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LAU signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Lebanese Internal Security Forces.

By Raissa Batakji

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The MOU enables ISF members and their families to pursue graduate education at LAU with reduced tuition fees.

LAU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF) that will enable ISF members and their families to actualize their full potential by pursuing graduate education at LAU with reduced tuition fees.

On October 16, ISF Major General Imad Othman welcomed LAU President Joseph G. Jabbra along with a team of the university’s leaders and special advisors at the ISF General Directorate Headquarters in Achrafieh in the presence of high-ranking officials.  

Dr. Jabbra highlighted how both institutions are “obligated and tied to our invaluable Lebanon and its people,” and therefore the partnership between them “is only natural and will, hopefully, create a new generation of officer-leaders.”

Othman thanked Dr. Jabbra and the university for reaching out and concurred how this agreement will help “further reinforce the higher education attainments of the ISF corps and their families to serve Lebanon.”

This move is the most recent among a series of agreements with prominent private- and public-sector institutions such as the Armed Forces, the State Security and the General Security, which LAU pursued in line with its Third Strategic Plan (SPIII) to transform itself into a university without borders.

“In essence, the university has long been a strong believer that its educational mission strives well beyond its gates to serve a higher purpose,” said Director of the University Enterprise Office and Assistant Professor Walid Touma in a comment.

 

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