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.
A gift to assist AUB to strive and continue its noble mission
Celebrating the memory of former AUB student Basile Antoine Meguerdiche
Re-dedication of “green” Penrose Hall celebrates life and legacy of former AUB president
The Talal and Madiha Zein AUB Innovation Park: a space that inspires, enables, and connects
AUB Receives Prestigious CASE Circle of Excellence Awards
AUB Alumni Chapter of Abu Dhabi presents AUB with generous donation
Toubia and Letitia Hachem rare book and manuscript collection donated to AUB
FAFS Lecture Hall 102 to be Named "The Michel and Sherine Bayoud Lecture Hall"
AUB to name Outpatient Surgery Center after Tanios and Souraya Semaan
The Hawwa family dedicates a typographic sculpture of AUB in Arabic script
Inauguration of the Samir Abdulhadi Conference Room at AUB’s Bechtel Engineering Building
Lina and Wael Chehab hosted a welcome dinner for President Fadlo Khuri
Anthony Shadid Library Gift
MSFEA Inaugurates Its Largest Classroom in Memory of Omar Salhab
AUB celebrates the dedication of the Ramez S. Rizk Conference Room
High profile inauguration of MSFEA Riad Kamal Structural Lab
MSFEA manufacturing technologies hub floor dedicated in the name of former Minister Georges N. Frem
AUB inaugurates forward-looking, eco-friendly, and research-oriented Irani-Oxy Engineering Complex
IFI’s new permanent home at AUB symbolizes vibrant and dynamic future
Scholarship donors safeguard diversity at AUB, promoting openness
The George R. Rais Endowment Architecture Award established at AUB
Mohammad Atallah Center for Ethics established at AUB
Class of 2013 leaves its Fingerprints with $33,347 donated to student scholarships
$25.5 million raised for financial aid at AUB
Nabil Boustany Auditorium in FHS
AUB inaugurates Hisham Jaroudi Building
George R. Rais' Legacy award recognizes AUB's top architecture students
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