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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Corporate sustainability in post-conflict Iraq

By Tariq Abdell, Iraq’s political risk analyst, and Founder & CEO, Mesopotamia Insight The opinions expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraq’s impending multi-billion dollar mega-reconstruction projects (housing, roads, hospitals, bridges, airports, schools, dams, etc…) and its colossal and untapped natural resources – […]

6,000 New Teachers Needed in Kurdistan

The Kurdistan Region’s minister of education has requested an additional 6,000 teachers and staff in 2011, almost twice the number recruited in 2010. Speaking to AKnews, Safin Dizayee said the demand has been directed to the Kurdistan Council of Ministers to fill the gap in teaching staff and administration posts of new and existing schools. […]

Iraq Wants Hundreds of US Billions

…and it looks like it is going to get it. Iraq has lofty investment targets for the next five years. Sami al-Araji, chairman of Iraq’s National Investment Commission, told Reuters: “We’d like to go ahead and shoot for $600 billion. We hope of course we can realize it, but we will be very happy if we […]