Saint Joseph University

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SAINT JOSEPH UNIVERSITY

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Saint Joseph University, established in 1875, was administered by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and had strong ties to the University of Lyons in France. It had branches in Tripoli, Sidon, and Zahla. French is the primary language of instruction, although some courses are offered in English and in Arabic. The Department of Arabic and Oriental Studies is considered very strong. Faculties in 1994 included theology, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, engineering, law and political science, economics and business administration, and letters and humanities.

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