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.
Rania Hussein is director of strategic planning and process improvement at the American University of Beirut (AUB) since 2020. She is responsible for the development and oversight of the strategic planning and process improvement functions at AUB. In addition, Rania collaborates with executives in developing strategic goals and objectives for the university and in formulating plans, initiatives, and measures to support their implementation.
Following her graduation in 1999, Rania worked at AUB for three years, before relocating to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For the next 15 years, she occupied various senior positions in renowned healthcare organizations, serving as director of the Quality and Risk Management Department at the Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital and risk manager at the International Medical Center Hospital. Rania provided leadership, guidance, and oversight of the quality and risk management programs as well as the strategic planning function in addition to leading hospital-wide efforts in preparation for national and international accreditation surveys. In 2016, she relocated back to Lebanon and rejoined AUB as an executive administrator, then as a process improvement manager.
She holds a BA in sociology and a master of public health in health services administration, both from AUB.
Rania is a certified strategy and business planning professional, a certified KPI professional, a certified healthcare quality professional, and a certified hospital surveyor. She also holds a Lean-Kaizen certification in process management.
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