17.2.4.International collaboration and research

Best practices are set by the researchers and professors and experts from the Lebanese University for all the international and Erasmus projects which the Lebanese University participated in. For that, please refer to the folder related to each project mentioned in the section "Publish Sustainability report across all SDGs", regarding the determined goal, in order to see the best practices provided by the Lebanese University.

The Lebanese University, through the Dean of the Faculty of Economics & Business Administration, Professor Selim Mekdessi, participated in an international webinar organized on 19 June 2020 by the College of Business Administration at the “University of Bahrain” entitled "Sustainable Environment for Sustainable Education: What path for the future?".

This webinar aimed at increasing awareness of the international community about SDGs 4, 5, 6, 13 and 15 through a group of international experts who offered a thorough background about the topics of Climate Change, Life on Land, Clean Water & Sanitation, Quality Education and Gender Equality.

In addition to Dean Mekdessi from the Lebanese University, Dr. Hanan Elguindy, UNDP Development Management & Leadership Expert, Dr. Erin Kelly, Associate Professor in Forestry at Humboldt State University, Dr. Paul Ouedraogo, Ecologist Expert and Director of Programs, Institute to Support Development (IAD), Dr. Hasan Youness, University professor and Sustainability & CSR Expert and Dr. Naglaa Fathy El Dessouky, webinar organizer, all participated in the event.

In cooperation with the "Rossotrudnichestvo" office in Lebanon, the President of the Lebanese University, Professor Fouad Ayoub, held a working meeting with the Vice-chancellor of the North-Caucasus Federal University, Mrs. Nadezhda Akshurina, to discuss the possibility of establishing a research laboratory in the field of space science and geographic information technology between the two universities, and agreeing to sign a joint agreement on the sidelines of the Moscow International Education Show to be held in April.

The two parties discussed cooperation in scientific fields and plans to prepare joint international publications, in addition to implementing a student engineering project in the field of robotics, drones and satellites.

Professor Ayoub and Mrs. Akshurina also discussed joint work between professors of the two universities in the application of Erasmus+ Scientific Capacity Building program, which relates to the development of a new master's program in geography for migration and its policy.

Within the framework of the cultural month "Cultural Colors" launched by the Lebanese University - Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences, under the high patronage of the President Fouad Ayoub, the Branch 3 received the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Lebanon, Baltabay Omarov and a number of employees of the Embassy.

For the occasion, the Faculty held a seminar on the perspectives and history of the Lebanese-Kazakh relations, which was attended by representatives of northern cultural organizations and associations, student associations and interested parties.

The Branch Director, Dr. Jacqueline Ayoub, welcomed the ambassador and thanked him for this instructive cultural visit.

Then, Dr. Jean Touma delivered a speech on behalf of the Branch, emphasizing the importance of this cultural month, which ends with a meeting with the Ambassador of Kazakhstan, and calling for the strengthening of the cultural and academic cooperation between the two countries.

The President of the Lebanese University, Professor Fouad Ayoub, signed a cooperation agreement with the President of the Lebanese ECOSOC, Mr. Charles Arbid, in the Central Administration - Museum.

The signing of the agreement took place in the presence of Professor Zeinab Saad, General Coordinator of International Relations Office, Dr. Marlene Haidar, Dean of the Institute of Social Sciences, Dr. Selim Mekdessi, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, officials of the ECOSOC, and several directors and professors.

The agreement aims to activate the exchange of scientific and economic expertise and information between the two parties, to develop studies of common interest, to participate in conferences, seminars and workshops, to exchange various training programs, to prepare experts and specialized skills, in order to promote SDGs and to develop studies in the sectors of industry, trade, agriculture, tourism, science and technology.