Lebanon - Science and technology
Lebanon's advanced technology is limited to oil refining, the facilities for which were installed by international oil companies. The National Council for Scientific Research, established in Beirut in 1962, draws up national science policies and fosters research in fundamental and applied research. The council operates a marine research center at Al-Batrun. Seven colleges and universities in Beirut offer degrees in basic and applied sciences. In 1987–97, science and engineering students accounted for 30% of college and university enrollments.