The meeting with a Libyan university delegation took place on 19th November.
The Rector Prof. Shukri Aldabbar and the Director of the International Office, Dr. Mohamed Elrawemi of the Elmergib University of Homs were present.
The University of Trieste was represented by the Rector Prof. Maurizio Fermeglia, the Vice Rector Prof. Michele Pipan, the Department Director Prof. Mauro Tretiach and Dr. Agata Mannino of the Innovation Office.
The discussion, very fruitful, focused on possible collaborations between the two universities. Discussion also highlighted the great desire for openness of higher education institutions in Libya, troubled nowadays by a strong political crisis. This desire for openness by Lybian side, is witnessed by various international collaborations already activated by the Elmergib University of Homs.
Sectors of particular interest were identified in Chemistry-Physics-Earth Sciences-Geology-Materials Science-Mathematics-Environmental Sciences, as well as in the learning of the Italian language, thanks to a new chair of Italian language recently established at the Linguistic Section of the same Libyan University.
A Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities has already been signed, before the visit of the Libyan delegation.