AUCE founded in 1983 by Dr. Amjad Al- Nabulsi, May Godbless his soul, as a Computer and Educational College of Hotel Management & Technical Studies (C & E College) Beirut- Makassed Center, the American University of Culture and Education AUCE is nowadays an institution accredited and recognized by the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education, under the presidential decree #2292, dated June 17 , 2009. Preparations for AUCE began in 1995 when Dr. Naboulsi gathered a group of academics who shared his vision. Their joint vision became a reality on August 7, 2000 when the C&E American University Institute obtained its license from the government under Presidential Decree #3585/2000 to offer graduate and undergraduate programs. AUCE’s degree programs are accredited and certified by the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Lebanon, and by the Ministry of Education & Scientific Research in Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Qatar, and most of the Arab Countries. On 15 April 2010, the American University of Culture & Education got the accreditation of the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education.
While the AUCE starts its fifteenth academic march since its foundation in 2000 A.D., thanks to the efforts and hard work of its late founder Dr. Amjad Al-Nabulsi, and the graduation of the twelfth batch of students, it tries its utmost within the framework of one team to support our students and understand their problems and viewpoints in order for it to progress in accordance with a foundational plan. All the workers of this infant university that comprises academics and administrators represent one homogeneous and coherent team, a team that is characterized by cooperation; all these workers struggle to achieve success, prosperity and a good ranking for AUCE, and to raise its standards up to the level of excellent workmanship, innovation, originality, creativity and quality assurance. This dedication to standards and professionalism, along with work perfection, transparency, equality among all, encouragement, creativity and protection of the rights of all workers in accordance with the current legislations, laws, regulations, and instructions should be a landmark in the history of the university.
The university will work hard to support the teaching staff in respect of qualifications and academic experience, and will facilitate for them all means of gaining knowledge. To achieve that, the university will communicate with various sources of knowledge so that its teaching staff will be able to carry out their teaching mission and research tasks in view of the available capabilities. Moreover, the university will open new majors in order to cope with the local and regional job market requirements.
The university will also spare no effort to find programs that would serve society and promote it. It will also build relationships with different sectors within the country and outside it. In addition, it will sign agreements and partnership with these sectors, and it will continue to build relationships with the foreign establishments and universities and conduct programs with some of them upon the approval of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education which will ultimately contribute to the development and prosperity of the university.
The university will work hard to improve the quality of the outcomes of the academic operation for the purpose of finding qualified graduates who are creative and able to join the marketplace well-armed with knowledge and information.
The university will continue to show an interest in higher studies and scientific research as well as in establishing departments for planning, development, studies, investments, auditing, and quality assurance.
Moreover, we will try our utmost to turn the university into a scientific edifice, a place which both students and societies will feel proud of through availing themselves of the possibility of developing research and training and building bridges of communication with the society as well as with the private and public academic institutions.
Today, I hold myself responsible for the charge I have been entrusted with and I keep distinction and excellence as a strategic option for comprehending the changes and international, regional and local developments and then exploiting them for the service of our children and country.