New: Project Conference: “The Future of Higher Legal Education in Iraq” (23 and 24 August 2015, Erbil)
The intellectual history of Iraq dates back to ancient Mesopotamia – often referred to as the Cradle of Civilisation. Indeed, many scholars regard Mesopotamia as being the birth place of contemporary civilisation. The modern Higher Education system in Iraq began more than one hundred years ago in 1908 with the establishment of the College of Law in Baghdad.
In 2013, the European Union established a project entitled Support to Higher Legal Education in Iraq. The aims of this project are twofold namely:
Enhancing the overall academic environment within Iraqi Colleges of Law. This includes supporting the ongoing development of Higher Legal Education curricula to meet European and International standards;
- Facilitating the (re-)connection of Colleges of Law within Iraq and with their regional, European and International counterparts. The enhanced sharing of knowledge, expertise and resources, improved collaboration with local, regional and international peers, and increased research opportunities are some of the benefits expected to arise from this project.
Furthermore, it is envisaged that this project will contribute to the process of enhancing and strengthening the Rule of Law within Iraq to the benefit of all its citizens.
Given the important place held by the College of Law at Baghdad University with respect to Higher Education in Iraq, it was selected as a project ‘beneficiary’ i.e. it would be included in this project. The College of Law and Politics at Salahaddin University in Erbil, Kurdistan, which also enjoys an excellent reputation and has existed since 1985 when it was established within the university, was chosen as the second beneficiary for this project.
Please see the Activities section of this website for specific details of the work being undertaken to achieve this project’s worthy goals.
The Project Team
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