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Iraq Britain Business Council welcomes 3 New Members

By John Lee. The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has welcomed three new members, bringing its membership to 59 companies. Menzies Aviation: An independent, time-critical logistics specialist serving the airline industry to the highest standards. At more than 200 airport locations across 6 continents, Menzies offer landside and airside services tailored to customers’ needs; timed […]

Iranian Universities enter Iraq

By Zep Kalb for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. In the aftermath of the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, the country’s educational system all but collapsed. Illiteracy rates have exploded. Universities have turned into sectarian battlegrounds. Systemic violence — including beatings, rape and […]

Academic says Visiting Iraq caused Problems entering US

By John Lee. A British academic has said that visiting Iraq has caused him to have problems entering the United States. Writing in Times Higher Education, Nick Petford, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Northampton, said: “My forays [into Iraq] have not been without consequence. In March this year I fell foul of Donald Trump’s travel restrictions […]

American Corner opened in University of Kurdistan Hewler

The Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Falah Mustafa, attended the opening ceremony of the American Corner in the University of Kurdistan Hewler (UKH) in Erbil. The American corner will focus on promoting education in the host community, student exchange programs between the Kurdistan Region and the United States, providing electronic databases and […]

KRG needs Investors for 2 New Universities

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has requested proposals from investors interested in setting up two new private universities. One university will be in Erbil, and one in Sulaymaniya. Proposal should be sent to the Ministry HQ by 11th November, 2016. More information here. (Source: KRG)

Decline of Higher Education in Iraq continues

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  The University of Kufa (pictured) declared on its website Sept. 6 that it ranked 701st among the world’s best universities, according to QS World University Rankings. This is […]

Kurdish Private Company Buys “Gulenist” Schools

By John Lee. TThe Khoshnaw Group, a Kurdish private company, has reportedly bought the Ishik educational institutions in Iraqi Kurdistan. BasNews says that the chain of fee-paying schools and universities were affiliated with the Gulenist Movement in Turkey, and are attended by nearly 40,000 students. No further details of the deal and the future administration […]

Iranian University to Offer Services to Southern Iraq

By John Lee. Iran’s Amirkabir University of Technology has plans to offer educational services in Southern Iraq. Amir Golroo, assistant professor at the university’s Department of Civil & Enviromental Engineering, told Trend that a separate office for Amirkabir University is being built on campus at of one of Iraqi universities: “We are especially focusing on […]

Opening of the American University of Duhok

The American University of Duhok has been officially opened in a ceremony held on Tuesday. The ceremony was attended by Kurdistan Region President, Masoud Barzani, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council and Honorary President of the American University of Duhok, Masrour Barzani, a number of foreign diplomatic representatives and KRG and […]

Catholic University to Open in Erbil

By John Lee. The Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Erbil, Bashar Warda, has reportedly said he plans to open a Catholic university in Erbil in October. Speaking in Australia, he said university “will embrace our Christian and Yazidi young men and women who were forcefully displaced from their areas and homes in the Plain of Nienveh in […]