Reinforcing its position as a leading research institution both locally and regionally, Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) has been named a partner in three new Erasmus+ projects. NDU professors will be joining an international coalition of universities from Lebanon, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Finland, France, Austria, Estonia and Italy that will bring these projects to fruition.
Dr. Talal Salem, Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering- Faculty of Engineering (FE), and Dr. Dima Jawad, Associate Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering-FE, are part of “Urban and transPortation reGeneration for Reducing Automobile Dependency in mEna” (UPGRADE). UPGRADE aims to strengthen the relationship between Higher Education Institutions and the wider economic and social environment by addressing the transport challenges in the region.
Dr. Najib Metni, Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Mechanical Engineering-FE, Dr. Jacques Harb, Professor and Dean of the FE, and Dr. Elias Feghali, Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering-FE, are part of the “Sustainable Wastewater Treatment for Hospitals” (SWaTH) program. SWaTH tackles Lebanon’s increased output of medical waste by selecting an implementing an appropriate hospital wastewater treatment technology to remove plastic particles or compounds rather than diluting them and releasing them into the environment.
Finally, Dr. Antoine Farhat, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and Health Science (FNHS), has joined “Interprofessional student-run primary CARE clinics: A University-Enterprise Knowledge Triangle Cooperation Approach” (I CARE). I CARE will be expanding “Inter-professional student-led clinics” (IPC), which have been demonstrated to improve healthcare delivery where they have been implemented and provide healthcare students an opportunity to develop clinical skills in a supervised environment.
All three projects have already begun and are slated to last for three years.