The Lebanese International University (LIU) was first founded as the Bekaa University under Presidential Decree No. 5294 in April 2001, with its first two campuses in Al-Khyara, in the western Bekaa valley and the capital Beirut. The name was later changed to the Lebanese International University (LIU), for the founders had a vision of making the university a truly national university with a presence in all six administrative district which so comprises Lebanon. As a career-oriented institution with the mission of creating access to higher education for first-generation students who otherwise would not have the opportunity to join the professional workforce. With a commitment to democratize higher education and empowerment, the university since 2003 and until 2013 established seven additional campuses in Saida, Nabatieh, Tripoli, Mount Lebanon, Tyre, Rayak, and Halba-Akkar. At LIU, you will find a very friendly and welcoming environment as to which you can complete your goals and excel in society. You can also benefit from the health care service at the university along with career guidance, academic advising, and so much more. LIU's beautiful campuses draw students from more than 50 countries. As well, having a great exchange program with universities ranging from Germany to the United States of America for students to meet any standards they are wishing to pursue. Academic Excellence LIU provides a well-established post-secondary education to over 20,000 full-time and part-time students in the undergraduate and graduate levels nationally and internationally. It focuses on providing an internationally renowned education to all its students who can continue their education while working. LIU offers 6-degree programs with over 50 majors, concentrations and specialization to choose from including the freshman program. On campus, you will be able to find many opportunities to utilize your new found ambitions at the library, laboratories, and cafeterias, and will be able to form new friendships along the way. LIU has active clubs and associations to provide you with the change to meet new people with the same likes and interests. The mission of the Lebanese International University is to provide accessible and affordable higher education in excellence and quality of the first order. LIU will drive its students to be responsible citizens and life-long self-actuated learners. LIU will empower students to develop awareness and engage in cultural and environmental sustainability through maximized resources. LIU disseminates diverse learning experiences and skills in an environment that e-enable the dynamic interplay of teaching and research. LIU endeavors to align its values and commitments to student support and communication, and continually review curricula for innovative outcomes.
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