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Cooperation in the field of higher education

Tunisia/ UK: Minister Slim Khalbous meets members of the British Government and discusses ways of promoting bilateral cooperation in the field of higher education

On the occasion of his visit to London (20-24 January 2019) to take part in the “Education World Forum 2019” and Tunisia – UK Higher Education Commission, Mr. Slim Khalbous, Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research met The Rt Hon. Alistair Burt MP, Minister of State at the FCO for the MENA region, and The Rt Hon Chris Skidmore MP, Minister of State for Universities, Research, Science and Innovation.

Both parties highlighted their satisfaction about the momentum of Tunisia – UK bilateral relationships in the area of higher education and scientific research with the establishment of a bilateral framework for cooperation in this important field.

During his meetings, Minister Slim Khalbous discussed with Minister Alistair Burt and Minister Chris Skidmore the following points:
- Ways of promoting students and professors mobility
- Possibilities of joint research projects between Tunisian and British laboratories with thesis co-supervising
- Promoting English language learning for students and professors in the Tunisian Universities
- Support of the Career Centres (4 C) national network
- Cooperation in quality certification and international accreditation for Tunisian universities.


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