In line with the convention that has been signed between LIRA and AUB, and following an invitation the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at the American University of Beirut, LIRA team organized on May 14, 2013 an industrial academic meeting to expose the research and development needs of the industries.
The meeting was opened by Dean of Engineering, Dr. Makram Suidan and LIRA General Coordinator, Mr. Said Hamadeh. The session, that gathered 15 industrialists and 30 professors, was moderated by the Associate Dean Dr Fadl Mukalled.
The presentations of available projects suggested by the Lebanese industrial sector followed by discussions addressed Faculty members from Electrical, Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Departments who will be supervising final year projects during the next fall and spring semesters (AY 2013-14). This meeting was a good step to maintain regular contacts between industrialists and universities to help match innovative researches with industrial needs.