American University of Science and Technology
|الجامعة الأميركية للعلوم والتكنولوجيا|
|American Universal College
|Students||5,512 (5,098 Undergraduate, 414 Graduate).|
|Location||Beirut, Zahlé and Sidon, Lebanon.|
|Campus||Urban, Main campus is located in Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon, (22,245 m2).
Zahlé campus is located on Mouallaka Avenue, Bekaa, Lebanon, (14,000 m2).
Sidon campus is located at Nazih Bizri Boulevard, Sidon, Lebanon, (10,970 m2).
|Student newspaper||AUST MidWeek|
The American University of Science and Technology (AUST), (French: Université Américain de Sciences et de Technologie or Arabic: الجامعة الأميركية للعلوم والتكنولوجيا), is a private, non-sectarian and co-educational American university in Lebanon.
In 1989, the university was established in Achrafieh, Beirut, under the name of the American Universal College of Decree Number 4897. However, in 7 August 2000, it became a private, non-sectarian and co-educational institution of higher learning licensed by Presidential Decree Number 3585. Finally, on 28 August 2007, the institute was licensed as "The American University of Science and Technology" by a Governmental Decree Number 677.
As of March 2016, the university has three campuses, one is in Beirut and the other two are in Zahlé and Sidon. With establishing the University's French Section, it encourages trilingualism of English, French and Arabic environment and cultural entourage.
- 1 History
- 2 Campus
- 3 Faculties
- 4 Affiliations
- 5 Academics
- 6 Student Life
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
The American University of Science and Technology was founded, at first, as an educational institute by Dr. Hiam Sakr of Ain Ebel village in South Lebanon. The University was established on 21 March 1994, in Achrafieh street in Beirut, Lebanon, under the name of the American Universal College of Decree Number 4897, as an External Degree Program from the State University of New York / Empire State College, New York, United States of America. The educational institute later changed its name to the American University of Science and Technology. On 7 August 2000, it became a private non-sectarian co-educational institution of higher learning licensed by Presidential Decree Number 3585. Because of its title, the American University of Beirut, the first and oldest American university in Lebanon, filed a lawsuit against the educational institute forcing it to change its name to "American University College of Science and Technology". On 28 August 2007 the College title was removed and the university was renamed The American University of Science and Technology by a Governmental Decree Number 677. Its medium of instruction is English and French. The University offers both Undergraduate and Graduate courses and degrees in most of its departments.
The American University of Science and Technology has three campuses: The Main campus is located in Ashrafieh area in Beirut, Lebanon, of Land space: 10,000 m2 and an existing buildings: 12,245 m2. The Zahlé campus is located on Mouallaka Avenue in Bekaa, East Lebanon, of land space: 8,000 m2 and an existing buildings: 6,000 m2. While the Sidon campus is located at Sindon's northern entrance, Nazih Bizri Boulevard, South Lebanon, of land space: 7,245 m2 and an existing buildings: 3,725 m2.
Garden of Genius
On 11 October 2010, the American University of Science and Technology had held a commemorating ceremony in the presence of the renowned poet, Said Akl during which he unveiled his own statue at the “Garden of Genius” in the university campus, in Beirut, in the presence of scores of dignitaries, literary figures, religious leaders, politicians and diplomats.
As of March 31, 2011, the Faculty of Business and Economics received the accreditation of International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education for its business programs.
The business programs in the following degrees, as well, are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education: Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor's Degree of Science in Business Administration.
School of Business and Economics
The Faculty of Business and Economics offers programs leading to the Bachelor's Degree in the following fields of specialization: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Hospitality Management, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Travel and Tourism Management and Marketing and Advertising. In addition, the Faculty offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) with the following fields of concentration: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Hospitality Management, Management Information Systems and Marketing.
School of Arts and Sciences
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences consists of seven academic departments. The Faculty is committed to responsible and innovative leadership in developing and disseminating knowledge and values and encourages constructive criticism.
These objectives are achieved through comprehensive and reachable academic programs which stress a broad-based interdisciplinary approach of learning. The Faculty is committed to offering the students the highest quality education. The Faculty ensures that the students receive the best education by maintaining innovative learning experiences and excellent teaching methods. The Faculty is dedicated to both superior teaching and research supported by excellence in scholarship and creative activity.
School of Health Sciences
AUST has also decided to participate actively in the development and spreading of biotechnology in Lebanon and the Middle East region by creating the Department of Laboratory Science and Technology. At present, the department offers two biotechnology tracks: the Clinical Laboratory Science and Optics and Optometry. In both tracks the student will enroll in a BS program followed by an optional year of specialty program.
School of Engineering
The University’s commitment to international human understanding has led it to establish an extensive network of affiliations, exchange and cooperation agreements with universities in the United States of America, Europe, Canada and the Middle East. Consequently, offering to the Lebanese and foreign students unique cross-cultural study opportunities; and, the faculty substantial research possibilities.
The American University of Science and Technology strives to provide top-level education at moderate costs to avail needy students of opportunities to receive American-style education. The institution adopts the ideas and thinking of its founders who believe that each individual should be given a chance to realize his/her potentials through a university-level training that is not prohibitively expensive or exclusive.
There are more than thirty three (33) affiliations covering the areas of transfer of credits, academic curricula, and the exchange of students, exchange of faculty and technical training. These affiliations include:
- United States: University of North Carolina (Established 1789 in North Carolina)
- United States: Ohio University (Established 1804 in Ohio)
- United States: Villanova University (Established 1842 in Pennsylvania)
- United States: University of Kentucky (Established 1865 in Kentucky)
- United States: University of California (Established 1868 in California)
- United States: University of California, Berkeley (Established 1868 in California)
- United States: University of Arkansas (Established 1871 in Arkansas)
- United States: New Jersey Institute of Technology (Established 1881 in New Jersey)
- United States: Keuka College (Established 1890 in New York)
- United States: American Hotel and Lodging Association (Established 1910 in Washington, D.C.)
- United States: State University of New York-Empire State College (Established 1971 in New York)
- Canada: École Polytechnique de Montréal (Established 1873 in Montreal)
- Canada: Concordia University (Established 1974 in Montreal)
- France: Université Catholique de Lille (Established 1875 in Lille)
- France: École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle (Established 1982 in Paris)
- France: Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (Established 1991 in Versailles)
- Switzerland: Unievrsité de Lausanne (Established 1537 in Lausanne)
- Switzerland: César Ritz Colleges Switzerland (Established 1982 in Lucerne)
- Italy: Politecnico di Milano (Established 1863 in Milano)
- Italy: Università degli Studi di Firenze (Established 1321 in Florence)
- Italy: Università Ca' Foscari Venezia (Established 1868 in Venice)
- Italy: Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo" (Established 1506 in Urbino)
- Germany: Bremen University of Applied Sciences (Established 1982 in Bremen)
- Spain: Universitat Politècnica de València (Established 1971 in Valencia)
- Bulgaria: The University of Sofia (St. Kliment Ohridski) (Established 1888 in Sofia)
- Poland: Collegium Civitas (Established 1997 in Warsaw)
- Portugal: University of Coimbra (Established 1290 in Coimbra)
- Ukraine: Lviv Polytechnic National University (Established 1844 in Lviv)
- Lebanon: Lebanese University (Established 1951 in Beirut)
- Jordan: The Hashemite University (Established 1995 in Zarqa)
- Algeria: University of Algiers (Established 1909 in Algiers)
- Egypt: Assiut University (Established 1957 in Assiut)
- Egypt: Tanta University (Established 1972 in Tanta)
The American University of Science and Technology application forms are available at the Admission Offices in the university campuses in Beirut, Zahlé and Sidon. Applications, upon request, shall be sent to the applicant’s home or school address or even the application forms can be submitted online on the university's website.
Applications for admission to AUST must be submitted before the end of September for admission to the Fall semester, before the end of January for admission to the Spring semester and before the end of June for admission to the Summer session.
The AUST University Library System is centered in each of every campus and it comprises nearly three individual libraries.
The AUST sport activities office gives students the opportunity to socialize, organize events, and work in teams within areas of Interest, which are not necessarily academic.
In sport activities office there are several sports and activities such as: Rugby, Aerobics, Football, Basketball, Handball, Volleyball, Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Dance de Salon (Ballroom Dance), Dancesport, Chess, Thai-kick boxing, Crazy Dunkers, Hip Hop, Yoga and Tennis.
Team spirit, fair competition and sportsmanship run high at AUST’s men and women varsity squads. The basketball, football, handball, volleyball, rugby teams participate in various local, regional and international collegiate tournaments, getting exposed not only to high level competition but also memorable experience.
Student clubs are established to promote the various interests of AUST students. These clubs are supported by the University. Each student club has a full-time faculty advisor who accompanies the members to all of their organized activities. The activities of these clubs are run according to sound business practices.
The Student Life Council reviews all requests for student activities by the various student clubs. In the event that an approved club activity falls short financially, the Student Activities Fund may be used to cover the deficit.
The AUST clubs, in 2015, include, but are not limited to the following clubs:
- Environmental Club,
- First Aid Club,
- Music Club,
- Photography Club,
- Drama Club, and
- Chess Club
- "AUST, formerly established as The American Universal College ("AUC")".
- "AUST MidWeek". AUST University.