The LMD system has promoted new pedagogical practices. However, despite their promises to LMD system in Algeria. pedagogical practices. innovation. – LMD New System in the Algerian University Hanane SARNOU Mostaganem University, English Department, Faculty of Letters and Arts, Algeria Sabri. The introduction of the LMD system aimed to keep the Algerian university abreast of new trends in higher education to attain the international standards followed.

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AWEJ – LMD New System in the Algerian University

The constitution of Algeria in the article 53 stipulates that the State is the organizer of the education system, the right of free education is guaranteed for all Algerians, and thus basic education is compulsory. The government minister is the authority who prepares and implements the policies on higher education and the scientific research.

The executive decree of 29th of August modified by the executive decree of 27th of September regulates the organization and the functioning of the higher education institutions. The Higher Education Orientation Act slgeria 23 February has established the three higher education degree cycles applied to all disciplines except medicine.

The Algerian university consists of universities defined as social, cultural and professional public establishments. The university sector comes right after compulsory education sysfem takes place until the age of 16 offering different types of training to all baccalaureate-holders. There have been two main reforms of the sector: The training curricula were also adapted in order to teach and learn differently. All these domains are divided into branches.

Medical postgraduate studies in 50 specialities in medicine, 8 in pharmacy and 7 in dentistry and veterinary sciences are offered by a good number of faculties and institutes on the whole Algerian territory.

The most recent policy update is the so-called LMD launched in The need for change has come from a high number of dysfunctions that have prevented the university from providing more adequate learning conditions.


The Algerian university needed a global and thorough reform the LMD aimed at bringing. What was also aimed at was quality education, the satisfaction of the needs of the socioeconomic environment and the adaptation to professions that are continuing to evolve in a world of expanding technological solutions to societal problems. The LMD reform has come to help universities face globalization and the internationalisation of higher education.

Furthermore, the other concern was to offer better training in order to satisfy the societal demand for quality education. The recurrent problem has always been that of the employability of degree-holders who very often ended up unemployed. Another aim was to insure the best governance possible in order to relieve universities from too strong bureaucracies.

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Hence the work of the CIAQES Committee in charge of the implementation of Quality Assurance in HEIs aimed at providing the educational institutions with a clear guide in order to better meet the needs of students in their studies and future jobs. The update was done with a view to bring all stakeholders closer together the socioeconomic environment, the employers, the parents…. One of the key issues was that the labour market has not algerja considered that universities help students get jobs after completion of their studies.

Job descriptions have always been missing in the traditional degrees, something the new system has tried to remedy by rendering the training of students more flexible, competency-based and relying on national as well as international cooperation. The result of such a policy is the professionalization of curricula giving more room to subjects that are directly linked to a given profession or job.

This has allowed all university establishments to offer academic and professional degrees. The idea behind such an enterprise is to make the training more visible to potential employers, and degrees that are better valued socially and in workplaces. Pedagogically speaking, the implementation of such a reform meant that training is highly student-centred their learning needs, profiles and even wishes.


The change concerns also the introduction of the credit system that provides more flexibility and which has to be translated alteria new ways of teaching and new ways of learning expressed in terms of performances realized by the student. This new approach to teaching has brought to the fore the notion of learning outcomes translated in terms of knowledge, competences, algfria and attitudes.

The implementation of the LMD system in the Algerian universities meant also a change in the evaluation techniques.


The main shift is the change from the summative to the formative assessment. Formative assessment corresponds more to the learner-centredness that is at the heart of the reform. The learner is then less of a spectator. The algeriz term is autonomy, of action, thought and practice. Algerian Higher Education Institutions has submitted projects proposals through the different call for proposals and have benefited of a total of 56 projects in the calls of proposals: Capacity Building projects focus on building capacities and modernizing Higher Education Institutions sydtem Partner Countries to establish structural and a long-lasting impact.

Algerian HEIs partake as partners. Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research: Universities and HEIs of Algeria: Reforms of the HE system: LMD system in Algeria: EU Delegation in Algiers: Skip to main content.

Recent policy updates, major reforms and related news The most recent systej update is the so-called LMD launched in This project aims at strengthening relations of HEIs with society.

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This project aims at the modernization of HEIs governance. This Project focusses on strengthening relations of HE system.

InAlgerian HEIs have participated in: Euro-African Network of excellence for entrepreneurship and innovation.