Collaboration and Innovation for Sustainability

Alumnus Wissam Moukahal with the beneficiaries of his foundation. Students and recent graduates are receiving not just financial aid, but also mentorship, advice, and career opportunities through the “Rafeek” scholarship program.

Architectural rendering of Maroun Daccache’s port proposal. A Beirut port redesign proposal contributes to reconciliation by lowering the barriers of contact between diverse areas of Beirut.

photo of alumna Hayat Nazer and her sculpture Students learned how to pitch start-up ideas and five winners received funding for projects ranging from early detection of kidney disease to a weed-zapping robot that could improve crop yield.

LAU performing arts students and counterparts from NYU Tisch staged a play relating the never-before-told story of courageous Lebanese and Syrian women emigrants in late-19th-century New York.

LAU and Boise State U. students collaborated to develop innovative solutions while overcoming communication barriers. In one project, they had to identify strategic differentiators for a company addressing one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

LAU and AUB have been developing a walking aid in an ongoing collaboration with paraplegic endurance athlete Michael Haddad. The innovation project, launched years ago by an LAU faculty member, has resulted in a light design that requires no external energy source.

A promising solution to the rampant organic pollution from industries around the Litani River is in development. The project, which makes use of anaerobic digestion methods, is led by an LAU engineering faculty member.

One side of the Phaistos Disc. Image from Wikipedia.LAU students took part in a creative collaboration involving students from many countries around visual narratives inspired by the Phaistos Disc.

photo of alumna Hayat Nazer and her sculpture LAU artists have repurposed debris from the Beirut port wreckage into pieces that help us reckon with Lebanon’s new realities, share our stories, and inspire others.

Dozens of artists, among them LAU alumni and faculty, donated art pieces which the university auctioned to raise funds for financial aid. It’s a cross-generational spirit: One of the artists, now of international stature, had herself received aid here as a student in the 1970s.

The School of Pharmacy recognized the preceptors that help guide and train its students in Lebanon and in the US, through a virtual event that included an edifying discussion on anti-microbial resistance and stewardship by an alumnus who now practices and teaches in the US.

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