About RHU

RHU at a Glance

Rafik Hariri University, located in the beautiful Mechref village of Damour city, is a leading university in Lebanon. Since its establishment in September 1999, RHU has preserved the legacy of the man behind the institution in providing quality higher education that pushes boundaries beyond what seems possible.

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  • Mission, Vission and Values

    RHU shall: institute a culture of quality by committing to due process, academic excellence and hard-work; set up learning conditions conducive to farming dreams, stimulating imagination and cultivating passion to forever learn; instill the values of responsible behavior, ...


    Dr. Riad B. Chedid is a university professor, an administrator and an energy specialist. He received his PhD degree in electrical engineering in 1992 from Imperial College, University of London. Upon graduation, Dr. Chedid joined the American University of Beirut (AUB) as a professor of electrical engineering and since then he has been active in teaching and research in the areas of electromagnetism, renewable energy, and energy systems modeling and planning.

  • Rafik Hariri University Campus

    RHU is located in Mechref, Damour, 20 kilometers south of Beirut. The 54,000-m2 campus has nine main buildings. Seven buildings are used for educational purposes, one for the administration, and one for faculty and student residences.

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    • 54,000 m2

      Area Dimensions
    • 25%

      Scholarships & Financial Aid recipients
    • 28+

    • 18

      Learning Facilities