The Lebanese International University will be a leading transnational University known for an outstanding student-centered, teaching-focused learning experience and academic research excellence, which empower its graduates for successful engagement in career and life opportunities, underpinned by outreach to alumni, enterprise and the professions.
LIU's mission is to provide affordable and accessible quality higher education, guide and cultivate the knowledge and skills of its students to be independent learners, able to assume responsibilities as citizens to positively impact local, regional, and global communities. LIU endeavors to promote student success through processes of curricula renewal and research for innovative outcomes.
Since its creation in 2001, LIU has claimed, as part of its mission, the right to play a role in providing the highest possible quality higher education at the lowest possible cost in order to meet the needs of individuals, communities and enterprises both in and beyond Lebanon.
The idea that learning can be a joyful experience stands at the very heart of the Lebanese International University. LIU is proud to offer new perspectives today’s students need to understand, engage with, and most importantly make a difference in the world around them. With relatively modest class sizes, and the assurance of direct access to highly talented, dedicated faculty members, our students benefit from a learning environment similar to that found at many liberal universities.
While our vision and mission show where we want to go, our values guide us on the way. They cut across organizational boundaries, bind us culturally, and permeate our strategic and tactical initiatives. They are the defining traits of the LIU community.
LIU is committed to the following set of core values: Integrity; Excellence; Diversity and Inclusion; Collaboration; Innovation; Compassion and Stewardship.
These seven core values provide the foundation for how we conduct ourselves, accomplish our work, and build our reputation as a University. They reflect a university with a strong sense of purpose, confidence, and a desire to succeed. We believe our values are what make LIU a great place to work and study at.
The values also reflect the traits we as faculty, staff, students and alumni hold dear. They mold the character of our culture. Each member of the LIU community plays a vital role in nurturing these values, using them to guide daily working lives and in the way, we forge relationships with each other, our students, industry partners and stakeholders. This is essential if we are to fulfill our strategic ambitions and if the University community is to provide an environment that enables our students, faculty and staff to succeed.
We act honestly, ethically and transparently in all we do. Integrity gives us the ability to realize the greater good in our actions and programs, and challenges us to stand up for what is right for ourselves and for others.
We have determination, knowledge and a positive adaptable attitude to change, and employ innovative practices in working together when faced with new thinking, challenges or opportunities.
As an institution dedicated to teaching and learning, we are curious, optimistic and strive for excellence in all we do in academics, student life, and all support services, which leads to life-changing educational experiences. We work together to create thriving communities that transform the prospects of all who engage with us.
We are committed stewards of LIU, carrying the responsibility to ensure resources are allocated in accordance with institutional mission, goals and policy guidelines. All members of the LIU community play a role in representing the University, in maintaining fiscal responsibility, and in holding one another accountable for our actions.
The University recognizes the people of LIU as the principal enablers of the transformation from good to excellent and will create opportunities to develop and reward excellence. It has articulated the attributes for graduates and staff to align with LIU values and goals.
Diversity and Inclusion :
Ours is a diverse and inclusive community that fosters a welcoming climate where differences in people, diversity of ideas, expressions and perspectives are recognized as assets. We engage in civil and respectful discourse in the pursuit of mutual understanding and intellectual growth that enriches University life.
We demonstrate collaboration by working internally and externally toward shared goals in a supportive environment that keeps students central and values the entire LIU community and the people served.
Compassion compels us to stand with and embrace others in times of personal crisis or grief and empathy in our thoughts and considerations in our actions through multiple endeavors that respond to the needs of others within and beyond the University.