About RHU

  • Founder’s Dream

    Rafik Hariri was a philanthropist, a self-made man who built his businesses single-handedly on the basis of his reputation as an honest, credible and trustworthy partner in all his endeavors. He believed that trust is the most important asset that guides people, personal and business relations alike. He was also renowned for his efficiency and dedication to his work and to every cause he championed as his quick rise in Saudi Arabia shows.

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, Vision 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, ...


    Dear Students,


    In my first meeting with the faculty and staff of the Rafik Hariri University (RHU), I stated my sincere belief that, at a university, students come first followed by faculty members.  The staff and administration are there to facilitate the work of the faculty members to excel in teaching and to make your journey at RHU a memorable experience.  I pledge to make every effort to improve campus life and to continue our tradition of excellence in teaching.  I plan on meeting with all the students in groups and I welcome your input.

  • 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.

  • Facts and Figures items

    • 54,000 m2

      Area Dimensions
    • 25%

      Scholarships & Financial Aid recipients
    • 28+

    • 18

      Learning Facilities