Why are we Different
The mission of AUT is to provide an innovative, technology-rich, entrepreneurial, experiential university and learning environment that produces civically active and market-ready graduates. Acting on its purpose and mission, AUT has been very active in humanitarian work, international development and aid for the local community.
Since traditional methods of education are no longer compatible with today’s requirements for success in professional life, AUT has adopted the student-centered active learning method of education which includes cooperative, team-based, problem-based and other innovative techniques of learning. This type of learning serves one of the goals stated in the Mission of the University as it promotes such skills as data search and analysis, critical and creative thinking, decision making and team work. AUT graduates who have studied under such methods of learning will not only acquire knowledge but will also work in a way that ensures a continued growth in knowledge and ability to apply what they know in order to gain a successful entry to the third millennium professional world.
AUT follows the Active Learning Method which is more compatible for the modern workplace than traditional methods.
AUT has integrated technology in the learning / teaching process. Students make use of the latest technological innovations in their studies and can function effectively in the new millennium business environment.
AUT offers a sea of activities both social and physical to its students. Graduates will be well-rounded, critical, creative, problem solving, team players, be ready for the new business environment of the 21st century.
AUT developed tripartite partnerships with highly reputed universities on one hand and with industry and the public sector on the other hand so students benefit from a model of learning that is best suited for professional success.
AUT maintains a low student / teacher ratio allowing for a better learning environment.
AUT offers constant support for students, with a dedicated Center for Student Success to help with their every need (first in Lebanon).
AUT placement office assists students with finding internships and jobs in Lebanon and abroad.
AUT keeps a close watch over employment trends in Lebanon and the world and its programs are often modified in order to adapt to the ever evolving requirements of the workplace.
AUT offers a world class university education at a reasonable cost: the tuition fee for an average full time semester does not exceed $3300 and financial aid and scholarships are available.
Joining AUT is an opportunity not only to learn with the best academic staff but also to grow as a responsible individual.
AUT launched the Blue Caravan initiative for diabetes screening and awareness in 2013 and examined 5,000 patients throughout 40 different locations. Its action continues in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the International Diabetes Federation and the Lebanese Diabetes Society.
Human Rights Involvement
AUT has pioneered in the field of human rights by introducing this topic as a required course for all students in 2005, a step that was later on followed by other Lebanese and Arab universities.
AUT is a partner of the United Nations for the Arab Regional Camp for human rights. It is a member of the American Association of College Registrars and Admission Officers and presided the annual meeting of Arab ACRAO of which it is an active members. It has integrated the State University of New York COIL initiative (Collaborative Online International Learning) and regularly offers courses that are conducted through COIL with faculty from SUNY colleges
Aid For The Local Community
AUT has established a financial aid office that processes applications submitted by students and takes decisions on whether applicants should benefit or not from financial assistance. The assistance consists mainly as unfunded discounts on tuition fees with some students participating in a work/study program. While it does represent a great humanitarian service to the local youth, the current practice of providing unfunded discounts is not a sustainable one and therefore financial aid funding is one of the focus areas for fundraising going forward.
Care For The Third Age
By starting a program for learners of the third age (University for the Third Age- U3A ) and integrating the International Association of Universities for the Third Age (IAUTA), AUT now caters to the educational and cultural needs of this segment of the population by offering weekly lectures on various topics and short courses on specific topics needed by learners