Does your university as a body provide free public access to open spaces and green spaces?

Beirut Campus was established in 1960. It is the main branch and located in the heart of Beirut in Tareek El Jadida. The land spans an area of 41,107 m2 and comprises two buildings with a total built area 50,500 m2. The main building has an area of 22,000 m2 and is utilized by BAU Administration and the Faculties of Business Administration and Dentistry.

There are a 300-seat festivities hall, five seminar rooms which are furnished and equipped with multimedia and display screens, a specially designed “Al Multaqa”, which is the Center for cultural and art activities, a Student Activities and Alumni & Career Office Building, a gymnasium, sports hall, and a cafeteria.

The second building is the 12-storie Hariri Building, with two basements and a ground floor. It is built on an area of 28,000 m2 and is comprised of five faculties: Human Sciences, Law and Political Science, Pharmacy, Medicine, and Health Sciences.

  • Open Space Policy and Procedures

Policy # 1 Open Spaces

Beirut Arab University encompasses various open spaces planted with different kinds of flowers, shrubs, and trees that include ficus trees, olive trees, eucalyptus trees, cypress trees, and ieland trees in addition to other trees spread around the University campuses. Campus green areas are designed to allow for the provision of open spaces for the University community. It is vital that the University designates certain policies and procedures to maintain these spaces and avoid excessive damage. Periodic maintenance activities should be performed on a regular basis to insure the preservation of these open spaces. The general policies listed below apply to (1) outdoor green areas within BAU campus and (2) indoor office plantations.

Procedure # 1 Open Spaces

  1. Motorized vehicles shall not be allowed on lawns and planted areas at BAU campuses.

  2. Academic staff, administrative staff, students, alumni, visitors, and contractors shall not be permitted to perform any activities that may harm, remove, cut, or damage any of the indoor or outdoor trees, plants, shrubs, or structures found at BAU Campus.

  3. Lawns may not be utilized for sports including football, volleyball, or any kinds of sports restricted to BAU’s sports fields.

  4. Usage of stakes and other excavation methods is not allowed without the permission of the General Affairs Department. Damage of irrigation and lighting systems currently being processed at BAU is not allowed.

  5. The General Affairs Department maintains the right to prohibit or restrict usage of lawns or green areas at any time for field maintenance or any condition.

  6. Irrigation is performed daily from morning hours until noon on a weekly basis especially in spring, summer, and fall.

  7. The plant nursery shall be responsible for the growth and preparation of plants until they are of the right size to be planted in open spaces or pots in University offices.

  8. The maintenance of indoor pots and plants shall be cared for by the gardening services company as per the University’s contract agreement which comes twice a week for periodical maintenance of indoor plantations. Relocation or watering of plants is the sole responsibility of this company. Academic staff, administrative staff, students, alumni, visitors, and contractors are not permitted to water, cut, or relocate the plants in any way possible.

Debbieh Campus was established in 2006 and is located 33 km from Beirut city. The land spans over an area of 1,353,000 m2, and the total built area is 52,538 m2.

It comprises four buildings for the faculties and the administration, two buildings for student dorms, two buildings for staff dorms, a gymnasium, a mosque, an astronomical observatory, a cafeteria, an open theater, and a student lounge.

The Campus currently holds three Faculties: Architecture – Design & Built Environment, Engineering, and Science.