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Aims and activities of this organisation:

Notre Dame University - Louaize (NDU) is a private, Lebanese non-profit Catholic institution of higher education which adopts the American system of education.  As a Catholic institution inspired by the cultural and spiritual heritage of the Maronite Order of the Holy Virgin Mary, Notre Dame University - Louaize (NDU) seeks to provide comprehensive quality education that fosters excellence in scholarship, lifelong learning, enlightened citizenship, human solidarity, moral integrity, and belief in God. In designing its curricula, NDU is committed to the philosophy and standards of the American model of liberal arts education. Conceiving itself as an authentic academic community, NDU promotes diversity, respect for human dignity and rights, and concern for the common good. Its profound aspiration is to prepare its students to be future leaders who can exercise reason upon knowledge and shape a world of truth, justice, love and freedom.

The role of this organisation in this project:

NDU will cooperate to achieve the main goals and objectives of the project. It will improve the quality of its educational programs in computer science by developing and adopting courses in Open Source Software (OSS) technologies. NDU role in OSSCOM will be: (1) develop OSS technology material, (2) leader of task 4.1: OSS material and task 6.3: partner workshop on business incubators, and (3) participate in all project activities. NDU will work to build partnership with enterprises and  promote the adoption of open source technologies as feasible alternatives to proprietary software in local communities and organizations. NDU will work very closely with LU to build TC as well as promoting entrepreneurship at the national level.  

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