In 2014, an Academic Cooperation Office was established in Tunisia. It aims at enhancing the awareness of actors in the field of higher education (Professors, researchers, administrators and students) of the importance of the education and science in a democratic society. The Office seeks also to create links between these actors and their counterparts abroad, in order to build an effective collaboration between them based on disseminating knowledge, defending academic freedom and promoting critical research.
Since its inception, the Academic Cooperation Office has organized activities in partnership with all the 13 Tunisian public universities: 24 in 2015, 27 in 2016, 19 in 2017, 48 in 2018, and the number of activities this year is expected to be the same as the last one.
The cooperation included academics in various fields of Humanities and Social Sciences: Philosophy, History, Law, Economics, Sociology, Linguistics, Literature, Anthropology, Political Science etc. Participants in activities were Tunisians and Arabs from different countries (Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Palestine), Europeans (Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, United Kingdom, Romania and Spain), North Americans (Canada and the United States) and South Americans.
During this period, the Office produced 14 publications, in addition to six other works written in Arabic, French, English and German, that will be published subsequently. The Academic Cooperation Office makes its publications available to the public with free access through its website, where will also be published new articles on regular basis.