SDG 1.3.4: The IUL has programmes to assist students who fall into the bottom 20% of household income group in the country to successfully complete their studies

The scholarships offered by the university to the poorest students include free transportation from their place of residence to the university and vice versa, in addition to the housing fare in case the student has to rent a residence near the university. In addition to holding many activities at religious events organized by the Movement of the Deprived, to bring together all students from all sects and social levels, in order to contribute to creating a positive atmosphere that contributes to creating social ties between students.

Also, the President of the Islamic University of Lebanon, Prof. Dina Al-Mawla, His Excellency Professor Eng. Suhail Najm Abdullah, the regional cultural advisor in the Iraqi Cultural Department in Beirut, at the university’s headquarters in Khalde, in the presence of the Secretary General of the Supreme Islamic Shiite Council, Assistant Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Nazih Jamoul, and the Director of Student Affairs, Dr. Gadi Moqalled, and they discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations.

Dr. Abdullah, Dr. Al-Mawla, a book that included the names of the candidates who were selected for scholarships at the master’s stage at the Islamic University of Lebanon, received from the Department of Scholarships and Cultural Relations – Department of Studies outside Iraq of the Ministry of Higher Education.

The Islamic University in Lebanon expressed its desire to provide scholarships for outstanding students from the brotherly Republic of Iraq, which has embraced them for many years and considers them dear children who enjoy distinguished academic care and administrative and social follow-up throughout their studies and residence in their second home, Lebanon. Accordingly, the Ministry of Higher Education in brotherly Iraq has selected a group of distinguished students in the fields of engineering, administration and law to pursue studies at the Islamic University in Lebanon.

She also praised Dr. Mawla, for this valuable initiative on the part of the Ministry, welcoming the outstanding students, and pledging that it and the academic and administrative team at the Islamic University will be at their service in upholding higher education and the university’s contribution to the academic and scientific renaissance in Iraq.

In turn, he thanked Dr. Suhail Najm Abdullah, the initiative of the Islamic University, praising its pioneering role in higher education and what the university offers to Iraqi students, and praising the university’s website for Iraqi students, and the ministry in particular. Najm Abdullah conveyed the greetings of His Excellency the Minister and Director of Missions in the Ministry and His Excellency the Ambassador of the Iraqi Republic in Beirut.

Also, Under the supervision of the Lebanese National Committee for UNESCO, the UNESCO Club was launched through its first project at the Islamic University of Lebanon – Tire Branch, under the title “Sawa”, which corresponds to the first goal of the sustainable development goals “the eradication of poverty”.

The campaign was launched by the students of the club members, and therefore, the university students and the administrative and educational bodies were invited to participate in this volunteer work in order to secure these needs.

Each volunteer will provide the things, books, food and clothes that he does not want to be sorted and distributed to poor families, as their work will depend on collecting information about these families from the municipalities and activities of the region. Then, donation boxes were set up at the university in order to buy food and distribute it to the needy before the holy month of Ramadan. The club will also hold a free summer course for low-income children during the month of July, which we will announce later.

The Islamic University in Lebanon is also working to provide legal advice to all students and their families without any financial compensation, through the moot court that was established in the Faculty of Law, and this moot court in Al-Abdad has also participated in legal competitions.

The Islamic University of Lebanon also offers, through the College of Health Sciences, a free open day in which it welcomes all students and the people of the region to conduct medical examinations, especially diabetes and blood pressure checks, in addition to nutritional health advice by specialized doctors. The day also includes a series of seminars on contemporary diseases and how to strengthen the immune system to face them.

Nursing Day by celebrating its stay in the university hall, and was attended by the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Nursing at the University, Dr. Taghreed Shaban, Head of the Health Department in the South, Dr. Hassan Alawiya, the President of the University in Tire, Dr. Anwar Tarhini, Actors for the educational and health bodies in the region and a crowd of students and guests.

In the outer courtyard of the university, made various examinations that the nursing students at the university conducted under the supervision of their professors, and included: eye examination, diabetes test, blood pressure and heartbeat, and an explanation of what healthy food is.

Members of the Lebanese Red Cross Center in Tire participated in the activity, who conducted tests to determine the blood group, and provided an explanation about the concept and nature of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, while the civil defense personnel in Tire explained how to extinguish fires and treat burns.

The Islamic University in Lebanon has concluded several agreements to improve the level of students and enable them to enter the labor market, and these agreements include:

In 2020, an agreement was signed with the British Language Institute regarding students of the English language, and with the French Center for Languages with regard to students of the French language. This is in order to qualify the student and acquire a foreign language so that he can enter the labor market. These institutes accompany students under the supervision of specialists before them and under the supervision of the Director of the Language Institute at the Islamic University in Lebanon.

The “Language Rehabilitation Center” was established at the Islamic University in Lebanon, and among its objectives is to raise the level of all university students, in addition to students who want to learn a foreign language, so that it provides courses according to the requirements of the various colleges in the university, and it is directly linked to the university presidency. The center provides the following courses: French – English – Spanish and German.

The center also follows the approved levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CECRL) and proposes five levels for students (A1 – A2.1 – A2.2 – B1.1 – B1.2) after taking a language placement test for new students in other colleges, 50 teaching hours are allocated to each level.

The course scores are divided into three areas:

The ICDL Agreement:

This means an acronym for four words, which is (the International Computer Driving License), a certificate to qualifying beginners to know the basics of computer, and it is an internationally recognized and internationally recognized certificate sponsored by UNESCO to support knowledge and science in all countries. Through the Internet in approved centers, which are connected to a central server for this license.

The seven ICDL programs are:

  • Computer Essentials
  • Online Essentials
  • Word Processing
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel
  • Access Database Management System
  • Data Security

In order to get the ICDL certificate, you have to pass each exam separately, with a score of 75% or more, each subject 36 questions, you need to answer 27 questions correctly in order to pass the exam and the duration of the test for each subject is 45 minutes.

The ICDL program is a true barometer of computer skills that have been developed at the global level. It also provides a balance in the level between the business needs and the capabilities of individuals in most countries of the world.

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education announced that it received nomination applications for scholarships for all university levels for the 2019/2020 academic year in all majors as part of the joint scholarship program between UNESCO and the People’s Republic of China.

In the announcement, the Ministry indicated that those wishing to benefit from these grants must review the conditions and required documents.

The Department of Student Affairs of the Islamic University provides information about these scholarships and supports students in any need.