American University of Beirut

Program Overview

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The American University of Beirut (AUB) was awarded a grant from the European Union Tempus Program to fund the development of  the Pro-Green -Joint/Dual Professional Graduate Diploma and Professional Degree in Green Technologies. The funding  process for the project was initiated on October 15, 2012 and finalized on April 30, 2016.

Through the Pro-Green program, partner universities from Egypt and Lebanon were able to develop a joint/dual diploma for green technologies with a focus on renewable energies, green buildings, and water resources. The diploma is compliant with the Bologna process credit system requirements for course equivalency and with the credit requirements of the offering partner institutions in Lebanon and Egypt. The curriculum is currently offered at universities in Lebanon and Egypt, with the ultimate goal of it being offered in numerous countries and universities across the region. Courses offered by the program are also recognized by partner universities from Europe, in addition to those from Lebanon and Egypt.

​The Pro-Green Diploma is the first of its kind in the Middle East and is offered by three universities in Egypt and Lebanon. The admission procedures, teaching, examination regulations and academic calendars at universities are carefully matched. Students may register at the location of their choice, and are automatically co-registered at the other location/s to ensure access to the facilities of all degree-sharing university. Students can benefit from the special strengths of each university by choosing a specialization at any of the different locations

The target beneficiaries of this project are university students and working professionals in fields related to:

  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Mathematics
  • Natural sciences

Program Management

American University of Beirut​
The American University of Beirut was the grant holder of this project. It is currently an ongoing program.​

​Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
The Pro-Green project received and continues to receive support from the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at the American University of Beirut. 

Munib and Angela Masri Institute
of Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment
The Pro-Green project also received and continues to receive support from the Masri Institute. 

Director: Dr. Nesreen Ghaddar

​Nesreen Ghaddar is the Qatar Chair of Energy Studies, and professor of mechanical engineering at the American University of Beirut. She is also the Director of the Munib and Angela Masri Institute of Energy, Natural Resources, and ​ the Environment at AUB.​​ read more

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