Ageela Saleh Discusses Problems Facing University of Benghazi


On Tuesday, the Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Ageela Saleh visited the University of Benghazi (UoB) to review its current facilities, and the issues it was facing.

Saleh also met with the university council. At the forefront of the issues, was the inability to send students, professors, and teaching assistants, especially in subspecialties, for postgraduate studies abroad.

The meeting also discussed the maintenance of the university premises, which were heavily damaged during the 2014 Dignity Operation against extremist groups. As well as a number of issues related to the university’s management.

At the end of the meeting, the council presented Saleh with the Shield of Loyalty in appreciation of his efforts.

The University of Benghazi ranked first among Libyan universities, on the Spanish Webometrics Ranking of World Universities in January 2022.

The university was also placed 161st among Arab universities, 152nd in Africa, and 3,716th in the global rankings.

The Spanish index added that Benghazi University is followed by the University of Tripoli, which was ranked 3,815th globally, and the University of Misrata which came in third locally, and 4,150th worldwide.

The University of Benghazi is a public university in Benghazi, Libya. It is one of the most important institutes of higher education in the country, and was founded in 1955 as the University of Libya.

In 1973 the University of Libya was split into two independent universities: the University of Tripoli (later Al-Fateh University) in Tripoli, and the University of Benghazi (Garyounis University) in Benghazi.