Dr. Abid Al-Sahib, IREX in Academic Cooperation
Dr. Abid Al-Sahib, IREX in Academic Cooperation

During a meeting with a delegation of (IREX) headed by the advisor and supervisor of the IREX to Iraq, Mrs. Laurie Mason, His Excellency, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Nabeel Kadim Abid Al-Sahib reviewed the possibilities of cooperation to establish a technological incubator, sponsor rare specialties, support renewable energy projects and joint scientific and medical research fields with Iraqi universities. Dr. Abid Al-Sahib demonstrated the priorities of cooperation of Iraqi universities with the international organization, especially with regard to renewable energy projects, scientific and medical researches, laboratory development, twinning programs with American universities, supporting the specialized Iraqi scientific journals, raising the level of their publications in global websites, providing training opportunities for postgraduate students in the fields of applied scientific research, providing advanced courses for Iraqi doctors in American scientific centers and agencies, supporting infrastructure in newly established and liberated universities and facilitating obtaining visa for Iraqi students to study in the United States. His Excellency highlighted the Ministry’s keenness on strengthening and developing global partnerships with international organizations. Dr. Abid Al-Sahib stressed on that the Ministry and its academic and scientific institutions spend exceptional efforts to keep pace with developments and changes in order to achieve goals that serve the community. His Excellency directed to form of main and sub-committees to arrange the coordination between the Ministry of Education and its universities and (IREX) within a procedural aspect that includes three levels and plans distributed over short, medium and long-term timeline. For their part, the representatives of the organization welcomed the proposals and visions presented by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and its keenness on developing levels of scientific cooperation and exchanging academic experiences and their intercourse through special programs for development and qualification, focusing on the fields of scientific research, updating curricula, facing challenges and meeting the coordination requirements with IREX. It is worth mentioning that the American (IREX) organization which it is specialized in education and development mechanisms, as well as that the meeting was attended by the representatives of the Directorates of Scholarships, Cultural Relations and Studies, Planning and Follow-up.

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