Faculty of Architecture, Arts & Design
Mission, Vision & values


Mission


The Faculty is committed to the ambitions of students wishing to study Architecture, Art, or Design. It seeks to attract a diverse range of students from Lebanon or the region by providing intellectually challenging and professional programs serving the needs of Lebanon and the region and underpinned by scholarship, research and professional activity.



Vision

The Faculty will strive to be the leading provider of professional programs in the Arts and Design and will deliver outstanding education/training programs and provide opportunities to develop high levels of creative ambitions and technical skills to enable students to play a dynamic professional role in continuing development. Students will learn to challenge conventional wisdom from an informed and constructive position and be encouraged to engage in self-directed approaches to the acquisition of knowledge and understanding. Supporting faculty members’ involvement in research, professional practice, development of teaching and learning methodology in order to establish a more scholarly and professional environment.



Values


Educating our students to build their future doesn’t solely rely on us providing them with the technical tools and learning material to pursue a career; on the contrary, we pride ourselves in molding individuals who are both professional and responsible.

On-campus interaction between NDU-FAAD faculty, staff and students, is characterized by a mutual respect for long-held traditions as well as openness and acceptance of positive change and constructive criticism. One our main values, is to foster a culturally diverse environment where everyone is treated based on their human values, regardless of religion, race, belief or gender.

We encourage our students’ active involvement in environmental educational and social issues and support them in their quest to make a genuine and lasting difference in their surroundings.

Our faith is part of our identity, which is why we rely on open communication and full cooperation to insure that every one’s views and beliefs are respected at NDU in general and FAAD specifically. In order to maintain a healthy yet exciting learning environment while shaping principled individuals, we cherish these values as part of our educational identity and thus promote:

  • Tolerance of all human beings regardless of background.
  • Cooperation between all members of NDU to ensure personal and professional growth.
  • Communication of views and beliefs within a positive and responsive environment.
  • Diversity and cultural exchange devoid of prejudice and judgment respect of campus integrity; i.e. cleanliness and policies..