In the Kurdish north of Iraq, a stable security situation has led to a high level of economic and business development. British-Kurdish relations are strong and British education has an excellent reputation for the high quality of its university system, research, teaching and training. Many government and industry leaders were educated in the UK.
Following more excellent events in 2013, will be returning to Sulaymaniyah, a vibrant commercial city in the east of the region, and home to the Univeristy of Sulaymaniyah. We will then head to Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan and one of the oldest continually-inhabited cities in the world. As well as the University of Salahaddin, there are several public and private universities in Erbil and surrounding cities.
The Human Capacity Development Program in Higher Education (HCDP) is an ambitious program that aims to develop human capacities in Kurdistan Region in the field of higher education. An annual KRG budget of one hundred and twenty billion dinars (GBP62 million) is allocated to the scheme. It provides an opportunity for thousands of distinguished young men and women to continue their education in internationally renowned universities.
Up to 2000 students will be sponsored to study abroad in 2013/14. Furthermore, the Iraq Education Initiative scholarship programme, run by the Iraqi government in Baghdad, aims to send 10,000 PG students abroad every year until 2015.
Tuesday 4th March: Sulaymaniyah
Afternoon: Briefing, Exhibition
Evening: UKET Dinner, Suleymaniyah
Wednesday 5th March: Erbil International Hotel
Morning: Scenic drive to Erbil
Afternoon: UKET Official Opening, Exhibition
Evening: UKET Dinner
Thursday 6th March: Erbil International Hotel
Morning: UK Education Exhibition
Afternoon: UK Education Exhibition
“Very worthwhile, well targeted and good fun”
Joanne Jacobs, University of Manchester.
“Very effective, well organised event. Well done!”
Nick Bradley, University of Swansea.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and will happily attend again”.
David Stoll, Aberdeen University.
“Exceptional organisation leading to a relaxed and convivial working atmosphere. Many students at both fairs ‘asked all the right questions’ and were genuinely seeking advice on their UK study plans!”
Sarah Byrne, Liverpool School of English.
“Another great event, especially the meeting with the Ministry of Higher Education”
Tim Kerr Dineen, Kings Colleges.
Siobhan Robinson, Cardiff Metropolitan University