Lebanese University (LU) is a public institution of higher education offering B.Sc., M.Sc. Ph.D. degrees as well as continuing education diplomas in variety of fields. It was established in 1948 as a research university with a strong international orientation. Among various interests, LU puts emphasis on:
- development of applied higher education in various technical and professional fields, in line with the development of skills.
- promotion of continuing education and the enhancement of professional experience and business skills.
LU has set up regional campuses in six regions of Lebanon, focusing on variety of disciplines. The computer science department as well as applied sciences and economics developed OSS tools to support on-line courses and various pedagogical, administrative, and Internet services, all running under LU.
LU 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. LU role in OSSCOM will be: (1) Leading WP.6: entrepreneurship model; (2)hosting national technology center (3.4); (3)developing material in OSS technology (4.4); (4) establishing partnership with enterprise (5.1); and (5)developing a framework to initiate a sample start-up/ spin-off company in cooperation with NDU (6.1). LU will participate in all project activities and will promote the adoption of open source technologies as feasible alternatives to proprietary software in local communities and organizations.