Slide 1 - Libya Higher Education Forum

June 2014
Higher Education Policies:
Challenges and Opportunities
Dr John Law
5th June 2014
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Higher education is recognised as a key force for
modernization and development: but….
• Unstoppable demand for access
• Diminished human capital
• Weakened Infrastructure
• Loss of key international links
• Capacity, security and bureaucracy issues
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The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
is preparing a new law concerning higher education
• Restructuring and consolidating provision
• Access
• Equity
• Diversity
• High level research capacity
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Preparing the next generation of graduates with relevant skill
sets to encourage innovation and drive economic growth
• Working in partnership
• International reputation and penetration of UK HE policies and
practices (QAA, T&L methods, research training, leadership
and governance, employability and entrepreneurship, IT )
• Diversity of UK HE sector
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Strategies for re-engagement with the international community
• Grow global networks of researchers students and institutions
• Strengthen international cooperation
• TNE opportunities
• Priorities for research include: Biotechnology Applications,
Medicine, Astrology, Desert society growth studies,
Economics, and Renewable Energy…..and more
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The question for us…..
by innovating in repose to limitations, - financial, material,
systemic or institutional - and by making a detailed
assessment of the needs, capabilities and pressures on
people, institutions and systems, can we create an
intervention that offers the best opportunities for our talented
young people?
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Thank you