Middle East University (Lebanon)

Coordinates: 33°52′23″N 35°34′01″E / 33.873159°N 35.5669285°E / 33.873159; 35.5669285
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Middle East University
جامعة الشرق الاوسط
University Hall
Former names
Adventist College of Beirut
Middle East College
MottoGateway to truth and life
AffiliationSeventh-day Adventist Church
PresidentDr. Larry Lichtenwalter
33°52′23″N 35°34′01″E / 33.873159°N 35.5669285°E / 33.873159; 35.5669285
Colors  Maroon and   Silver
WebsiteOfficial Website
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Middle East University (Arabic: جامعة الشرق الاوسط) is a non-profit, institution of higher learning located in Beirut, Lebanon. The campus is located in the Beirut suburb of Sabtieh, on the outskirts of the city.[1] It is affiliated with and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and is part of the worldwide network of colleges and universities.[2]


Founded as the Adventist College of Beirut and located in Mouseitbeh, in 1946 the institution was relocated to its present location, east of Beirut in Sabtieh, Sad El-Bauchrieh. During the same year it was renamed Middle East College and the cornerstone of what is now North Hall was laid by Sheikh Bechara El Khoury, the then President of the Republic of Lebanon. [3]

On June 28, 2001, Middle East College was formally and legally renamed Middle East University.

Academic programs[edit]

The university has four faculties:

  1. Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  2. Faculty of Business Administration
  3. Faculty of Education
  4. Faculty of Philosophy and Theology

Middle East University offers programs that lead to both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Classes are taught in English. The Arabic Language Institute and the English Language Institute offer intensive courses to non-native speakers as well.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Campus Archived 2014-10-28 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Middle East University Academic Catalog. 2008.
  3. ^ "Middle East University". encyclopedia.adventist.org. Retrieved 2021-11-21.

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