Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

The University has implemented revised curricula in four areas of study:- Support the development of of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the higher education sector in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon.- Build capacity amongst university staff to embed ESD in curricula and pedagogy.- Review and revise undergraduate curricula to address ESD in line with Bologna and Lisbon processes.- Assist the coordination and dissemination of ESD policy, research, curriculum reform and practice relating to ESD in the partner institutions that are expected to function as role models in the region.

Implementation methodologies

Since 2010, Notre Dame University Louaize (NDU) has engaged as partner from the Arab region in the Tempus project: Reorient University Curricula to Address Sustainability (RUCAS), along with European partners (University of Crete and the University of Athens in Greece, Dublin City University in Ireland, Stockholm University in Sweden, University of Padova in Italy, and the University of Bordeaux 3 in France. Other Arab region partners are involved in RUCAS along with NDU (Université La Sagesse from Lebanon, Suez Canal University and Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development from Egypt, and from Jordan the Hashemite University and the University of Jordan.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Notre Dame University – Louaize
Tempus Project: Reorient University Curricula to Address Sustainability (RUCAS)
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 4
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
Expertise of student and faculty dedicated to sustainable development
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 2 May
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Location: Zouk Mikael, Lebanon
Date of completion: 2015
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Walid Moussa,

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