MEU has participated in the 17th World Trade Organization, WTO, Public Forum held recently in Geneva / Switzerland under the auspices of the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde and a number of international researchers and economists. In this forum, the University presented a discussion paper under the title: “Trade Openness, Economic Growth, and Reduction of Unemployment Rates in the Middle East Region - Arab Countries,” delivered by Dean of the Faculty of Business Prof. Taleb Warad.
During the forum, which lasted for two days and included 105 sessions, participants discussed several issues regarding the relation between trade and sustainable development in addition to ways of making the gains of international trade accessible to wider segments of the community. The forum is held annually at the organization’s headquarter, Geneva. Leading researchers, economists, businessmen, parliamentarians, and civil community figures from world countries participate in the forum and discuss the future and challenges of world trade and ways to address them.
The Middle East University was founded in 2005 as a Graduate Studies University with twelve specializations. Towards the beginning of the academic year 2008-2009 the university opened twenty specializations for both Graduate and Undergraduate students with the ongoing growth in staff and students.