Elmergib University

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LY Libya
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27
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Elmergib University is a public university in the city Al Khums, Libya. It also has campuses in the cities of Algarabouli, Mesallata, and Qasr Khiyar. The university was founded in 2001, although its history dates back to Intifada University (est. 1991), and Nasser University (est. 1992). In 2010 the Libyan government merged Elmergib University with Seventh October University in Misurata under the name of Misurata University, as part of an attempt to restructure the Libyan university system into five universities. The administrative dependence of Elmergib from Misurata University held for one year only, until March 2011, as the restructuring was cancelled as a result of the February 2011 uprising in Libya.

Elmergib University had, according to a 2020 Unimed report, over 14 thousand registered students, including over two hundred foreign students. Students are distributed into 22 faculties across various locations, covering the fields of engineering, medicine, arts, sciences, economics, education, achaeology and tourism, pharmacology, law, public health, information technology, languages, Sharia sciences, physical education, dentistry, agriculture, and veterinary medicine. The language of instruction is Arabic, but the university offers courses taught in English in the fields of medicine, engineering, basic siences, information technology, and medical technology. The University is a member of the Arab Universities Union since 2004, and of the Mediterranean Universities Union since 2018. It is also a member of the United Nations Academic Impact initiative since June 2019.

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