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Academic Support Facilities

Ramez G. Chagoury, Faculty of Architecture, Arts and Design (FAAD)

FAAD studios are designed to meet the various needs of Architecture, Art and Design programs. The studios are furnished with professional drafting tables and are appropriately equipped to provide support to all Architecture, Design and Fine Art courses.

MAC Computer Laboratory

Graphic Design and Fashion Design students have access to the up-dated Mac Computer Laboratory and the latest softwares to facilitate their performance.

Photography Laboratory

The Photography Laboratory is a place where Architecture, Design, and Art students, as well as other disciplines at NDU, learn how to capture still images, develop, print, and experiment with the techniques of digital and analog photography. The studios are professionally designed and equipped with the latest technology and darkrooms for experimented analog prints to provide hands-on learning experience and optimal working conditions under the supervision of qualified instructors.

Dorothy Salhab Kazemi - Ceramic Workshop

This Ceramic Atelier is equipped with two kilns and several wheel tables. Students can enjoy manual work with clay (slab, coil building, throwing, etc), and clay enamels powder glazing. The Ceramic Atelier has a terrace, overlooking pine trees.

Metal and Wood Workshop

The Metal and Wood Workshop has the necessary tools that will help Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, and Fashion Design students in the creative process of their works. Its main purpose is to create a tangible approach to the methodologies of teaching between the theoretical and applied.

Silk Screen Printing Workshop

The Silk Screen Printing Workshop is equipped with the necessary tools that will help mainly Graphic Design students in the hands-on process of their work. Its main purpose is to create a tangible approach between the theoretical and applied methodologies of teaching. A movable types printing facility is also available in the same workshop.

Smart Rooms

Within FAAD premises, 23 classrooms are equipped with Active Boards Touch, and another 12 have LCD projectors.

Architecture Computer Workshop

Two Computer Workshops have been set up for the Architecture and Interior Design students; located within the Architecture studios. Both workshop are equipped with facilities, including 15 computers, an LCD projector and related projection screen. Each computer contains the latest versions of graphic software, in addition to Ecotect.

Design Computer Workshop

Two fully equipped computer workshops have been developed in proximity to the studios for Graphic Design and Fashion design students.
Both equipped with room facilities, including 19 G4 Mackintosh computers. Each computer contains the latest versions of graphic software.

Fashion Design Studio

The Fashion Design facilities consists of three studios, one studio with mannequins and large patternmaking tables, adjacent is a sewing studio with professional steam iron and sewing machines. Furthermore, a Mackintosh computer workshop is set-up to ensure a professional studio setting of digital illustration and pattermaking skills and hands-on execution. Students also have access to a catwalk installation and will produce fashion shows of their creations.

Music Department Facilities

The Music Department facility consists of three repetition halls equipped with projection facility and a piano, and 6 small practice rooms for a one-to-one music instrumentation practice. The halls and rooms are all acoustically isolated and outfitted with the most up-dated sound system.


Faculty of Business Administration and Economics  (FBAE)


The Rooms' Division Laboratory

The purpose of the rooms’ division laboratory is to provide practical and hands-on environment opportunities for students to experience and perform hotel front office and housekeeping operations.  Exposure to front desk practice as well as reservations and back-office tasks is made available.  Introduction to basic property management systems as well as travel and tour operations are also carried out when need be.

The Restaurant Demonstration Laboratory

The restaurant demonstration laboratory provides students with the proper environment to conduct basic restaurant dining-room service operations. Restaurant concept planning, setting, serving and banqueting operations are practiced there.  Furthermore, exposure to alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages role in the dining experience and its appropriate service is provided. Discovery and appreciation through tasting is performed.


The Kitchen Laboratories

The kitchen laboratory, with its both demonstration and full operation components, forms the backbone of the practical culinary experience that students are provided with.  While in the demonstration lab, students witness and assist in real life cooking preparation, execution and tasting, in the full operations lab, they are fully responsible for practicing and executing menus related to self-planned banqueting events. Purchasing, storing, preparing, cooking, serving and stewarding are among other tasks that the students perform.


The Dealing Room Lab

The FBAE trading room is a glitzy learning laboratory that adds vibes to the business program, facilitates the training experience of students in financial markets, and increases awareness of the practical use of all financial instruments.  Consistent with the FBAE’s mission of excellence in teaching, the trading room, through Bloomberg and Eikon platforms, provides business students with real world experience where they can retrieve economic and financial data, implement trading strategies, and perform simulations on equities, derivatives, commodities or commodity derivatives.


The FBAE NDU - Bank Audi Executive Lounge

The mission and goals of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics evoke community involvement, social responsibility, exchange of knowledge and expertise as well as advancement opportunities in a stimulating environment. In line with the above, the FBAE, in partnership with Bank Audi, established an executive lounge dedicated to faculty members, graduate students and business professionals, where dialogue occurs among different constituents in an academic but informal and comfortable setting, thus providing students with a wide scope of professional awareness and stimulating their intellectual curiosity.

Writing Center

About the Writing Center

The Writing Center at NDU is a vital academic support unit committed to enhancing students' English language skills. Our mission encompasses offering one-on-one student consultations and conducting diverse workshops throughout the semester, addressing topics such as "Avoiding Plagiarism" and job interview skills. Our team of consultants consists of experienced English instructors ready to support all NDU students, regardless of their major.

Our Services

At the Writing Center, we:

1. Provide guidance in essential techniques for effective academic writing.
2. Cultivate a welcoming environment where students can build confidence in their English writing abilities.
3. Create opportunities for students to practice writing across the curriculum and share their work with qualified tutors.
4. Organize small group workshops to encourage peer writing exercises, fostering a collaborative learning environment.
5. Offer handouts on grammar, APA Style formatting, and other relevant areas of interest.

All our services are provided free of charge.

Come Prepared

The Writing Center is here to assist you at any stage of your writing process. We encourage you to bring your thoughts, questions, essays, notes, and assignment guidelines, along with a hard copy of your essay or a first draft on a USB drive. The best approach is to come prepared for a productive discussion about your writing. Rest assured, we've encountered a wide range of writing challenges and eagerly welcome your work.


You're invited to visit the Writing Center, conveniently located in the Faculty of Humanities – Pink Building, Ground floor – Room HA 114.

For further information, please reach out to us via:
- Phone: 09-218950 Ext. 2375
- Email: writingcenter@ndu.edu.lb

Operating hours for Fall 2017-2018:
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday (MWF): 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, Thursday (TTH): 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Additional Services

We offer the following services:

1. One-on-one Tutorials: Our sessions last 30 minutes, and we provide assistance for writing in any subject.
2. Small-group Tutorials: Occasionally, students with similar writing assignments collaborate in small groups, engaging in peer review sessions facilitated by our writing tutors. This process includes guidance, questions, and feedback.
3. Walk-in Tutorials: We offer a limited number of walk-in appointments. If a cancellation or open slot becomes available, walk-in students can utilize that time.
4. Workshops: The Writing Center hosts a series of workshops covering various writing-related topics and software applications.
5. Computers and Software: We have eight computers with internet access, equipped with software programs to assist in idea generation, organization, grammar and mechanics improvement, resume writing, and more. Visit our links page for an ever-expanding list of writing-related resources.
6. Handouts: We provide a wide array of useful handouts covering topics such as source documentation, thesis statement development, paragraph structuring, and proofreading.
7. Resource Books: Our library includes resource materials available for students and faculty interested in teaching writing, critical analysis, essay composition, and more.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions on how we can better serve you, please don't hesitate to contact us. We value your input and aim to provide the support you need.


APA 7 Paper Format

  • Handout


Business Communication Handouts

  • Handout
  • CV Library
  • Writing an Unsolicited Cover Letter
  • Parlimentary Expressions
  • Agendas & Minutes
  • Sample Interview Questions
  • Types of Speeches
  • Example on Writing Agendas and Minutes

Grammar Handouts

  • Handout
  • Nouns
  • Pronouns
  • Prepositions
  • Conjunctions
  • The Use of Apostrophes
  • Verbs
  • Avoiding Run-ons & Fragments
  • Subject Verb Agreement
  • Capitalization Rules
  • Run-on Sentences
  • Sentence Fragments: Basics

Research Paper Handouts

  • Handout
  • Reference Page
  • Is It Plagiarism
  • Using Articles
  • How to Write a Title Page
  • Examples of APA Citations in References List
  • How To Start A Research Paper (APA Format)
  • Writing the First Draft Paper APA
  • Sample Outline APA
  • APA in Text Documentation
  • Documentation Exercises
  • Thesis Statement

Writing Handouts

  • Handout
  • How to Direct Quote
  • Guidelines For Writing Critiques
  • Steps for Writing a Report
  • Transitional Devices
  • Responding to Text
  • Five Useful Ways to Join Ideas
  • The Introduction Of An Essay
  • The Conclusion Of An Essay
  • Sample Response Essay
  • Sample Argumentative Essay
  • Sample Essay
  • Steps to Effective Paraphrasing and to Effective Summarizing
  • Differences between Summarizing and Paraphrasing
  • Paragraph Structure-Handout
  • Reading and Note Taking
Engineering Laboratories
Our engineering programs boast state-of-the-art laboratories that are accessible to all engineering students. These facilities are expertly managed by dedicated and qualified staff.

Within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, we offer a wide array of laboratory courses covering key topics in concrete and pavement design, environmental engineering, mechanics of materials, soil mechanics, hydraulics, field surveying, geophysics, and engineering graphics. We pride ourselves on the continual upgrading and updating of our lab equipment to ensure that our students gain exposure to the latest and most advanced systems. Furthermore, we provide access to highly accurate and professional testing facilities such as spectrophotometry, strain gauging, triaxial testing, open and closed channel flow measurements, and total station applications. Most of our lab facilities are seamlessly connected to data acquisition systems. In addition, we offer field equipment for in-situ testing, covering soil investigation, groundwater and surface water testing, and concrete quality control. Regular professional commercial testing and community services are also conducted in these areas.

In the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Communication Engineering, we maintain several well-equipped laboratories that support teaching across a spectrum of disciplines including communication systems, electronic circuit design (including microprocessors and programmable logic controllers), instrumentation, electric machines, power electronics, control systems, and digital signal processing. These laboratories also serve as spaces where students can execute their engineering project designs. To ensure students benefit from the best possible laboratory experience, our equipment is consistently updated and upgraded.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering boasts a range of cutting-edge laboratory equipment dedicated to training purposes. Our inventory includes a sizable wind tunnel for aerodynamics testing, energy testing facilities (for solar systems, combustion, etc.), turbomachinery testing systems (covering pumps, fans, Pelton wheels, turbines, etc.), air-conditioning testing units (for heating, cooling, refrigeration, etc.), mechatronics and instrumentation equipment, mechanical vibration benches, and mechanical components and systems. Moreover, we maintain a comprehensive workshop equipped with a variety of machine tools, including a CNC machine, which is used for student training and to fulfill regular machining needs. These laboratories undergo constant maintenance and updating to integrate new concepts and remain at the forefront of advancements in various mechanical engineering fields.
Science Laboratories

Biology Lab

Our Biology Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities that support both teaching and research across the entire biology curriculum. We cater to a variety of disciplines, including:

  • Microbiology: Here, you'll find everything you need for the culture and analysis of viral, bacterial, and parasitic species.
  • Determination of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals in foods.
  • Molecular Biology: This section is fully equipped for DNA purification, analysis, and manipulation. Additionally, we offer preliminary PCR facilities for DNA amplification. For research studies requiring electrotransformation or cell transfection, we have an electroporator available.
  • Cell Culture: Our facilities allow for the preparation, culture, and cryopreservation of animal cells.
  • Plant Biology: We support plant cell culture and analysis.
  • Water analysis.
  • Histology: For histological assessments and histopathological examinations of tissue samples, our lab has you covered.

Our equipment inventory includes a range of microscopes (including a laser scanning microscope) and photomicrographic systems, biological safety cabinets, incubators, liquid nitrogen containers, diurnal growth chambers, autoclaves, centrifuges, ovens, microtomes, paraffin histoembedders, electrophoresis and blotting apparatus, thermal cyclers (RT-PCR), flow cytometers, Rodent tail cuff blood pressure systems, chromatography systems, and more. Additionally, we provide access to an animal house, green house, and herbarium facilities.

Chemistry Lab

Our Chemistry Laboratory offers a diverse array of facilities designed to support both chemistry students and faculty members in their research and teaching endeavors. Students gain hands-on experience with fundamental experimental methods in quantitative, organic, and food analysis. These experiments cover topics such as:

  • Chromatographic analysis of alcohol content in beverages.
  • Determination of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals in foods.
  • Properties of enzymes.
  • Browning reactions in foods.
  • Spectrophotometric determination of analytes in different sample types.
  • Water analysis.
  • Precipitation and complexation titrations.

Furthermore, our analytical unit houses modern equipment including UHPLC, GC/GCMS, FTIR, AA, gas chromatographs, UV-visible spectrophotometers, digestion-distillation units for nitrogen determination, solvent extraction apparatus, digital densimeters, electronic refractometers, pH meters, ion-selective electrodes, and more.

Geology Lab

Geology Laboratory courses take place in the Sciences Lab building and benefit from a diverse collection of rock-forming minerals, including silicates, carbonates, sulfates, fluorides, and oxides. We also maintain a core collection of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. For additional teaching support and sample specimens, the Stone Wing Museum houses a rich collection of minerals and archaeological items from Lebanon.

Physics Lab

Our Physics Laboratory at NDU is a state-of-the-art teaching facility equipped with computer-controlled data acquisition and analysis systems. Here, students engage in a wide range of physics experiments that complement their theoretical physics courses. The lab is well-equipped to facilitate a deeper understanding of physics phenomena covered in the classroom. Many experiments closely align with lecture courses, enhancing comprehension.

Moussa and Farid Raphael Observatory

NDU proudly hosts an on-campus observatory featuring a 60cm telescope equipped with research-grade tools, including CCD cameras, filters, and spectrographs. This observatory is the most well-equipped of its kind in the Arab countries, with the largest telescope in the Arab Middle East. We owe this remarkable observatory to the generous donation from His Excellency Ambassador Gilbert Chaghoury.

Meteorological Station

Within the Department of Sciences, our meteorological station gathers climatic data for the Keserwan area, supported by the L.A.R.I. society.

Tutoring Center

Our tutoring center offers valuable assistance to students in need of remedial support, particularly for freshman and sophomore courses in math, biology, physics, and computer science.
Office of Information Technology
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is dedicated to providing cutting-edge technology services and innovative solutions in support of the University's academic and administrative objectives. OIT is comprised of four specialized departments, each contributing to the campus's technological ecosystem.

Department of Applications and Software Development

This department specializes in developing and maintaining innovative software solutions tailored to the unique requirements of our academic and administrative community.

Department of Infrastructure and Support

Responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of the hardware, servers, and systems that constitute the foundation of our digital ecosystem, this department also offers technical support, troubleshooting, and assistance to ensure a seamless experience for all faculty, staff, and students.

Department of Network and Security

Committed to safeguarding the integrity and confidentiality of our digital environment, this department employs robust security measures to defend against cyber threats and unauthorized access. By continuously monitoring and analyzing our network, they proactively identify vulnerabilities and implement preventive measures to maintain a secure computing environment.

E-Learning Center

This center actively explores and implements new technologies with a particular focus on enhancing learning experiences through Blackboard, our virtual learning platform. Working closely with faculty members, they actively contribute to the development of an interactive and engaging virtual learning environment.

Equipment and Facilities

Our campus is well-equipped with a comprehensive range of hardware and software resources, ensuring a seamless technological experience.

For faculty members, advanced workstations, high-speed internet connectivity, and specialized software tailored to their respective fields are readily accessible. Our dedicated IT support team is always on hand to address any technical needs or concerns.

Students benefit from well-equipped smart classrooms and computer labs furnished with the latest hardware, including powerful desktops and peripherals, creating a conducive learning environment. Additionally, students have access to a wide array of software applications essential for their coursework and research. We continuously strive to upgrade our computer equipment and software, enabling our university community to excel in their academic pursuits and remain at the forefront of technological advancements.
Division of Audio Visual Arts
The Division of Audio Visual Arts (DAVA) at NDU handles all academic and technical audio video matters related to students majoring in communication arts, advertising, and music. DAVA was created to help students execute their projects with the assistance of their academic instructors and professionals in the field.

DAVA is equipped with high-tech facilities including the Antoine Choueiri Radio and Television studios that consist of a radio studio, TV studio, acting studio, editing suites, sound studio, projection room, computer labs (IBM and Apple), and a DVD Library. DAVA also hosts within its premises a newsroom and the NDU Choir recording unit.

All facilities are fully equipped, and are at the service of faculty, staff, and students.

Smart Rooms

The DAVA has four Smart Rooms fully equipped with computer hardware and software, an LCD projector, DVD and Data players, and surround sound systems for film screenings.

DVD Library

Located in the Antoine Choueiri studios, the DVD Library includes more than 1,500 DVDs (films, documentaries, series, and others). All members of the NDU community may be given access to these films.
The Interpretation Laboratory
The Interpretation Laboratory at the Faculty of Humanities caters to students specializing in interpretation as part of the Translation program. Following a comprehensive refurbishment in 2017, this cutting-edge facility is now equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and interpretation booths. These booths provide an environment for ongoing student practice and simulation, ensuring a high-quality learning experience.

Within the lab, students engage in active interpretation, listening, and voice recording activities, leveraging digital software. This recorded material serves as a valuable resource for instructors to provide feedback and conduct in-depth analysis, fostering continual improvement in interpretation skills.
Psychology Lab
Founded in 2017, our Psychology Lab is dedicated to offering practical, hands-on experiences for psychology students, with a focus on psychometrics. We provide access to internationally validated inventories and personality measurement tools, allowing students to apply their knowledge in a real-world context.

One of our core missions is to facilitate empirical studies in psychology, fostering collaboration between students and esteemed faculty members. Through joint research endeavors, we aim to deepen our understanding of the human mind while providing valuable learning opportunities for our students.
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