They are from Lebanon and all Arab countries,
The university was launched for the Arab world from its headquarters in Lebanon.
Their academic specialization at AUNOHR is a scientific - academic and professional choice of course, and at the same time intellectual - humanistic to rehabilitate the self and the inherent existential meaning in their personality and lives.
AUNOHR congratulates both those who chose and will choose belonging to it, and to modern specializations in Non-Violence and Human Rights.
Our societies, which are still struggling under violence, and/or are in a transitional phase, are in need for AUNOHR’s students, who can be deemed ‘organic energies’. The university aspires to provide the societies of the region, with pioneer professionals and social actors.
Since AUNOHR started the first specializations at the postgraduate level, the students were:
Who were the first 100 students in AUNOHR - graduate studies?
Arab non-violent nucleus
In addition to its academic mission, AUNOHR aims to support the creation of a non-violent Arab nucleus to meet from diverse countries, to communicate and live the whole academic experience, to think, discuss and perhaps plan for the present and future together... This is what happened, since the first group of students; they have become a dynamic group that constantly communicates and creates spaces to meet and think together through electronic means and social networking. Some of them have established permanent links to common creativity…
And as more than one student said, in a special testimony about "the university in the eyes of its students":
"The university has succeeded indirectly or directly in creating an informal network of friendships in the Arab region, friendships that grow continually and are very useful at the human and professional level. And this is a noble objective because we attend other universities and usually graduate without having such kind very needed as a network..." (Dalia Zakhari, Egypt)
"An additional substantial thing about the university, is that it introduced us to people from all the region, and we became an Arab non-violent group, ….I imagine this is a major objective for the university…” (Amjad Samhan, Palestine)
On the other hand, the university seeks to support the establishment of a new professional social frameworks that include graduates from each country as well as within a regional network. Thus, various initiatives will be launched to create spaces, clubs and active groups in each of these issues: education, training, media, mediation, arts, research, translations, etc.
New academic generation for non-violence
Since its inception, AUNOHR has an ongoing plan to select the most distinguished graduates who have demonstrated high academic qualifications, to join a scientific program to gradually qualify. They will be prepared to become the new academic generation of teachers on non-violence for Lebanon and the Arab region.