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January 29, 2012 to January 31, 2012

IIE-SRF convened a conference on advancing Iraqi higher education with more than 180 Iraqi scholars, university presidents, vice presidents, deans, Iraqi government officials, U.S. Embassy officials, and international experts.  Speakers at the three day training workshop, from January 29 – 31 in Erbil, addressed quality assurance, accreditation and recognition schemes in the contemporary higher education landscape.  The event was the third in a series of seven conferences arranged by the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund and IIE’s Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education, to engage key stakeholders in higher education development efforts in Iraq.

Pictured below (left to right): Dr. Mohammed Jabir, President of Al-Nahrain University (in Baghdad), Dr. Salah Aziz, President of Kurdistan University of Science and Technology (KUST), and Judith Eaton, President of Council for Higher Education Accreditation.