SDG 16.3.4: Does your university as a body provide a neutral platform and ‘safe’ space for different political stakeholders to come together to frankly discuss challenges?

Islamic University of Lebanon has international agreements to collect data for the SDGs and support their achievement from the different fields where the university contributes.

Sawt Al-Jamiaa

Since its inception, the IUL established specialized research centers emphasizing the importance of scientific research in enriching the cultural mission of the university, while addressing societal problems and rationalizing effective solutions.

In line with the status of the university that aims at promoting the scientific research and  establishing periodical publishing peer-reviewed scientific studies, the IUL launched the journal “Sawt Al-Jamiaa” under the decree No. 47 / 2008 date 10/02/2009.

“Sawt Al-Jamiaa” is a semi-annual peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Islamic University of Lebanon.

“Sawt Al-Jamiaa” has published eighteen issues by the beginning-year 2020. The journal’s publications are sent to Lebanese, Arab and foreign universities, as well as cultural and political figures and institutions.

It is worth mentioning that the journal has succeeded in obtaining the “Arab Citation & Impact Factor (ARCIF)” criteria, which conform with the scientific and international criteria that have more than 31 criteria.

Sawt Al Jamiaa is the platform of the university which allows the doctors to publish their works and also for students to discuss challenges.

Political Clubs

IUL gives its students the chance to build and join different clubs that are directed by specific political parties. These clubs organize different cultural, national, religious and political events that share a spectrum of ideas and perspectives. Such events include seminars, guest speakers, celebrations and exhibitions, etc.