Tripoli, 30 April 2014:
June dates have been announced for the first Libya Higher Education Forum being held in London.
The two-day forum, . . .[restrict]which aims to boost and develop educational partnerships and opportunities between Libyan universities and ministries and the UK education sector, will run from 5 to 6 June.
Organised by the Libyan embassy in London, representatives from ten Libyan universities are expected to attend the event. A wide range of UK-based educational establishments including training centres universities will also have a presence at the Forum.
Confirmed speakers include Professor of Nuclear Engineering and former National Transitional Council (NTC) Minister of Higher Education Naim Abd al-Rahman El Ghariani and former NTC Minister of Health Fatima Hamroush.
The current Head of the Scholarships Department at the Ministry of Higher Education and President of Misrata University Taher Mohammed Bentaher will also be speaking at the event, as well as Libyan author and playwright Ahmed Fagih.
Forum topics will include the development of national universities, upgrading their facilities and curricula in line with international standards of excellence and co-operation in the field of scientific research between UK and Libyan universities. There will also be a session dedicated to training and education opportunities in the oil and gas sector.
“The Forum will enable the elite academic community of Libya to meet with their counterparts from the UK to discuss and develop the best models for partnerships of all kinds,” said one of the event organisers, Abdelkhalig Mohamed. “These include student placement and exchange, teaching staff exchange, co-supervision of PhD students, the issuance of joint qualifications, and the practices and implementations being used globally by UK universities and colleges.”
The two-day event will also explore how challenges to Libya’s higher education system can addressed and how technological advancement in the country’s institutions can be best supported.
To find out more about the Libya Higher Education Forum click here. [/restrict]