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Virtual University of Tunis
Theme: Institution and HR Management
Implementation Date: Jan 01, 2002
Summary: The Virtual University of Tunis was created in 2002. It spearheaded the development of ICTs in Tunisia and the evolution of higher education so as to make effective use of digital multimedia technologies, thus contributing to a stronger knowledge economy and a better-trained learning society. It provides open distance education using multimedia technologies to cover various educational levels: university and college courses, continuing education and life-long education.
The objectives of the Virtual University of Tunis are to:
•    Spread distance education and make it accessible to all qualified people;

•    Foster a continuing learning environment, with the vision of building a learning society;

•    Upgrade the skills of young professionals through continuing education and training;

•    Promote equal opportunities in higher education to all qualified people, including non-traditional students; 

•    Participate in widening access to higher education and at the same time improve the quality of education; and

•    Spread open continuing education by making use of advanced digital multimedia technologies and covering part of the education of incoming students enrolled in institutions of higher education.

Impact: The Virtual University of Tunis has created new opportunities for many Tunisians to enhance their academic skills. By complementing and actively sharing resources with other academic institutions, it has improved both the quality of education and the variety of disciplines available. On the basis of large and effective partnerships, it has created the foundation for modern, efficient distance education for the Tunisian population.
The Virtual University of Tunis has entered into a partnership with Sun Systems to provide courses in Java, eXtended Markup Language (XML), Solaris and StarOffice. As a result, Tunisia will have a savvier information and technology population that will be able to better manage public and private-sector information and communication networks.

Source: ITU
Project Home URL: http://www.uvt.rnu.tn/

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