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Iraq to set up 19 new colleges and 36 new departments

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Baghdad: Iraq’s Ministry of Higher Education has announced the establishment of 19 new colleges and 36 departments within its state and provincial universities.


According to the deputy minister of higher education, Salam Hassan, the new colleges and departments will be in Baghdad, al-Mustansiriyah and Al-Nahrain Universities, as well as in universities in Mosul, Basra, Babil, Wasit, Muthanna, Dhi Qar, Tikrit, Kufa, Kirkuk, Al-Qadissiya, Maysan, Al-Qassim and Samarra.


With the addition of these colleges and departments, the ministry plans to increase scientific specializations within the higher education sector and improve the country’s higher education to be on par with modern higher education in developed countries.


Deputy Minister Salam Hassan also added that new faculties such as the environment and genetic engineering, as well as various branches of the humanities will feature scientific specializations that are new to the Iraqi universities.

This initiative looks to restore the Iraqi higher education sector’s reputation in the early 1980s as one of the best in the Middle East, before its drastic and prolonged decline.

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