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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 […]

University of Koya Teams up with US Uni

A fifth cooperative agreement has been signed between the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and an Iraqi university. The agreement with the University of Koya, in Iraq's Kurdistan region, calls for an exchange of research materials and encourages visits from one institution to the other. In May, UA spokesman Amanda Cantu said no UA students […]

KRG to start Ranking Universities

The National Ranking of Kurdistan Region Universities is a project of the KRG Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, which is scheduled to be launched for the first in the region in next September. “Preparations for the National Ranking of Kurdistan Region Universities, including both the public and private sector universities, are ongoing. Currently […]

Collaboration between Soran and Leicester Unis

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, recently received President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester, Professor Paul Boyle and the President of Soran University, Dr. Muslih Mustafa. Professor Boyle pointed out the collaboration between Leicester and Soran Universities, stressing that both universities’ have close vision to academic and scientific development, which has been in […]

IBBC-BUIC Roundtable: Academic Engagement with Iraq

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), jointly with the British Universities Iraq Consortium (BUIC), held a daylong event sponsored by the British Council in London on different aspects of academic partnerships between Iraq and UK. Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, IBBC Executive Chairman, HE Prof Al- Mosawi, Cultural Attache of the Iraqi Embassy, Amir Ramzan, Director […]