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University of Cincinnati Partners With Salahaddin Uni.-Hawler

The University of Cincinnati is one of only a handful of American universities to be selected for an international partnership to rebuild Iraq’s educational system and its economy. UC President Gregory H. Williams and Salahaddin University-Hawler President Ahmed Anwar Dezaye celebrated the partnership in a formal Nov. 4 partnership-agreement-signing ceremony at the UC Teachers College. […]

$60m Allocated to Training Iraqi Oil Workers

Iraq’s Oil Ministry announced on Sunday that it has allocated $60m [72 billion Iraqi dinars] from the international licensing contracts sold this year to the development of technical skills amongst Iraqi employees working in the oil sector. At a press conference in Basra, the training director of the ministry’s technical institute, Ali Rahim Fayyad, told […]

LG Supports a Korean Language Course in Erbil

Eleven young Kurds finished a two-month course to learn Korean in a program sponsored by the LG company and the Kurdish-Korean Friendship Association. The programs aim wa to enhance bilateral cultural relations. “Learning the Korean language is a major link towards understanding the culture. Teaching the Korean language to Kurdish students is definitely a step […]

Conference on Oil Ministry Strategy in Basra

Iraq’s South Oil Company has organized a special conference on the strategy of the Iraqi Oil Ministry in the field of training and technology transportation, with the participation of major specialized global companies, the company’s Training Director said on Sunday. Hassib Attiya said “the activity of the strategic conference for training and technology transportation began […]

Iraqi Institutions Support Education Reform for a Brighter Future

Representatives from the Ministries of Education, Higher Education and Finance from Baghdad and the Kurdish Regional Government gathered in Erbil during a three-day meeting for the modernisation of the education sector in Iraq. From 23 to 25 September, 2010, UNESCO and UNICEF launched the first national workshop for education of the joint “Iraq Public Sector […]

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Teachers Being Hired Throughout Iraq

The Education Ministry has confirmed plans to offer new staff to schools nationwide, depending on their needs. An official source in the ministry said that schools in the outskirts of Baghdad, and in other provinces which suffered security problems, like Mosul, Diyala, and Anbar, will be given priority.

German School Opens in Erbil

The German School in Erbil, Kurdistan-Iraq was officially opened on 16 September by Safin Muhsin Dizayee, the Regional Government’s Education Minister, Nihad Qoja, the Chairman of the School Association and Stefan Bantle, the Head of the German Consulate-General in Erbil. It is thus the newest of a total of more than 130 German schools abroad […]

Wassit University Opens New Agriculture Building

A new building for the College of Agriculture in southern Iraq’s Wassit University has been opened by the Rector of the University, Jawad Al-Mousawi. “The new 3-story building, accommodating 140 male and female students, includes 6 study halls, 4 laboratories, a large conference hall, and another computer centre for scientific and academic purposes,” the University’s […]

UNESCO Promoting Literacy In Iraq

On the occasion of International Literacy Day, UNESCO calls on national institutions and civil society to join forces to promote literacy for all as a tool for inclusive and sustainable development in Iraq. “I take this occasion to call upon governments, international organizations, civil society and the private sector to scale up their support to […]

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International Conference on Revitalizing Research in Kurdistan

Conference on bridging the research gap The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research will hold an international conference on revitalising scientific research, from 14 to 16 December in Erbil, capital of the Kurdistan Region. The goal of this conference is to connect university departments and individual scientists with their counterparts […]

American University in Sulaimaniya to Grant Degrees in Engineering

The American University in north Iraq’s Sulaimaniya city has decided to grant Bachelor degrees in Civil and Mechanical Engineering, according to a report from Aswat al-Iraq. All Iraqi students have been invited to join it, whatever their national, racial or religious background may be, the University’s Academic Adviser said on Tuesday. “The University shall accept […]

Vocabulary – Lesson 7

Iraqi عربي English joo’aan جوعان                         hungry ‘aTshaan عَطشان                         thirsty hathaa yibayyin هذا يبَيِن                        this seems aani ‘indi آني عِندي                     I have fiqra فِكره                             idea yi’jibni يِعجِبني                         I like, literally, it pleases me inti shitguuliin إنتِ شِتگولين                what do you say?, what do you think? – contraction of shinnu and tguliin aani atifiq آني أتّفِق                       I […]