Our Partners

Founded in response to the need for quality, private education options in post-Revolution Libya


The Libya Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS) has built academic partnerships with elite institutions across the globe. With several Memoranda of Understanding and a range of other official partnerships with overseas governments and ministries, LIAS has established itself as a peer of the world’s leading universities.

Our academic partnerships provide wider access to our programs and represent mutually beneficial long-term teaching and research collaborations that demonstrate LIAS’ commitment to playing an active role in the international academic community. LIAS continues to develop strong and effective partnerships that provide researchers, staff, and students with opportunities for international collaboration and exposure.

Our current strategic partners are:



Georgetown University

Based in Washington, DC in the United States, Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions with many highly ranked academic programs. Our partnership with Georgetown’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the McDonough School of Business provides Libyan leaders the opportunity to receive training from leading faculty and practitioners at one of the most prominent international affairs and business schools in the world.


National University of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Located in Singapore, the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy is globally recognized as a leader in public policy training and research. Singapore’s public policies have been ranked amongst the best-performing in the world, and it is often the first country that nations benchmark when pursuing comprehensive reforms. The School offers unique insights into the Asian public policy experience from one of Asia’s most successful countries in implementing effective public policy. Our partnership with the Lee Kuan Yew School exposes Libyan leaders to some of the most experienced public policy thinkers and practitioners in Asia.


Bahçeşehir University

Located in Istanbul, Turkey, Bahçeşehir University is one of Turkey’s leading private universities. With significant experience teaching and researching the development of the Turkish economy, EU accession, and private sector reform, our partnership with Bahçeşehir University offers Libyan leaders the opportunity to study the reforms behind Turkey’s rapid development and economic growth. Bahçeşehir has particular expertise in public sector reform, foreign policy, financial sector development, and municipal management which provide potentially useful examples for Libya.