The International University of Beirut
The International University was first founded as the Bekaa University under Presidential Decree No. 5294 in April 2001, with its first two campuses in Al-Khyara, in the western Bekaa valley and the capital Beirut. The name was later changed to the Lebanese International University (LIU) / International University (IU).
The International University is a career-oriented institution with the mission of creating access to higher education for first-generation students who otherwise would not have the opportunity to join the professional workforce. With a commitment to democratize higher education and empowerment, the university since 2003 and until 2013 established seven additional campuses in Saida, Nabatieh, Tripoli, Mount Lebanon, Tyre, Rayak, and Akkar.
Located in the heart of Beirut, the International University campus consists of seven blocks distributed around Mousaitbeh region. In addition to its numerous number of students’ facilities, the campus includes state of the art labs, fully equipped conference rooms, auditoriums, studios, and recreation center.
Beirut campus is considered one of the most active/diverse university campuses in the capital. With the highest number of enrolled students per campus across the county, it hosts a massive number of academic conferences, seminars, lectures, and students activities.