Department of quality assurance and university performance at the university of Baghdad held a workshop for the university deans,centers directors and heads of departments entitled “how to sustain the quality assurance system at the university of Baghdad”. The expatriate expert,Dr. Mohammed al-Rubaie, delivered a lecture defining the quality assurance and accreditation of university as the process of finding the mechanisms and procedures applied at the right time to confirm that the required quality is achieved. The researcher also pointed to a number of world-class characteristics of the university namely, the need to possess a number of outstanding worldwide researchers and its recognition of superiority from universities in the world, its possessing of a number of scientific world class departments, innovates pioneered ideas, produces original researches, attracts the best students and graduates, gets the best scientific awards that enable it to attract the best professors and world-class researchers to work in, focuses on leading researches, attracts more numbers of graduates and foreigners, offers distinctive contributions to the society and modern life, always be in comparison with its counterparts from outstanding world-class universities, possesses a sufficient confidence to put its projects and plans without relying on outside parties and the students who graduated from it are getting very good jobs in the country and society.
Concerning the most important methods used in the application of quality, Dr. Mohammed al-Rubaie referred to a method of self and external evaluation, reference comparisons, evaluating peers and external examiner, evaluating scientific research, and the inclusion of external members of the committees for the interview. After the lecture, a discussion and interpositions took place to express opinions according to the requirements of the university and its strategy to ensure its quality and performance, including the interposition of assistant president of university of administrative affairs Prof. Dr. Hussein Yusuf who referred to the need to put prospects that develop and improve the university to advanced higher ranks towards global standards categories followed by the advanced universities. The workshop witnessed a lot of visions and proposals that contribute to upgrade the mother of the Iraqi universities (Baghdad University).