Research for Sustainability

Using a unique data set and government databases, an LAU study ascertains that central air conditioning is used to mitigate air pollution in Lebanon — and underlines the vital need for environmental regulation.

An analysis of data from five Mediterranean Arab countries shed light on a variety of socio-economic factors that drive youth to pursue irregular (illegal) migration, suggesting that countries could adopt specific policies targeting such determinants.

In an analysis of data on women from 57 countries, health infrastructure and the 40–59 age group were found to be negatively correlated with fatalities, while institutional quality had no impact. This is the first study to look at socioeconomic factors in fatality rates.

LAU researchers found that countries that received funding to implement adaptations to climate change also saw reduced CO2 emissions. This affirms the effectiveness of adaptation and mitigation policies, which together can contribute to achieving many of the UN SDGs.

Today’s social media and CRM tools can be utilized in such a way as to increase the knowledge, self-determination, job autonomy, and value creation ability of salespeople, according to a recently published research paper.

A direct link between air pollution and migration has been observed. A paper published by the Institute for Migration Studies sheds light on this matter and suggests that environmental regulations might boost economic growth by increasing the labor supply.

LGBTIQ+ people are one of the most vulnerable segments in forcibly displaced populations — an issue examined in a blog post by the Title IX Office and the Institute for Migration Studies following a collaboration with two external organizations working in Afghanistan and Lebanon.

22340906563_46eef7b43d_c.jpgThe Institute for Migration Studies collaborated with the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor to publish a facts-based summary of the dire situation being endured by the Yemeni population. It was one in an ongoing series of Refugee Reports.

pexels-ahmed-akacha-6463374-opt.jpgIn a paper published by the Institute for Migration Studies, a graduate student furthers social justice by probing the inclusivity of the 1951 Geneva Convention and its 1967 Protocol, and proposes to update the definition of “refugee” in view of climate change.

Thanks to leading genomics faculty and capabilities, LAU has been a vital source of data for the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health and the WHO on the prevalence and circulation of SARS-CoV-2 variants in Lebanon.

AdobeStock_391055539-crop-opt.jpegDuring the 2019–2020 protests in Lebanon, female reporters suffered more (and more intense) physical and online violence than their male counterparts, according to a study published by UN Women with input from LAU’s Arab Institute for Women.

Picture of a lineup of dishes at a campus cafeteria.A collaboration with AUB for the UN Environment Programme has yielded a comprehensive report on food waste in West Asia pre- and post-pandemic, including interventions to mitigate the problem.

An LAU team has published a study analyzing the anti-inflammatory properties of Lebanese Cannabis oil extract. Research on this local plant could open up prospects for both therapeutic applications and economic development.

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