Notre Dame University-LouaizeUniversity


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Foundation: 1987

Mission: As a Catholic institution inspired by the cultural and spiritual heritage of the Maronite Order of the Blessed 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.

Vision: NDU’s vision is to Become the venue of choice as Lebanon’s Catholic university, offering students access to the finest faculty and a comprehensive curriculum taught in the Maronite tradition; Provide a highly personalized academic experience to graduate and undergraduate students; Integrate a strong, interdisciplinary, liberal arts core with degree-granting programs that offer preparation for professional careers and graduate studies; Excel in selected highly specialized areas, including signature programs that enhance the university’s reputation and serve as regional models for the delivery of educational development in Lebanon and the region; Foresee the changing needs with time and develop programs and utilize technologies consistent with those needs; Create and sustain a community in which all aspects of University life is a reflection of its values.



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Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldMiddle EastARAB COUNTRIESLebanon
Business, Management and Accounting 889th134th80th4th
Computer Science 564th45th28th3rd
Energy 713th194th130th6th
Engineering 591st102nd58th4th
Mathematics 555th64th29th2nd

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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