Lebanon is a country in the East Mediterranean. Lebanon's location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabian hinterland has dictated its rich history and shaped a cultural identity of religious and ethnic diversity.
Lebanon has a moderate Mediterranean climate. In coastal areas, winters are generally cool and rainy whilst summers are hot and humid. In more elevated areas, temperatures usually drop below freezing during the winter with heavy snow cover that remains until early summer on the higher mountaintops.
Lebanon has forty-one nationally accredited universities, several of which are internationally recognised.
The Lebanese economy grew 8.5% in 2008 and a revised 9% in 2009 despite a global recession. Lebanese banks are high on liquidity and reputed for their security. Lebanon was one of the only seven countries in the world in which the value of the stock markets increased in 2008.
The earliest evidence of civilization in Lebanon dates back more than seven thousand years, predating recorded history. Architecture in Lebanon is mostly cultural towns and cities in Lebanon hold structures dating back a thousand of years to the dates of the nation’s earliest human inhabitants. Lebanon's diverse population, composed of different ethnic and religious groups, has further contributed to the country's festivals, musical styles and literature as well as cuisine. Lebanon's unique geography means it is possible to go skiing in the morning and swimming in the Mediterranean Sea in the afternoon. *
In 2012 Cardiff Metropolitan University entered into a partnership with the Modern University of Science & Business, Lebanon. As a result of this Cardiff Met students have the opportunity to undertake a mobility exchange there. For any queries regarding Outward Mobility to Lebanon, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
EU funded Scholarship Opportunities are available to Cardiff Metropolitan University students and graduates (from bachelor to post-doctorate level) in all schools, as well as academic and administrative staff, through Erasmus Mundus. Cardiff Metropolitan University is directly involved in the following Erasmus Mundus projects with Lebanon:
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* Source: Wikipedia