American University of Beirut

University for Seniors
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The University for Seniors is a life-long learning initiative at AUB, the first of its kind in Lebanon and the Middle East. It gives older adults (who are 50 and above) the opportunity to share their wisdom and passion, to learn things they have always wanted to learn in a friendly academic environment and to interact socially with other seniors, AUB faculty and students.

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Today’s seniors want to remain intellectually challenged and socially engaged, actively contributing to their community. Our seniors are accomplished, energetic, sociable, and generous. They have valuable life and professional experiences to share.

    We would love to hear from you if you are 50+ years of age and would like to join the mailing list, suggest a new study group or lecture topic, or even lead a study group or give a lecture.​

    Late Life Learning, Cognition and Aging (3LC) Study
    دراسة التَّعلُم في الكِبَر والصحَّة الذھنیة​
    Fall 2024 

    ​We have dedicated this section to thank each and every one of those who are supporting the program by either volunteering their time or making a donation. Their support is helping us expand the program and have its vision and mission reach as many seniors as possible.
    Below you can find a list of our esteemed leaders and lecturers, as well as our donors and committee members.

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The 3LC Study is a 5-year ​longitudinal study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study is a large collaborative effort between investigators at AUB and Columbia University, and aims to provide novel and robust evidence on the benefits of engaging in Late Life Learning for sustaining cognitive and general health and reducing dementia risk in old age. It is designed to provide a comprehensive program evaluation of the Universtiy for Seniors (UfS) program.

    for more information, please check 
    • Launching of the Fall 2024 term, with an exciting series of lectures, study groups and social activities ​will be announced on Monday August 26, 2024
    • Term will run between Monday, September 16 - Friday, December 6
    • Sign up to our mailing list to receive our our term program, registration details and more... send us an email on 


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