The American University of Beirut (AUB); Arabic: الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت) is a private, secular, and independent university in Beirut, Lebanon. Degrees awarded at the American University of Beirut (AUB) are officially registered with the New York Board of Regents.
The university is ranked as the number one university in Lebanon and among the top 250 universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings. AUB is also ranked as the first American university located outside of the U.S.A.
The American University of Beirut is governed by a private, autonomous Board of Trustees and offers programs leading to Bachelor‘s, Master’s, MD, and PhD degrees. It collaborates with many universities around the world, notably with Columbia University, George Washington University Medical School in Washington, DC; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the University of Paris. The current president is the American epigraphist, philologist, and cultural anthropologist, Peter Dorman.
The American University of Beirut (AUB) boasts an operating budget of $300 million with an endowment of approximately $500 million.  The campus is composed of 64 buildings, including the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) (420 beds), 5 libraries, 3 museums and 7 dormitories. Almost one-fifth of AUB’s students attended secondary school or university outside of Lebanon before coming to AUB. AUB Graduates reside in approximately 100 countries worldwide. The language of instruction is English. (wiki)
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