AUB in the global spotlight

​​​​​​​A roundup of news stories about AUB from prestigious media outlets around the globe. ​


AUB’s saga of survival in the limelight as Lebanon battles financial, coronavirus crises
May 14, 2020 - Alumnus Eyad Abu Shakra writes about AUB’s history of transformative impact, from 1866 to the present day. Read More


AUB president says liberal Arab thought at risk amid Lebanon’s coronavirus, financial crises
May 12, 2020 - Arab News interviews President Khuri about overcoming financial challenges and the future of higher education. Read More




Lebanon’s Economic Crisis Explodes, Threatening Decades of Prosperity
May 10, 2020 - The New York Times explores how Lebanon came to be facing the worst economic crisis in its history and what to expect next, including an interview with President Khuri. Read More​



Prominent Beirut University Faces Fight of Its Life as Crises Hit
May 8, 2020 - Reuters reports on AUB’s battle to stay afloat in the midst of Lebanon’s economic meltdown, including an interview with President Khuri, who calls this “one of the biggest challenges in AUB's history.” Read More



Lebanon's AUB faces staff cuts and department closures over budget crisis
May 6, 2020 - Describing AUB as “one of the most distinguished universities in the region,” The National reports on how AUB is expecting to lose millions in revenue due to Lebanon’s financial crisis and the coronavirus pandemic, as well as its plan to weather this crisis. Read More



I​nterview with AUB President Fadlo Khuri
May 7, 2020 - ​President Khuri talks with BBC Radio about the “concordance of calamities” that have devastated Lebanon’s economy and how the university and its community have to “save ourselves” in order to continue AUB’s mission of delivering world-class education, research, and healthcare. Listen to interview below
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