SAGESSE, Amélioration de la Gouvernance dans le système de l’Enseignement Supérieur en Tunisie

By bringing together all the 13 Tunisian public universities and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, sAGESSE project aims at modernizing the Higher Education system in Tunisia by strengthening its quality assurance system, governance mechanisms and results based funding. By promoting universities autonomy mostly in financial and academic area, and human resources, the project will improve graduate employability and promote innovation and research.


SAGESSE aims at :
• Creating an integrated system of quality definition and control by involving the whole institution for designing and implementing new decision-making and management procedures by strengthening academic, non-academic and management staff competencies.
• Designing a good governance framework to promote the establishment of a Higher Education e-administration Unit which will propose an innovative, efficient and more autonomous financial management structure.
• Fostering a commitment at all organisation levels to support the decentralization management process by capitalising HEIs expertise and experiences in quality assurance  to encourage the adoption of strategical planning through the production of action plans.
• Acting on future policies in order to consolidate, improve and develop new quality assurance mechanisms. Recommendations will be elaborated from experiences gained during the implementation activities of the project and will be addressed to national, regional and international public authorities to be taken into account and to be helpful to facilitate the Higher Education system management.

Lead Contractor
 UNIMED, Mediterranean Universities Union

University of Siena, Italy

Sapienza University, Italy

Barcelone University, Spain

University of Paris 1 Sorbonne-Panthéon, France

CESIE, Centro studi e iniziative europeo, Italy

Tunisian Partners:

Université de Carthage

Université de Gabès

Université de Gafsa

Université de Jendouba

Université de Kairouan

Université de La Manouba

Université de Monastir

Université de Sfax

Université de Sousse

Université de Tunis

Université de Tunis – El Manar

Université Ez-Zitouna

Université Virtuelle de Tunis

Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique (MESRS)

Instance Nationale de l’Evaluation, de l’Assurance Qualité et de l’Accréditation (IEAQA)

Associated Partner
 963.933,00 EUR
Project Duration
 From 15/10/2017 to 14/10/2020
Project No
Project website


 Project meetings:

  • 3 ème Réunion virtuelle des partenaires – 21-22 Janvier 2021 
Project meeting/Events
  • Training on budget planning , Monastir, Tunisia , 19-21 June 2019
  • First partnership meeting: Paris 12-13 July, 2018, University of Paris 1 Sorbonne-Panthéon, France