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Libyan Higher Education Committee visits UCL

12 March 2007

A delegation from the General People's Committee for Higher Education of Libya visited UCL last week to discuss quality assurance issues and the potential for collaboration.

Professor Vince Emery and Dr Idris H Mabruk Elabedi

The delegation of senior officials was led by Dr Fauzi S Elabed, Director of International Cooperation. It included Dr Suleiman Mahmoud Khoja (Director of the Higher Education Private Sector); Dr Mohamed Mahmud Ben Ahmedia (President of the 7th October University); Dr Attia E A Elfeituri (President of Garyounis University); Dr Idris H Mabruk Elabedi (Manager of the Libyan Centre for Quality Assurance in Higher Education); and Adel Ali Sennosi and Hamad Ahmed Abdelwahed Saleh, both of the Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Julia Abbott, Senior Executive Officer (Academic and International) welcomed the visitors, before a meeting chaired by Professor Vince Emery (Pro-Provost for South Asia and the Middle East), which also involved Jason Clarke, Deputy Director of Academic Services and Everard Whitehouse of the British Council.

Afterwards the delegation was given a tour of the UCL Main Library by Matthew Reynolds and introduced to the figure of Jeremy Bentham.

The meeting was part of a four-day visit to London organised by the British Council.

To find out more about UCL's strategy in the Middle East, follow the link at the top of this article.


Jason Clarke addresses the meeting

Image 1(from left): Professor Vince Emery, Pro-Provost for South Asia and the Middle East, and Dr Idris H Mabruk Elabedi

Image 2(from left): Jason Clarke (Academic Services, UCL); Mr Adel Ali Sennosi (Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs); Mr Everard Whitehouse (British Council); Dr Idris H Mabruk Elabedi (Libyan Centre for Quality Assurance in Higher Education)