The University

ACCREDITATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

All degrees offered by Middle East University (MEU) are fully accredited and equalized by the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Learning. Additionally, the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (AAA, adventistaccreditingassociation.org) has granted full recognition of Middle East University´s programs, including the Master's programs. MEU also has international partnership with Andrews University, Michigan, USA; Montemorelos University, Nuevo León, Mexico; Universidad Adventista del Plata, Argentina; and Seminar Schloss Bogenhofen, Austria.

Furthermore, MEU is part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the second largest Christian education system in the world. This affiliation connects MEU to over 110 colleges and universities throughout the world. As part of this vast network, students of MEU have many possibilities to pursue further study in a wide range of countries abroad.

MEU is a member the Arab Association of College Registrar's and Admission Officers (Arab-Acrao, www.arab-acrao.org) and of the Universities Association of Lebanon (www.uaolb.org), which is comprised of 17 member institutions.

MISSION, VISION AND CORE VALUES
Vision

To be known as an international academic community that facilitates the transformation of students into men and women who are distinguished by their personal, professional, service-oriented and faith-based lives.

Mission

As the Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher learning in MENAU, Middle East University influences students' hearts and minds, empowering them to live lives of professional competence, integrity, compassion, and faith, with a view towards eternity.

Core Values

Wisdom: A passion for learning, thinking, creating and wholistically applying knowledge to life.

Faith: A spiritual environment that nurtures a personal faith in God.

Integrity: Ethical standards and personal moral character in all areas of life.

Compassion: Love, empathy, fairness, and respect reflected in service to others.

Community: Unity and peace in diversity, enriched by understanding and dialogue.

Stewardship: Accountability in the use of resources, including time, health, influence, and the environment.p>

PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

Middle East University's philosophy of education is Christ-centered, aiming to restore human beings into the image of their Maker. We believe that, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, God's character and His purposes can be understood as revealed in the Bible, in Jesus Christ, and in nature.

We believe that God is infinitely loving, wise, and powerful. He relates to human beings on a personal level, presenting His character as the ultimate norm for human conduct and His grace as the means of restoring us as human beings to His image.

We recognize, however, that human motives, thinking, and behavior have fallen short of God's ideal. Education in its broadest sense is a means of restoring human beings to their original relationship with God. Working together, homes, schools, and churches cooperate with divine agencies in preparing learners for responsible citizenship in this world and in the world to come.

The education at Middle East University imparts more than academic knowledge. It fosters a balanced development of the whole person-spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially. It seeks to develop a life of faith in God and respect for the dignity of all human beings; to build character akin to that of the Creator; to promote loving service to human beings rather than selfish ambition; and to encourage independent thinking and maximum development of each individual's potential.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

The University is comprised of four faculties: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Faculty of Business Administration, the Faculty of Education, and the Faculty of Philosophy and Theology. It offers programs that lead to both bachelors' and masters' degrees, in addition to other non-degree programs. The language of instruction is English. The curricula of the University are carefully designed and constantly revised and updated in order to advance the multi-dimensional development of the whole person.

HISTORY

From its establishment in 1939, Middle East University has strived to be a diverse institution, accepting and serving people from all cultures and backgrounds. As a higher-education institution operated by the global Seventh-day Adventist denomination, MEU is connected to the second largest Christian education system in the world. This allows the University to benefit from a constant flow of international staff and students from all over the world, fostering an intellectually and internationally open environment.

MEU was originally founded as the Adventist College of Beirut and located in Mouseitbeh. In 1946 the institution was relocated to its present location, in Sabtieh, Sad El-Bauchrieh. During the same year it was renamed Middle East College, and the cornerstone of what is now North Hall was laid by His Excellency Sheikh Bechara El-Khoury, then President of the Republic of Lebanon.

In 1949, the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Learning granted the institution the accreditation to offer studies in higher education. On June 28, 2001, Middle East College was formally and legally renamed Middle East University. This significant development further validated the role of MEU as an important center of higher education for the people of Lebanon and the Middle East.

LOCATION AND ENVIRONMENT

The University campus is situated on 30 hectares of green hillside in Sabtieh, east of Beirut. A refreshingly green environment just at the edge of the busy metropolitan environment of Beirut, the campus provides local students with an idyllic location to study and socialize. International students benefit from the peaceful and secure campus while also having easy access to the vibrant lifestyle of Beirut. With a breathtaking view overlooking Beirut and the Mediterranean Sea, visitors to campus are continually impressed by MEU's incredible location.

INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS

Middle East University was founded to serve the Middle East region. However, it also welcomes students from the rest of the world. The significant international presence on campus over the years has contributed to a rich cultural heritage. Currently, MEU is proud to have students, faculty, and staff representing over 30 countries.

The University is part of the global education network of the Seventh-day Adventist Church operating the broadest and most extensive Protestant Christian educational school system in the world, including over 110 institutions of higher education. For more information about our sister institutions of higher education and other Adventist education institutions, please visit www.adventistcolleges.org and www.adventisteducation.org.

For inquiries about MEU's international programs, please contact the International Student Office at international.students@meu.edu.lb.

SERVICE INITIATIVES

MEU is active in service to the local community, as well as the broader Lebanese community and even internationally. All undergraduate students have service as part of their formal curriculum, and also have the opportunity to be involved in other volunteer service projects locally and internationally. These may include activities such as painting, cleaning, food and clothes distribution to needy families, children's book writing workshops, smoking cessation seminars, health expos for both adults and children, and health-related services.