Lebanese International University
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- for the university in Nouakchott see Lebanese International University (Mauritania)
- for the university in Sana'a see Lebanese International University (Yemen)
|Motto||affordable quality education .|
|President||Abdul Rahim Mourad|
|Location||Beqaa Valley, Lebanon|
The Lebanese International University (LIU; Arabic: الجامعة اللبنانية الدولية) is a private university established by the philanthropist and former Lebanese defense and education minister Abdul Rahim Mourad. The language of instruction is English.
The Lebanese International University was established in April, 2001, as "The Bekaa University" under Presidential Decree No.5294 as, with its grand campus constructed within the western region of the Beqaa Valley; at Al-Khyara, the West Beqaa (al-Beqaa al-Gharbi).
Having graduated its first Freshman class in June 2002, with a vision of becoming a true national university with international presence, a new campus in Beirut was opened and the name was changed to "Lebanese International University", or LIU in short. Another five campuses were later built: next to Sidon in south Lebanon, Tyr, Nabatieh, Tripoli and Mount Lebanon.
The Beirut Campus
The Beirut campus is located within a residential area of Mouseitbeh in west Beirut. It consists of seven buildings, Blocks A to G.
The first building, as shown on the picture, is Block-A. This building is about five to six stories high, and the office of the campus manager can be found at the fifth floor.
The second building, Block-B, is much larger, and it is about eight stories high. Three stories below, the university has an underground parking space and two auditoriums. Major facilities for students, such as the registration office, the business office, and student affairs office, are located at the first floor of the building. The university cafeteria can also be found in this story. The third building, Block-C, is almost the biggest building among the Blocks, it is about nine stories high. Two stories below considered as parking, Block-C contains at his ninth floor the Mass Communication offices and Specialized Rooms as a Studio equipped with all the needed equipments for the students knowing that the Lebanese International University offers four different Bachelors in the Mass Communication department.
Starting Autumn 2011-2012, three new blocks will be founded to acquire the upcoming number of students, named as Block D, E & G made of five stories each, in addition to the dorms made for the transferring students moving from other campuses to Beirut.
Today the Lebanese International University has 9 campuses across Lebanon, in Beirut, Khiara, Rayak, Tripoli, Saida, Sour, Nabatieh, Halba and Mount Lebanon. It also has campuses in Yemen, Morocco, Senegal and Mauritania.
The Lebanese International University has five faculties:
- School of Arts and Sciences
- School of Engineering
- School of Business and Management
- School of Pharmacy
- School of Education
School of Arts and Sciences
Programs of Study
The School of Arts & Sciences includes the following different Majors:
|Physical Sciences:||Biological Sciences:||Diploma in Biomedical Science:||Computer Science & IT||Food Science:||Fine Arts & Design||Communication Arts|
|Mathematics||Biology||Medical Laboratory Technology||Computer Science||Nutrition and Dietetics||Graphic Design||Translation & Interpretation|
|Physics||Biochemistry||-||Information Technology||Food Science and Technology||Interior Design||Radio & TV|
|Chemistry||Biomedical Science||-||-||-||-||Public Relations|
The School of Arts & Sciences offers programs leading to the Bachelor Degrees in all major areas listed above. The School also offers a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology as a Graduate Program.
The Scope Magazine
The Scope is the official student-run magazine published by the Lebanese International University (LIU). It covers LIU news on all campuses as well as recent accomplishments by schools, instructors and students.
In June 2017, LIU changed its name to International University of Beirut in all but the Bekaa campuses - Khiara and Rayak - where it remained LIU.