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Higher Education Systems and Institutions, Libya

In Libya, higher education is offered in universities, both general and specialized, and in higher vocational institutes. These include higher vocational institutes for teacher training, higher institutes to train trainers and instructors, polytechnic institutes, and higher education institutes for technical, industrial, and agricultural sciences. In addition, scientific institutions called scientific research centers have been created in such fields as health and pharmacy, education, environment, and basic sciences; they serve both as educational and research institutions.

The National Authority for Scientific Research is responsible for higher education and research, and the university people’s committee, chaired by a secretary, manages university education. Each faculty within a university also has a people’s committee, chaired by the dean and heads of departments as members. Each university manages its administration and its budget. University-level education includes three major...

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Rhema, A. (2018). Higher Education Systems and Institutions, Libya. In: Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions. Springer, Dordrecht.

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