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Loan Program for Teachers Launched in Wassit

A loan program for school teachers and education department personnel has been launched in Wassit province, a local official said on Thursday. “The program is being implemented in coordination with Al-Rafidayn Bank,” an official from the Loans Committee, Abbas Kadhem, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. Beneficiaries will be given 5 million Iraqi dinars (ID) each […]

Ministry will Appoint All Oil Graduates

The Oil Ministry has decided to appoint graduates from 2005-2009 to different oil companies throughout Iraq, Essam Jihad told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “The distribution of jobs will take into consideration the nearness of the work to the graduates’ houses,” he added. “The appointments will be done in batches within the Ministry’s 2010 plan. The […]

Kurdistan Suspends Foreign Investment in Education

The government of Iraq's northern Kurdistan region has decided to suspend foreign investment in the education sector, in an effort to tackle low standards of teaching in the semi-autonomous province, Meed has reported. "We need to sort ourselves out and put our house in order first," Dlawer Ala'Aldeen, the minister for higher education said. The […]

Conference on Technical Education in Duhuk

The first scientific conference on vocational education in the northern Kurdistan region will be held in Duhuk in October, a local official said on Tuesday. “We have agreed to organize the first scientific conference on vocational education in Iraq’s Kurdistan region at the Technical Institute in Duhuk on October 20, 21,” the assistant chairman of […]

Japan Loan Committee Meets JICA Representatives

The Japanese loan implementation monitoring committee held a meeting with the representatives of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to lay down mechanisms and solutions for obstacles impeding projects, according to a statement by the Agricultural Initiative Department’s information office on Friday. “The meeting was attended by a representative of the Japanese embassy in Baghdad […]

Swedish University Delegation in Duhuk

A delegation comprised of students and academicians from the Swedish Lund University has visited the University of Duhuk to get acquainted with the geography of the area, an informed source said on Thursday. “The visit of the delegation, which includes 13 students and academicians, will last eight days,” Dr. Nizar Numan told Aswat al-Iraq news […]


Al- Ajili / Cooperation with Hawaii University

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Abd Thiab al- Ajili has confirmed that Iraqi Higher Education is looking forward to expanding cooperation with international universities with the  aim of making use of their expertise in developing the educational sector and other institutions in the country. During his meeting with number of professors in Hawaii […]


Tolerance International Opens Training Course in Arbil

A first-of-its-kind training course on “citizens & information technology press” was opened at the Science & Technology Academy in the city of Arbil on Friday. The two-day event, organized by Tolerance International with support from IREX organization, will be attended by 40 persons from all groups in the Iraqi societies. The training course will include […]

$6m Educational Compound in Arbil

An educational compound will be set up in Arbil City at a total cost of nearly $6 million U.S. dollars, according to an official statement. “A delegation from the South Korean government has proposed the establishment of an educational compound at a total cost of $6 million U.S. dollars…,” according to a statement published on […]

Education Minister in Kurdistan, Iranian Consul Tackle Academic Relations

The minister of education in Iraq’s Kurdistan has discussed with the Iranian consul in the region means of boosting bilateral relations and exchanging academic expertise. The Iranian official has expressed his country’s readiness to receive university professors and students from the region and to activate cooperation agreements between the two sides. ( Aswat Al Iraq […]

Iraqi Minister in Estonia over Electronic Government

The Iraqi minister of science and technology has discussed with the head of the Estonian Parliament the recent developments in the electronic government project. “During his visit to Estonia, Minister Raid Fahmi Jahid discussed with the Estonian minister of economic affairs and telecommunications and the head of the Estonian Parliament the latest scientific and technological […]

Over ID21bn to Renovate Iraqi Universities

The Ministry of Finance has allocated more than 21 billion Iraqi dinars to renovate the academic departments in Iraqi universities. “The amount earmarked for universities in the 2010 budget is approximately seven times the figure in last year’s budget (ID3 billion),” according to a ministry statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. According to Finance […]