Tunisia is the smallest country in North Africa. Ancient Tunisia was a major civilization crossing through history; different cultures, civilizations and multiple successive dynasties contributed to the present-day country over the millennia, with varying degrees of influence.

Tunisia's climate is temperate in the north, with mild rainy winters and hot, dry summers. The south of the country is desert.

Education is the number one priority of the government of Tunisia, with more than 20% of the government’s budget allocated for education in 2005/06. Tunisia is ranked 2nd in MENA region just below Jordan.

Tunisia is a country in the process of liberalising and privatising a steadily growing economy. The European Union remains Tunisia's first trading partner and Tunisia is one of the European Union's most established trading partners in the Mediterranean region.

The culture of Tunisia is a product of more than three thousand years of history and an important multi-ethnic influx. Most of the country's older art came from the influences of China, Spain, Persia and the Near East. Tunisian artists are known for their mosaics and pottery. Islamic architecture is expressed in various facets in Tunisia. The medina of Tunis, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is a typical example of Islamic architecture. *

EU funded Scholarship Opportunities are available to Cardiff Metropolitan University students and graduates (from bachelor to post-doctorate level) in all schools, as well as academic and administrative staff, through Erasmus Mundus. Cardiff Metropolitan University is directly involved in the following Erasmus Mundus project with Tunisia:


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* Source: Wikipedia