16 October 2013
Canterbury Christ Church University hosted a delegation last week to share ideas on the regeneration of the Libyan educational system following the fall of the Gaddafi regime.
Delegates representing Libyan universities, the National Centre for Quality Assurance and the National Board for Technical and Vocational Education, attended the week-long visit hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University and the UK Quality Assurance Agency.
During the visit to Christ Church, the delegates heard presentations from senior colleagues at the University, engaged in discussions with interested academics and enjoyed a campus tour.
Sue Kendall-Seatter, the University’s Director of International Partnership and Development, said: “We were delighted to welcome colleagues from the Libyan higher education community. In sharing some of our work with them, we were able to trigger exciting conversations about areas of mutual interest.
“Work like this is central to the University’s international ambitions where we have a growing reputation for working alongside colleagues from areas of the world where education is central to the regeneration of communities.
“It was a privilege to welcome the delegation and we will remain in contact to support where we can.”
Christ Church aims to continue its support in-country capacity building projects alongside local universities and provide places for postgraduate scholarship students.
Notes to Editor
Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.
With nearly 20,000 students across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.
- 94% of our most recent UK graduates were in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
- We are the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2012 UCAS).
- We are one of the South East’s largest providers of education, training and skills leading to public service careers.
*2011/12 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey