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American University of Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon


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History, Affiliations and Rankings

American University of Beirut (AUB) is a private, non-partisan college in Beirut, Lebanon. It was laid out in 1886 and the college degree framework depends on the American Liberal Arts model of advanced education. It was contracted in New York State in 1863 to give greatness in schooling and to the headway of information through research. The American University of Beirut turned into a co-ed college in 1922. The university works under a sanction conceded by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) in 1863, which enlists the college's certificate programs. The university’s degrees are likewise perceived by the Lebanese government through the equality advisory groups of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. The university is an authorised establishment by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) The college was first certified in June 2004, and this certification was reaffirmed in 2009, 2014, and 2019. Six of the American University of Beirut's schools have acquired certification from applicable authorizing bodies for their projects. The American University of Beirut is ranked #467 in Best Global Universities and #85 in Best Global Universities in Asia.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The 60.9 acres of land grounds disregarding the Mediterranean Sea incorporates athletic fields, a confidential ocean side, a bird safe-haven, and a storehouse of local and non-local trees and bushes. It additionally involves seven quarters, the American University of Beirut Medical Centre, the Charles W. Hostler Student Centre, five libraries, Computer labs, an Archeological Museum, a Natural History Museum, and one of Lebanon's couple of topographical assortments. The University Libraries incorporate the focal Jafet Memorial Library and two branch libraries, the Engineering and Architecture Library and the Science and Agriculture Library with its addition the Advancing Research Enabling Communities Centre (AREC) Library. The university offers 141 undergraduate and postgraduate projects in Agricultural and Food Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Health Sciences, Engineering and Architecture, Medicine, and Nursing. This large number of projects are taught in English with the exception of Arabic and other language courses. Some of the courses are Agriculture, Anthropology, Applied Energy, Architecture, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Finance, Food Safety, Business Analytics, Geology, Graphic Design, History, Human Resource Management, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Islamic Studies, Landscape Architecture, Mathematics, Public Health, Computer Science Engineering, English Language, English Literature, Construction Engineering and many more. 

Accomplishments and Alumni

American University of Beirut has a working financial plan of $423 million with a gift of roughly $768 million. Degrees granted at the college are authoritatively enlisted with the New York Board of Regents. There are three historical centres at the university, the Archeological Museum, the Geology Museum, and the Natural History Museum. The Archeological Museum is the third most seasoned historical centre in the Near East. Its assortment incorporates in excess of 16,000 articles and 10,000 coins and highlights earthenware. The Geology Museum incorporates rocks, minerals, and fossils from around the world. The Natural History Museum houses a novel assortment that addresses the biodiversity of the area. They live in more than 115 countries. 20 of the university’s graduates or previous students were agents to the marking of the United Nations Charter in San Francisco in 1945. Some of the notable alumni of the university are Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai (an Afghan politician, academic, and economist), Mona Abou Hamze (a Lebanese TV personality and presenter), Abdulfattah Jandali (Syrian immigrant who settled down in the United States in the mid-1950s, best known as the biological father of ‘Apple’ co-founder, Steve Jobs). 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

American University of Beirut addresses 89 nations and has 22% of global students. The total number of students is 8,988, of which 1,933 are international students. The total number of academic staff is 1,049 of which 325 are international staff. The number of undergraduate degrees awarded is 1,649, the number of master's degrees awarded is 515, and the number of doctoral degrees awarded is 133. The number of research-only staff is 455. The number of new undergraduate students is 1,853, the number of new master's students is 506 and the number of new doctoral students is 131. 

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