The Center for Learning Innovations and Customized Knowledge Solutions (CLICKS) signed a cooperative agreement with the American University of Beirut in Lebanon to offer collaboratively a range of capacity building programs and consultancy services to the Center’s clients from among higher education institution within the Gulf region and beyond. The agreement which was recently signed will enable both institutions to jointly work on designing, developing and delivering training programs in areas related to quality, continuous improvement and accreditation in higher education as well as to provide consultancy services in related areas. This agreement is the first one between CLICKS and a partner university in the Arab world. Dr. Narimane Hadj-Hamou, Founder and CEO of CLICKS said in this context “We are very proud to be affiliated with such a prestigious institution, celebrating next year 150 years of existence and success. AUB is considered one of the pioneering institutions within the Arab World which has positioned itself both regionally and internationally through its various academic achievements. This partnership will definitely enable us to enhance the services offered by the Center specifically in the areas of quality assurance and accreditation by bringing on board high level expertise from within the region. We are delighted to be aligned with AUB and look forward to this partnership “On the other hand Professor Hassan B. Diab, Vice President for Regional External Programs at the American University of Beirut has shared “ “REP as the consulting arm of AUB boasts four decades of premier consulting and professional solutions, capitalizing on AUB’s consolidated academic expertise and advanced professional ingenuity to deliver customized solutions to unique situations while providing a wide spectrum of consulting, executive coaching and continuing education services. REP’s mission evolves around the provision to the Middle East Region of World Class Professional Services covering the entire scope of expertise available at the American University of Beirut.’ Since its inception in 1979, REP has benchmarked its programs against international best practices. REP is a recognized leader in international consulting and technical assistance. Our teams are at work in countries across the Middle East and North Africa. We added our latest modality of serving the needs of our clients through various triangulation memoranda to expand and diversify REP’s projects portfolio. In line with its commitment to life-long learning, REP also offers through the Continuing Education Center a variety of certificate and diploma non-credit programs, non-certificate courses and intensive professional courses.
About AUB Founded in 1866, the American University of Beirut bases its educational philosophy, standards, and practices on the American liberal arts model of higher education. A teaching-centered research university, AUB has around 800 instructional faculty and a student body of around 8,000 students. The University encourages freedom of thought and expression and seeks to graduate men and women committed to creative and critical thinking, life-long learning, personal integrity, civic responsibility, and leadership. The University, which was granted institutional accreditation in June 2004 by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States and reaffirmed in June 2009, includes six faculties: Agricultural and Food Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Architecture, Health Sciences, Medicine (which includes the Rafic Hariri School of Nursing), and the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business. AUB currently offers more than 120 programs leading to the bachelor’s, master’s, MD, and PhD degrees. The University became coeducational in 1922; its student body is 50 percent male and 50 percent female. The language of instruction is English (except for courses in the Arabic Department and other language courses). AUB also houses 28 centers & institutes for research in many disciplines.