Does your university as a body host events at university that are open to the general public: public lectures, community educational events?

High school students can experience life at BAU through our University open doors event. Every year, we invite students and schools to come to BAU and learn more about our academic programs, student life, student services and facilities.

This event gives students the chance to be face-to-face with BAU’s students and staff.

Students can obtain valuable information about admissions, entrance exams, financial aid, and more.

Additionally, students will be taken on tours around our campuses! Each year, we organize fun challenging activities for the visiting students.

Colours, together with their poetic glow, were embodied in artist Abdel Mawla Oweini’s paintings in his exhibition entitled "Spring Festival" hosted by Beirut Arab University in Beirut campus. The event was organized by the Public Relations Administration and was attended by BAU President Professor Amr Galal El-Adawi, BAU Secretary General Dr. Omar Houry, deans, directors, students and a crowd of interested audience. The exhibition included 13 paintings in which the artist reviewed the communication between the near and the distant in a balanced flow of simplicity, spontaneity and return to the basics of shapes and their visual aesthetics. After the Lebanese and BAU Anthems, Ms. Rima Chehab opened the event saying, "Beirut Arab University has always been a pioneer in nurturing generations of educated youth and motivating them to develop their culture which, alone, grants them identity and excellence in the future." President El Adawi praised the artist’s work as it touched our spirit with its varied colours and shapes. El Adawi stressed the fact that “the goal of the cultural season at BAU is to activate the artistic and cultural movement that helps develop arts among the students so they become a part of the cultural season that the university is keen to develop and expand year after year.” In turn, Artist Oweini thanked BAU, represented by its president, for hosting the exhibition, expressing his happiness and appreciation for the efforts exerted by the university to support culture and the arts. The exhibition runs until April 25, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at Al-Moltaqa Forum.

Beirut Arab University- Tripoli Branch and the Safadi Cultural Association, in partnership with  Mina Municipality, launched the project "Our City Our Way", co-funded by the European Union within the framework of the Regional Program Med Culture and the SouthMed CV Project, with a group of 30 youths between the ages of 14 and 17, As a "child-friendly city" based on their needs, aspirations and dreams, drawing on the techniques of architectural drawing, photography and building of models.

The ceremony was attended by MP Mohammed Safadi, represented by Rabih Othman, former Minister Omar Meskawi, the Mayor of Mina, Mr. Abdelkader Alameddine, members of the Municipal Council, Tripoli Mayor Ahmed Qamareddine, represented by Dr. Khaled Tadmori, directors of public administrations, Director General of Safadi Cultural Society Ms. Samira Baghdadi, Vice President for Tripoli Branch Affairs Prof. Khaled Baghdadi, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at BAU and Deans of the Faculties of Architecture at the Northern Universities , the Coordinator of the Branch at the Association of University Graduates in the North Mr. Ahmad Sankri and representatives of the participating bodies in the project.

After the Lebanese National Anthem and Beirut Arab University Anthem, Ms. Nala Makouk, welcomed the audience mentioning that the Youth Project "Our city our way’’ is a unique project aimed at enhancing the spirit of citizenship and leadership among young people from the Mina area and inspires them by training them to understand their city and to look critically at it.

The Assistant Professor of Architecture-Design & Built Faculty, Dr. Eslam Samahi, presented a technical presentation of the project explaining the most important techniques that will be used by the youths to develop a vision of their city. Then Ms. Samira Baghdadi took the speech considering that "the project stems from an absolute belief in the role of youth and children, Image of the city and its adoption. The partners in the project did not want to work for the youth, but with them," she said. “The Safadi Cultural Society, the Beirut Arab University, the Tripoli Branch, and the Municipality of Mina agreed to overcome the culture of institutional selfishness and to move towards a culture of genuine partnership.

In her turn, Prof. Bastawisi pointed "the Beirut Arab University has paid special attention to the development of society and participated in studying its problems and developing appropriate scientific solutions through many scientific researches in its faculties, which are funded mainly by national and international institutions." Architecture - Design and Urban Environment is one of the oldest and most influential faculties of the university. It influenced the society in terms of the specializations offered, which concern the architectural design and its compatibility with the natural and built environment as well as urban design and planning.

Alameddine, Mayor of Mina, said that "This project will be the first of a series of projects to be prepared’’ expressing his keenness to restore the distinguished relations with Arab and international institutions to strengthen the development of Mina and Tripoli. He pointed out that "this project is the result of fruitful cooperation between partners to serve a coastal city worthy of projects useful to its citizens."

The opening ceremony was followed by the completion of applications for admission to the project from about 120 high school students in Mina, before taking a tour of the College and the Model Making Lab and carrying out the most important work techniques to be used in the project. The students also visited an exhibition of models and engineering designs in which they listened to the teachers and students of the Faculty of Architecture explaining the projects presented.

The links between literature and history, and the interdisciplinary nature of human sciences were the highlighted issues dealt at the International Conference hosted by the Faculty of Arts at Beirut Arab University. The Conference was entitled “Histoire et Mémoire: La literature comme témoignage” and was organized in collaboration with l’université de la Sorbonne – Paris4 and l’université d’Anger. Over two days, it discussed the historical specificity of literary texts, and how the most prominent historical events are reflected in world literature. The impact of wars and their subsequent impact on the literary arena was highlighted, showing how writers are affected. Narrating experiences and memories bring literature to the fore as a testimonial on history and memory.

The conference was organized by the Department of French Language and Literature, and was attended by Prof. Dr. Essam Osman, Vice-President for Medical Sciences, Prof. Dr. Mayssah El Nayal, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Prof. Dr. Nadia Iskandarani, Head of the French Department, in addition to BAU Deans, staff-members and a large crowd of students and interested people. The event was also attended by Dr. Pascal Akyan, Vice-President of the Scientific Council of the Sorbonne, and Dr. Salwa Nacouzi, Regional Director of the Bureau Moyen-Orient -Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie.

Prof. Dr. Essam Osman delivered a speech on behalf of the President of BAU, indicating the importance of the conference in opening up to the world, consolidating ties, and exchanging expertise with Francophone and Anglophone universities to promote cultural dialogue in the age of globalization.

Prof. Dr. Mayssah El Nayal, Dean of the Faculty of Arts pointed out the importance of the conference in exploring the intersections between history, memory and literature, as well as the role of literature in constructing cultural and national identities.

Prof. Dr. Nadia Iskandarani, Head of the French Department, highlighted in her word the contribution made by the conference in accentuating the partnerships between BAU, l’université de la Sorbonne –Paris4 and l’université d’Anger, through the joint researches manifested at the event.

The "Middle East Social Media Festival ® 2017"- Third Edition will be held between the partnership of Right Service and Beirut Arab University at BAU Jamal Abed Al Nasser Hall on May 10th and 11th from 9:00 am until 1:30 pm and will connect business people & marketing experts from Lebanon and the Middle East, with wide range of local and international social media experts with networking, live entertainment & special surprises.

The Faculty of Architecture- Design and Built Environment at Beirut Arab University organized a workshop at Karantina Park targeting the children through activating their participation in the creation of game boards.

This workshop was organized in partnership with UNFPA- Lebanon, UNESCO- Beirut and UNODC- ROMENA.

The President of Beirut Arab University Prof. Amr Galal El – Adawi inaugurated “Beirut Miniature Model Art Exhibition to introduce Cultural Heritage to Children» that was launched by the Faculty of Architecture - Design and Built Environment in partnership with UNESCO, the United Nations Population Fund and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, at Saint Nicolas Stairs in Gemmayzeh Area.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by Prof. Ibtihal El Bastawissi, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture - Design and Built Environment, Ms. Rony Sabbagh, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Lebanon, Dr. Seiko Sugita, Programme specialist in social and human sciences at UNESCO Beirut, in addition to faculty deans and representatives of the United Nations Organizations, university professors and faculty students.

The three day exhibition took place after the great efforts performed by the Faculty of Architecture- Design and Built Environment team for a period of six months to provide a large number of architectural miniatures of heritage buildings in Beirut with the contribution of the Urban Laboratory. These models were in high quality and accurate showing the architectural details of these buildings.

The faculty students and professors supervising the exhibition accompanied visitors in their tours, introduced them to the displayed models and explained the architectural details that characterize the heritage buildings of Beirut. They also gave souvenirs to children inspired by the main objective of the exhibition. Souvenirs consist from collections of facades in which the child can assemble by himself to recreate one of the models of heritage buildings for the identity of Beirut City.

Professor Amr Galal El- Adawi, President of Beirut Arab University, congratulated the working group under the supervision of Professor Ibtihal El Bastawissi, the Dean of the Faculty, in preparing for this exhibition, which embodies the real message of the University and its pioneering role in serving the Lebanese society in general and the people of Beirut in particular, through this project that enhances the social role of the architect in spreading the culture of preserving the architectural and urban heritage of the city.

Razan Moghrabi, together with seven of the Star Academy stars, “Mira  Mickhael”, “Maya Nehme”, “ Tina Yamout”, “Jessica Njeim”, “Mohamad Bach”, “Mohamad Dakdouk”, and “Gilbert Simon” answered the invitation of the Students’ Activities Department to celebrate the Open Day at BAU at the beginning of the academic year on the 27th of September 2012.

 Thousands of students participated in this ceremony which was attended by President Professor Amr Galal El Adawi, Vice President for Academic Affairs Professor Hanafy Holail, Secretary General Mr. Issam Houri, Faculty Deans, directors and faculty members.

In his speech, Professor El Adawi said that life at University is not only confined to getting an education, but also extended to getting acquainted with colleagues, to mixing with them and to discovering new things which help develop students’ personalities. He also announced that all faculties are now working on attaining international accreditation which will open new horizons for the fresh graduates as related to job opportunities in Lebanon and abroad.

 In addition to the songs which the audience greatly enjoyed, the ceremony was characterized  by a sketch by the comedian Juana Karaki, known as Um Khaled Al Sukkari, who welcomed the students in her own comic way.

 The ceremony was also characterized by various sketches by the Dance Club which presented folkloric and modern shows. The Martial Arts Club presented sketches of Muay Thai and rope jumping from the top of the main building.

 At the end of the ceremony, prizes were presented to the participants by the sponsors.

 It is noteworthy that the Open Day has become an annual event organized by Beirut Arab University at the beginning of each academic year to introduce the new students to the University atmosphere and help develop their bond with the University.