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Structure of Higher Education System
Public higher education is provided principally by the Université de Nouakchott Al Aasriya (formerly known as Université de Nouakchott) and follows the three-tier LMD system. There are several other higher education institutions, including some private higher education providers which were allowed in 2009, but which have still to be recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Some institutions fall under the responsibility of other ministries, such as le Ministère des Affaires Islamiques et de l’Enseignement originel (Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Religious Education) and le Ministère de l’Emploi et de la Formation professionnelle (Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training).
Stages of studies
University level first stage
The first stage of higher education leads to the Licence after three years’ university study. Institutions may offer Licences fondamentales (academically-oriented degrees) or...