The University strives to provide top-level education at moderate costs to avail needy students with opportunities to receive American-style education. The institution espouses the ideas and thinking of its founders who believe that each individual should be given a chance to realize his/her potentials through a university-level training that is not prohibitively expensive or exclusive.
CrÃ©ation de l'Universite Libanaise. Cette crÃ©ation Ã©tait une Ã©tape clÃ© pour l'essor et l'envolÃ©e de l'enseignement supÃ©rieur. En effet, l'UniversitÃ© Libanaise, par sa gratuitÃ©, la diversification de son offre et surtout par sa conception en tant que service public, a permis la dÃ©mocratisation de l'enseignement au Liban.
It was officially inaugurated on July 16, 1992. According to a BUC Board decision, the institution became a university in October 1992. In 1994, the Board of Regents in New York approved BUCâ€™s request to change into the Lebanese American University (LAU), moved the Louaizeh branch in Zouk Mosbeh to the Byblos campus, renamed the Makassed branch in Sidon to Sidon campus, and provided the university with the authority to also confer the degrees of Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Science, and Master of Arts.