The Lebanese University was founded in 1951 and is the only public institution of higher education in
Lebanon. It is interested in social and economic problems that the Lebanese society faces. Thus, it is on a
mission seeking to establish fairness and equal opportunities for all the citizens regardless of their and social
origins. Its duty, role, conviction and its mission is to provide the best training to its students (77,500
students, up to 42 per cent of the university students in Lebanon), in order to help them to accomplish their
personal projects of social promotion.
Although, it is under the supervision of the Minister of Education and Higher Education, the LU is
academically, administratively and financially autonomous. As for the university’s Budget, it is mainly funded
by the state.
The LU offers a variety of specializations distributed across a diverse range of fields. They include: Tourism,
humanities, medical sciences and health, natural sciences, engineering, literature, arts, agricultural sciences.
The courses are ensured by surrounding 6500 teachers and professors. The University is composed of 19
faculties and institutes, in most departments and faculties, courses are taught in Arabic, French and English.
Partly decentralized, the Lebanese University is located in five urban centers across the country. The same
academic programs are applied throughout all sections.
Every faculty has an office for student affairs. It focuses on student orientation and provides them with
support for the selection and enrollment in programs at graduate and post-graduate and doctorate levels. The
LU has also established a career center at the main campus in Beirut to manage student orientation, research
The LU was established a variety of international collaborations with universities and institutions across the
world, in order to develop and Exchange programs and students, joint research project, and internship, as
well as career and academic advisory services
Prof. Fouad Ayoub
Prof. Zeinab Saad