International Networks


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.


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.


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".


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 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 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 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:

  1. Exchange of students

  2. Exchange of faculty members

  3. Exchange of academic publications and infromation

  4. Development of collaborative research

International Agreements

BAU Universities’ Agreements List:

  1. Université Claude Bernard Lyon I – France

  2. Lebanese University- Lebanon

  3. Université de Provence- Aix Marseille I – France

  4. Université Claude Bernard Lyon I – France

  5. Université de Savoie – France

  6. Université Charles –De-Gaulle, Lille III –France

  7. Ecole Supérieure d'Electronique de l'Ouest (ESEO)- France

  8. Institut Euro–Méditerranéen en Science du Risque (IEMSR)- France

  9. Euro-Mediterranean University- Sloveni

  10. Université Paris- Sorbonne (Paris IV)- France

  11. CNRS/ National Council for Scientific Research- Lebanese Atomic Energy Commission- Lebanon

  12. Ecole Doctorale de Droit du Moyen- Orient (EDDMO) - Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)

  13. SudgestAid – Italy

  14. Link Campus University- Italy

  15. Lebanese Agriculture Research Institute- Lebanon

  16. University of Sharjah- Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  17. The University of Massachusetts- Lowell- United States of America

  18. Lebanese Industrial Research Achievements Program (LIRA Program) – Lebanon

  19. Hacettepe University – Turkey

  20. Hamdan Bin Mohammad e-University

  21. L’institut Polytechnique de Grenoble

  22. Université d’Angers- France

  23. RWTH Aachen University- Germany

  24. FHS St. Gallen , University of Applied Sciences- Switzerland

  25. University of Barcelona- Spain

  26. The Institute Lorenzo De’ Demici- Italy

  27. University of La Verne- United States of America

  28. Al Faisal University

  29. Atatὓrk University

  30. Université Joseph Fourier- Grenoble- France

  31. Kyiv National Linguistic University

  32. University of Genoa

  33. Glasgow University- Scotland

  34. Global ELT Solutions (Cambridge Center)

  35. Cambridge English Language Assessment

  36. British Council

  37. “Technology Collaboration Agreement for Research and Education (Tech Care)”- “Lebanon’s National Research and Education Network (NREN)” with 4 Universities (AUB-LAU-USJ-USEK)

  38. The Faculty of Architecture-Design and Built Environment together with the Institute of Advanced Architecture in Catalonia (IAAC) with “Solidere”.

  39. Pôle Léonard de Vinci – France

  40. Gulf Medical Universities

  41. Kursk State Medical University

  42. Moulay Ismail University

  43. La Rochelle Université – France

  44. Faculty of Medicine at Alexandria University

  45. University of Modena and Reggio Emilia- Italy

International Association of Universities IAU

The International Association of Universities IAU has launched a Global Cluster on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development (HSED) to advocate for the Key Role that higher education institutions play in achieving agenda 2030. The global endeavour directly engages universities in addressing all 17 sustainable development goals SDGs.

Beirut Arab University was selected to represent and lead SDG 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure that aims mainly to promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, enhance scientific research, and support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.

The Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Design & Built Environment Professor Ibtihal El- Bastawissi is the BAU Institutional Coordinator at the IAU Global Higher Education Cluster.

The IAU HESD Cluster consists of 16 lead universities, one for each SDG; IAU leads the work on SDG 17 on global partnerships. The lead universities, which are based in all world regions, will work with ‘satellite’ universities to advance a particular SDG, all the while ensuring synergies among all goals.

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.

This is the second regional conference at LAU that addresses inter professional education and practice. On Day 1, we attended a series of seminars given by renowned academic and professional leaders from various disciplines specialized in evidence- and practice-based information on the value and implementation of inter professional learning, collaborative practice and the global-health perspective of IPE. At the end of day1, we participated in the workshop entitled ‘Hands-on strategies for collaborative star leaders’. On Day 2, we attended a plenary session about inter professional work to improve quality and safety in acute and chronic-care settings, followed by two interactive workshops of simulation activities that addressed the way of assessment for IPE activities and team-based approaches to managing various patient-care scenarios and clinical conditions such as sepsis, diabetes, obesity and post-bariatric surgery care. After taking intensive seminars and workshops in advanced IPE skills during these two days, we are now interested to apply these competencies in our IPE program in order to enhance it and sensitize students to the value of inter professional collaborations in improving professional practice in healthcare. At the end of the conference, in addition to the certificate of attendance to the conference, separate certificates of attendance for each workshop were given too and pictures were taken with participants from other departments at BAU.

Supra-Regional Conference in Governance in Southern Neighbouring Higher Education Institutions

“Promoting the Modernization and Strengthening of Institutional and Financial Autonomy in Southern Neighbouring Area Higher Education Institutions”

Beirut Arab University

Higher educational Institutions (HEIs) play a crucial role in the development of human capital and good citizenry. This role is intensified in a framework of collaboration and partnerships among these institutions. This collaboration is multifaceted; it can take place through academic partnerships such as exchange programmes and student mobility but also through institutional collaboration. The UNAM project aims at promoting this institutional collaboration through modernization and strengthening of the institutional and financial autonomy of Southern neighboring HEIs. Within this framework, the Supra-regional Conference in Governance in Southern Neighbouring HEIs shed the light on the governance of the partners of the UNAM project and other HEIs. Partners governance experience is aimed to be exposed at the conference, generating interchangeable learning and networking, leading hopefully to potential institutional collaboration. As such, the conference brings together deans, director of programmes, financial managers, HR managers, academic members, from HEIs and other higher education stakeholders.


  • Governance in HEIs

  • Transparency in HEIs

  • Operating models of HEIs

  • Financing HEIs

  • Autonomy in HEIs

  • Fundraising in HEIs

  • Quality Assurance in HEIs

Collaboration TOTAl and BAU

During his visit to France in October 2015, Dr. Rami Harkouss, representative of the Petroleum Engineering Department, contacted Dr Moazen, Research Eng. in Marketing and Sales at TOTAL company. They discussed about the procedure of collaboration between BAU and TOTAL. Recently, BAU received from TOTAL samples of heavy and light crude oil (5 liters from each). BAU thanks TOTAL for this appreciated gift and hope more future cooperation.