University welcomes Libyan Cultural Attaché

Thu, 18 Apr 2013 16:38:00 BST

Dr Abdelbasit Gadour tours campus and meets the Libyan students

Libyan Cultural Attache visit

Pictured alongside the Libyan Cultural Attaché, Dr Abdelbasit Gadour [centre] and his embassy colleagues [left], is the University of Huddersfield's Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise, Professor Andrew Ball [second right] and Professor Dave Taylor, Dean of International Development [right].

The University was delighted to welcome the Libyan Cultural Attaché to the UK and two of his colleagues. 

Accompanying the Cultural Attaché, Dr Abdelbasit Gadour, from the Libyan Embassy in London were the Internal Academic Co-ordinator Dr Osama Rajhi and Dr Nasser Ghaith, the External Academic Co-ordinator. 

The delegation spent the morning touring the University and visiting some of the Libyan students in their research laboratories.   

The University then welcomed the guests with a traditional Libyan meal, prepared with help from some of the Huddersfield Libyan students. 

Huddersfield University Libyan Society
After lunch, the visitors held a meeting with all of the Huddersfield students, as well as invited students from other universities in the North of England.  In particular, the Cultural Attaché was introduced to the Huddersfield Libyan Student Society, led by its President, Mr Rowad Elmansuri, who is pictured opposite, to the left of Dr Abdelbasit.

The University has more Libyan students than any other UK university and the majority of the students are sponsored by the Libyan Government as the country quickly recovers from the recent unrest and turbulent events.  

Dr Abdelbasit was particularly impressed with the work of the University’s Institute of Railway Research and could see many potential applications of the work in his home country as it works to build a 21st century transport system infrastructure. 



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