Libya plans network of 25 universities

28 August 2009

In 2007, Libya’s Organisation for the Development of Administrative Centres (Odac) announced its intention to issue tenders to build a network of 25 new or enlarged universities across the country

In 2007, Libya’s Organisation for the Development of Administrative Centres (Odac) announced its intention to issue tenders to build a network of 25 new or enlarged universities across the country.

The US’ Hill International was awarded a four-year contract in July to manage the design of the new campuses.

This project is expected to cost between $3bn and $5bn. Hill is also the construction supervisor on Tripoli’s Al-Fateh University expansion project, the largest such project in the world.

The contracts to design the network of 25 universities were split into three packages.

The UK’s BDP - a multi-disciplinary practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists - won the contract to design 10 universities in the western region of Libya.

A consortium of UK architectural practices and engineers under the Argus alliance of Arup, Davis Langdon and Keppie Design is working on the design for 12 universities.

Spain’s Idom designed the campus at Misurata and the UK’s RMJM won the contract to design facilities for the 7th of October University at its Bani Walid satellite campus, and for Al-Asmariya University in Zliten.

Planned Libyan universities
University locationUniversity name
AdjabiyaGaryounis 
AwbariSabha
Bani Walid7th October
BrakSabha
GaryounisGaryounis
GharyanAl-Jabal al-Gharbi
HunAl-Tahadi
Misurata7th October
MurzuqSabha
NalutAl Jabal al-Gharbi
NasserNasser
SabhaSabha
Sabratha7th April
Surman7th April
TarhunaAl-Marghib
TobruqOmar al-Mukhtar
ZintanAl-Jabal al-Gharbi
ZlitenAl-Marghib
Zliten Al-Asmariya
Zuwarah7th April
Al-BeidaOmar al-Mukhtar
Al-JeferahAl-Fateh
Al-KhomsAl-Marghib
Al-MarjGaryounis
Source: Hill International

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