Assistant Prof. Dr. Faris Abdul Ali al-Obeidi, director of research center and the museum of natural history at the university of Baghdad gave a lecture on the results of his participation in a program to develop the teaching staffs of the ministry of higher education and scientific research held at the university of Florence, Italy. The lecture dealt with the scientific developments and the most important technologies used in these universities, research centers in Italy and the latest developments in the museums of natural history in Venice. At the end of the lecture, the director of the center honored a number of talented employees at the center, giving them certificates of appreciation for their efforts and their contribution in promoting the march of higher education in the new Iraq. He participated in a program to develop teaching staffs at the university of Florence in Italy. The training program included a number of themes related to veterinary and agricultural fields, included field visits to a number of agricultural companies, faculties of agriculture in Italian universities to start the scientific cooperation for the development of the museum of natural History at the university of Baghdad.