• The Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science
  • (LAAS)

Organized by

The Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science The University of Balamand

in collaboration with

The National Council for Scientific Research- Lebanon

The Lebanese Association For The Advancement Of Science (LAAS) had, since its establishment in 1968, a clear scientific mission aiming at enhancing knowledge, promoting scientific research and creating the appropriate atmosphere for this purpose.?In order to accomplish this mission, despite the well-known difficult circumstances Lebanon is facing, the Association strived to turn it into achievable goals as part of plans, programs and activities.

The University of Balamand is a non-profit and independent institution of hig​​​​her ​education. It was founded in 1988 by Patriarch Ignatius IV, P​atriarch of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church. Recognizing the noble values of tolerance, co-existence and mutual respect, Balamand welcomes students and faculty from all over the world.​We prepare our students to think creatively and to interact constructively so as to be able to lead by example.
Our ​commitment to Lebanon and the region is to provide Service Education: Education through Doing (SEED). This program teaches students the importance of team work, the necessity of having effective communication skills, various conflict resolution techniques and the principle of citizenship. The SEED program serves the University's mission by preparing members of the local and regional communities to meet tomorrow's challenges.

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The 24th International Scientific Conference of the Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science (LAAS) will be held this year at the University of Balamand (UOB) – Al Kurah, in collaboration with the National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS-L).

The Conference is a forum for researchers to meet and exchange knowledge, and a platform of interaction between the industry and universities, allowing them to present and discuss the results and application of their research in all fields of sciences.

The research axes of the Conference are:

Biological, Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences

Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry and Physics

Environment, Food Security and Agriculture

Mathematics and Computer Science

Humanities and Social Sciences

Engineering Sciences

Economics and Management


Ethics of Scientific Research

Arts and World Vision

Relations: State, Industry, Universities.


March 1, 2018

Extended Abstract submission deadline

March 22, 2018

Confirmation of Abstract acceptance

April 25, 2018

Opening Ceremony at 11:00 a.m.

April 26, 2018

Closing Ceremony  at 4:00 p.m.