Founded in 1866, the American University of Beirut is a teaching-centered research university based on the American liberal arts model of higher education. AUB has over 8,000 students and 800 faculty members. The University encourages freedom of thought and expression and seeks to graduate men and women committed to creative and critical thinking, lifelong learning, personal integrity, civic responsibility, and leadership.
AUB is accredited in the US by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and includes six faculties: Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Engineering and Architecture, Agricultural and Food Sciences, Health Sciences, and Business. AUB offers more than 130 programs leading to bachelor's, master's, MD, and PhD degrees. The main language of instruction is English.
Learn more about how you can join the American University of Beirut. AUB seeks applicants with a proven record of academic excellence, intellectual vitality, and civic responsibility. In accordance with its founding mission and its equal opportunity policy, the University admits students regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, or nationality.
The vibrant and dynamic research environment at AUB enhances the educational experience for all and serves the wider communities—local and global—by advancing knowledge in a wide range of disciplines.
Recognizing and honoring our responsibility for others has been an integral part of AUB’s mission since the earliest days. Today, AUB is at the forefront of addressing the most pressing concerns of this country, this region, and its people.
To ensure the University can continue to inspire current and future generations of smart and able students who can rise to this challenge, we are embarking on a transformative capital campaign, BOLDLY AUB: The Campaign to Lead, Innovate, and Serve.
The Archives & Special Collections Department (ASC) collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to unique, historic, and rare primary sources that document the history and culture of AUB, Lebanon, the Arab World, and the region at large. ASC's robust collections span centuries of knowledge and research produced about and from the region, in different formats (written, spoken, illustrated, and composed). Our collections include more than 1,800 manuscripts; 35,000 rare books; 10,000 volumes of AUB theses, projects, and dissertations; 10,000 periodicals: 11,500 posters; 1,200 postcards; 2,000 maps; 100,000 photographs; and 1,200 linear feet of archival material, including papers of famous intellectuals, journalists, musicians, artists, and politicians.
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