The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Iraq announced on Thursday that the Lebanese International University (LIU) is to build a campus in Baghdad during the coming academic year, according to a report from AKnews.
"The Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding with the LIU to open a branch in Baghdad ", said Suham al-Shujairi from the ministry's PR department.
"The convention signed between the ministry and the Lebanese University will serve the educational and scientific sectors in Iraq for the future", she said, pointing out that, "The Lebanese University already has several branches in various Arabic countries".
"This memorandum will be a positive step in strengthening relations with the Lebanon and establishing joint scientific conferences between the two countries", Shujari concluded.
The LIU was established in 2001 by the former Lebanese Defense and Education Minister, Mr. Abdul Rahim Mourad. The language of tuition in the university is English and there are now branches in "more than nine" (sic) countries around the world.