


Graphic Design Seniors Exhibit their Journeys, Visually

Topping off a journey that was marked by their pivot to online learning, LAU’s graphic design seniors aptly named their annual exhibit “*22 Bit” in reference to the most basic unit of information in digital communications. Through it, the 12 students showcased the outcome of their academic journeys and their aptitude to produce innovative, socially responsible designs with the latest technology.


Career and Internship Fair 2022

LAU held its Career and Internship Fair virtually this spring, bringing together employers from different industries to present their companies and organizations. Students and alumni got to interact with potential employers, learn about the various fields and apply to available internship and job opportunities.


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.


Young Leaders Celebrated and Awarded Scholarships

LAU’s flagship simulation programs held their final conferences over the weekend of April 9-10 on Beirut campus. The Model Arab League in its 11th edition, the Model European Union in its sixth, the Model African Union in its third, and the Model Good Governance in its second brought together over 1,000 delegates, and recognized top students with 68 LAU scholarships.


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.


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