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School of Tourism and Hotel Management, University of Balamand, Lebanon

The University of Balamand is a private, non-profit and independent institution of higher learning, which was founded in 1988 by His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius IV, Patriarch of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church. Overlooking the Mediterranean and the city of Tripoli, Lebanon, the University is dedicated to the study of the arts, humanities, sciences, and all professional fields, which serve the interests and needs of the local and regional community.


The Levant Foundation and the Jamal Daniel Family have provided all the funds necessary for the design and construction of the Aida & Halim Daniel building which houses the School of Tourism and Hotel Management, the first such facility in the region. The undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded are designed to prepare young men and women to better serve the hospitality industry which is such an essential part of the Lebanese economy.