About USEK

Facts and figures

Important dates in USEK History:

1938
The OLM built the main building of what is today USEK (Building A) in which was centralized the teaching of theology, philosophy, letters and canon law. The institution was then a scholasticate.

1962
Following the enactment of the law of higher education in Lebanon, the scholasticate became the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik;

1997
Adoption of the North American credit system.

2000
Founding of three Regional University Centers in the North (Chekka), South (Rmeich) and Bekaa (Zahle).

2012
Getting the European Institutional Accreditation(renewal accomplished in 2017).

2016
Getting the ABET accreditation for nine Computing and Engineering programs.

2017
Getting the evalag accreditation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Programs.

2018
Getting the ABET Accreditation for two applied and natural sciences and the civil engineering programs.

2019
Implementing a new academic structure based on one Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the following six professional schools: School of Architecture and Design, Business School, School of Engineering, School of Law and Political Sciences, School Medicine and Medical Sciences, Pontifical School of Theology.

Academic Units Founding dates
Pontifical School of Theology 1950 Pontifical Faculty of Theology
2019 Pontifical School of Theology
School of Law and Political Sciences 1950 for the Canon Law
1988 Faculty of Law
2019 School of Law and Political Sciences
Higher Institute of Political and Administrative Sciences 2006 Affiliated to the School of Law and Political Sciences
Business School 1966 Faculty of Business and Commercial Sciences
2018 Business School
School of Architecture and Design 1974 Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
2019 School of Architecture and Design
School of Engineering 2000 Faculty of Sciences and Computer Engineering
2010 Faculty of Engineering
2019 School of Engineering
School of Medicine and Medical Sciences 2001
Higher Institute of Nursing Sciences 1999 Affiliated to the School of Medicine and Medical Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Sciences 2019
Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities 1950
2019 merged within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Faculty of Letters 1950
2019 merged within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Music and Performing Arts 1970 Institute of Musicology
1993 Faculty of Music
2019 merged within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences 1988
2019 merged within the School of Engineering and the Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Sciences 2000 Faculty of Sciences and Computer Engineering
2010 Faculty of Sciences
2019 merged within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Faculty of Religious and Oriental Sciences 1969 Institute of Liturgy
2011 Faculty of Religious and Oriental Studies
2019 merged within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Institute of History & Archeology 1972 Institute of History (affiliated to the Faculty of Letters)
2019 merged within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Students

6891
students enrolled at USEK for the 2019-2020 Fall Semester, out of which:


  • Main Campus in Kaslik
    6527
    students
  • RUC of Chekka
    55
    students
  • RUC of Rmeich
    40
    students
  • RUC of Zahle
    269
    students
 

USEK hosted 1647 new students in Fall 2019:

Faculties-Institutes New Students Registered in Fall 2019-2020 Total of Students Registered in 2019-2020*
Business School 279 1235
Faculty of Arts and Sciences 376 1362
Pontifical School of Theology 32 194
School of Architecture and Design 277 1485
School of Engineering 180 904
School of Law and Political Sciences 139 526
School of Medicine and Medical Sciences 146
458
School of Music and Performing Arts 24
118
USEK Continuing Learning Center 47 50
Centers for Language, Music, Religious Studies and Theology 142
553
Free-Listeners 5
6
Total 1647 6891

* Numbers of the 2019-2020 Fall Semester

Graduates

1636
graduates for the 2018-2019 Academic Year
23612
graduates since the 2001-2002 Academic Year
 


International Relations

  • general agreements
    49
  • memberships in international organizations
    52
  • cooperation agreements with foreign higher education institutions
    149
 

Human Resources

850
Faculty Members out of which:

Full-time Faculty Members in Fall 2019
220
Part-time Faculty Members in Fall 2019
630


363
Administrative and Technical Staff

 


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