Unique among universities in Lebanon, USEK was the first university to be established by Lebanese citizens, this case by the Lebanese Maronite Order (OLM) monks, who have been placing their values in education since the 7th century. The educational programs and research development we offer all our students are in line with the official requirements of the Lebanese state, the Constitutions of the OLM, and the social teaching of the Catholic Church on universities, and, more recently, with the American-style education system and international accreditations to give our students wider prospects abroad as well as in Lebanon.
From the onset, the University has kept its momentum, expanding while remaining true to its all-inclusive and non-elitist Christian humanism, which runs through the teaching we deliver. Our real-world university education is grounded in our commitment to strong governance and management, learning and teaching assessment, student well-being, and support of our workforce based on the principles of valuing community, intellectual curiosity, tradition and innovation, and high performance.
A degree from USEK prepares our students for the challenges of the contemporary world. Our robust educational core includes programs in all the major fields of study and incorporates new vocational specializations aligned with the present labor market.
Our community is made up of diverse and talented students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The USEK sense of belonging comes from the strength of the individual and team connections within the community based on the spiritual, civic, and ethical values of respecting others and their beliefs.
USEK’s motto: “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will lead you to the whole truth.” (Jn 16:13)
The Quality Assurance and Institutional Effectiveness Office (QA-IE) supports the University to achieve its mission through various initiatives such as planning, assessing, and improving administrative and academic performance in alignment with international accreditation standards, where applicable. The QA-IE collects and analyzes data that is disseminated for decision-making and reporting purposes.
The vision of the QA-IE Office is to become a national and regional model in Quality Assurance and Institutional Effectiveness through assessment and accreditation.