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Beirut Arab University signed coordination agreements with three hospitals in the North of Lebanon: Nini, Haykel and New Mazloum hospitals. The agreements with these hospitals were signed at BAU’s Beirut campus in the presence of Beirut Arab University President Prof. Amr Galal El Adawi, Vice president for Medical Sciences Prof. Essam Osman, Dean Faculty of Medicine Prof. Najlaa Mashaal, Secretary General Prof. Omar Houry, and representatives from the three hospitals.


The agreements with the different North Hospitals aiming to raise the level of healthcare services provided, promoting scientific research and promising to launch scientific conferences with the hope of fulfilling the objectives behind this collaboration with the different hospitals.


Moreover, Dr. Nisrine Bazerbachi ,  general manager of Haykel Hospital  highlighted the fact that such opportunity will help in graduating more knowledgeable, competent, and skilled physicians. Dr. Haitham Khayat , the general manager of New Mazloum Hospital  promised to assure the best educational clinical environment to the medical students of BAU hoping to achieve mutual benefit for both parties. While, Dr. Wahib Nini was enthusiastic about the integration of the different clinical experiences and exposure to different patients between the North Lebanon Hospitals and our very prestigious and respected university.

Beirut Arab University signed Agreements of Cooperation with three Northern Hospitals : Albert Haykal, Dar Al Shifaa and Nini Hospitals. President of BAU Professor Amr Galal El-Adawi, signed these Agreements which aim to enhance the relationship with the hospitals, exchange experiences as related to the Faculty of Health Sciences in the fields of nursing, medical and nutrition laboratories, in addition to training specialized doctors from the Faculty of Medicine. According to the agreements, BAU students and doctors shall be trained at these hospitals under the supervision of professors from the Faculty of Health Sciences. This cooperation comes within the framework of activating the practical section of the students’ courses at the Scientific Faculties.


Within the framework of agreements signed by Beirut Arab University to facilitate the education process for its students, the University President, Prof. Amr Galal El-Adawi, and Chairman of the Family Medical Center Dr. Qaisar Farid Mouawad signed a renewable one-year cooperation agreement to exchange expertise and consultations in the fields of nutrition, medical laboratory, and nursing.


The agreement provides training for the Faculty of Health Sciences students specializing in nursing, medical laboratory, and nutrition, as well as various facilitation and assistance. In addition to, training students in administrating basic nursing care to patients, according to nursing policies and regulations adopted by the hospital, and allowing students to participate in scientific lectures and seminars held at the center to enrich their training process in nursing education.

Beirut Arab University represented by its President Professor Amr Galal El Adawi signed an Agreement of Cooperation with the Minister of the Public Health Dr. Hamad Hassan and some private universities in Lebanon and a representative from Pfizer to secure a quantity of Pfizer vaccines to vaccinate the educational and administrative staff at the university with the aim to secure a safe return for students, academic and non- academic staff before the Fall 2021.

The agreement states that Beirut Arab University receives fifteen thousand (15000) vaccines where the universities determine the Vaccination Centers and supervise the process. The university also puts at the disposal of the Ministry of Public Health all the information in this regard; in addition to complete the vaccination process through the ministry’s platform where all recipients should be registered on it. Furthermore, the universities shall bear the responsibilities of storing vaccines in well-equipped places to ensure their effect and quality.

In this framework, President Prof. Amr Galal El-Adawi mentioned that: “It is important that institutions serve the community in the light of the pandemic that widely spreads where the health and social situation in Lebanon is threatening especially that hospitals have reached their maximum capacity. Furthermore, the corona field clinics at the university which provide its services free of charge to the community through a medical and nursing team from the university under the supervision of the HealthCare Center of the Faculty of Medicine at the university contribute in encountering the virus.”

Agreements and Partnership


International Networks


  • EFMD

EFMD is an international not-for-profit membership organization, 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 programs, corporate universities and technology-enhanced learning programs.


  • 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.

Partnerships

Student exchange agreement to enhance the educational process, between the department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Heath Sciences at Beirut Arab University, Lebanon and Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy under the following conditions:

• Both institutions agree to exchange up to 2 students at the level undergraduate and graduate level – on a reciprocal basis - with an opportunity to internationalize their curriculum.

• Student exchange may enrol at the partner University for a minimum of three months (90 days) up to one semester. During the period of exchange, students may carry out research work for their final dissertation/thesis and/or may attend courses.

  • The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport

The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport AASTMT Vision "To be a world class university in Maritime Transport and Higher Education in compliance with the international standards of Education, Scientific Research, Innovation and Training while fulfilling its Social Responsibilities in order to maintain its position as the distinguished Arab Expertise House and to be the first choice of the students in the region". AASTMT Mission "Contributing to the social and economic development of the Arab region by offering distinguished Change Agents who have been qualified through comprehensive educational programs, high caliber faculty, and centers of excellence in research, training and consultancies while strictly committed to the highest levels of Quality".


  • UAB

Union of Arab Banks (UAB) The Union was established on March 13, 1974, in accordance with the decision of its first General Assembly meeting that was convened in Beirut under the umbrella of the Arab Administrative Development Organization. The meeting reached a conclusion to establish an Arab Federation working within the framework of the unions emanated from the League of Arab States. The Union enjoys full financial, administrative and organizational autonomy. It is considered the true representative of the Arab banking and financial community, and the major supporter to Arab banks and financial institutions as well as the Arab mutual banking institutions.

Memorandum of Understanding

  • Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Tripoli and the North

A protocol agreement was signed to enable scientific and practical workshops with the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Tripoli and the North on 4 March 2016;


  • FNB

FNB is a leading bank based in Beirut Lebanon incorporated by a wealthy Lebanese family on October 30, 1991 and offering a wide range of banking services to meet all the business and personal needs.


After the inauguration of Rifaat El Nimer BAU Dealing Room, FNB and BAU signed a protocol agreement on February 2nd, 2018 at the Beirut Arab University-Beirut Campus.


The purpose of this agreement is to provide the students majored in Business and Finance with the adequate training covering Treasury, Foreign Exchange and Capital Markets.


  • IESEG

IESEG holds the "Triple Crown" of international accreditation: EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA, and is part of a limited circle of the best business schools worldwide.

BAU and IESEG enter into agreement for the Applied Research Methodology Program referred to as "ARM Program".


The objectives of the ARM Program are to :

  • Develop Quantitative Applied Research Methods & Skills, especially in :

  • The Use of Business Data

  • The Data Analysis

  • Discover Business in France

  • Develop Group Project skills


  • FHS

FHS St. Gallen, University of Applied Sciences and Beirut Arab University recognize the benefits of increased cooperation and communication within the international community of universities. Therefore, both parties signed a memorandum of understanding to encourage the following activities and promote their mutual interests:

  • Exchange of students

  • Exchange of faculty members

  • Exchange of academic publications and information

  • Development of collaborative research


The Master student in Medical Laboratory Sciences - Microbiology and Immunology program Norma SAAD had been accepted to carry out her thesis work at the institute for regenerative medicine & Biotherapy IRMB in Montpellier, France. The faculty of health sciences in partnership with the National Institute of Health and Medical Research in France (INSERM) had set up a research internship agreement in order to allow the Master student to gain a 6 months’ experience in laboratory research and learn advanced techniques. Her thesis work is about a new microRNA in osteoclasts and it is under the supervision of Dr. Salim MOUSSA from BAU in collaboration with the French team in Montpellier. The research internship is from March 2021 till end of August.

Beirut Arab University represented by its President Professor Amr Galal El Adawi signed an agreement of cooperation with the Association of Businessmen for Support and Development “IRADA” represented by its President Mr. Assem Nawam to provide support for the Healthcare Center of the Faculty of Medicine at Beirut Arab University in order to alleviate the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Lebanon.

In the first stage, the agreement stipulated the establishment of a "Corona Telephone Clinic", a 24/7 service where IRADA provides three hotlines and the necessary equipment to receive referrals and emergency telephone consultations related to Coronavirus patients by specialists doctors from the university. In the second stage, an assessment and primary examination center for patients will be established under the name "Corona Field Clinics". They will be consisted from three equipped clinics in the university campus where the university shall bear the responsibility of selecting the medical staff, managing and handling the clinics. IRADA in its turn shall equip these clinics and the telephone clinic in addition to provide the cost of operation.

It is worth noting that this initiative is only a starting point for future social, health and educational initiatives between the two parties in accordance of society needs.

Beirut Arab University’s President, Prof. Amr Galal El-Adawi, and Tripoli Governmental Hospital’s Board Chairman, Dr. Fawaz Hallab, signed a cooperation agreement for three years, in the presence of the Minister of Public Health Dr. Jamil Jabak; BAU Secretary General, Dr. Omar Houri; Dean of the Faculty of Science, Prof. Ramadan Awad; Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Prof. Najlaa Mashaal; Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Prof. Rajaa Fakhoury; and Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Prof. Hania Nakkash.

The agreement aims to utilize the hospital’s human and scientific potentials and capabilities, to train Medical Physics Masters students on how to use diagnostic imaging, radiation therapy and other devices at the hospital to benefit students in applied and research practices. In addition to organizing sustainable educational training courses, scientific seminars, and workshops, as well as conducting joint research and studies in the field of medical physics, approved by both the Faculty of Science and the hospital.


Within the framework of agreements signed by Beirut Arab University to facilitate the education process for its students, the University President, Prof. Amr Galal El-Adawi, and Chairman of the Family Medical Center Dr. Qaisar Farid Mouawad signed a renewable one-year cooperation agreement to exchange expertise and consultations in the fields of nutrition, medical laboratory, and nursing.


The agreement provides training for the Faculty of Health Sciences students specializing in nursing, medical laboratory, and nutrition, as well as various facilitation and assistance. In addition to, training students in administrating basic nursing care to patients, according to nursing policies and regulations adopted by the hospital, and allowing students to participate in scientific lectures and seminars held at the center to enrich their training process in nursing education.

A delegation from Beirut Arab University headed by President Professor Amr Galal El-Adawi and consisted from BAU Secretary General Dr. Omar Houri, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Waqf Al-Bir Wal Ihsan Dr. Saeed Jazairi, and Dean of Faculty of Medicine Dr. Najla Meshaal visited the Gulf Medical University in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. The delegation checked the equipment, facilities and faculties at the Gulf Medical University, which is a part of Thumbay Healthcare Network. The delegation also met Dr. Thumbay Moideen, the Group’s Founder and President. The visit also included signing a cooperation agreement between the two universities.


The agreement provides for cooperation in the fields of teaching, scientific research, health services and global education in the health and medical disciplines, as well as the exchange of expertise, faculty members, researchers and students.


This agreement was signed by President Professor Amr Galal El-Adawi on behalf of BAU and by Professor Hossam Hamdi on behalf of the Gulf Medical University.

This visit was a preliminary step to other reciprocal visits as well as a wide medical and scientific partnership between both universities.

The Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Beirut Arab University Professor Abdullah Lakani signed a cooperation agreement with Sahel Hospital represented by its CEO Mr. Abdullatif Yafawi to train the Faculty of Pharmacy Senior Students in the fields of medical and health specialties.


The agreement also aims to raise professional specialists in Lebanon and the world in accordance with the laws and classification elements of hospitals developed by the Ministry of Public Health in Lebanon, and to provide high-level training for students by regulating the relationship between both parties at the academic, professional, legal and financial levels.


President of Beirut Arab University Professor Amr Galal El-Adawi signed a three-year agreement of cooperation with Rafik Hariri University Hospital represented by its General Manager Dr. Firas Abiad in the presence of MP Bahia Hariri. The agreement aims to exchange experiences and consultations in the fields of medicine, university education, as well as the development of studies and scientific researches, and to promote medical work, care and health services.


The agreement provides for the training of students of medical faculties, particularly those of the Faculty of Medicine at the bachelor's level, practicing doctors, residents and specialized physicians who are affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at the University. The Hospital reserves the vacant positions for Beirut Arab University residents in the departments of general and medical specialties in light of the need of the Hospital. The University, upon the proposal of the Faculty of Medicine Council, also provides medical titles for the physicians working at the Hospital and participating in the educational process who meet the conditions stipulated by the University rules and regulations.


Both parties shall cooperate in organizing sustainable education courses, training courses, scientific seminars, workshops, researches and joint studies in the various fields of medical, health and biomedical sciences which shall be issued and published by the researchers, subject to the approval of the competent committees from both parties.

Beirut Arab University represented by its President Professor Amr Galal El Adawi and Makassed Hospital represented by the President of Al-Makassed Philanthropic Islamic Association Dr. Faisal Sinno signed a three-year renewable Cooperation Agreement aimed at training students of medical faculties as well as exchanging experiences and consultations in the technical and medical fields.


The cooperation agreement provides for medical and academic cooperation, defining the conditions of clinical teaching and training at Makassed Hospital, as well as the number of medical students, residents, rotating interns and fellows. BAU shall grant the clinical titles to the primary doctors working at the hospital and the participants in the educational process.


Both parties shall also cooperate to organize sustainable rehabilitation courses, training courses for doctors or medical conferences and seminars, and conduct joint researches and studies in the various fields of the medical, health and biomedical sciences provided. A joint committee shall be formed to implement the terms of this agreement in order to ensure the efficiency and high quality of the academic programs and clinical training.

The Faculty of Science has been a pioneer in cross-disciplinary collaborations with local, regional and international universities, local research agencies (e.g. CNRS-Lebanon and Lebanese Agricultural research institute (LARI) as well as other BAU Faculties as depicted below inFigure 1 and Figure 2.


National Collaboration Output

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  • Publications National Collaboration Output (Scopus): American University of Beirut, Lebanese University, National Council for Scientific Research, Lebanese American University, Rafik Hariri University, University of Balamand, American University of Beirut Medical Centre, Saint Joseph University, Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute (LARI)05101520253035

International Collaboration Output (Scopus)

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  • Publications International Collaboration Output (Scopus): Alexandria University, Damanhour University, Claude Bernard University Lyon 1King Saud University, Pharos University in Alexandria, King Faisal University, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Northeastern University, Jacobs University, Bremen University of Wolverhampton Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - FranceUniversity of TokyoUniversity of PortsmouthEuropean Synchrotron Radiation FacilityZewail City of Science and TechnologyKing Saud University College of ScienceUmm Al Qura UniversityPrince Sultan UniversityCity of Scientific Research and Technological Applications0102030406080100120140

Figure 2: The Faculty’s International Research Collaboration Output over the past five years

The Faculty of Science kept the old collaborations and has established several new ones over the past five years.

Newly Signed Agreements

  • Three-year agreement with Tripoli Governmental Hospital, was signed on December 24th, 2019, to utilize the hospital’s human and scientific potentials and capabilities, to train Medical Physics Masters students on how to use diagnostic imaging, radiation therapy and other devices at the hospital to benefit students in applied and research practices. In addition to organizing sustainable educational training courses, scientific seminars, and workshops, as well as conducting joint research and studies in the field of medical physics, approved by both the Faculty of Science and the hospital.

  • 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.

  • Research collaboration with the “Ecole Doctorale des Sciences et de Technologie” (EDST) at the Lebanese University as a result of the agreement signed between BAU and the Lebanese University (2016-2017).


International Network:

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

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

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


National Network:

The faculty also collaborated with several renowned companies and industries to provide BAU science students and fresh graduates with training placements during summer periods, building their capacity and improving their professional skills:

  • Beesline Apitherapy

  • Arwan Pharmaceuticals

  • Serum Product Groups

  • Benta Pharma Industries

  • Makassed Schools

  • Tinol Paints

  • Vanrise Solutions

  • IDS group

  • Vinelab