The Virtual University of Tunis (UVT), a public institution created in January 2002, has as a principal mission the development of courses and programs of university education on line for Tunisian universities.
By definition a multi-disciplines university, UVT’s mission is to provide its students with training for a profession adapted to the needs of the scientific, socio-economic environment as well as to the national and international needs.
At present, the UVT offers 8 educational programs 4 of which are professional mastères (in Applied Perspective and Neuro-Radiology), training in view of licences and cross-cutting training (C2i, English, Entrepreneurial Culture, Human Rights). All of the types of training provided by UVT are accredited by the Tunisian Ministry of Higher Learning, Scientific Research and Technology.
Today, UVT caters to a diversified public, especially composed of students and employees, enrolled to follow initial or continuous training.
UVT is entrusted with the coordination of the different activities related to training in-absentia with the other universities within the framework of an integrated mechanism which unifies the efforts and means of all parties in a way that on-line teaching could be an adjunct to higher learning in attendance.
In this manner, UVT provides the other universities with:
the training of trainers in the use of ICTs, digital pedagogy and scenarization,
Interactive multimedia digital teaching units with auto evaluation along with on-line teaching spaces provided on the Moodle platform, centers of access and centers for tele-conferencing and laboratories for digital production,
Decree number 112-02 of January 28, 2002 creating the Virtual University of Tunis
Article One: hereby a university named the ”Virtual University of Tunis” is created. This university is affiliated to the Ministry of Higher Learning.
Article Two: The Minister of Higher Learning and the Minister of Finances are respectively entrusted each to execute the present decree which shall be published in the Official Journal of the Tunisian Republic.
Decree number 1936-06 of July 10, 2006 (specifying UVT’s mission, the training system and its relation with the other universities)
Decision by the Minister of Higher Learning, Scientific Research and Technology of July 13, 2007, specifying the requirements for obtaining the Computer and Internet Certificate granted by the Virtual University of Tunis.
1800 courses of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have been made available for the VUT. A mirror site grouping all of these courses is housed by the VUT following the signing of a convention by the two institutions.