Universities in Libya 

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| List of Public Universities in Libya |


1- University of Tripoli

University of Tripoli (UoT) is a public institution located in Tripoli, the capital city of Libya. It is the largest institution of higher education in the country, that was founded and established by a Royal Decree on December 15, 1955 as a branch under the University of Libya. In 1973, it became independent and was named the University of Tripoli. It now has 6 campuses over an area of more than 300 hectares in various location at the heart and outskirts of Tripoli. It enjoys about half a million square meters of newly development buildings that are currently under construction. The UoT includes 20 faculties with 160 departments; in addition to 82 specialized sections. Students at the UoT graduate with undergraduate and postgraduate (including PhDs in 12 majors) degrees. The University also has Research Centers, Language Center,  Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, & Sustainable Development Center. The total number of students as for 2017/2018 is 75,877 in which 2.27% (1,644) of them are foreign students. It has more than 3300 staff members and around 2000 teaching assistants. Moreover, it has more than 5000 administrative and technical staff that work for a variety of faculties, centers and other administrations across the university’s campuses covering Tripoli and its neighbouring cities. The University of Tripoli is a pioneering institution in Libya that works with different other ministries, local municipalities, and other institutions. It has been closely cooperating with the civil society and international organizations in order to raise awareness during times of war and

The contact details are:
University of Tripoli | website : http://staging.uot.edu.ly  | International Cooperation Office - ICO |  
The ICO director: Dr Adel Dhiyaf  | Website: http://staging.uot.edu.ly/ico/ | Email: ico@uot.edu.ly |  A.diyaf@uot.edu.ly
| Phone: +218-925636285 | +218-915636285

2- University of Benghazi

University of Benghazi (UoB) is a public university based in the city of Benghazi, the second largest city in Libya. It is the first university in Libya, where the late king Idris founded it on December 15, 1955, as the University of Libya. In 1973, it split to the University of Benghazi, and its branch in Tripoli to the University of Tripoli.  The University of Benghazi includes 31 faculties, more than 232 departments, and 11 research centers, offering a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses including medical, engineering, literature, sciences, and economics. UoB strives to spread knowledge and reach as many students as possible where approximately 85,000 undergraduate students and 3000 graduate students are currently enrolled and studying at the different UoB campuses. The two main campuses of UoB are in the city of Benghazi, the Garyounis campus with a total area of about 500 hectares, and the medical colleges’ campus. Beside these two compasses, UoB, the university is to reach as many students by covering a large area, where it has branches and compasses in Al-Kufra, Gameness, Al-Marj, Slouq, Al-Abyar, Toukra, and Al-Wahat. Officially accredited and recognized by the Ministry of Education in Libya. UoB has about 3500 teaching staff and 7500 admin staff. This 65 years old institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades.

The contact deatils are:
International Cooperation Office  | Website: http://uob.edu.ly  | Email: info.ico@uob.edu.ly  | ico@uob.edu.ly
Phone No:  +218918637742 

3- University of Sebha 

Sabha University is a public university in the southern city of Sabha, Libya, with campuses in Sabha, Awbari, Murzuq, Brak, and Ghat. The beginning of Sebha University was in 1976 when the Faculty of Education had been founded as a branch of the University of Tripoli and nucleus for Sebha University later. Sebha University was founded as an independent university in 1983 and included in the beginning both of Faculties of Education and Sciences. Then the Faculties of Medicine, Agriculture, Science of Engineering, Technology, Economics and Accounting were added to Sebha University. So the number of university faculties reached to nineteen faculties located in various areas in the South. The number of students studying in Sebha University until 2016 was (25726) students.

The contact Details:
website: http://sebhau.edu.ly/  | International Cooperation Office  | Email: ico@sebhau.edu.ly  | Sebha University  | Mob:+218926434595 | +218928907629 | Tel: +218-71-2625183  | Fax: +218-71-2625183.

4- University of Misurata

About University of Misurata

Misurata University is a public Higher Education Institution in Libya and considered as one of the largest universities in the country. It was established in 1983 and has about 3,700 staff members; 1,210 of whom are faculty members and 655 teacher assistants beside around 1,820 administrative staff. With 17 faculties, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate programs with around 16,550 students and 20 postgraduate programs with about 900 students. Misurata University has gained a reputable and prestigious position amongst its peers in the country throughout its contribution in a number of EU promoted educational programs and capacity building projects on both Tempus and Erasmus spheres that serve to offer opportunities for scientific research, mobility scholarships and multiple trainings for teaching staff development, which again expose our staff and students to experience developed education methods in the best environment to support them to proceed their careers; such as:
BUCUM, UniGOV, ENROL, EuNIT, INSTART, ENBRAIN, WHEEL, PAgES, SAHA, IBTIKAR… etc.
Hence, our growing expertise has put us in a position to effectively contribute to project design and management, as we have lead different project Work Packages. Besides having academic exchange programs with a number of universities, amongst are, the University of Granada - Spain, and University of Piraeus - Greece. In addition, it has successful partnerships with different international Organizations such as Expertise France, Soliya, DAAD, ICRC and AID. Moreover, MU is also an active member of the Arab Universities Union, Federation of the universities of the Islamic world, Association of African Universities, the International Association of Universities, the Euro-Mediterranean Universities Network TETHYS, and the Mediterranean Universities Union UNIMED. The university intends to meet the international quality assurance, to quality the administrative and academic staff by targeting related EU programs with will definitely enrich these fields and thus contribute to the achievement of sustainable environment, economic, social and cultural development in Libya. The contact details are:

Website: www.misuratau.edu.ly

International Cooperation Office |  Director: Mr. Abdulwahed Elasaifer  | Email address: director.ico@misuratau.edu.ly
Phone number: +218 -512626201  | Phone number: +218-512627202 | +218-512627203  

 5- University of Zawia

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6- Elmergib University 

Elmergib University was founded in 1991, it is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the city of Al Khums (120 km east of Tripoli). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Libya, It is a coeducational higher education institution. It also has campuses in the cities of Algarabouli, Mesallata, and Qasr Khiyar. The university offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. There are approximately 18308 full time national students and 212 overseas students enrolled at the university [year-2020]. Students are distributed into 22 faculties across various locations, covering the fields of engineering, medicine, arts, sciences, economics, education, archaeology and tourism, pharmacology, law, public health, information technology, languages, Sharia sciences, physical education, dentistry, agriculture, and veterinary medicine. The language of instruction is Arabic, but the university offers courses taught in English in the fields of medicine, engineering, basic silences, information technology, and medical technology. It has 1531 academic staff, and 1538 employees distributed between the faculties and the university main building. The University is a member of the Arab Universities Union since 2004, and of the Mediterranean Universities Union since 2018. It is also a member of the United Nations Academic Impact initiative since June 2019.

The Contact details are:
Elmergib University - EMU | Website: http://www.elmergib.edu.ly/  |  The ICO Director: Dr Mohamed Elrawemi  | E-mail: ico@elmergib.edu.ly  |  Phone: +218927246492 | Address: Port street, Al-Khums, Libya, P.O. Box 40414 

7- Sirte University 

The university was founded as a branch of the  University of Garyounis (now know n as the  University of Benghazi ) in the year 1989. In 1992, it became an autonomous institution and was then known as Al Tahadi University which was later re named as Sirte University (SU) in 2010. Since it gained its autonomous status, the university has been continuously expanding and has become one of well recognized higher education institutions in Libya. Starting off with a f ew schools
and academic departments, the university has at present 10 different schools with more than 10000 students. The university currently employs about 600 full time teaching staff members and 53 are contractual foreign staff from Arab and non Arab countries. The university also employs about 1750 non academic staff in different departments and offices across the university. The university is also trying to enhance self learning and research culture among its students by building a new and a compreh ensive library with more than 100000 resource materials. The university has also established a Languages Centre in a hope of improving the standards of English Language among its students and to provide pre sessional English courses for students who have awa rded scholarships to do their masters and PhD degrees abroad.

The Contact Details are: 
International Cooperation Office -ICO | The ICO director: Dr. Eltayeb Elgobibi  | website: http://su.edu.ly
ICO website: http://su.edu.ly/ico | Email : ico@su.edu.ly  | Phone: 60363 52 54 218+ | +21854525704

8- Al-Asmariya University

Al-Asmarya Islamic University is a public university and its main campus was inaugurated in 1995 in the Center of Zliten City locating on the Mediterranean coast 160km east of the Libyan Capital (Tripoli) and Zliten population is about 280,000 people. (AIU) has 19 faculties, 15 faculties are in Zliten area while other 4 faculties are in the areas of Misallata, Ubari and Sabha. AIU includes the following faculties; Faculty of Education, Arts, Sciences, Economics & commerce, Engineering, Arabic Language & Islamic Studies, Human Sciences, Law & Shari'aa, Da'wa & Fundamentals of religion, Information Technology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing & Public Health, Marine Resources. In addition there are other four faculties in the following regions: Faculty of Islamic Economy – Misallat, Faculty of Islamic Sciences- Misallta, Faculty of Islamic Studies- Sabha, Faculty of Islamic Sciences & Law - Ubari.  Finally, Alasmarya Islamic University - AIU is ready to cooperate with any International Organization or University in order to exchange knowledge and experiences in the field of higher education and scientific research in the humanities and applied sciences and actively contributes to strengthening the social peace and bringing about sustainable national development.

The Contact details are:
Alasmarya Islamic University – AIU | International Cooperation Office –ICO | The ICO director: Saleh Ahmed BenKhayyal | website: www.asmarya.edu.ly | ICO website: http://su.edu.ly/ico | Email: s.benkhayyal@asmarya.edu.ly | Phone: +218913635351 | +218925405007
ICO contact person: Eahab Yahia [ email: eahabyahia@gmail.com‏ ] mobile : +218928235416

9- University of Zintan

University of Zintan was established by the Council of Ministers of the Government of National Accord in 2017. The University of Zintan includes many colleges in the area extending from Shwerf in  the south to Tij i in the north, and from Yafran in the east to Derj in the west.  The university's colleges are distributed as follows: Faculties of Human Medicine, Engineering, Sciences, Medicine, Dental Surgery, Law, Education and Information Technology, all of which are located in Zintan, College of Education in Yafran, college of Accounting in Rajban, Colleges of Education, Economics and Political Science in Tiji, College of Arts in Badr, College of Natural Resources at Al Har a ba, College of Agriculture, Education and college of medical technology in Rayyaina, the College of Arts and Sciences in Tabqa, the College of Education in Der j , and the College of Education in Shweirf.  Currently, there are 6481 students and 640 teaching staff members in the University.

The contact details are: 
International Cooperation Office | website: www. uoz.edu.ly/wsite/  | Email : ico@uoz.edu.ly | info@uoz.edu.ly  | 
Mobile: 218913582946  | Tel: +218. 912245.

 10- Azzaytuna University 

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11- Libyan International Medical University
        | Private University |

Libyan International Medical University (LIMU) is a private university that is located in the heart of Benghazi city; the second biggest city in Libya. LIMU has been established in the year 2007 by a decree that was reached by the Ministry of Higher Education in Libya. The Libyan International Medical University obtained a classification of initial approval by the National Center for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Higher Education institutions.  LIMU faculties include; Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Basic Medical Science, Information Technology and Business Administration. LIMU is considered unique in terms of being the first and only university in Libya to adopt new disciplines as for the Basic Medical Science, PharmD, Health Informatics, Hospital Administration and Health Accounting programs. Graduates of such disciplines are expected to improve and support the health system in Libya.

The contact details are:
Website: https://limu.edu.ly | Academic Relations & International Cooperation Office Email: aric@limu.edu.ly  | Telephone : +218917240179 / +218928453790 

12- Sabratha University

The University profile
Sabratha University is one of Libyan public universities. It was established in 2015 in the city of Sabratha, Libya, with 5 campuses spread throughout cities on the west coast of the capital Tripoli. It consists of colleges, some of which date back to 1992. Some of the colleges were affiliated to Zawia University until the issuance of the Council of Ministers Resolution No. 157 of 2015. To establish the University of Sabratha and to separate these colleges and determine their dependence on the University of Sabratha.
The university's colleges are distributed as follows: Faculties of Human Medicine, Engineering, Sciences, Art all of these are located in Sabratha city. Faculties of medical technology, Economics, Political Science, Law, Dental Medicine, nursing, and languages, all of these are located in Surman city. Faculties of science and Engineering are located in Regdalin city, Faculties of Public Health, Pharmacy, Arts, Physical Education and Kinetic Rehabilitation, all of these are located in Aljmail city. Faculties of Law, Education, and Human Resources are located in Zalten city. It has about 2283 staff members; 489 of whom are teacher assistants 894 Academic staff beside around 900 administrative staff. With 19 faculties, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate programs with around 13400 students and 4 postgraduate programs with about 40 students. In addition, it has successful partnerships with different international Organizations such as the Euro-Mediterranean Universities Network TETHYS, and the Mediterranean Universities Union UNIMED.

The contact details are:
Website: www.sabu.edu.ly,
International Cooperation Office : Director: Dr. Adel ELGABER.
Email address: director.ico@sabu.edu.ly // ico@sabu.edu.ly
Phone number: +218-233622276 | Phone number: +218-925205398.
Address: Aldairi street, Sabratha, Libya, P.O. Box 250 Sabratha. 

13- Omar Al-Mukhtar University

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14- Ajdabya University

Despite the fact that it has only been founded in 2000, the University of Ajdabiya has an outstanding reputation as an institution that provides students with a quality education in the "oil gulf region" of Libya. With it's 9 faculties and 48 working departments, the University of Ajdabiya accommodates over 15000 undergraduate students and 900 teaching staff. Due to it's unique location in the middle of Libya, 960 kms to the east of the capital, Tripoli on the southern coastline of the Mediterranean, it provides educational services to students from a large portion of the country. It extends from Ras lanouf to Sultan and deep into the southern areas of Jalu and Alkufra in a total area of approximately 250000 km2. The University of Ajdabiya is proud to claim Libya's largest and oldest Fatimid castle upon it's main campus which reflects the university's historical and geographical importance in Libya. The leading university offers excellence in teaching and research. It is an active research partner with local recognized institutions, companies and corporations such as Ras Lanuf and Sirt oil corporations. Over the past two decades, the university has organized conferences and workshops on topics like "open resources" and "capacity building" for the first time in the history of Libya. Just in a span of 5 years (from 2015 onwards), the University of Ajdabiya has organized 5 conferences on sustainable development, 3 conferences on petroleum studies and 4 conferences on business administration and leadership in Libya.

Once the political status of the country improves, the university has an overarching goal to train students to gain a vital advantage in the ultra-competitive careers market by conducting student and teaching staff exchange programs with other institutions regionally and globally. The university also has plans to invite researchers regionally and from around the world and offer opportunities to conduct shared research especially in areas like geology, biology and humanities for academic and eventually commercial purposes.

The Contact Details:
University of Ajdabiya | International Cooperation Office | Director of International Office: Dr Abed ORIBY |
Email: abed_oriby@yahoo.com | http://uoa.edu.ly/en 

15- Al-jufra University

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16- Brigth Star University

Brigth Star University was considered the premier technical university in Libya and was composed of five scientific departments. The university was established on 25 November 1981 as Bright Star Technical University in Brega providing high-level education about petroleum engineering and minerals, electronics and petroleum geology. It was renamed to the College of Petroleum Technology in Brega. The duration of the study by 5 years ends with the granting of bachelor's degree, The University is located in the region of Brega, an area where there is a large oil port Under Sirte Oil Company. BSU recently opened a co llege of aviation sciences on December 10, 2019.

The contact details are:
website: bsu.edu.ly | Dr. AHMED SAEID OMAR ALMAGHRIBI ( President) | EMail: DBsu@bsu.edu.ly   | Tel: +218.915113782

17- TOBRUK UNIVERSITY 

The university of Tobruk was launched by establishing the College of Social Sciences under Resolution No. (745) for the year on 9/28/1991, as the college was affiliated with Omar Al-Mukhtar University, and the college included multiple departments: (Development and Planning Department - Department of Sociology and Social Service - Department of Science Self).  After that, departments were opened in the college, starting with the Department of History in 1993 until the Department of Libraries in 2010. During this period, ten colleges were opened, including: (College of Arts and Sciences, which was previously the College of Social Sciences - College of Education - College of Nursing - College of Medical Technology - College of Medicine - College of Pharmacy - College of Engineering - College of Law - College of Economics - College of Natural Resources). 
On 2016 AD, a decision was issued regarding the establishment of Tobruk University. Tobruk University is responsible for implementing higher education policies and contributing to achieving the goals stipulated in Law No. 18 of 2010 regarding education That Tobruk University consist of the following colleges:

College of Human Medicine.
College of Dental Medicine and Surgery.
College of Nursing.
College of Science.
college of Literature .
College of Engineering.
College of Pharmacy.
College of Veterinary Medicine.
College of Public Health.
College of Economics and Political Science.
College of Education.
College of Information Technology.
College of Agriculture.
College of Law.
College of Archeology and Tourism.
College of Environmental Sciences.
College of Languages.
College of Physical Education.
The university undertakes the development of affiliated research centers according to need, and the university awards the following academic degrees: -
Bachelor's and Bachelor's degrees in Applied and Humanitarian majors.
Doctorate degree in applied majors.
Doctorate degree in humanities. 

18- Banı Waleed UNIVERSITY 

Bani-Waleed University was established in 2002 as the Faculty of Education/Sirt University.  A number other Faculties were added in the following years following different universities (Sitt University, Misurata University, Azzaytouna University).  The latest resolution (Jan. 2016) by the Government of national accord/Tripoli is to rename it as Bani-Walid University to be an independent university consisting of ten faculties (Arts, Education, Engineering, Economics, Science, Law, Agriculture.....ect).
Facts: 
University Name: Bani-Waleed University
Website: www.bwu.edu.ly
Founding Year: 2015
Number of Teaching Staff: 748
Number of Faculties: 10
Specializations: Education, Arts, Engineering, Agriculture, Science, Law, Islamic Sharia', Information Technology, Medical Technology, Economics.
Number of Students: 5642

University Contact details:
International cooperation Office
ICO: Eng. Alfitouri Ibrahim Jellah
Email: alfitouri.jellah@bwu.edu.ly | alfitouri.jellah@gmail.com
www. bwu.edu.ly 

19- Unıversıty of Gharyan

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20- University of The Islamic university of Asaied Mohamed Bin Ali Alsanussi (IUS) 

University of The Islamic university of Asaied Mohamed Bin Ali Alsanussi (IUS) was a religious institution founded in the city of Abayda on November 30th 1952 . and to accordance with the Royal Decree issued on October 29, 1961, it became The Islamic university of Asaied Mohamed Bin Ali Alsanussi . The nucleus of its colleges was the College of Sharia , Usul Aldiyn ( the College of Fundamentals of Religion) , the College of Arabic Language and the department of Graduate Studies , and it included a number of religious institutes and Quranic schools distributed over various Libyan regions and cities. In 1970, the university was canceled by the council of ministers, and was activated after four decades in 2012 by the minister of higher Education and scientific research (No. 941) . currently, it has six colleges holding about 4000 students , 240 teaching stuff ,and 220teaching assistant as for (2018-2019) (the College of law and Sharia , Usul Aldiyn ( the College of Religion Fundamentals ) , the College of Arabic Language and the College of History and civilization , the Islamic Economics and Administration , the Islamic Studies college for females with more than 22 departments and two centers ( the scientific research and consulting center– the languages center ) and also the administration of high studies and training.

 Contact  details: Hamdi joplair | email: hamdijoplair@gmail.com 

21- Libyan Academy for Graduate Studies

Established in 1988, Libyan Academy for Postgraduate Studies is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the metropolis of Tripoli (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Benghazi, Misurata. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Libya, Libyan Academy for Postgraduate Studies is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational Libyan higher education institution. Libyan Academy for Postgraduate Studies offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 32 years old Libyan higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Libyan higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Libyan Academy for Postgraduate Studies also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities and/or activities, as well as administrative services.

The Contact details:
Libyan Academy for Graduate Studies | International Cooperation Office | Dr Jamal Twati | PO Box 79031, Janzour, Tripoli - Libya | Email: info@academy.edu.ly | Website: https://www.academy.edu.ly/
Tel: +218 (21) 487 3100 | +218 (21) 487 3075

Address

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City, Tripoli 
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