College of arts extends bridges of scientific communication with the German academic institutions and signs scientific agreements for the development of archaeological research between Baghdad and Berlin
Dean of the college of arts at the university of Baghdad, professor Salah Flaifil Ayed al-jabri signed a joint cooperation agreement with the German institute of archaeology and cuneiform with the free university of Berlin, where the agreement included the participation of the Iraqi graduate students in archaeology and other sciences (philosophy, sociology, psychology, geography and history) in the summer school opened every year in Germany, and that there would be a winter school for training and education in Iraq that the German students and experts will be invited to. The agreement also included the German cooperation in establishing the Iraqi institute of archaeology and cuneiform in Baghdad to be a counterpart of the German institute of archaeology in Berlin. Al-Jabri also signed a second agreement with the dean of the college of philosophy at the university of Heidelberg and head of the department of languages and near Eastern cultures to develop research methods in humanities and the agreement to link the library of the college of arts at the university of Baghdad with the library of Heidelberg university electronically, provided that these agreements will be implemented after the approval of the authorities at the university of Baghdad and the Iraqi ministry of higher education. The delegation of the college of arts consisted of the dean Al-Jabri and Dr. Mahmoud al-Qaisi, a professor at the department of history, were they visited Pergamon museum in Berlin which is one of the most famous world museums that contains archaeological findings of many nations and peoples as well as the finding of the ancient Iraqi heritage and civilization such as Ishtar gate, procession street and models of the ancient city of Babylon, along with many original archaeological findings like cylindrical seals and others that all attest to the greatness of what the ancient Iraqis had built in Babylonian and Assyrian ages in the light of the cuneiform texts existed in the museum.