List of universities in Lebanon

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This is list of universities and related institutions in Lebanon.


One public university and 28 private universities in Lebanon have licenses from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. There are 32 universities in total.[1]

Institute name Acronym Date founded Website Official registration notes
Phoenicia University PU 2015 Yes
Matn University College of Technology MUC 2014 Yes
Lebanese University UL 1951 Yes
American University of Beirut AUB 1866 Yes
Université La Sagesse ULS 1875 Yes
Université Saint-Joseph USJ 1875 Yes
Lebanese American University LAU 1924 Yes
Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts1 ALBA1 1937 Yes1
Middle East University MEU 1939 Yes
Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik USEK 1950 Yes
Haigazian University HU 1955 Yes
Beirut Arab University BAU 1960 Yes
Conservatoire National des arts et métiers Cnam 1971 (1794 in Paris) Yes
Beirut Islamic University BIU 1982 Yes
Makassed University of Beirut MU 1986 [1] Yes
University Of Tripoli UT 1986 Yes
Notre Dame University - Louaize NDU 1987 Yes
Jinan University (Lebanon) JU 1988 Yes
University of Balamand UoB 1988 Yes
City University Formerly (Manar University of Tripoli - MUT) CityU 1990 Yes
Global University GU 1992 Yes
American University of Science and Technology AUST 1994 Yes
Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music LNHCM 1995
Antonine University UA 1996 Yes
Islamic University of Lebanon IUL 1996 Yes
American University of Technology AUT 1998 Yes
Arts, Sciences and Technology University in Lebanon AUL 1998 Yes
Al-Kafaàt University AKU 1999 Yes
Rafik Hariri University RHU 1999 Yes[permanent dead link]
American University of Culture & Education AUCE 2000 Yes
Lebanese French University of Technology and Applied Sciences ULF 2000 Yes
Modern University for Business and Science MUBS 2000 Yes[permanent dead link]
Université Sainte Famille USF 2000 [2] Yes
Lebanese International University LIU 2001 Yes
Arab Open University AOU 2002 Yes
Lebanese Canadian University LCU 2003 Yes[permanent dead link]
Lebanese German University LGU 2008 Yes[permanent dead link]
University of Sciences & Arts in Lebanon USAL 2012 Yes [3]
Al Maaref University MU 2015 Yes
Azm University AU 2015 Yes

1Affiliated to Balamand University.

University institutes and colleges[edit]

There are a total of eight private institutes officially recognized in Lebanon:

Institute name Acronym Date founded Website Official registration notes
Joya University Institute of Technology JUIT 1964 Yes
Ouzai University College OUC 1976 [4] Yes
Ecole Superieure des Affaires ESA 1996 Yes
Matn University College MUC 1999 [5] Yes
Sidoon University College SUC 2000 Yes

University institutes for religious studies[edit]

Institute name Acronym Date founded Website Official registration notes
Near East School of Theology NEST 1932 Yes

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ministry of Higher Education
  2. ^ Info about Université Sainte Famille Archived 2013-10-23 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Arabic: جامعة العلوم والآداب اللبنانية
  4. ^ Ouzai Organization homepage Archived 2012-10-10 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Matn University homepage

External links[edit]