Tunisia: EU-funded SAGESSE project comes to an end
July 13, 2021
The SAGESSE project“Improving Governance in the Higher Education System in Tunisia” came to an end.
The project’s closing conference took place on 12 July online as the final moment of comparison and dialogue with Tunisian universities and with international stakeholders. This event had a national and international character, with the presence of the tunisian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Olfa Benouda, and the Director of UNIMED – Mediterranean Universities Union, Marcello Scalisi.
The project – co-financed by the European Commission – aimed to modernize the higher education system in Tunisia by strengthening its quality assurance system, governance mechanisms and results-based financing.
UNIMED coordinated this cooperation project in which the 13 Tunisian public universities participated with the aim of supporting the reform process of the higher education sector in Tunisia. This project represented an important moment of reflection and also of concrete actions in favor of university autonomy with important and significant results acquired during the last three years of the project.