The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted in September 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly, sets out a transformative vision towards economic, social and environmental sustainability for the 193 Member States that signed it and will be the reference guide for the institution's work towards this vision over the next 15 years. Knowledge of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) associated with this Agenda helps to evaluate the starting point of the countries of the region and to analyze and formulate the means to achieve this new vision of sustainable development, which is expressed collectively and was reflected in the 2030 Agenda. The SDGs are also a planning and monitoring tool for countries, both nationally and locally. Thanks to their long-term vision, they will constitute a support for each country on its path towards sustainable, inclusive and harmonious development with the environment, through public policies and budget instruments, monitoring and evaluation.
Beirut Arab University (BAU) is one of the leading universities in Lebanon and the Middle East. Our institution, faculties, and programs are accredited from renowned international accreditation bodies. Our students and staff come from different backgrounds and more than 57 countries and nationalities, which makes BAU a diverse environment for students and staff.
BAU is devoted to achieve excellence in teaching, research, and services to the community. With 46 undergraduate programs and 164 graduate programs, Beirut Arab University embraces several academic disciplines including human sciences, law and political science, business administration, architecture, engineering, sciences, pharmacy, dentistry, and health sciences.
BAU is committed to promoting and implementing the SDGs, each year the University frequently holds events and activities that contribute to the implementation of the 2030 agenda.
In recent years, BAU has joined forces with different entities and institutions that allow the generation of different alliances that benefit the implementation of the SDGs, through the exchange of experiences between institutions.
BAU is recognized for being an educational institution of high quality, the university offers economic resources to students, staff and people from the local community with the purpose of developing skills and new knowledge. Libraries, courses and virtual articles in different fields of knowledge such as health, technology, economics and research are shared with people who do not study at the University to generate study opportunities, in addition to carrying out open-door activities and achieving a higher quality of education for community people.
BAU as an educational institution believes in gender diversity, supports underrepresented groups in society, promotes people with some type of disability, for BAU it is important to empower all these underrepresented groups in the different labor and social fields with in order to have a fairer society for all. The University carries out health activities so that people in the community have greater well-being, the activities carried out by BAU regarding health are community and free.
BAU has different Partnerships at national and international level with the purpose of strengthening the SDGs in the country and in this way, exchange experiences to improve the implementation of the SDGs, through these alliances the University causes a positive impact on Society and in a better implementation. of the 2030 agenda