NDU at a Glance

Identity

Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) is a private, Lebanese non-profit Catholic institution of higher education, which adopts the American system of education

The religious affiliation of the university does not impose any sectarian obligations on faculty members, staff, or students. The cultural and spiritual heritage of the Maronite Order of the Holy Virgin Mary highlights a belief in a unified Lebanon, a belief in education as a means of protection against fanaticism and corruption, and a dedication to freedom of thought and expression. The university adopts such values and beliefs irrespective of color, creed, race, or gender and seeks to enhance these values through the liberal education it offers and the career preparation that caters to the real needs of Lebanon and the region.

Mission

As a Catholic institution inspired by the cultural and spiritual heritage of the Maronite Order of the Holy Virgin Mary, Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) seeks to provide comprehensive quality education that fosters excellence in scholarship, lifelong learning, enlightened citizenship, human solidarity, moral integrity, and belief in God.

 

In designing its curricula, NDU is committed to the philosophy and standards of the American model of liberal arts education. Conceiving itself as an authentic academic community, NDU promotes diversity, respect for human dignity and rights, and concern for the common good. Its profound aspiration is to prepare its students to be future leaders who can exercise reason upon knowledge and shape a world of truth, justice, love, and freedom.

NDU promotes diversity, respect for human dignity and rights, and concern for the common good.

vision

NDU’s vision is to

  • Become the venue of choice as Lebanon’s Catholic university, offering students access to the finest faculty and a comprehensive curriculum taught in the Maronite tradition;
  • Provide a highly personalized academic experience to graduate and undergraduate students
  • Integrate a strong, interdisciplinary, liberal arts core with degree-granting programs that offer preparation for professional careers and graduate studies;
  • Excel in selected highly specialized areas, including signature programs that enhance the university’s reputation and serve as regional models for the delivery of educational development in Lebanon and the region;
  • Foresee the changing needs with time and develop programs and utilize technologies consistent with those needs.
  • Create and sustain a community in which all aspects of University life is a reflection of its values.

values

Faith

As a Catholic university, NDU highlights a strong belief in spiritual motivation and education as a vehicle for a better and more just society.

Scholarship

To seek the truth, with a sense of discovery, through informed and rigorous scholarship, will place NDU among the top-ranking regional universities

Freedom

Of thought and expression; NDU commits itself to engage and enhance intellectual inquiry in the pursuit of truth by teaching students how to learn, how to think critically, how to conduct responsible research, and how to access and integrate information in preparation for career development and personal growth

Service

NDU is committed to serve not only its students, faculty and employees, but also society at large

Excellence

In all activities of university life—teaching, scholarship, service, etc—NDU strives to be a center of quality education

Integrity

Teaching, scholarship, and student service within the university community are characterized by intellectual honesty and a sense of personal morality

Learning for Life

In the tradition of a Catholic liberal arts education, NDU commits itself to lifelong learning, encourages personal responsibility, develops spiritual values, and affirms a philosophy of life which actively supports global economic equity, social justice, and human rights.

Diversity

Empathy, tolerance and respect for all people is essential to any university community. NDU encourages students to understand and appreciate the diversity of cultures, which exist locally, nationally, and internationally. It also seeks to promote diversity appreciation through an understanding of the impact human beings have on their environment

Quick Facts

266
Full-time and 453 and Part-time faculty members
7,161
students and 16,097 Alumni
54
Bachelors and 27 Master degrees
149,600 m2
in Real Estate holdings
 
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