Facts and Figures

Over 70 training programs in six faculties and two specialized centers


LIAS at a Glance

  • Established in December 2012
  • Chairman of the Board: Dr. Aref Nayed, 2012 to present 
  • Private, Nonprofit university 
  • Location: Tripoli, Libya and other branches throughout Libya. 
  • Size of main campus: 4 buildings on over 20,000 square meters 


  • 40% of our staff will be composed of citizens of foreign countries
  • Projected Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1
  • Faculties: 8 faculties and an affiliated business incubator
  • LIAS has the only research center in Libya specializing in the study of Libyan civilization and culture
  • Projected Education and training programs: 70+
  • Projected Student enrollment: 1,260
  • Students from 8 countries
  • LIAS is one of the largest providers of continuing education in Libya

Campus Investment

  • LIAS has offices in the United Arab Emirates and Tripoli, Libya
  • LIAS is undertaking one of the largest ever private education investment programs in Libya 
  • In the next phase of our campus master plan, LIAS will invest heavily in facilities including extensive library and IT provision, accommodation, and social facilities

Community and Economic Impact

  • LIAS aims to support more than 100 jobs, injecting over $1 million annually into the Libyan economy
  • LIAS will have a mixed-use incubator that hosts up to 18 aspiring entrepreneurs at one time
  • A high percentage of LIAS students are projected to be employed at leading organizations in Libya and abroad
  • We aim to be one of the largest providers of education and training for the survivor community in Libya