University of Balamand

The University of Balamand (UOB) is a private, secular university located in the northern district of El-Koura, Lebanon.

The history of the University of Balamand (UOB) dates back to the early 1980s, when the Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch and all the East, His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius IV, envisioned a university that would serve as a beacon of learning, love, and tolerance in the Middle East.

Despite the challenges of the Lebanese Civil War, Patriarch Ignatius IV pressed ahead with his vision, and in 1988, UOB opened its doors to its first students.

UOB is committed to providing its students with a well-rounded education, both academically and personally. The university's curriculum is designed to challenge students intellectually and to prepare them for success in their chosen careers. UOB also offers a variety of extracurricular activities and student services to help students develop their talents and interests.

UOB has quickly become one of the leading universities in Lebanon and the Middle East. The university is known for its high academic standards, its strong research focus, and its commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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University Name University of Balamand
Name in Local Language جامعة البلمند
Acronym UOB
Year Established 1988


The university is located in El-Koura, North Lebanon. Find the address of the university below.

Address Deir El Balamand, El-Koura, North Lebanon, Lebanon


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Phone +961 (6) 930250
Fax +961 (6) 930278
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International Students Allowed Yes
Student Body Men and Women
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