Infinite Education

Husni Husni Bey is known for many things: his role as chairman of HB Group, the largest holding company in Libya; his perseverance in the face of countless obstacles to his business; his bravery when facing detention seven times because of his success. But what people may not know about Bey is his remarkable, hefty, delightful laugh.

Studying in Australia

Australia is a true multicultural society. Of the 23 million people, 47% were born outside Australia or have one parent who was born outside Australia. Over 260 languages are spoken, and two of the most common are English and Arabic. Australia boasts over 20 years of continued economic growth despite the global financial crisis. Nature is important to the country, which has over 500 national parks and 2,700 conservation areas. The country has 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Australia is the fourth happiest country in the world!

The Doctor’s Perspective: Dr Ali Siala

I graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Tripoli University in 1983. I did my initial training in general surgery. I have been in the UK for ten years, practicing general surgery with a special interest in breast surgery and breast disease management. For the past three years I have been expanding my knowledge through courses in medical education. Apart from practicing surgery, I am also an Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) examiner at the medical school in Lancaster.

Exporting excellence

The UK has an outstanding reputation in educational resources. From bespoke ICT systems for higher education programs to engaging learning materials, resources created in the UK support both students and teachers. Renowned UK educational publishers Pearson, Cambridge, and Oxford University Press help deliver high-quality successful learning programs, especially in English language training.

Hunt is on for global graduates to launch world’s brightest businesses in UK

A pioneering scheme to bring the world’s best entrepreneurial talent to the UK was announced in early September by the UK Government. The Sirius Programme, spearheaded by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), will enable talented graduates with innovative start up ideas to relocate to the UK and receive support to fast track their business from idea to reality.

Education and Training are Critical for Libya

With America looking to increase the number of Libyan students studying in America, US Ambassador to Libya, Deborah Jones, talks to Education Gateway about boosting study-abroad opportunities for Libya’s most important resource – its people.

Cloudy Days Ahead

Cloud-based computing has been around for a few years now, but it took some time for people to trust the idea that data could be stored someplace intangible. Now, many UK universities and institutions depend on “the cloud”, drawn by the dual benefits of increased storage and the ability to more easily carry out shared work.

Sunshine, Sea, and Study

Emad Elbabaa was one of 33 students chosen to be a 2013 International Student Ambassador in Brisbane, Australia. Emad joined students from 28 other nations in this role which gives open, honest accounts of living and studying in Brisbane as an international student, connecting with students around the world via social media and speaking at seminars and events. Lord Mayor Graham Quick formally appointed Emad to his role after a lengthy application process. We spoke with Emad Elbabaa about what it’s like to study in Australia

Studying in New Zealand

About the size of the UK but with seven times as many sheep as people, New Zealand is Australia’s often over-looked next-door neighbour.

UK Diplomacy for a New Libya

Michael Aron took up the post of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Libya for the United Kingdom in Tripoli two days after Christopher Stevens, United States Ambassador to Libya, was assassinated. “I arrived at a difficult time,” he admits over a cup of coffee in his office in Tripoli. He has the relaxed confidence of a career diplomat who has experienced numerous regime changes – both home and abroad – and seems genuinely passionate about the Middle East and his first months in Libya. “It has been fascinating to be here and live through the revolution, seeing it happen. I’m really enjoying it.”

Embracing Differences

El-Gomati began by reading for an undergraduate degree in Physics and Mathematics at the University of Tripoli. He then moved to California to obtain his MSc and then to the UK for his PhD. He has been a Professor of Electronics at The University of York since 1997 and serves as an advisor to a number of UK universities and charities, including as a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, a Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society, and a trustee and chairman of The Foundation for Science, Technology, and Civilisation. In 2012, he was awarded an OBE for his services to science.

Healthy People, Healthy Nation

Perhaps one of the most important challenges facing Libya is reform of the healthcare system. The vast nature of this need cannot be underestimated; it spans everything from renovations to existing infrastructure to creating a communication system that supports the needs of hospitals, clinics, doctors, nurses, and patients to providing training for new and existing healthcare professionals.

A New Libya

Born in Bhengazi in 1970, Abdul Basit Igtet is an entrepreneur and businessman who has instigated successful projects spanning real estate, finance, infrastructure, healthcare, and oil and gas exploration. He spent many years in exile in Switzerland and living in New York. Since 2011, Mr Igtet has focused his energy and resources solely on Libya, and was appointed as Special Envoy to the Libyan National Transitional Council in February 2011. He announced his candidacy for President of Libya in April.

Climbing Libya’s Oil Ladder

Libya’s oil and gas industry is vital to the country’s economy. With estimated crude reserves of 48.5 billion barrels and gas reserves of 1.5 trillion cubic metres, Libya’s long-term future looks secure.

Training Key to a Successful Libya

Organisations that excel in the future will be those that discover how to tap into people’s commitment and capacity to learn at all levels. Industries and businesses around the world know that the key to their success lies in the skills of their workforces.

Building a new Libya: Intercultural Communication

Libya stands ready to build a new future, shaped partly by the cultural forces of the new Libya and partly by collaboration with foreign partners from a range of industries. This collaboration will undoubtedly result in large, complex projects involving multiple partners from multiple cultures. The ability to work with people from different cultures, with very different values, attitudes, competencies and professional behaviours, will largely determine how quickly and successfully Libya makes the transition.

Want to study in Australia? You’ll pay for it!

With four cities in the Economist Intelligent Unit’s Global Livability Survey, Australia is becoming a destination country for a guaranteed high quality of life. But this has had an impact on higher education in the country; Australia is now the most expensive place in the world for international students to study.

University in the UK: An interview with Dr Joanna Newman

Joanna Newman is Director of the UK Higher Education International Unit (IU), which represents all UK higher education institutions internationally. IU works closely with the UK Government, British Council, and other agencies to identify opportunities for universities and training institutions outside of the UK, and forges successful partnerships between institutions with shared goals and values.

Why English in the UK?

Studying English in the country where the language was developed makes sense for many reasons. The UK has an excellent array of institutions that lure over 600,000 students from around the world each year, and millions of students have learned and improved their language skills in the UK. Indeed, the UK’s first English language school opened over a century ago! Travelling abroad to study is a huge investment in a student’s future, and studying in the UK gives students the opportunity to excel in real-world situations. It is also interesting to know that 60 per cent of successful university applicants are already studying English in the UK.

Dr.Alageli Interview

Dr Nabil Alageli is Head of Training and Development at Tripoli Medical Centre. After graduating from Tripoli University in 1985, he won a scholarship to study in the UK, staying there for 18 years.

Flying High

Education Gateway is happy to announce a new partnership with Afriqiyah Airlines! Passengers will have the opportunity to read Education Gateway on both domestic and international flights as well as while waiting in the airport lounges. We are proud to partner with this exciting airline which connects Libyans to the world.

The Student’s Guide: Studying in the UK

The prospect of leaving home to study in a foreign country can feel daunting, especially when that county is in many ways dissimilar to your own. But thousands of Libyans have embarked on educational courses abroad, and most have found the experience rewarding in countless ways. Along with earning internationally recognised qualifications, they meet friends from around the world and experience things that change and challenge them.

Training in the New Libya

Effective training programmes are critical to developing a highly skilled workforce, and will emerge as a major factor to success as Libya ascends to modern statehood. Planning these programmes takes careful consideration of a variety of methodologies while always keeping goals and outcomes in mind.

Studying Healthcare in Singapore

A vibrant multi-cultural country with excellent facilities and an emphasis on using the latest technologies: Singapore is at the forefront of healthcare education.

Honourable Mention

When Manal Nakli took a job with the British Embassy in 1991, she had no idea that it would one day lead to an honor from the Queen. Sometimes life is a series of dominoes that fall into place just as they should, and Manal’s extraordinary life is a lesson in hard work, determination, and skill.

What next for Libyan graduates?

New Libyan graduates have countless options for work nowadays, especially with the growing number of private sector companies who want to employ workers willing to learn the skills needed for global business.

Education, Technology, and the New Libya

What role can technology play in the transformation of education in Libya today? Can technology, by itself, enable rapid and effective transformation of educational systems and institutions after so many years of neglect and underinvestment?

Skills for the Global Workplace

Bob Dignen continues his investigation of the skills needed to work successfully in international business