“Diabetes in Numbers” Seminar

As part of the “Science in the Community” seminar series and in alignment with the “MUBS Cares” mission, the Modern University for Business & Science hosted DiaLeb in its Aley Campus on July 11th.
Ms. Christelle Awkar, Awareness Program Coordinator at DiaLeb, delivered a lecture on the increased prevalence of Diabetes in Lebanon and the region. Ms. Awkar focused on the importance of community work and volunteering for university students, especially those willing to become successful professionals in the nutrition and public health field. She also expressed her willingness to receive MUBS students who wish to pursue internships at DiaLeb.
At the end of the seminar, more than 20 glucose testings were performed as part of DiaLeb “What’s your Number” campaign and educational material was distributed to the attendees.


We are the Champions!

For the second year in a row, MUBS Football team won the “Lebanese Universities Mini Football Championship 2016 ".
The final game took place on June 17th against RHU with a score of 6-1.

Prizes were also distributed as follows:
1- Best Coach Prize:  MUBS team coach, Mohammad Takkouch
2 - Best Player Prize: MUBS student, Ali Hadi Rammal
3 - Best Goal Keeper Prize: MUBS student, Shaker Wehbeh

Congrats to the MUBS team for the well-deserved victory!


Michèle Hajal


Good nutrition is a crucial part in leading a healthy lifestyle and summer is the perfect time to improve your health. Here are our top five tips you may follow for a healthy body this summer:

1- Give Your Diet a BERRY BOOST

Have a cup of mixed fresh berries -- blackberries, blueberries, or strawberries -- every day. They will help you load up on antioxidants, which may help prevent damage to tissues.

2- DRIED FRUITS as snacks

Substitute your calorific snacks such as chips, chocolate, and crackers with dried fruits and raw nuts since they are low in calories and fulfilling.

3- Drink plenty of WATER

During the hot summer months, heat and sweat can leave your body dehydrated. The lack of water is harmful to your body and can also make you crave food when you’re not actually hungry. It is incredibly important to keep yourself hydrated by drinking at least 8 to 9 glasses of water daily.


Staying hydrated keeps your memory sharp and your mood stable. It also helps keep your body cool (by sweating) during hot summer months.

5- Keep it GREEN

Always start your meal with a green salad to provide you with all the needed vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Do not forget to avoid any kind of fried food!

6- Best season for FRUITS

You can enjoy in summer a large variety of fruits such as peach, cherries, plums, melon, grapes, and kiwi. But do not overeat since some fruits are rich in sugar.

7- Bored of water? Here’s a simple recipe to add flavor to your daily water:

Add to your water some lemon slices, a couple of mint leaves, a bunch of cucumber slices, half a ginger root, cinnamon, and some ice cubes.

Michèle Hajal
Bachelor in Human Nutrition & Dietetics at Usek
Masters in Human Nutrition at NDU


What is the first thing a tourist should do when they visit Lebanon?


You can’t come to Lebanon and not try the BASTERMA at Bedo restaurant (Bourj Hammoud).


Once your plane lands in Beirut, the first thing to do is get a cab and continue to Aley to eat the best SHAWARMA sandwich in town.


After a long flight, all you need is to visit Radar (Pine Tree Village) in Baissour. A perfect destination to relax and mediate.


The first thing a tourist should do when they visit Lebanon is to go to Romoul beach and eat delicious and fresh fish.


You cannot miss out on visiting one of the world’s wonders, Jeitta Grotto! You will be mesmerized by its natural karstic limestone caves.


The Cedar of God that is placed on the Lebanese flag and that symbolizes immortality is a must see. To learn about our country, visit the Cedars and explore the true beauty of nature.


When you visit Lebanon, you can’t miss out on the attractiveness of its nightlife. Experience the madness, excitement, and chic side of Lebanon.


To enjoy Lebanon you must learn the history of the country and visit its ancient sites like Baalbeck and the museums.


When a tourist visits Lebanon, the first thing that should be done is enjoy a nice seafood dinner on the beach in Jounieh.


Jeitta Grotto is a must! One of the best touristic sites in Lebanon where one can enjoy both the beauty of nature and art at the same time.


“Arouss il Bekaa” Zahle is a place to visit during your stay in Lebanon. It is considered one of the most modern Lebanese cities plus you get to enjoy the electricity 24/7!


A tourist should never leave Lebanon without enjoying its nightlife. So clubbing, attending summer events and festivals would be the best choice.


What defines Lebanon more than its historic sites? Visit Baalbek, Saida, Tyre and enjoy your night at Jbeil. Bon Voyage!


Food is a must when you visit Lebanon! Stop by any restaurant and enjoy our unique specialty of Tabouli and Hommos.


Nothing like the beautiful view of Raouche. Have a drink or dinner and enjoy the serenity of Beirut.


Jeitta Grotto must be visited during your stay in Lebanon!