SDG 11-2-6: Projects to record and/or preserve intangible cultural heritage such as local folklore, traditions, language, and knowledge

IUL prepares events aiming at spreading awareness between students about culture and heritage to protect tangible and intangible cultural heritage. In this context, it organizes exhibitions and events related to several cultures. The purpose of those events is the conservation of cultures. 

A cultural day about the Chinese culture in collaboration with the United Nations peacekeepers.

Hosting Genius map competition (Japanese method of calculations)

In the domain of languages, IUL hosts and participates in events and competitions whose aim is the conservation of linguistic-cultural heritage (intangible cultural heritage). 

Participating in event Arabic language.

With the support of Dr. Howayda Sharif. Female students Maya Al-Mousawi (Baalbek branch), Marwa Choucair and Hamida Choucair (Khalde branch) from the Department of Arabic Language and Translation at the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences at the Islamic University in Lebanon, were able to qualify to the final stage of the first student conference for Arab Studies organized by the university American in Beirut. 

A number of university students in Lebanon participated in the competition, while research proposals were submitted, under the title “Arab literature”, and related to: 

  • The Arabic language deals with issues related to literary criticism. 
  • How to read a literary text by observing its aesthetic properties and theoretical dimensions? 
  • The problematic of translation to and from Arabic, and the relationship between the Arabic language and literature. 
  • The relationship between the classical consecrated and the modern consecrated. 

The research was presented to a committee specialized in the Arabic language, which consisted of a group of specialists and holders of a doctorate in Arabic language and translation from the American University of Beirut, as students from the Islamic University of Lebanon, the American University, the Jesuit University, the Lebanese University, and the Holy Spirit University to compete with each other on the fifteenth of April. 

It is noteworthy that the conference held is the first of its kind at the American University of Beirut, and aims to make room for all undergraduate and master’s students in Lebanon to present research papers on the Arabic language dealing with various issues related to Arabic literature. 

The Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences at the Islamic University of Lebanon, Prof. Ali al-Qazwini al-Husseini, a lecture on the reality of the French language in Lebanon and its coexistence with the spoken (Lebanese) Arabic language and the influence of the two languages ​​on the other, pointing to his conviction that the definition of language is not limited to being a tool for communication or expression only, but rather it conveys a cultural and intellectual heritage, which is an integral part of The components of human identity. 

He pointed out that “we have always used to borrow Arabic from French, while it was not the case when Arabic was the language of civilization and science, so the French language was influenced by Arabic,” referring to the desire of the Francophone Lebanese to have a French-language “made in Lebanon” that expresses the two components of their identity.  

This day also falls within the framework of the project “Spoken French in Lebanon, a preliminary study: the reality of the situation in Beirut” funded by the University Agency for Francophonie (AUF) and managed by the French Institute for the Near East (IFPO) and the Center for Modern Arab World Studies (CEMAM) at Saint Joseph University and the Center for Language and Communication Sciences at the Lebanese University and the ICAR laboratory at the French University of Lyon. 

IUL organizes theatrical performances about the ethical values of Imam Hussain to ensure the transmission of Islamic cultural heritage to future generations. In the same context, it celebrates religious events such as Eid-e-Miladunnabi (the birth of the Prophet Muhammad). 

Recording and conserving cultures interest IUL and the are continuous activities in this domain. It also collaborates with the missions of the United Nations in Lebanon. Cultural interactions are encouraged at the university. In addition, religions are also considerable cultural characteristics. The Islamic University of Lebanon adopts the value of the Islamic religion and promotes its values. For this reason, the IUL community celebrates Islamic events and promotes Islamic culture and values through its courses (Religions and ethics). The university participates, hosts and organizes events aiming at conserving languages especially the Arabic language (the language of Quran) and the French language (IUL is an active member in the domain of “la Francophonie”).  

Gastronomy is the study of the relationship between food and culture, the art of preparing and serving rich or delicate and appetizing food, the cooking styles of particular regions, and the science of good eating because food constitutes a dimension of the cultural heritage for a given community. IUL students explore gastronomic heritage through the preparation of meals related to different cultures, especially during Islamic events.  

In the Islamic University of Tire, Novo and iET held an exhibition entitled “Smart Technology”, under the patronage and in the presence of Minister of Technology and Investment Adel Afiouni and in the presence of Deputy Inaya Ezz El-Din, President and members of the Professional Informatics Association in Lebanon, PCA, members of the Lebanese Federation for Informatics and Communications ALMA, and the general coordinator of the community network Civilian digital transformation. Nadim Mansouri, mayors, and a group of engineers. 

The exhibition dealt with the latest smart technology solutions in the field of education, municipalities, smart cities, protection, communication, in addition to smart devices in institutions, homes, schools, and universities.