Rafik Hariri University
In 1999, Rafik Hariri University (RHU) pioneered its COOP Program in Lebanon in collaboration with several Canadian institutions of higher education. Cooperative Education is an integrated approach to higher education, enabling students to combine their post-secondary studies with practical experience in their chosen fields. Students graduating from post-secondary institutions will face profound social, technological, and economic changes; the Cooperative Education Program prepares students to face up to these rapidly changing global conditions. Through COOP, employers share the responsibility with educators of molding and guiding the training of the very people they will employ. Through this partnership, students develop into well-trained graduates, ready to assume careers in dynamic and demanding Lebanese and regional markets.