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PO/Box : 11-1748
Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2090
Beirut , Lebanon
Tel : (961) 1 - 349230
Tel : (961) 1 - 349231
Tel : (961) 1 - 353010
Tel : (961) 1 - 353011
Fax : (961) 1 - 353012
President : Rev. Dr. Paul Haidostian
Dean of Arts and Sciences :
Dr. Arda Ekmekji
Dean of Business Administration and Economics :
Dr. Fadi Asrawi

Mira Yardemian
Public Relations Director
Haigazian University

01-353010 Ext. 365
PO/Box : 11-1748
Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2090
Beirut , Lebanon
Tel : (961) 1 - 349230 / 1
Tel : (961) 1 - 353010 / 1


Haigazian University at a glance -

On October 17, 1955 Haigazian University was established in Beirut, Lebanon by the joint endeavors of the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) and the Union of the Armenian Evangelical Churches in the Near East (UAECNE). This eastern Mediterranean institution is a liberal arts university which emphasizes a challenging curriculum, good teacher-student relations, and empowerment through the free search for truth. The leadership at Haigazian believes that the free exchange of ideas among people from a multiplicity of ethnic and religious backgrounds is one of the best forms education can take; consequently, Haigazian is home campus to students from 20 countries throughout the world. These students enjoy a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1 which facilitates the university emphasis on a personalized, meaningful education.

Haigazian University offers B.A., B.B.A., B.S., M.A. and M.B.A. degrees as well as a teacherís Normal Diploma. Its units and courses are patterned after the American system of higher education such that students wishing to pursue M.A. and Ph.D. degrees may be attained include: Business Administration (with emphasis on HOM, MIS, ACC, ADC, FIN, LST), Hospitality Management, Economics, Arabic, Armenian, English (with a literature, language of TEFL emphasis), History, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Education, Political Science, Psychology, and Social Work. All students are assisted in their respective programs by a Faculty Advisor who works to enable them to make the best choices regarding their educational and vocational future. Assistance in the form of financial aid is available as well.

Haigazian University believes that education never stops. The Center for Continuing Education at Haigazian University, which offers classes and workshops for adults, consists of two evening programs. The In-service Teacher Training Program is attended by school teachers who wish to upgrade their teaching skills through courses and workshops. The Adult Education Program offers business training and other topics of general interest.

The Four Faculties are :
Graduate and undergraduate programs in four different faculties:
* Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
* Faculty of Sciences
* Faculty of Humanities
* Faculty of Social and Behavioral
Lifelong Learning Program :
* In-Service Teacher Training
* Adult Education
Publications : :
* Haigazian Herald
* Inspirit
* The Armenological Review
* Focus, Business Economics (BE)-News, University Directory, Student Life Handbook, Newsletters.


Haigazian University offers quality education at a fair and affordable cost. The University also prepares educated, professional citizens with a sense of social responsibility and leadership skills that empower them to rise to the challenges of the future.


Haigazian University is a liberal arts institution of higher learning which operates on the American model of higher education using English as the language of instruction. Its purpose is to provide quality education in a Christian environment where academic freedom and the search and dissemination of truth are predominant. It seeks to prepare students both for leadership positions and as professionals to serve in the Armenian and non-Armenian Lebanese communities. The ethnic and geographic identity of the University demands the preservation and promotion of its Armenian and Middle Eastern heritage within the global context. Haigazian University is an instrumentality of the witness of the Armenian Evangelical Church. Haigazian University is co-educational and open to academically qualified students regardless of race, nationality or creed. Through its academic and co-curricular programs, the University provides rich educational opportunities which closely relate to the academic, personal, social, and spiritual development of its students. To its undergraduates, the University offers a challenging general education program as well as a solid base in a particular discipline or profession. The University has four Faculties: Business Administration and Economics, Humanities, Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Graduate programs are offered in selected professional disciplines. The University aspires to integrate the following three components of its heritage:

a. Evangelical Orientation

The Armenian Evangelical Community is the responsible owner and manager of the university, where teachers, ministers, and leaders are prepared in cooperation with the Near East School of Theology. The University is also meant to serve a wide variety of students, who represent all religious groups. The academic freedom to which the university aspires is inspired by the liberating effect of the Christian faith. In order to help students explore their belief system and develop a consistent and informed personal theology, the University offers courses in religion and philosophy. It makes voluntary chapel services, public lectures, and retreats available for students, faculty, and staff.

b. Armenian Identity

The university has roots which lie not only in a church-related community but also in its own Armenian Heritage. This important aspect of the university's identity has developed out of the particular situation of a people in Diaspora. The Armenian orientation of the university is expressed at its best in the Armenian Studies department, which offers a degree program in this field and is designed to provide a solid academic foundation in Armenian letters, history, politics, and culture. The program is intended to prepare students for teaching, community service, leadership, and graduate studies. The department is also responsible for the Armenian component of the General Education Program and assists the Armenian Library, which is an invaluable resource of Armenian culture. The department publishes The Armenological Review, conducts research, holds public lectures, and organizes cultural events.

c. Lebanese Context

Haigazian University is a Lebanese institution of higher learning that is entitled to offer B.A., B.B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S., and MBA degrees. These degrees are officially recognized by the Government of Lebanon. The University operates within the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Higher Education, which supervises its admission policies and graduation requirements and approves the majors which the university intends to offer. A significant percentage of the student body, faculty, and staff as well as some members of the Board of Trustees is Lebanese. The life of the university reflects the rich, cosmopolitan, and pluralistic society of Lebanon. It promotes dialogue, harmony, and integration among all sectors of the Lebanese community.