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KRG Increases Educational Links with Poland

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government’s Higher Education Minister last week met government and university representatives in Poland, which has recently been added as a destination for Kurdistan’s scholarship students. Dr Ali Saeed Mohammad, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research, came to Poland to explore ways of strengthening […]

EducationUSA Introduces Iraqi Students to US Unis

The U.S. Mission in Iraq is hosting an EducationUSA University Fair in Erbil, October 12 and 13, as part of its ongoing activities to promote educational and cultural exchange opportunities between the U.S. and Iraq. EducationUSA is funded by the U.S. Department of State and provides accurate and complete information – for free – to […]

US, Iraq to Cooperate on Education in Iraq

On September 20, the U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Iraq’s Ministry of Education, outlining a partnership to support Iraqi efforts to improve primary education, as called for under the U.S. – Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement. The MOU was signed by the Minister […]

UK, KRG, Expand Cooperation in Higher Education

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr Ali Saeed, last week met with British ministers and universities to deepen and expand cooperation in the higher education and scientific research sectors. Minister Saeed led a delegation from the Kurdistan Region’s Council of Ministers and Ministry of Higher Education, […]

Erbil Province Recruits 1,800 Teachers

Erbil’s employment committee announced today that it has overseen for the first time the recruitment of 1,868 new primary and secondary school teachers in the province. AKnews reports that the names of the new recruits were announced in a ceremony at the Health Directorate Conventions Hall at the heart of the provincial capital. At the […]

Kuwaiti-Funded School Opens in Erbil

A new school funded by the Kuwaiti government was opened in Erbil on Sunday. AKnews reports that the school, which is one of the seven schools that Kuwait plans to construct across Iraq to assist education in the country, was built at a cost of $2.5 million [3 billion Iraqi dinars]. It is located in […]

Iraqi Economy Suffers from Lack of Trained Managers

The Iraqi economy is suffering due to a lack of properly trained managers, an Iraqi business leader said on Monday. The head of the Iraqi businessmen federation in Basra, Sabih Habib al-Hashemi, told AKnews that the management situation means that Iraq's resources are not being properly exploited. "Most of the economic issues in the country […]


University of Oregon to Help Basra Univ.

Basra University has entered into a joint agreement with the American University of Oregon, for the development of English language competence in the areas of petroleum engineering and geology at the University. An official source at the university said the agreement aimed at developing the English language capability of the teaching staff and students of […]

Iraq Serious About Education

Iraq is not just a nodding donkey. The country's progress can be seen not just in its growing population of oil wells, nor even merely in its breeding building sites. It can also be admired in its rapid expansion in education. Najaf, a city of around 600,000 people south of Baghdad, is to build 15 […]


Iraq and the new geopolitical calculus

By Tariq Abdell, Iraq’s political risk analyst, and Founder & CEO of Mesopotamia Insight. The opinions expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In light of ongoing socio-political changes in MENA region, Iraq's massive protests, from Zakho to al-Faw, accentuate the political astuteness and […]

Unlocking Iraq's potentials: strategy and constraints

By Tariq Abdell, Iraq's political risk analyst,  and Founder & CEO of  Mesopotamia Insight. The opinions expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  As Iraq-business news celebrates its one year anniversary, MENA region is witnessing a fundamental political upheavals and changes,  costing Mubarak of […]