The CERN Theory Unit has long had a connection with the American University in Beirut. Contact has recently been established with the Lebanese University, where there is interest in joining ALICE. The Lebanese University has created a master programme in high-energy physics, with the intention of extending the programme to the doctorate level, supported by groups in the ALICE and ATLAS collaborations.
The Rector of Lebanese University has initiated contacts with CERN, with a view to making an agreement, initially between CERN and his University.
CERN and Lebanon signed an International Cooperation Agreement (ICA) in 2015.