Hospitality and Tourism Management Students Field Trip

an archaeological field trip was conducted for the Hospitality and Tourism Management students at the Faculty of Business Administration, at the Libyan International Medical University.
The field-trip composed of two very critical ancient historical sites

• Tocra Archaeological City
• Tolmeitha Archaeological City

Brief Background:
Tocra and Tolmitha are ancient historical sites located in Libya. Tocra, also known as ‘Teuchira’, is a small village in Eastern Libya, located about 70 kilometres east of Benghazi city.
It was one of the five cities of the Greek Pentapolis and was an important export port during the Greek period, and later the Byzantines.
On the other hand, Tolmitha, also known as Ptolemais, is a coastal city of ancient Cyrenaica.  Its historical significance dates back to the middle of the 6th century BC.
However, in the 3rd century BC, the city received its name Ptolemais from Ptolemy III, who united Cyrenaica with Egypt.
The city was easily defensible and provided the only safe anchorage between Euhesperides-Berenice (modern Benghazi) and Apollonia (modern Sūsah in Libya).
In addition to this, it’s important to mention that Tolmitha’s economy was based on trade with interior, and more importantly, the city flourished during the Hellenistic times, as well as, the early period of the Roman Empire.

Purpose of the Visit
The field trip aimed to achieve various objectives, including
1. Understanding the historical significance of these archaeological sites and learning about their management and marketing by the official authorities in the country.
2. Applying management principles such as planning, organizing, directing, and controlling in the tourism and hospitality sectors.
3. Assessing the practical implementation of marketing strategies in the tourism and hospitality sectors.
4. Exploring potential opportunities for management, investment, and tourism marketing to contribute to economic diversification in Libya and generate alternative sources of income beyond oil.
5. Creating future employment opportunities in the tourism and hospitality sectors.
6. Managing, protecting, and promoting the tourism sector in Libya.
7. Preserving the cultural heritage of future generations in Libya by understanding and safeguarding the ancestral legacy.
8. Strengthening the collaboration between academic institutions and public and private national institutions.

Methodology of the Field Trip
Under the supervision of tourism academic experts, the students embarked on the field trip, which included personal interviews with officials responsible for the tourism, antiquities, and hotel sectors.
They also conducted on-site visits to the archaeological sites to observe and examine them first hand.
The tourism experts provided comprehensive explanations about the history of the tourism, archaeological, and hotel sectors in those regions.
The students considered this knowledge transfer as a qualitative shift in their economic thinking regarding non-oil resources in the country.
Following the field trip, the students prepared reports, which will be submitted to the course instructor next week, along with documentary photographs, evidence, and supporting materials.

Strategic Planning in Higher Education Workshop

As a consultant in strategic management and quality assurance, the Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration has been invited by the Libyan Centre of Quality Assurance in Tripoli to take part in the training workshop on strategic management.
The event started on Sunday, 05/28/2023, under the title Strategic Planning for Higher Education Institutions in Libya is the Key for Success.
The event has been hosted by Tripoli University and will last for four consecutive days. The targeted trainees for this workshop were Libyan universities’ vice principals and quality assurance directors.
The aim of this event is to train the selected nominees on strategic planning concepts, theories, tools and their applications in higher education. The gained knowledge and skills are expected to be transmitted to the regarded universities. This endeavor has been seen to be an important step in the educational process to guarantee better results and outcomes.

cooperation opportunities Between The Mediterranean Bank and The Faculty of Business Administration

 “In partnership with stakeholders:

“The Faculty of Business Administration” and “The Mediterranean Bank” discussed the opportunities for training and employment for the faculty’s students.
On Tuesday, May 16th, 2023, Mr. Hamdi Ziu, Director of the Mediterranean Bank, invited the faculty’s dean, Prof. Sabri >> and the Head of the Finance and Banking Program, Dr. Bashar Mnasour, to visit the Mediterranean Bank in Benghazi. This visit comes as part of the faculty’s continuous effort in strengthening its links to community institutions. The two parties agreed during this visit to secure training opportunities in banking positions for our students. this is another step in the faculty’s plan to provide its students with training plans, as well as employment opportunities for our graduates after training.
During the meeting, the two parties discussed possible further cooperation chances, both scientific and professional, that could be provided by the faculty to the bank. The faculty can provide training courses, professional consultations, workshops in the fields of administration, finance, economics, in addition to contemporary applications in the field of financial and banking sciences.
The students training programs is expected to be launched in the coming weeks as part of a timeline agreed upon between the college administration and bank management.

Graduate Studies Bureau: Workshop on Academic Writing

With the presence of the Programme Coordinator, Dr. Abdel Baset Al-Ghariani, a workshop was organized on Wednesday, the 10th of May, 2023 targeting the two batches of MSc Healthcare Management Students.
The workshop was entitled: Academic Writing Common Mistakes delivered by” Prof. Dr. Sabri Elkrghli with the assistance of Miss / Buthaina Kolachi & Miss Heba Bosedra.
The three-hour session was divided into two parts: In the first part, Prof. Dr. Sabri Elkrghli spoke about the academic writing mistakes committed by the students based on the students’ answers in their weekly assignments, where those mistakes were used as a basis for preparing the workshop content.
All students’ homework sheets were marked and returned to the students in the class as a first step, and then they were asked to look at their different writing mistakes to learn from them based on the second part of the workshop delivered by Ms. Buthaina Kolachi, with the assistance of Ms. Heba Bosedra, and general supervision of Prof. Dr. Sabri Elkrghli.
The content of the material delivered was mainly about the common committed mistakes by the students such as: sentence structure, paragraph writing, punctuations, tenses and citations.
At the end of the three-hour workshop, it was agreed that the students should attend another workshop critical review of the literature as a complementary session. This workshop will be organized in the coming weeks.

Commencement of Postgraduate Classes in Healthcare Management

After Eid Al-Fitr holiday, the postgraduate studies classes in Healthcare Management were resumed for the first and second batches.
The first class for the first batch was on Business Development Course presented by Prof. Dr. Sabri Elkrghli, while the second class for the second batch was on Health Economics Course delivered by Dr. Issa El Fadhli.
The teaching and learning techniques used in both classes were based on active learning strategies. This approach has been used at the university since its establishment in the year 2007. Many techniques have been used in both classes such as case analysis, discussions, presentations and reflections.
It is worth mentioning that these lectures and scientific activities come as part of the academic partnership programmes of postgraduate studies in Healthcare Management organized and monitored by the European Union.

The Visit of Central Bank of Libya

The Department of Finance and Banking at the Faculty of Business Administration at the Libyan International Medical University. Visited the Central Bank of Libya, where the students were briefed on the mechanisms of the bank’s work in various departments such as the treasury. And the clearing and issuance section introduced students to the practical aspects of many topics they had previously studied.
This comes within the framework of the college’s plan to raise the efficiency of graduates and improve the scientific output of the college through the exchange of experiences and practical experiences between professionals and students.
In conclusion, the faculty thanked the bank’s management and all its employees for the services and information they provided to the students.

To Raise Libyan Higher Education of Health Sector of Local Society Partner Meeting in Tripoli University 30th of April / 2023

As part of the scientific support projects of Libyan higher education healthcare institutions, a meeting of partners universities was held at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, the 30th of April / 2023. The meeting was organized by the European Union Projects Unit.
The representative of Libyan International Medical University in the project, Prof. Dr. Sabri Elkrghli, the Dean of Faculty of Business Administration, participated in this meeting.
The agenda and discussion of the meeting covered the following issues: the current progress and implementation of Healthcare Management Master Programme in each university (e.g., Terms of admission, language of study, academic study plan, courses of the programme, academic staff involved in the educational process, syllabuses’ benchmarks, resources and references, e-library…etc). The discussion extended to include the current progress in establishing data center in Libyan universities. The issue of health-related publications in each university was discussed. Finally, the level of interaction between the partners universities and the local institutions was discussed. The meeting concluded at three o’clock in the afternoon, and it was agreed among participants to continue in the communication and consultations regarding the discussed items till the date of the next meeting.

Weekly Sessions for the Graduation Project Students

As part of its plan to develop students’ research skills, a series of research presentations were launched last Sunday, the 30th of April / 2023 under the supervision of the academic staff members. These sessions come within the weekly scheduled sessions for graduation projects until the date of discussion (Viva) at the end of the term.

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