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15 May 2017

Disgruntled University Staff Strike over Unpaid Bonuses

Libya’s higher education teaching staff – already fed up with what they believe is inadequate government funding for higher education as well as the general lack of security and political instability – began an indefinite strike on 23 May over the issue of overtime and bonus payments, effectively shutting higher education institutions throughout the country. Lire plus


31 January 2017

Sirte University Prepares to Reopen

While high prices and shortages of building materials are challenging townspeople returning to Sirte, plans are under way to restart higher education. Read more


30 June 2016

Drastic Measures Needed to Rebuild Higher Education

Poor investment, weak capacity and security, as well as political instability and onerous bureaucracy in war-torn Libya have produced a higher education system characterised by inadequate infrastructure and graduates poorly prepared for jobs. Read more


October 2015

Higher Education Disrupted by War, Hopes for Recovery Recent weeks have seen some university students in Libya sit examinations. Read more


June 2015

University-Business Incubator to Boost the Economy A Tripoli University Business Incubator is to be created in the Libyan capital in an effort to narrow the gap between university educational outputs and the needs of the workplace, and to encourage new businesses. Read more


Febuary 2015

Pro-Islamic State Militants Seize University Militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State have seized the university in the central Libyan city of Sirte. Read more


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