Higher Education and Research
Advisor to the Secretary General
“In our Division we are dealing with all the aspects related to education, from vocational training to Higher Education and Research to increase student mobility and employability of youth. The added value is the purpose of increasing the potential for regional integration among Euro-Mediterranean countries through concrete projects in education with a positive impact on socio-economic development.”
Born in 1955, Mr. Bhira is doctor in History and researcher at the University of La Manouba (Tunisia). He previously held the positions of Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia (2015-2017) and Secretary General of the Economic and Social Council of Tunisia (2008-2011).
During his career, Mr. Bhira also served in several management positions (counsellor, director general, director) at the Ministry of Higher Education and Research of Tunisia dealing with Higher Education management, Student Life and University Cooperation. Mr. Bhira also has extensive experience in participating in civil society activities (culture, human rights, international relations, trade unions, etc.).