The purpose and aim of any contacts and visits with foreign institutions of Higher Education is to pursue discussions about productive partnerships between the Lebanese International University and other universities .The principles and values that guide the international initiatives and activities so entered into must support the LIU's mission, and enhance its standing in Lebanon and abroad as a leading comprehensive university. To such end, part of the University's strategy is to implement a small number of comprehensive exchange arrangements with targeted universities that include graduate and undergraduate student exchanges, faculty and staff exchanges, research collaboration, and so on. Activities should embody the principles of partnership and mutual benefit with the universities involved.
Elements of Internationalization at LIU
- International student recruitment
- Student mobility programs
- Faculty/staff mobility
Goal and Strategy Statements for LIU’s International Activities
- Encourage Faculties, where appropriate, to internationalize courses and programs by:
- Infusing content and materials from different countries, cultures and perspectives
- Including different methodologies and cultural approaches to the subjects taught
- Including material that encourages an awareness of global diversity
- Including and valuing our international partners’ academic knowledge and contributions
LIU Student Mobility
Implement a small number of comprehensive exchange arrangements with targeted universities that include graduate and undergraduate student exchanges, faculty and staff exchanges, research collaboration, and so on.
Strengthen existing exchange ties, and establish a small number of select new exchanges promotional ef Enhanceforts through academic departments, schools and Faculties Seek out funding for mobility scholarships and awards work to identify appropriate exchange and research partners that can provide an international experience related to research, study and professional activities.
Faculty / Staff Mobility
The goal is to create mobility opportunities for the permanent LIU community through staff exchanges, faculty exchanges, and an enhanced visiting lecturer program.
Implement a small number of comprehensive exchange arrangements with targeted universities, to complement graduate and undergraduate student exchanges, research collaboration, encourage and support the recognition of
international experience and research as part of the career development of faculty and staff, create more visiting faculty rooms in planned new residence space, to be allocated to visiting lecturers, researchers, and scholars.
Goal is to attract increasing levels of support for LIU and its programs from individuals and organizations resident outside Lebanon.
Maintain contact and foster relationships with individuals and organizations that have links with LIU present opportunities to potential donors to support activities or projects of particular interest to them, involve LIU faculty and staff in identifying prospective donors who show special interest in LIU.
To support and facilitate international research relationships and activities that are an integral component of each faculty member’s academic career.
Develop and maintain a database of faculty members’ international research activities, share this information, where appropriate, amongst faculty to provide synergy in such activities, ask faculty to represent the University, where appropriate, when traveling internationally on University business, help develop strong, comprehensive institutional relationships by according high priority to faculty members’ research interests and to the potential for future research collaboration, when selecting partner universities in other countries.