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BUILA event leverages opportunity for UK HE

A new international strategy from UCAS, significant opportunity in markets such as Indonesia and Iraq and a revelatory update from Universities UK all featured in a information-loaded BUILA annual conference last week. Organisations working hard to boost the sector's international capabilities interacted with delegates in the Scottish capital.

Libya offers educators “golden opportunity”

As Libya begins to rebuild its infrastructure two years after its civil war, a "golden opportunity" has arisen for foreign English language, VET and HE institutions to recruit students funded by the government or private companies. The British Council alone expects 17,000 Libyans to study at UK institutions this year through a new government scholarship programme.

Libya scholarships to send 40,000 abroad

Libya's newly formed legislative body, the General National Congress (GNC) has proposed allocating LD 3.28 billion (US$2.57 billion) to send 40,000 Libyans abroad to study English and gain technical training. Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Bashir Echtewi, has confirmed that 5,692 students and 2,004 faculty who already hold Masters degrees will be sent abroad.

Libya MOU yields opportunities for UK VET

TVET UK has signed an MOU with the Libyan National Board for Technical and Vocational Education (NBTVE) to boost vocational training opportunities in Libya. The association, which represents around 70 British vocational training colleges and suppliers, said the move would open up a “pipeline of support” to post-revolution Libya as it looked to up-skill its workers and build capacity.