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American University of Beirut launches a new Masters’ Degree in Rural Development


The Faculty of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the American University of Beirut announced that it will be launching, before the end of the current year, a new higher degree program in Rural Development.  The program is entitled Masters of Sciences in Rural Communities Development and will enable students to build their capacities in community development and so as to be able to better plan and implement local development projects in both the private and public sectors and in both Lebanon, the region and beyond.  The program will include a number of axis namely the cooperative and multidisciplinary approaches so as to enable students to acquire knowledge and skills and to help organizations and communities in planning various programmes.  The program also will seek to enable students to bear responsibilities as planners and also qualify them for further education, or as experts in economic development in addition to being decision makers, practitioners, and administrators whether locally, regionally or globally.
Source: Al-Mustaqbal 24 February 2014

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