WP1: Preparation and research

Report on Autonomy, Governance and Quality Assurance in Tunisian Universities: State of the art

This is a diagnostic and discussion report on the state of the art and good practices in governance, autonomy and quality assurance at the level of Tunisian universities.

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Roadmap: Where are we in terms of autonomy and governance of universities in Tunisia?

This is a document (a roadmap) which was developed taking as its starting point the results of the first deliverable drawn up in the form of a report and which aims to provide the authorities in charge of the higher education sector and stakeholders, suggestions from university officials concerned about the future of their university, problems experienced, particularly in the area of governance and autonomy.

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WP2: Training of Trainers for internal EES staff in quality assurance and strategic planning

In order to strengthen the capacities of internal staff of Tunisian universities, several complementary themes were addressed by trainers and experts recognized in their field of competence among European partners.

A series of tools and training material has been developed to support and help Tunisian universities in their skills transfer process:

WP3: modernization of the communication and information system with the use of ICTs and development of e-administration for good financial and technical management

The 13 Tunisian universities participated in three field visits organized in Europe in order to exchange good practices and complete staff training on administrative and financial management themes as well as on the information system:

Reports on on-the-job training carried out in Europe at the Universities of  BarceloneRome and Paris.

The 13 Tunisian Universities then organized several Training of Trainers Workshops at the local level (cascade training) to complete the process of building the capacity of staff within their own universities towards the staff of their institutions.

The report of all local training addressed to Tunisian university establishments is available here

The 13 Tunisian universities have equipped themselves with a platform (software Sphinx) that makes it possible to disseminate, manage and process surveys, qualitative and quantitative, as well as prepare reports and share them with decision-makers. This platform is used and administered online by all 13 Tunisian universities and establishments. The 13 Tunisian universities participated in training sessions on the use of the Sphinx software (on July 2020 and on December 2020) in order to better manage it.

The report on the use of Sphinx by Tunisian universities is available here

WP4 Quality assurance frameworks and definition of a quality manual in higher education

The objective of the Quality Assurance methodological guide is to achieve harmonized and shared service levels, with the possibility of developing existing systems towards excellence.

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The outline of the quality manual describes the organization, activities and various responsibilities within the University, as well as the policy and the Quality Management System (QMS).

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The purpose of the procedures manual is to provide a formal framework for the execution of administrative operations and to describe the administrative, financial and accounting organization.

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These three deliverables are resulting from the consultative workshop "Quality assurance standards and definition of a quality manual in higher education" which took place from March 4 to 6, 2020 in Tunis, organized by the University of Tunis. El Manar. The workshop report is here.

Procedures sheets: Each Tunisian university chooses a category of procedure to develop to establish the manual of procedures according to the African Guide ASG.

The report of all Procedure Sheets  is available  here

WP5 Development Steering offices for Quality Committees

Boosting Quality Committees and their networking

Tunisian universities have organized and participated in two workshops with the objective of making the Quality Committees (CpQ) more operational and networking them in order to coordinate their efforts in the implementation of quality assurance in the universities and their establishments, for a real sharing of experiences and good practices on the functioning of the Quality Committees.

An atelier was organised at the University of Monastir on July 2020 and another one was taken on line on May 2021.
The webinar recording is available here.

The report on the two ateliers on the Boosting Quality Committees is available here .

As results of these initiatives, it was established a Statute for the boosting of the CpQs :

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Dashboards & leadership

In order to increase the autonomy of universities, strengthen good participatory governance and obtain better university performance, it is essential that the decision-makers (Presidents and Vice-Presidents) have at their disposal adequate dashboards for a better coordination between the main managers and effective monitoring thanks to results and impact indicators.

Webinar on « Les tableaux de bord » was organised on May 2021.

The recording of the webinar is available here   and the report here.

White paper with recommendations

A white paper has been developed analyzing some of the crucial issues (such as quality assurance, institutional autonomy, strategic planning and performance, social responsibility, etc.) and presents recommendations at institutional, national, regional and international.

WP6 Quality assurance and control

Internal and external evaluation are linked to the level of achievement of results and the objectives of the project. This includes evaluating the effectiveness of the methodology for identifying best practices and the quality of the results; training and the quality of content; the satisfaction of the beneficiaries of the training; transferability of results to different target groups, and evaluation of the impact of these results at institutional and national level:

Quality Plan

The Quality Plan defines the specific measures taken to guarantee the effective management of the project and the conformity of the products delivered with the expectations and objectives of the project.

Internal quality:

1st interim report

2nd interim report 

Final Report 


Quality and External Evaluation

External evaluation plan

Ce plan vise à élaborer la stratégie sur l’efficacité des activités du projet, en offrant des possibilités d’amélioration des processus et des résultats du projet afin de maximiser son impact sur le plan national 

1st interim report

2nd interim report: impact measuring

Final Report  


WP7 Dissemination et exploitation of the results  

Dissemination Plan  

The dissemination plan describes the dissemination activities carried out and sets out the main activities planned

Soutenability Plan     

This sustainability plan constitutes a roadmap that the partners give themselves in order to pursue the changes initiated by the project and to measure them. This operating plan defines the strategy and the activities to be implemented to ensure effective exploitation of the results of the project.

Final Conference  

The closing ceremony of the SAGESSE project took place online on July 12, 2021 with the participation of more than 100 participants from SAGESSE partners as well as many other national and international actors who took part in the event. The conference represented a rich opportunity for debate and exchange on best practices, experiences and perspectives on how to modernize the higher education system in Tunisia.

Final Video    

Video with contributions from partners that traces the history of the project and its future impact.

Dissemination report

In this document are explained the dissemination activities that have been carried out in the part of the SAGESSE project during its 3 and a half years of its life. These activities include online activities such as website maintenance, social media, engagement institutional and newsletter.

Visits Monitoring and Analytics Reporting  

WP8 Management

Report of mid-term meetings (face-to-face and online) conducted by the partnership to manage project activities

Final Meeting Report



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