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Mission, Vision, and Values


Consistent with the mission statement of Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU), the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences (FNAS) addresses itself to meet the needs of undergraduate and graduate students in the scientific disciplines and to improve the scientific literacy of its students. The FNAS is committed to develop and disseminate scientific and technological knowledge through quality teaching, research, and outreach activities. The FNAS guides students to be ethical, innovative, life-long learners, and leaders in their professions and communities.


The Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences will be a reputable locus of educational and intellectual excellence in the exact sciences, fostering creative learning systems, building a solid research tradition, sustaining an environment that supports the education of the whole person, and promoting a culture of joyful quest of the ultimate truth (Gaudium de Veritate) about man and nature.


The FNAS shares the following values that reflect its culture and priorities and are inspired by the University core values to which the whole NDU community subscribes:
  • Academic Excellence: Whether in education or in research, the FNAS seeks academic excellence as a landmark of our curricula, believing in a fruitful connection between good research and creative classroom instruction;
  • Lifelong Learning: The Faculty is committed to inculcate lifelong learning and the concept of continuous self-development;
  • Intellectual Freedom: The FNAS respects the right of all to pursue knowledge freely, scholarly, ethically, and critically;
  • Integrity: The Faculty believes in equity and honesty and aspires to incorporate these values in every aspect of our personal and academic lives;
  • Dialogue: The FNAS encourages constant dialogue among officers, faculty, and students, and is under obligation to listen to the concerns and critiques of its students;
  • Accountability: The Faculty accepts the responsibility of being accountable for its actions, and is dedicated to a transparent and efficient use of resources;
  • Service: The FNAS values the virtue of service as a golden path toward becoming true leaders and as the fullest expression of its humanity;
  • Diversity: The Faculty values the diversity of religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds among its students, faculty, and staff within the vision and framework set by the apostolic constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae on Catholic universities (August 15, 1990); and
  • Faith: The FNAS believes that faith in God, who manifested His love to the entire human race in Jesus Christ, shapes its profound commitment to serve the University and the community.
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