First on the list of the eight Lebanese universities is AUB, ranking 220 out of 1002 institutions on the QS Ranking 2021. AUB also proudly ranks #2 in the region, following King Abdulaziz University (KAU) in Saudi Arabia.
Although formally founded in 1924, LAU is probably the oldest university in Lebanon. It was first established in 1835 as the American School of Girls. It has come a long way since then, ranking #15 in the region and has a QS world rank of #551-560.
#5 Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK)
USEK ranks #601-650, keeping a steady ranking since the last time. The university ranks #30 in the region.
Historically French-speaking, USEK adopted the North American credit system in 1997 and offers courses in English, Arabic and French in a variety of internationally accredited programs.
Finally, last but not least, the BAU is on the list, maintaining its stable position since the last ranking #801-1000. BAU has three campuses in Lebanon. It now ranks #48 among universities in the region.
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