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British Council makes award to Basrah Museum

The British Council has award £460,000 to the Basrah Museum project. This project sees the completion of three remaining galleries in the newly opened museum. The old Basrah Museum was looted in the 1st and 2nd Gulf Wars and was closed in 2003. The new museum is housed in one of Saddam Hussein’s former palaces. The […]

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Scholarship Scheme for Syrian refugees in Kurdistan

UNHCR scholarship scheme helps Syrian refugees access university degrees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in coordination with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I), this week opened its DAFI scholarship enrolment programme in KR-I and started receiving applications. UNHCR’s higher education […]

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Director of British Council in Iraq Awarded OBE

The Director of the British Council in Iraq has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Brendan McSharry directs various educational and cultural programmes within the country and presents on these at international conferences. For the British Council, He has previously been country director of Bahrain, Palestine, Yemen and Zambia, as well […]

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Major Project to Improve Education in Iraq

On 6 June, the European Union and Government of Iraq launched a major programme to improve the future of young Iraqis.  The programme will be implemented though the British Council, the United Kingdom’s international cultural and educational agency.  It will: Improve education standards in 1,700 schools through improved teacher training. This will benefit 800,000 pupils […]

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