Does your university as a body, through international collaboration and research, review comparative approaches and develop international best practice on tackling the SDGs?

At BAU, our international and national collaborations are as diverse as our Faculty members, who are at the forefront of the relationship building with partners. These relationships may start with a chance meeting at a conference and grow into multidimensional interactions with fellow institutions.

BAU establishes partnerships with outstanding academic and non-academic institutions across the globe in order to expand the student experience, Faculty members' growth and contributions, and the impact of our research. Collaborations with our local and foreign colleagues are essential to the success of our research activities. Partnerships are often the most rewarding, educational and enjoyable components of national and international work.

As they develop, collaborations are often formalized through agreements and other mechanisms that document the relationship between the University and a partner highlighting the expectations of each institution.

These collaborations contribute to the development of common practices, facilitation of external funding, international public sector consultancy, collaboration with the industry and increased mobility of scientific staff and administration.

Through international collaboration, BAU can achieve greater influence and visibility. Collaborating with other well-known Universities creates awareness, trust and respect.

Research

BAU aims to support research excellence and is committed to focusing on the development of research to ensure its quality and innovativeness by tackling some of the most critical intellectual and social issues of the day.

BAU's research does not only aim at producing new knowledge in the fields of medicine, technology, business and science, but its main focus is innovative research that yields actionable knowledge to improve the lives of individuals and communities in Lebanon and around the world.

BAU's faculty and researchers demonstrate their commitment to academic excellence and serving others. Our scholars engage in research and scholarship that extend beyond the classroom walls and around the globe. Researchers include Faculty members, visiting scholars, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students, and they collaborate with colleagues across the University, at affiliated institutions, and at other research institutions.

Our research centers, programs and institutes explore a diverse range of research topics from the science of medical discovery to dialogue on religious and political identity- making us a community devoted to understanding and improving the world around us. BAU's research office is dedicated to pursuing projects with research centers and Universities inside and outside Lebanon. The Research Office is concerned with following up on projects that are conducted within the University or on its behalf and coordinating all logistic matters related to publications and project funding.

Vision

The Deanship of Graduate studies and Research envisions BAU as a leading University in delivering excellence and relevance in research, and is recognized nationally and internationally as a center for innovative research.

Mission

The Deanship of Graduate studies and Research seeks to achieve excellence in the development and advancement of knowledge through research, learning, and creative endeavors. It is dedicated to stimulating and coordinating multidisciplinary research activities that are devised to provide practical solutions for socioeconomic growth and meet the needs of the community. Our mission is to provide exceptional support for BAU’s research community in order to promote research productivity by cultivating and supporting a robust research culture for all Faculty members and students through:

  • Integrating research into the University's intellectual and academic culture and identity

  • Establishing new partnerships and providing guidance and support to help researchers

  • Promoting and supporting ethical responsibility, integrity, regulatory compliance and performance in all aspects of research

  • Setting policies and procedures that would support the University’s research agenda, and

  • Providing guidance and direction to ensure that all BAU research is conducted in an ethical and responsible manner in compliance with University policies

Research Reports

Yearly research report

RESEARCH CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

ABOUT US

The Research Center for Environment and Development (RCED) was established to perform research using interdisciplinary approaches on matters related to natural resources and sustainable development.

The RCED is a team of BAU researchers and students.

The Center is directed by Dr. Safaa Baydoun and a Managing Board of experts and consultants headed by the University President.

VISION

The RCED strives to play a leadership role in sustainable development through ecosystem approaches to protect the environment, conserve biodiversity, and improve community livelihood by sustainable use of natural resources.

MISSION

Our aim is to understand the various threats and challenges of ecosystems and natural resources and recommend appropriate management approaches. The RCED focuses on fostering the participation and engagement of community members through integrated research strategies that go beyond the scientific laboratory research framework to involve the environmental and socioeconomic aspects of sustainable development.

Objectives

  • Conduct applied research to protect and conserve natural resources towards sustainable use and community development

  • Provide applied research internships for undergraduate and graduate students

  • Stimulate participation in national and international cooperation programs and interdisciplinary collaborative research networking

  • Establish community outreach programs and engagement activities

  • Establish capacity building activities

  • Enhance community environmental awareness


Interests

  • Water and soil quality assessment and monitoring

  • Flora biodiversity and conservation

  • Economic empowerment of women

  • Energy efficiency and renewable energy

  • Environmental Awareness and educational programs

Research Ethics and Authorship" Seminar


The Deanship of Graduate Studies and Research hosted a seminar entitled “Research Ethics and Authorship” which tackled six main topics on research ethics and integrity.

The seminar session was interactive and it was marked with a notable attendance from BAU Faculty members and researchers. The topics highlighted during the session were the following: an introduction to research ethics in Lebanon, presented by Dr. Michel Daher, Secretary General of the Lebanese National Consultative Committee on Ethics (CCNLE); an insight on the topic of social responsibility and misconduct allegations, presented by Dr. Bilal Azakir, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Founding Member of the Group of Thinking on Mediterranean Ethics (GREM); a look into the ethics of mentoring, presented by Dr. Thalia Arawi, Founding Director of the Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program (SHBPP) at AUB; an explanation of the notion of data management, presented by Dr. Issam Sharrani, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Chair of Working Party of Ethical Issues for WONCA; a depiction of authorship and the responsibilities that come with it in modern day publications, presented by Dr. Zaki Ghorayeb, Associate Dean for Medical Affairs at USEK and Member of the Steering Committee of the Centre d’Éthique et de Bioéthique de l’USEK; and, finally an elucidation of the ethical regulation of research collaboration, presented by Dr. Rola Jaafar, Research Associate at the Department of Surgery at AUB.

The presenters commended the dynamics of the seminar session at BAU and hoped for future collaboration to reinforce the importance of understanding ethical research practice and implementing it at the academic level.

BAU Research Talks

The Deanship of Graduate Studies and Research hosted the first “Research Talks” event on Friday 20/9/2019 in Al Multaqa, Beirut Campus. Faculty Members from the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry and the Faculty of Health Sciences attended the event. The Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, and Faculty of Dentistry were also present and participated in the workshop.

BAU Research Talks was a very successful event; the attendees shared ideas and talked about their research interests and they discussed the possibility of undergoing interdisciplinary research given the existing resources and equipment at BAU. The attendees talked about opportunities for collaboration over a pizza and soda lunch and set the foundation stones for future meetings and collaborations.

BAU signs a collaboration agreement with the National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)

Beirut Arab University (BAU), represented by its president Prof. Amr Galal El-Adawi, signed a collaboration agreement with the National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) represented by the Secretary General of the Council, Dr. Moeen Hamza in BAU’s Beirut campus in the presence of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Prof. Hania Nakkash.

The collaboration aims at providing funding opportunities for BAU researchers where the University will provide financial support to the research projects equivalent to the amount provided by the Council, thus doubling the total amount of financial assistance allocated to accepted research projects. This agreement is in the context of BAU’s effort to endorse research activity by allowing more funding options for BAU researchers and also allowing for the alignment of the CNRS research priorities with BAU research themes

BAU Signs a Technology Collaboration Agreement for Research and Education (TECH Care) with Five Major Lebanese Universities

In an attempt to affiliate cooperation with other major Lebanese Universities, Beirut Arab University represented by its President Professor Amr Galal El Adawi, joined a Signing Ceremony for a “Technology Collaboration Agreement for Research and Education (Tech Care)” which witnessed the birth of “Lebanon’s National Research and Education Network (NREN)”. The Ceremony was also attended by the President of the American University of Beirut (AUB) Dr. Fadlo Khuri; Rector of Saint Joseph University (USJ) Prof. Salim Daccache; Vice President for Human Resources and University Services of the Lebanese American University (LAU) Mr. Roy Majdalani, representing President Dr. Joseph Jabbra; President of Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) Father Professor Georges Hobeika. This agreement which formed the beginning of cooperation between the universities , and which promised that more universities will join in a later step, states that TechCARE will connect educational institutions within Lebanon and from Lebanon to the world, allowing for enhanced collaboration and improved e-services for the member universities and their communities of researchers and learners. The vision of NRENs around the world—and TechCARE in Lebanon—is that building connections and fostering collaborations between a large number of universities and research institutions is key to advancing knowledge. Professor Amr Galal El Adawi stated his hopes for the future by saying: “Today’s signature is a good start for the five universities and I hope this will lead us to more cooperation in other fields.” Dr. Fadlo Khuri said “This is further evidence of the level of genuine cooperation between five of the top private universities in the country and our hope is with this step—which will make life easier for our students, faculty, and staff wishing to cooperate with the public university in Lebanon” Prof. Fr. Daccache declared: “I think this is an added value to our educational work. Today, informatics is no longer an option, it is a duty. A duty that universities have to take into consideration and introduce into their programs in order to benefit our students, and higher education in Lebanon.” Mr. Majdalani, reiterated on behalf of the LAU president how this agreement is, “one more step in building a stronger technology infrastructure for students in leading higher education institutions in Lebanon”. Professor Fr. Georges Hobeika noted: “USEK’s contribution to the launch of TechCARE, with partner universities, is significant, thus USEK will strive to provide unmatched services that will transform the entire educational ecosystem in Lebanon.” The purpose of this agreement is not only to connect researchers and students within Lebanon, but also to connect them to the world. Among the foundational services of TechCARE are the connections it provides to the European community—through GÉANT and its EUMedConnect3 Program—and the regional community through the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN). Mr. David West, Project Manager of EUMedConnect3, explained how pleased they were that Lebanon is participating in this EU-funded program, stating that “GÉANT” welcomes the Technology Cooperation Agreement for Research and Education (TechCARE) among Lebanese Research

CTR center


Professor Marwan El Ghoch has been nominated as the head of Nutrition & Dietetics Program of CTR centre in Reggio Emilia - Italy, recognized by the Italian National Health System, that gives daily medical assistance to nearly 500 clients. The Italian institution is in partnership with the Department of Nutrition & Dietetics – Faculty of Health Sciences – Beirut Arab University (BAU), with collaborations in clinical, education and research fields.

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International Networks

EFMD

EFMD is an international not-for-profit membership organisation, based in Brussels, Belgium. Over 800 member organizations from academia, business, public service and consultancy in 81 countries. A unique forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice in management development. Recognized globally as an accreditation body of quality in management education with established accreditation services for business schools and business school programmes, corporate universities and technology-enhanced learning programmes.

BEPS

Arab Society of Faculties of Business, Economic and Political Sciences (BEPS) Founded in 1998, BEPS- the Arab society of faculties of Business, Economic and Political Sciences- is a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to the advancement of research and quality of learning and teaching in the MENA region. Headquartered in Lebanon, BEPS is affiliated to the Association of Arab Faculties, founded by the Arab league. BEPS acts as a catalyst to enhance the development of education in business, economic and political sciences in the MENA region. BEPS is committed to

  • Coordinating curriculum development within its members.

  • Promoting cooperation in the areas of copyright and publishing;

  • Publishing a biannual scientific journal for the deployment of the latest developments in the areas of business management and business sciences;

  • Providing advice and expertise for the establishment of faculties or the quality improvement of previously established faculties;

  • Encouraging and facilitating interaction and cooperation among member institutions;

  • Holding periodic seminars and scientific conferences to discuss the most important developments, and to promote the exchange of expertise, training and research;

  • Establishing a network of knowledge sharing and work to forge closer links with other international governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Agreements

Newly Signed Agreements

  • Three-year Memorandum of Understanding on scientific academic cooperation with the Indian Institute of Science-Bangalore signed on July, 9th, 2019. This cooperation provides interchange of teaching staff and students for training in the fields of basic and advanced sciences, organizing international workshops and seminars in the field of materials science, development and implementation of joint technical projects, and collaboration in joint Masters and PhD degrees.

  • Three-year cooperation agreements with VINCA Institute for Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia, signed on November 28th, 2018 and with Alexandria Ayadi Al-Mostakbal Oncology Center, on March 27th, 2019, to exchange experience and consultations in the fields of Medical Physics. These agreements provide also the Faculty’ students enrolled in MS Medical Physics’ program with intensive clinical trainings in the different subfields of medical physics: Medical Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Radioprotection and Radiotherapy.

International Network:

The Faculty of Science established research collaborations with:

  • Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Egypt

  • Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Damanhour University, Egypt

  • Laboratory of Ionic and Molecular Spectroscopy in Claude Bernard University Lyon I France , Egypt

  • Department of Physics, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • Medical Physics Department at CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB)-Canada, to provide training placements, research collaboration and co-supervision of Postgraduate Students enrolled in MS Medical Physics’ program.

  • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Russia to provide training placements for MS Physics Students in JINR, Russia.

  • Laboratory of Nuclear Physics - Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of the State of Montenegro, Montenegro.

  • Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority–EAEA.

  • Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy (INRNE), BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria.

  • Department of Medical Equipment Technology, Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences, Pharos University in Alexandria, Egypt.

  • Faculty of Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Moscow, Russia.

  • Institute of Chemistry, Academy of Science of Moldova, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

  • Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP), University of Tokyo, Japan.

  • Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University, Japan.

  • Prof. Khleif’s Laboratory, Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (GULCCC)