Salma Samaha is a landscape engineer with a PhD in “Culture and Territory; Cultural Landscape” from the University of Rome Tor Vergata in Italy, a Master degree in “Landscape and Territory Planning” from the University of Aix- Marseille in France and an Agriculture Engineering diploma from USEK in Lebanon.
She co-founded in 1998, the Landscape and Territory Planning department at the Lebanese University and has served as department chair from October 2013 till October 2017. As an associate professor she is supervising Master degree researches and giving several lectures. Her professional and academic expertise includes Cultural Landscapes, Landscape Restoration, Landscape Infrastructure, and Landscape Integration and impact studies. She is the FAO national consultant for the “Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism FLRM”.
Salma is a co-founder and the vice-president of the Lebanese Landscape Association LELA, affiliated to IFLA the International Federation of Landscape Architecture and since April 2016 she is a Member of the International Federation of Landscape Architects IFLA “Cultural Landscapes’ working group”, IFLA Cultural Landscapes working group.