Education for Sustainability

ACE session on cyber securityThe Academy of Continuing Education furthers multiple SDGs through more than 65 courses of far-reaching impact in Lebanon.

In five days of learning, summer camp participants got a taste of university-level education in line with our unique SDG-based Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum.

As every year since 2005, LAU’s youth leadership simulation programs are engaging thousands of middle-school and highschool students in diplomacy scenarios that build up their leadership, research, debate, public speaking, problem-solving, and writing skills.

The new common curriculum for all LAU students has been revamped around the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The new courses are in full swing as of fall 2022.

WRO_2022_IMG_4972-opt.jpgLAU co-organized the World Robot Olympiad 2022 in Lebanon, allowing highschoolers from across the country to hone their learning, leadership, teamwork, and critical skills.

Photo of Pia Kattoura receiving a certificate of recognition.A student shared her impressive research on gender inclusivity in the public sector, and was invited by US MEPI to contribute to anti-corruption reform projects.

A photo of three student panelists with faculty member Gretchen King.At a conference titled MEPI-TLS Scholars for Sustainable Gender Equality, student researchers discussed safe and inclusive workplaces, diversity and inclusion for peace, and the representation and reception of gender and sexuality in media.

A week-long workshop empowered women and youth through increased media literacy and enhanced digital skills. Participants from eight countries benefited from the knowledge brought by a diverse group of scholars, journalists, and activists.

Gender was the theme for the 2022 creative writing competition, a yearly event that fosters self-expression and covers gaps in local narratives.

Business students were among the finalists at the L’Oreal Brandstorm Competition 2022, an annual learning experience in business and research that affords the students unique opportunities to innovate.

The School of Arts and Sciences has undergone organizational changes to facilitate multidisciplinary work and a revamp of the core liberal education curriculum around the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

A faculty member and a small team of undergraduate students studied microplastic pollution around the Palm Island Nature Reserve, an example of experiential learning and progressive action toward tackling environmental problems.

Following their rotations at Houston Methodist Hospital (Texas), where they were extensively trained to administer vaccines, our PharmD students took part in the COVID-19 vaccination campaign at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital.

The Graduate Studies and Research office recognizes graduate and undergraduate students for their contributions to research, in an effort to foster a culture of research across the board.

The wining entry in the 2021 Dubai Lynx competition.A testament to the quality of our graphic design program, LAU students snatched top spots in the 2021 Dubai Lynx festival, an event showcasing top creative talent from across the Middle East and North Africa.

Since 2020, LAU is accredited by the National Association of Art and Design, “a gauge of quality” denoting the best American standards and practices in art and design education.

The Society of Petroleum Engineers recognized LAU’s student chapter with an award for its work in industry engagement, operations and planning, community involvement, professional development, and innovation.