Founded in 1866, the American University of Beirut bases its educational philosophy, standards, and practices on the American liberal arts model of higher education. A teaching-centered research university, AUB has around 700 instructional faculty and a student body of around 8,000 students. The University encourages freedom of thought and expression and seeks to graduate men and women committed to creative and critical thinking, life-long learning, personal integrity, civic responsibility, and leadership.
The American University of Beirut (AUB) was founded in 1866 as a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher learning. The University is registered with the Lebanese government, Ministry of Education and Higher Learning and its degrees are recognised and accredited by the government of Lebanon.