International Projects

Ongoing EU projects


Project Description
  ERASMUS 2020 Sustainable Wastewater Treatment for Hospitals / SWaTH
 SWaTH is aimed at bringing together European Higher Education Institutions and European factories that own and supply cutting-edge developments, extensive international experience, and innovative learning practices and Higher Education Institutions from Partner countries in the Southern Mediterranean – Region 3 (particularly Lebanon) that need and demand the same practices, expertise, and developments.

Coordinator: University of Balamand (UOB), Lebanon
Duration: 36 months
  ERASMUS 2020 Technology-based Entrepreneurship for Supporting Sustainability in MENA Region / MENA-Preneur) The general aim of this project is to create an interdisciplinary diploma degree and training activities in Technology-Based Entrepreneurship (TBE) aiming at building a robust entrepreneurship ecosystem that can foster and allow the start-ups and SMEs to play a leading role in economic development and job creation in MENA region.

Coordinator: Helwan University, Egypt
Duration: 36 months
  ERASMUS 2018 The Lebanese Diploma Supplement / LEBPASS
LEBPASS is a new initiative in Lebanon and the Middle East which aims in helping students and graduates make their skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Lebanon, as well as across the Middle East and Europe, thus facilitating the mobility of both learners and workers.
LEBPASS Project will unite universities, graduates, employers and other stakeholders for the sake of delivering a Diploma Supplement that could translate the qualifications and skills of students and refugees graduated from Lebanese Higher Education institutions.
LEBPASS Project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Coordinator: Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK)

Duration: 36 months

ERASMUS 2017 Student Empowerment, Engagement and Representation in Lebanese Universities ( StEER-Leb project’s main objective is to boost student empowerment, engagement and representation infrastructures in Lebanese universities. To this end, students and staff from European and Lebanese universities will participate in shadowing visits and capacity building activities whereby they will share their experiences, exchange good practices, and develop new structures and practices in Lebanese institutions.

Coordinator: Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
Duration: 36 months

ERASMUS 2016 MERIC-Net Mediterranean Network if National Information Centres on the Recognition of Qualifications ( The MERIC-Net project's objective is to revitalize the MERIC network (Mediterranean Recognition Information Centers) in order to favor and increase the recognition of qualifications within the Mediterranean Region, and to raise the quality of vertical and horizontal mobility in the higher education systems of the involved countries. The project partners intend to improve the competencies and skills of credential evaluators defining common practices and realizing common tools among European and South Mediterranean countries, national bodies and HE institutions, starting from the experience of European higher education institutions and practices adopted by the ENIC-NARIC centers.

Coordinator: University of Nice Sophia Antipolis
Duration: 36 months

ERASMUS 2016 TQLAA+ Programme Evaluation for Transparency and Recognition of Skills and Qualitfications ( TLQAA+ is a follow up on TLQAA Tempus project. It aims at developing the culture of programmes’ evaluation and matching against national qualifications framework (NQF) for the sake of increased transparency and recognition of skills and certifications.

Coordinator: University of Balamand
Duration: 36 months

ERASMUS 2016 RESCUE Refugees Education Support in MENA Countries ( The main specific objective of RESCUE is to help the Partner Country Universities (in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq) in structuring an effective response to this problem, by creating ad hoc units (the Refugee Student Operational Support Unit – R-SOS), whose mission is to structure specific services supporting the refugee students in resuming their academic training path.

Coordinator: Unimed
Duration: 36 months

ERASMUS 2015 E-TALEB Professional Standards Framework for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Lebanese Universities ( E-TALEB E-TALEB is a national project aiming at developing Lebanese Professional Standards in Teaching and Learning and cooperating for innovation and exchange of good practices and experiences relevant to similar frameworks established in Europe. The main objective of this project is to support the initial and continuing professional development of staff engaged in teaching and foster dynamic approaches to teaching and learning through creativity, innovation and continuous development in diverse academic disciplines and/or professional settings.

Coordinator: Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
Duration: 36 months
ERASMUS 2015 RESUME – Réseau Méditerranéen pour l’Employabilité- Entrepreneurship and Employability The RESUME project aims at enhancing and reinforcing the role and potential of HEIs in the development of employability in the Mediterranean countries by adopting a transversal entrepreneurial mind-set at the HEIs and by opening and structuring the dialogue among the universities, the enterprises and the policy makers.

Call for Tenders

Coordinator: Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED)
Duration: 36 months



Project Description

TEMPUS 2013 - QESAMED Qualité en Enseignement Supérieur Agronomique en Méditerranée ( The main objective of the project is to develop the adaptation capacities of the higher and vocational education systems of Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia in the field of agronomy, professionalizing training and perpetuating the continuous improvement process within the institutions for training and applied research. QESAMED contributes to sustainable development and the export capacity of products from the agricultural sectors, as well as the preservation of the environment, for ecological and production purposes.

Coordinator: National Conservatory of Arts and Trades (CNAM), France
Duration: 36 months
TEMPUS 2013 - T-MEDA Tuning Middle East and North Africa ( Tuning MEDA project is aimed at the implementation of the Bologna tools in Southern Neighbouring Area universities through building of a framework of comparable, compatible and transparent programmes of studies.

Coordinator: University of Deusto, Spain
Duration: 36 months
TEMPUS 2013 - ADIP Apprentissage à distance et innovation pédagogique ( The ADIP project intends to respond through pedagogical innovation to the youth employability problem, in initial education and the challenges of education throughout life and the use of experience and skills in later times of study.

Coordinator: Francophone University Association (Agence universitaire de la Francophonie - AUF) - Middle East Office
Duration: 36 months
TEMPUS 2013 - Hit4Med Highway and Traffic Engineering: Curricular Reform for Mediterranean Area ( The project objective is to design, develop and implement a new curriculum programme in Highway and Traffic Engineering in a joint effort between European Union (EU) and Mediterranean Universities in line with Bologna requirements. The former will transfer EU best practices, experiences and methodologies according to the Bologna process to support the development and diffusion of an innovative experience in technical higher education in Mediterranean institutions supporting the capacity and knowledge building in highway and traffic engineering. The realization of a Master programme will follow a scenario assessment, taking into account of Mediterranean institutions and sector needs and requirements, and EU best practices developed.

Coordinator: Universita degli Studi di Napoli Frederico II – UniNa, Italy
Duration: 36 months
TEMPUS 2013 - Euro Mediterranean Master in Neurosciences and Biotechnology (ISIS) ( The Master offers a unique master program share by all ISIS project partners across Mediterranean Area simultaneously providing theoretical knowledge of modern life science concepts, technological background, and practical training. Courses and specialized tracks are based on each partner’s expertise in fundamental or biomedical sciences, and are offered within the framework of new methodological approaches including e-learning. This master aims to structure the South Mediterranean participation in the Neuroscience community and strengthen collaboration in this geographical area.

Coordinator: Bordeaux University
ERASMUS MUNDUS - HERMES Development of a Higher Education and Research Area between Europe and the Middle East The main objective of HERMES was to develop training and scientific exchanges between European and the Middle East higher education institutions resulting in a strong sustainable contribution to the construction of a Euro-Mediterranean Higher Education and Research Area.

Coordinator: Université Aix Marseille
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
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