Empowering and Networking the International Relationships Offices of the Libyan University System (ENROL)

Why this project

Libya is undergoing a phase of dramatic changes with an inherent instability, which will hopefully find a positive solution in the near future, but the Libyan University system is struggling to enhance its presence on the International Scenario in order to exploit in full its high potential in terms of knowledge and capabilities. In order to do this, the role of the International Relationship Offices is absolutely crucial and for these reasons the ENROL proposal is being submitted with a wide participation of Libyan Universities.

Objectives

To bring  the participating Libyan Academic Institutions closer to their European counterparts in order to strengthen the cooperation and the exchange of mutual benefits. This Main objective can be articulated in the following sub objectives:

  • To enhance the internationalization capabilities of the International Relationships Offices of the involved Libyan Universities;
  • To develop the networking among Libyan Academic institutions so as to maximize the synergies between them and the sharing of knowledge and experiences regarding the internationalization process;
  • To improve the operational functioning of the IROs by strengthening the Quality Assurance and the financial management so as to guarantee better results of operations;

Expected Outcomes

  • Increased performances of the International Relationships Offices (IRO) thanks to the extensive training which will be delivered to the staff;
  • The IROs are networked and therefore they take advantage of the synergies coming from knowledge sharing;
  • An e-learning platform with online courses on the functioning of IRO and an online knowledge base are available to all interested parties;
  • The Administrative and quality assurance systems of the target Libyan Universities are in place;
  • Hence the main impact expected is in terms of an enhanced presence and connection of the Libyan Universities on the European scenario.