The Continuing Education Center aspires to become a center of excellence in providing quality education and training in a variety of fields to a diverse population of learners in Lebanon and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
The mission of the Continuing Education Center (CEC) is to meet the lifelong education and training needs of all learners in the local community in Lebanon and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and beyond. CEC aims to enhance the professional and technical skills of individuals while addressing their needs for personal development and cultural enrichment.
CEC is an outreach arm of the University dedicated to facilitate the continued professional growth of practitioners in a variety of chosen fields. It is also a community learning resource to be tapped by individuals of different s tages in their career.
Ziad ShaabanDirector of the Continuing Education Center
"The term “continuing education” describes the process of learning new skills and acquiring knowledge that complements formal schooling. Most people opt for continued education to further their knowledge base and their employability. The idea of developing the skills of all those who seek to do so has been a cornerstone throughout the history of CEC for more than 25 years. CEC activities and learners transcend the boundaries of Lebanon as our services are offered in countries throughout the Middle East. However it is always our learners that are at the heart of CEC’s success. It is our learners from their diverse professional, personal, and cultural backgrounds that reinforce AUB’s commitment to attracting more regional students from diverse backgrounds through professional programs. CEC upholds AUB’s motto “so that they may have life and have it more abundantly” by extending the resources of the University into the community and region to provide high quality, life-long learning educational opportunities for people of all educational and professional levels."