Imam Reza Intl. Univ., Islamic Univ. of Lebanon to expand relations

Tuesday , 07/19/2022 - 16:47
Imam Reza Intl. Univ., Islamic Univ. of Lebanon to expand relations
Areas for mutual cooperation have been discussed in a joint meeting between Imam Reza International University (IRIU) and Islamic University of Lebanon (IUL) in Mashhad, northeast of Iran.

A group of high-ranking officials from the Lebanese university paid a visit to the city of Mashhad and sat for talks with the head of IRIU.
Providing a short introduction on IUL, head of university Dr Hassan al-Gheis noted: “The university was founded under the aegis of Imam Moussa Sadr’s followers in a transcendent bid to promote Shia Islam teachings, offset American and Christian universities in Lebanon, and support underprivileged Shia students. It became operational with the backing of Supreme Islamic Shia Council of Lebanon in 1996 and was licensed to start as a nongovernmental nonprofit university”.
Al-Gheis expressed readiness to establish cooperation with IRIU in an attempt to provide education opportunities for underprivileged Lebanese students, particularly in engineering fields, stating: “Our approach is cooperating with academic facilities that have a humane look on students, not as a source for generating income”.
According to the Lebanese lecturer, the university was also willing to provide the opportunity for Lebanese researchers to benefit from Imam Reza shrine library online.
For his part, head of IRIU Dr Morteza Rojouee pointed to the common goals between the two facilities and expressed hope they could mutually cooperate to achieve them.
“Besides exchanging students and professors, our mutual cooperation can include joint international events (both online and in person), membership in the editorial board of scientific journals, and supervising research and student theses”, said Rojouee, signing an MoU with the Lebanese facility.
The Islamic University of Lebanon has four campuses across the country and admits students with different religious affiliations. The tuition fees in the facility are among the lowest throughout Lebanon to pave the education way for indigent families. There are several faculties such as engineering, humanities, literature, management, political science, etc. in bachelor and master degrees, and some PhD courses, with over 16,000 students.