This ‘first time ever’ event was attended by a number of the most senior figures in Libya including Government Ministers and Deputy Ministers, academic Chancellors and Deans, leading scholars, and experts from Oil and Gas companies. There were speeches from Libyan scholars within UK universities who had been recipients of HM The Queen’s awards.
From engaging keynote speakers from both sides (Libya and UK), panel discussions, one-to-one sessions, poster exhibition for Libyan PhD students and researchers, to interactive workshops where we also heard first-hand accounts from Libyan professors and students who were currently working and studying in the UK, the forum provided a dynamic hub for UK education professionals to meet, discuss, inspire and form partnerships with decision makers and key leaders in Libyan education.
This event also offered a great opportunity for UK education providers, e.g. universities, English language schools, and vocational training centres to meet with decision makers from the Libyan Higher Education and Scientific Missions Department to facilitate the placement process for the 16,000 Libyan students who had been awarded Libyan Government sponsorships to pursue their higher education studies across different disciplines.