• LIRA - Partner Universities MOU Conventions

     

    The Minister of Industry Eng Vrej Sabounjian and the President of Lebanese Association, Eng Neemat Frem and General Secretary of CNRS, Dr Mouin Hamze have signed conventions between the Universities and LIRA program to support the industry-oriented projects of PhD and MSc (strategic research projects) and FYP (developing production lines). The project aims at building effective cooperation between industry and academia to address the research and development needs of the industry.

     

    The objective of the agreements is to provide a framework of association and cooperation between the parties in carrying out common activities including:

    • Conduct of joint industrial research projects and joint senior year graduation projects as well as suitable MSc and PhD projects between industry and university; 
    • Performance of feasibility studies whenever needed; 
    • Exchange of information and expertise; 
    • Soliciting or providing needed funding for common activities, and relevant conferences and seminars; 
    • Involvement with other similar parties especially industrial institutions and international organisations with common goals and interests; 
    • Encouraging industries to allow students into their facilities to gain practical experience and insights into production technology; 
    • Alignment of academic curricula in the field of Engineering, Sciences and Technology with the needs of Industry and the labor market; 
    • Participation in fund-raising activities to provide the university laboratories with instruments and supplies needed to perform applied industry-related research.

    Universities that officially joined the LIRA consortium to date:

    1. Lebanese University, on 17/1/2012
    2. Lebanese American University, on 5/4/2012
    3. American University of Beirut, on 15/5/2012
    4. Beirut Arab University, on 15/6/2012
    5. Saint Joseph University, on 6/7/2012
    6. Lebanese International University, on 12/7/2012
    7. Islamic University of Lebanon, on  24/7/201
    8. Notre Dame University, on 16/10/2012
    9. Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, on 30/10/2012
    10. University of Balamand, on 24/04/2012
    11. American University of Science and Technology, on 06/12/2017
    12. Rafik Hariri University, on 15/03/2018
     

    Signature of convention UL & LIRA, UL headquarters – Mathaf, 17/1/2012

    HE Vrej Sabounjian, Dr Adnan Sayed Hussein, Eng Neemat Frem, Dr Mouin Hamze

    Signature of convention LAU & LIRA, LAU presidency – Koraytem, 5/4/2012

    HE Vrej Sabounjian, Dr Joseph Jabra, Eng Neemat Frem, Dr Mouin Hamze

    HE Vrej Sabounjian, Dr Joseph Jabra, Eng Neemat Frem, Dr Mouin Hamze, Dr Abdallah Sfeir, Dr Georges Nasr, Mr Nabil Gemayel, Mr Said Hamadeh

    Signature of convention AUB & LIRA, AUB premises – Bliss, 15/5/2012

    HE Vrej Sabonjian Dr Peter Dorman, Dr Mouin Hamze, Mr Ziad Bekdache

    HE Vrej Sabounjian, Dr Peter Dorman, Dr Mouin Hamze, Mr Dani Gedeon, Mr Ziad Bekdache, Mr Said Hamadeh

    Signature of convention BAU & LIRA, BAU’ presidency – Malab al Baladi, 15/6/2012

    HE Vrej Sabounjian, Dr Jalal Al Adawi, Eng Neemat Frem, Dr Hassan Charif, Mr Said Hamadeh

    Signature of convention USJ & LIRA, USJ presidency – Sodeco, 6/7/2012

    HE Vrej Sabonjian, Père Dr René Chamoussi, Eng Neemat Frem, Dr Mouin Hamze, Dr Wajdi Najem, Mr Said Hamadeh

    Signature of convention LIU & LIRA, LIU premises – Bekaa, 12/7/2012

    HE Vrej Sabounjian, HE Abdl Rahim Mrad, Mr Ziad Bekdache, Mr Khaled Makouk , Mr Said Hamadeh

    HE Vrej Sabounjian, HE Abdl Rahim Mrad, Mr Ziad Bekdache, Mr Khaled Makouk , Mr Said Hamadeh

    Signature of convention IUL & LIRA, IUL premises – Khaldeh 24/7/2012

    HE Vrej Sabonjian, Dr Hassan Halabi, Dr Mouin Hamze, Eng Neemat Frem, Mr Said Hamadeh

    Signature of convention NDU & LIRA, NDU Headquarters – Zouk, 16/10/2012

    HE Vrej Sabounjian, Dr Souhail Matar, Eng Neemat Frem, Dr Mouin Hamze, Dr Michel Hayek

    Signature of convention USEK & LIRA, USEK Headquarters – Kaslik, 30/10/2012

    HE Vrej Sabounjian, Dr Hadi Mahfouz, Eng Neemat Frem, Dr Hassan Charif, Dr Jean Akiki, Dr Marwan Azar, Dr Joseph Wakim, Mr Said Hamadeh

    Signature of convention AUST & LIRA, Ministry of Industry – Beirut, 06/12/2017

    HE Dr Hussein Hajj Hassan, Ms Hiam Sakr

    Signature of convention RHU & LIRA, Ministry of Industry – Beirut, 15/03/2018

    Mr Said Hamadeh, HE Dr Hussein Hajj Hassan, Dr Ahmad Smaili, Dr Hisham Basha