Welcome to the Department of Nutritional Sciences (NUSC)!
Nutrition is an exciting and ever-changing field. There is a place for everyone interested in food, whether in clinical nutrition, food sciences and systems, community work, research, or in entrepreneurial organisations and industries. Since its establishment in 2008, the Department of NUSC at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) has emphasized on the role of nutrition in the health and well-being of people. It has focused on the need for collaboration between all members of the healthcare community. The Department has been engaged in a wide range of collaborations with other academic settings, community centres, industrial partners, and governmental/non-governmental organizations.
The Department prioritizes research. Currently, it hosts a post doc fellow in Food Engineering and agriculture. It also oversees the professional Masters Program in Food Science and Technology offered at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Furthermore, it has established cooperation with international Universities from Spain, where some Ph.D. candidates have conducted their research with faculty members from our Department serving as co-supervisors on their projects. Research work has been presented in several national and international conferences and has led to many published articles in international peer-reviewed journals.
Over the next three years, the Department aims at accrediting its program of study and at offering additional graduate programs through collective efforts from the NUSC team, as well as continuous support of the FHS resources and leadership of the University. Interested students are encouraged to browse the NUSC page on the FHS website for further information. They are welcome to meet with the qualified NUSC team in a supportive and friendly environment, and to pay a visit to our beautiful Campus located in Al Kurah, and also to the other satellite campuses.
Mireille Serhan, Agricultural Engineer, MSc., PhD.
Chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences
Tel: + 961 6 931952 ext. 5206