Islamic University of Lebanon, through agreements with specific research organizations, analyzes together with them the approaches and best practices that are carried out in all aspects to address and contribute to the SDGs.
Le Mans University is committed to ensuring equality at all levels and has established a specific project to provide women with the means of taking action on gender equality.
This agreement is intended to establish, facilitate and intensify the women scientific and educational programs as well as to develop cooperation between the IUL and “Le Mans” University in the common specialties between the two establishments (sciences and techniques, engineering science, law, economics and management) in which females are underrepresented in Lebanon. Its aim is to provide an official framework for the transactions between the IUL and “Le Mans” in order to ensure the continuity of cooperative actions carried out jointly, and to contribute to the educational and scientific influence of the two partners. The technical knowledge and skills between FEMALE academics, researchers, technicians and students of both parties will best serve the common scientific interests of each institution. The two contracting establishments deploy their cooperation efforts along the FELAME research co-operation projects, training projects, student mobility programs, education and training.
This agreement is based on the intersection of Nice university and IUL of the necessity of female empowering. Consequently, this agreement seeks to promote and encourage the cooperation between the two universities and the direct exchanges between members of their teaching staff and their Training and Research Center especially the female ones, within the framework of the provisions of this Framework Agreement.
The areas of collaboration involve:
Limoge is also another University which has several initiative projects and progrms to better integrate the gender dimension in the university and promote equality between women and men in the University of Limoges, on the staff side, and on the student side.
In order to facilitate and encourage cooperation and direct exchanges between members of their teaching staff and their Training and Research Centers within the scope of the provisions of this Framework Agreement, the IUL has carried out this Agreement with Limoge University under the umbrella of its efforts to promote equality and better education of women.
Syrian private university is an active university at the level of support for women especially in the sense of its research activities aimed at women’s health and awareness-raising research entitled “Female medical students’ awareness, attitudes, and knowledge about early detection of breast cancer in Syrian Private University”.
The IUL and Syrian University held a cooperation agreement to jointly carry out activities aimed at developing the academic, scientific and cultural projects for the benefit of students and administrators in the two institutions to strengthen the ties of cooperation between them. The two parties shall work on cooperation in the following areas:
The Abu Dhabi university has, by its turn, many initiatives for supporting women and providing them with all the necessary means to be creative and successful as leaders.
This agreement covers cooperation between the IUL and Abu Dhabi University and aims to promote ties between both institutions through the exchange of students, training programs, and exchange of expertise especially females. Additionally, the two parties support each other to encourage training for their students and facilitate exchange of information and networking. The parties have agreed to enter this MOU in order to provide students with more credit transfer options, enhanced learning resources and social programs. They have agreed to work together on projects that shall include but not limited to:
The University of Religions and Denominations, the first of its kind in Iran, is an offshoot of the Islamic Seminary that recognizes other religions and denominations, interacts and conducts dialogues with their followers by relying on the commonalities. The University emphasizes the research and training of specialists in order to establish human solidarity, strengthen peace, alleviate human suffering, disseminate spirituality and morality, and intelligently introduce Islam based on the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad’s Progeny. Therefore, it has many programs and courses that are related to woman’s right and dignity in the Islamic and other religions and it is supportive for females’ rights. It has a faculty named “Faculty of Women’s Studies” where course related to Women’s Studies in Islam and Iran are delivered.
The IUL and the Islamic Denominations University held an agreement to jointly carry out activities, where the objectives and areas of this cooperation are:
Al-Mustaqbal University College welcome students from any religions and welcome women on equal terms with man. It also carries various researches and studies related to women and their issues and health as a paper entitled “A survey study for aborted women toward cytomegalovirus and toxoplasma in Babylon City”
The IUL and Al-Mustaqbal University College held a cooperation agreement to jointly carry out activities aimed at developing the academic, scientific and cultural projects for the benefit of students and administrators (including females) in the two institutions to strengthen the ties of cooperation between them. The two parties shall work on cooperation in the following areas:
The LIA aims for activating the role of women in society, to become a productive and influential entity of positive change. The ′′ Let’s Be the Finest′′ initiative of the Women’s Academy has been launched at the Lebanon Academy for Training and Development. The initiative will therefore be to encourage and support women to participate actively in society in the midst of successive crises (social status, economic status, health status). They aim to make a societal change within this initiative not only in the life sphere, but a change affecting the relationships of the social species in a neighborhood. Women become actors and take leadership roles in society. LIA has also organized with the Agwan International Academy for Training and Development in Jordan, the 6th consecutive year to raise women awareness about breast cancer and Prevention.
The IUL (first party) and Iraqian Al-Thakawat Foundation for Culture, Thought and Arts (second party) in cooperation with LIA University College held a cooperation agreement to jointly carry out activities aimed at developing the academic, scientific and cultural projects for the benefit of students and administrators in the two institutions to strengthen the ties of cooperation between them.
Dr. Narimane Hadj-Hamou is the female Founder and CEO of the Center for Learning Innovations and Customized Knowledge Solutions (CLICKS). She has been awarded under the education category at the recent Arab Women Awards ceremony which took place on the evening of the 10th of December, 2016. In her talk in this ceremony, she stated that: “I am truly honored to be considered for this prestigious award that aims at creating awareness about women achievements in a diversified range of areas including education”. Moreover, she ranked among the 200 most powerful Arab women in 2014 by Forbes magazine.
CLICKs and IUL are both leaded by females struggling for women to achieve successes and shine in the domains which are male-dominated. Consequently, an agreement between IUL and CLICKs, were developed, in aim to develop a mutually beneficial partnership with IUL in regards to supporting the growth and development of the university, which reflects positively on its female staff and students. Moreover, it aims to support the growth and development of the IUL’s strategic priorities and in-line with the core areas of expertise of the center through the provision of capacity building opportunities and various consultancy and R&D activities. Furthermore, this agreement is to encourage the transfer of best practices and ‘know-how” to the IUL staff, especially the females.
The Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development, Challenges and Solutions concluded its two-day activities, interspersed with various scientific sessions and workshops on renewable energies, geographic information systems, and data on the natural and human environment. It was hosted by the Islamic University in Lebanon under the patronage of its president. Dr. Dina Al-Mawla, represented by the Secretary General of the University Prof. Hussein Badran, and at the invitation of the President of the International Peace Forum for Culture and Science, Prof. Saad Ajeel Mubarak.
The President of the Forum in Lebanon was read by the Dean of the Faculty of Political and Diplomatic Sciences at the Islamic University, Prof. Ramez Ammar the following recommendations:
At the end of the conference, Dr. Mubarak and Dr. Ammar Secretary General of the Islamic University d. Badran is a certificate of participation in the conference, and the President of the International Peace Forum for Culture and Science, Dr. Mubarak presented honorary shields and creativity necklaces in the name of the forum to each of the gentlemen: the conference sponsor, the university president, Dr. Al-Mawla, the representative of the President of the Supreme Islamic Shiite Council, Imam Sheikh Abd al-Amir Qabalan, the Secretary-General of the Council, Mr. Nazih Jamoul, Secretary General of the League. Dr. Hussein Badran, the representative of the Iraqi Ambassador Ali Al-Ameri Amjad Muhammad, the Iraqi Cultural Attaché Suheil Najim Abdullah, the representative of the Director General of Public Security Major General Abbas Ibrahim Brigadier General Salah Halawi, the representative of the Armed Forces Commander General Joseph Aoun Brigadier General Marwan Al-Khatib, the representative of the Director General of State Security Major General Tony Saliba Colonel Areej Karzab.
The forum decided to hold its conference next year, entitled “Sustainable development policies and their modern trends in the midst of contemporary challenges”.
At the invitation of the Islamic University in Lebanon and the cultural movement in Lebanon, the Minister and Deputy Dr. Inaya Ezz El-Din a lecture entitled “Approach to Waste Management: Between Sustainability Principles and Practical Reality” this morning in the university branch hall in Tire, attended by the Secretary General of the University, Prof. Hussein Badran, and the Dean of the College of Political Science and Diplomacy, Prof. Ramez Ammar, the organizational officer of the Jabal Amel region in the Amal Ali Ismail movement, the director of public relations at the university, Dr. Hisham Al-Husseini, educational and social events, heads of municipalities, university professors, students, and interested persons.
The objective of the agreement between IUL and Knowledge E Company DMCC (Dubai based company) is that the latter will facilitate the end-to-end delivery of a 5-day training program including IUL female staff. This program aims to support improved research output and impact at the IUL and through its females. Knowledge E will provide several services to ensure end-to-end delivery of the agreed upon capacity building training for IUL.
This protocol of agreement states that the French Institute of Lebanon is authorized by the IUL, to position its agent within IUL, where she will occupy an office to have the opportunity to receive the public wishing to learn about the activities of the institute and to organize French language courses for all audiences in the premises of IUL. Additionally, the French Institute will be authorized to mention IUL in the advertising documents relating to the French language course and to install a label mentioning the partnership between institute and IUL and bearing their respective logos.
Within the framework of its “digital innovation” project and its A-NEUF program (digital workshops of the francophone university space), the AUF supports university projects emphasizing the reinforcement of skills in ICT especially females.
The contribution of the IUL involves the costs of organizing training sessions: equipment, computer rooms, internet connection and other charges, reproduction of course materials that will be given to trainees. The support provided by the AUF concerns only the expenses relating to the setting up of the mission of the trainers (fees, insurance, transport ticket, etc.)
Since the National association of science and research is a pioneering association in the field of sponsoring and developing technological sciences and innovation among young people, it annually organizes a science match and an international exhibition of inventions and sponsors the participation of Lebanese inventors, and the IUL aims to advance scientific and technological research and innovation among young people and works to urge the development of academic and research relations with universities and research centers, an agreement has been concluded where the National association of science and research is committed to the following:
In return, the IUL offers annually financial contributions to this association and a full university scholarship for two students selected by the authority from among the outstanding students.
In addition to cooperation on patents, high-level research papers and other scientific and technological cooperation.
The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) has many programs and initiatives to promote and encourage women scientists. Some of them include, “Les Elles de la Recherche” conference organized by the CNRS, jointly with the Dynamic Actions for Women in Research and Knowledge, DAWREK’n and the French National Center for Scientific Research. During the opening ceremony, the director general of CNRS, Mouin Hamzeh, stressed the importance of promoting women in research and their growing role in enhancing research and innovation in Lebanon. CNRS launched the “National Observatory for the Leadership and Empowerment of Women in Research” (CNRS-L) funded by UNESCO Participation, DAWReK’n aims to support Lebanese female researchers in their efforts towards empowerment in the scientific environment, and this in all disciplines of research and innovation (basic sciences and engineering, medical sciences, environmental sciences and agriculture, human and social sciences …). The acronym stands for the Arabic word «دوركُ-نَّ» that can mean both « it’s your role » and « it’s your turn ».