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.
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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.
Jean Abdelnour is senior director of the Physical Plant Department at the American University of Beirut (AUB) since 2009. He manages the operation and maintenance of the campus equipment and its utilities as well as the renovation of buildings on campus.
He is mainly responsible for the university’s electric power and steam distribution, cooling and heating as well as buildings’ maintenance. He oversees the operation of the Physical Plant Coordination Center along with the facilities’ maintenance including all kinds of craftsmen shops, hardscape/landscape and custodial services, adding up to 200 employees. During his career, he implemented multiple energy conservation measures to make AUB a greener and more sustainable campus.
Jean joined AUB in 1991 as power plant manager. He worked on extending the power plant and the steam plant production along with the design of new equipment installation and the extension of the old power plant building. Previously, he was an engineer at TAKLA Trading in Beirut (1985-1991) where he was responsible for the import of generators and the installation and servicing of diesel generators, and where he was promoted to the position of technical manager.
Jean holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Utah in the United States.
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